The Gospel of Christ is the solution to…?

The gospel of Christ is not the solution to our problems; it is the solution to our sins and our sentence of permanent death. Through the sacrifice of Jesus, we Christians now consider ourselves dead to sin, having been crucified Christ, and alive to God, having been raised up with Christ. Because we now walk in obedience to God rather than in our sins, we are promised eternal life, which we will most certainly receive because God cannot lie.

While still in our fleshly bodies, we suffer through problems like we always have, but now we do it with a purpose, that of learning obedience through the things which we suffer, in order that we might grow to maturity in Christ and share in God’s holiness.

Hebrews 12:7-10,

7 It is for discipline that you endure; God deals with you as with sons; for what son is there whom his father does not discipline? 

8 But if you are without discipline, of which all have become partakers, then you are illegitimate children and not sons. 

9 Furthermore, we had earthly fathers to discipline us, and we respected them; shall we not much rather be subject to the Father of spirits, and live? 

10 For they disciplined us for a short time as seemed best to them, but He disciplines us for our good, that we may share His holiness.

Jon David Banks, God’s most unworthy servant

Scripture quotations taken from the (NASB®) New American Standard Bible®, Copyright © 1960, 1971, 1977, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation. Used by permission. All rights reserved.