Gospel

The gospel is the “good news” about what Jesus Christ has done to reconcile sinners to God and to provide the way to salvation. Specifically, Jesus died on a cross approximately 2,000 years ago to pay the penalty for our sin (i.e., our violations against God’s Law, the Ten Commandments); he was buried and raised on the third day, which shows that God accepted his sacrifice. Thus, if we repent of our sins and put our full trust in Jesus Christ, we become born again into a new life, we become children of God, and we will spend eternal life in heaven with God.

Friends, this is the “gospel” story, and it is indeed “good news”! Jesus offers us an eternal cure for a very real and very deadly disease called “sin”. If you want to know more about how you can receive eternal life today, please refer to the bottom section of our website entitled $1M Question, $1M Myth, and $1M Response.

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

“Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord.”  Acts 3:19

“That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved.”  Romans 10:9-10

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”  John 3:16

One of Biblical Vision’s key ministries is to spread the gospel (i.e., the “good news” about Jesus)! Our goal is to share the gospel in simple, visual, and innovative ways. Our Gospel ministry consists of the following:

  • THE GOSPEL EQUATION™

THE GOSPEL EQUATION™

Biblical Vision has developed an innovative way to help visually share the gospel – we call it THE GOSPEL EQUATION™. It’s essentially a mathematical equation of the gospel, which illustrates how God has “solved” our greatest problem (i.e., sin and eternal separation in hell)! It was designed not only to be ultra-simplistic, but to be visually-appealing through the use of impactful imagery. In summary, the GOSPEL EQUATION™ represents the process of how to be eternally saved (i.e., how to become a Christian and go to heaven) via the form of a mathematical equation using iconic Biblical symbols.


A picture of the “Gospel Equation” is shown below:

The 1st circle includes the iconic image of the “Ten Commandments” (God’s Law) and communicates the need to “Repent” (i.e., turn away from our sins), and reminds us that “sin” represents violations of God’s Law.

The 2nd circle includes the iconic image of the “Cross”, which represents Jesus dying for our sins. It further communicates the need to “Believe” that Jesus is God’s Son, that he died for our sins, and that he rose from the dead; and also the need to “Confess” Jesus Christ as our personal Lord & Savior.

The 3rd circle includes an image of the “Eternity” symbol, which represents the Biblical answer when we “Repent” of our sins and “Believe & Confess” in Jesus. In other words, we will spend eternal life with God in heaven, which is also referred to as “Salvation”.

In summary, THE GOSPEL EQUATION™ is “math with a purpose” that illustrates how to solve life’s greatest problem (i.e., how to be saved from our sin problem)… and that my friends is “good news”!

The following provides Bible verses that support and explain the various elements of THE GOSPEL EQUATION™. 

Biblical Support for THE GOSPEL EQUATION™

The following provides Bible verses that support and explain the various elements of THE GOSPEL EQUATION™. 

REPENT To turn away from your sins

1 John 3:4 – “Everyone who sins breaks God’s law; because sin is the same as breaking God’s law.”  [NOTE: “God’s Law” is the Ten Commandments which can be found in Exodus 20.]

1 John 1:9 – “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.”

Romans 3:23 – “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.”

Matthew 4:17 – From that time on Jesus began to preach, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.”

Acts 3:19 – “Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord.”

Acts 17:30 – “In the past God overlooked such ignorance, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent.”

Acts 20:21 – “I have declared to both Jews and Greeks that they must turn to God in repentance and have faith in our Lord Jesus.”

BELIEVE & CONFESS To believe Jesus is God’s Son, that he died on the cross for your sins, and God rose him from the dead; and also to confess Jesus as your personal Lord & Savior

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

John 3:16 – “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”

John 14:6 –  Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”

Romans 10:9 – “If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord”, and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.”

Romans 10:10 – “For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved.”

Romans 10:13 – “For everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”

SALVATION To live eternally in heaven with God

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

John 3:16 – “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”

1 John 5:11 – “And the testimony is this, that God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son.”

John 5:24 – “Truly, truly, I say to you, he who hears My word, and believes Him who sent Me, has eternal life, and does not come into judgment, but has passed out of death into life.”

The $1 Million Dollar Question:

Will you go to Heaven when you die? Here’s a quick test:
Q. Have you ever told a lie?
Q. Have you ever stolen anything?
Q. Have you ever used God’s name in vain?
Q. Have you ever lusted over someone?
Q. Have you ever hated someone?

If you have done these things, God sees you as a liar, a thief, a blasphemer, an adulterer-at-heart, and a murderer-at-heart. And this is only 5 of God’s Ten Commandments (a/k/a “God’s Law”). And the Bible warns that on the Day of Judgment, God will punish you in a terrible place called Hell. But, there is “good news”! God is not willing that any should perish. Sinners broke God’s Law, but Jesus paid their fine by shedding His sinless blood on a cross ~2,000 years ago. This means that God can legally dismiss their case (and yours!): “For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16) Then Jesus rose from the dead, defeating death. Today, repent (turn away from your sins), put your complete trust in Jesus, and confess Jesus as your Lord & Savior… and God will give you eternal life as a free gift.

The $1 Million Dollar Myth:

Contrary to popular belief, being a “good person”, doing “good deeds”, or being “religious” will not get you a ticket to heaven! Many people are hoping God will dismiss their sins because their good deeds outweigh their bad deeds. They further hope that because God is “good” he will let them go unpunished and enter heaven. However, because God is “good” he must by nature punish sinners (i.e., God would not be a good judge if he let criminals go free). The Bible states: “There is no one on earth who is righteous, no one who does what is right and never sins.” (Ecclesiastes 7:20) The Bible also states: “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith – and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God – not by works, so that no one can boast.” (Ephesians 2:8-9) And finally, think about this, if your goodness could save you, Jesus would have died in vain (i.e., for no good reason). The Bible states: “I (Jesus) am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father (God) except through me. (John
14:6) Friends, please don’t “roll-the-dice” and gamble your eternal life on the life-threatening lie that being a “good person” will get you to heaven.

Yes, today I am deciding to follow Jesus:

Here is a prayer you can use to receive Jesus Christ as your personal Lord & Savior. It is a suggested prayer – the key is that you are speaking from your heart.
“Father, I know that I have broken your laws and my sins have separated me from you. I am truly sorry, and now I want to turn away from my past sinful life toward you. Please forgive me, and help me turn away from sin going forward. I believe that your Son, Jesus Christ, died for my sins, was resurrected from the dead, is alive, and hears my prayer. I invite Jesus into my heart and I confess him as my personal Lord and Savior. Thank You for sending your Holy Spirit to help me obey you, and to do your will for the rest of my life. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.”

Congratulations! And welcome to God’s family!

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