The Gospel begins with God, just like the the Bible begins with God in Genesis 1:1. 

But even before creation, God has always been; He is eternal (Psalm 90:4, 2 Peter 3:8, Rev. 1:8).

Unlike the secular thinking that says the universe is the product of evolution, the Bible teaches that God is Creator, which means He owns, rules, and has authority over all things, including our lives.

This God who created the universe also created mankind with the sole purpose of loving Him,

worshiping Him, and enjoying Him forever.

Yes, God created us to have endless fellowship with Himself and enjoyment of Himself!

Since God desires that we have fellowship with Him, He has revealed Himself to us through His Word.

God has revealed Himself as a loving God (John 3:16, Romans 5:8, Romans 8:37-39);

He has revealed Himself as absolutely perfect and holy (Isaiah 6:3).

Because God is perfect and holy, He requires us to be perfect and holy as well (Matt. 5:48, 1 Peter 1:16).

As we see that God is perfectly holy and requires holiness of mankind, we realize that we are not perfect or holy. In fact, according to Scripture, every person is guilty of sin (Romans 3:23, James 2:10). The Bible teaches that there is no person who does not sin (1 Kings 8:46). This is not saying that we are unable to perform acts of human kindness. But ultimately, we are unable to love and please God on our own.  We are not able to do this because of our sinfulness and our inability to meet God's standard of perfection. God's holiness demands that our sin be punished by death and eternal separation from God in hell (Romans 6:23). Simply trying to change our habits and behavior does not solve our sin problem or cause us to be made right before God.

We need a Savior to save us from God's ultimate and perfect judgment.

The Bible teaches that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved (Romans 10:9). Even though God's holiness and justice demand death for our sin, His love has provided a Savior who paid the penalty for our sin and died in the place of sinners.

Because of Christ's perfect and sinless life, He was able to satisfy God's demand of justice as He died on the cross, paying once and for all the penalty of sin. Since Jesus has accomplished these things, He alone is able to forgive and save those who place their faith in Him and allows mankind to have fellowship with God.

But Jesus makes it clear that the way to the Father is only through Him (John 14:6).

God has always pursued a relationship with mankind, but that relationship was severed because of our sin. Now it has been made possible through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ (1 Peter 3:18).

The Gospel is a demand on your life to confess and repent from your sin and to turn to faith in Jesus Christ who can save you (Mark 1:15). True faith is always accompanied by repentance. Repentance is agreeing with God that you are sinful, confessing your sin to Him, and then making a choice to turn from your sin to pursue Christ, who offers you eternal life (Romans 6:23). It is not enough to only believe facts about Christ.  The Bible says that even Satan and the demons believe in God, but they do not love God or obey Him (James 2:19).

Evidence of true saving faith ends in obedience to God that results from loving Him

because He first loved us (John 14:15, Ephesians 2:10).