Friday, August 21, 2009

Gospel of Salvation

The gospel of salvation outlines what each of us has to do to reach our eternal reward, the goal of happiness with God. It is of course, centered on the Son of God who became man for our sake and He is the way, the truth and the life (Jn. 14:6). As He Himself had said: "No one can come to the Father except through me" (Jn. 14:6). He is the living Word giving us a concrete road to salvation. We know His example speaks louder than mere words.

If we truly, sincerely repent and approach Him by prayer and the sacraments, Jesus grants us mercy, grace and forgiveness. So in the Bible or God's word (Good News) we find a place or blueprint about what we are to do in order to reach the goal of life, which is eternal life in the next world. As you know well, man's life on earth is like a passing trial or testing ground of our fidelity to God. As at the end of the Our Father we say: "do not put us to the test, but save us from the evil one" (Mt. 6:13).

"For I am not ashamed at all of this Good News; it is God's power saving those who believe, first the Jews, and then the Greeks.Good News shows us how God makes people upright through faith for the life of faith, as the Scripture says: The upright one by faith shall live" (Rom. 1:16-17).

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