“For I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek. For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith…” Romans 1:16-17.
The Gospel of Christ is the power of GOD to save mankind from sin and death. This is Truth. But what is The Gospel? It’s quite simple. The Gospel is the good news that Jesus died, and after 3 days, He rose from the dead to set us free from sin and infuse in us the Eternal Life of Christ. This good news, this Gospel is the power make salvation manifest for anyone who hears it.
This is how people’s lives are turned around; it is how addictions are broken and how life is restored.
“For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of GOD.” 1 Corinthians 1:18.
To those that choose to believe and receive it, The Gospel is the power of GOD. In this same chapter, Paul the apostle told the Church at Corinth that “…it pleased GOD through the foolishness of the message preached to save those who believe” (verse 21). It is those who believe that are saved. And, yes GOD chose the declaration of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ to save mankind. He didn’t choose therapy sessions or national laws, He chose the preaching of The Gospel.
The good news of the sacrifice of Jesus Christ for us is also what reveals the righteousness of GOD to us. In Christ we are free from sin. That’s why I tell whoever cares to listen: laws are good, but they have never assured a change of heart. Armed robbers still maim and rob even though they know the penalty when caught. Racists still discriminate (overtly or covertly) even though segregation has been abolished by law. It is only The Gospel of Christ Jesus that can bring real and lasting change to a man’s heart.
The Gospel is the power of GOD to save mankind from sin; to turn mankind from sin to righteousness. Paul the apostle said “…the righteousness of GOD apart from the law is revealed…through faith in Jesus Christ, to all and on all who believe…” (Romans 3:21-22); and don’t forget that in The Gospel, this righteousness of GOD is revealed. So reveal the righteousness of GOD to men: preach The Gospel. Tell them about Jesus Christ and GOD the Father. Let us bring them into the kingdom of peace and love.