If you read only one thing on this blog, please let it be this. The following is a brief explanation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ as I understand it.
I like to break the Gospel down into three parts that coordinate nicely with the Trinity (the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit).
The Father: God is perfect and there is no sin in His Kingdom (Heaven). To enter his Kingdom you need to be perfect as well. The problem is that none of us are perfect. Since Adam and Eve all people have sinned and “fall short of the glory of God.”
The Son: Thankfully there is a way for sinners like us to enter into heaven that satisfies God’s requirements. Jesus died on the cross for our sins and washes them away from our record. In the Father’s sight we are made perfect and sinless. All we have to do is believe in Jesus Christ and accept Him as our Lord and Savior.
The Holy Spirit: Good works are not a requirement for admission into Heaven. They are, however, a natural result of our appreciation for what the Lord has done for us. Allowing Jesus to become our Lord means that we submit ourselves to His will and promise to strive to be more like him. This is an impossible task to accomplish by ourselves, but the Lord himself takes up residence in our soul in the form of the Holy Spirit in order to guide us along our way.
I strong urge you to pray about this to the Lord. Ask Him to make these things clear to you and if you are ready to accept Him, please pray for him to become Lord of your life. If you have further questions, please seek out guidance from someone you know and respect. You are welcome to contact me with questions as well. God bless.