Passage: John 20:27-29

The pinnacle of the Apologetics Pyramid is “Gospel”

If we accept truth can be known, that Theism is the worldview which makes the most sense in understanding the big questions of life, that God has spoken to us through the Bible and Jesus rose physically and bodily from the dead, then we must also consider the claims of the Gospel.

The Gospel message is straightforward and clear:

“Christ died for our sins. He was buried, and he was raised from the dead on the third day.” (1 Corinthians 15: 3-4)

Christ died for our sins.

The penalty for our sin is death, but the Gospel declares that only the death of Jesus pays this penalty. This isn’t just Good News – its Great News!

He was raised from the dead on the third day.

God raised Jesus physically and bodily from the dead, thus securing His victory over sin and death forever, and freely offering the gift of eternal life to everyone who seeks His forgiveness.

We have spoken much about Heaven over the past 40 days together.

Heaven will be – and is – wonderful, and I pray that God has revived His hope in you during this time.

But more than that – I want you to know Jesus personally.

Your sin – no matter what it is – can be forgiven. You do not have to live with shame or guilt. You can be set free from the fear of death and your life, like the Apostle Paul’s, can be transformed.

When the risen Jesus stood before doubting Thomas, His challenge to Him was clear and unmistakable: “Don’t be faithless any longer. Believe!”

As sincerely as I can, I simply say to you as you read this, “Stop doubting and put your trust in Jesus today. Don’t delay any longer. Everything has been done for you – turn away from your sin and ask Jesus to forgive you.”

Eternal life will begin for you the moment you do this.

And I would love to meet you in Heaven!

If you would like to put your trust in Jesus today, then use this prayer as a guide:

“Heavenly Father, I know I am a sinner and I need your forgiveness. From this moment on I turn away from all my sin and ask you to forgive me. I understand my good works cannot bring about this forgiveness – it is only by what Jesus has done in dying and rising for my sin. I put my trust and faith in Him, and I ask you Lord Jesus to take control of my life as my Lord and Saviour. In your Name I pray, amen.”