Bethel Baptist Church

Pataskala, Ohio
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The GospelThe Bible clearly explains that all human beings are sinners (Romans 3:23) and that the wages of sin is death, an eternal separation from God (Romans 6:23). As a result, we are all headed for an eternity apart from God in a “lake of fire” (Revelation 19:15).
That does not have to be our destiny because God gave the world the gift of eternal life with God through Jesus Christ our Lord. (Romans 6:23) The gift was Jesus Christ and He gave his life on the cross to pay for the sins of the world (Romans 5:8).
This gift is truly a gift and does not require us to do any works to earn it. We must only believe it is ours and accept it through faith. (Ephesians 2:8,9)
The Apostle Paul clearly stated what our faith should entail: That Christ died for our sins, that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day, according to the Scriptures (I Corinthians 15: 1-4). As Paul states, this is the gospel “By which ye are also saved.”
By putting your faith in this gospel of Jesus Christ, your faith is counted by God as righteousness (Romans 4:5).
Once you believe this gospel, you are forever sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise (Ephesians 1: 13,14).
By hearing the preaching and teaching of God's Word, you can get to the point of truly putting your faith in the Lord Jesus Christ (Romans 10:17).
And then, when Jesus comes for those who believe in Him, prior to the horrible Tribulation that is coming to the earth (Matthew 24:21), you will join the faithful believers who will miss God's wrath. These people will forever be with the Lord (I Thessalonians 4: 13-18).
Unfortunately, those lost people who have rejected Christ's gift of salvation, will all be resurrected at what is known as the Great White Throne judgment, where they will be cast for eternity into the lake of fire (Revelation 20:11-15).

With eternity at stake, every human being has the opportunity to benefit greatly by looking at God's Word, examining the eternal plan of God, and placing their faith in the Son of God, the Lord Jesus Christ.


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