The following are the essential points of this good news that God graciously gives us in the Bible:


"In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth."  - Genesis 1:1  

"The earth is the LORD’S, and all it contains, The world, and those who dwell in it." Psalm 24:1  

God created and owns everything, including you.

 
"Therefore you are to be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect." - Matthew 5:48  

God is perfectly holy. 

 
"For whoever keeps the whole law and yet stumbles in one point, he has become guilty of all."  - James 2:10                                                         

God requires your perfect obedience to His law.

 
"As it is written, 'THERE IS NONE RIGHTEOUS, NOT EVEN ONE'";"for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God." - Romans 3:10; 23

You have broken God’s law.

 
“For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” - Romans 6:23  

You will pay the eternal penalty for your sin.

 
"He saved us, not on the basis of deeds which we have done in righteousness, but according to His mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewing by the Holy Spirit," - Titus 3:5  

You cannot save yourself by your good works.

 
"For in Him all the fullness of Deity dwells in bodily form." - Colossians 2:9

Christ came to earth as both God and sinless man. 

 
"But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us." - Romans 5:8  
"He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him." - 2 Corinthians 5:21  

Christ demonstrated His love by dying on the cross to pay sin’s penalty.

 
"And that He was buried, and that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures." - 1 Corinthians 15:4  

Christ rose from the grave and is alive today. 

 
"Let the wicked forsake his way, And the unrighteous man his thoughts; And let him return to the LORD, And He will have compassion on him; And to our God, For He will abundantly pardon." - Isaiah 55:7  

You must repent of ALL that dishonors God.

 
"That if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you shall be saved;" - Romans 10:9  
"And He was saying to them all, 'If anyone wishes to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me.'"  - Luke 9:23  

You must believe in Christ as Lord and Savior, and be willing to follow after Him.