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“Christianity Explained | Jesus Explains Salvation with One Sentence”

“The time has come,” he said. “The kingdom of God has come near. Repent and believe the good news!”

Mark 1:15 (NIV)

Do You Want to Hear the Good News or the Bad News?

As it turns out, Jesus dying on the cross for our sins and ascending into heaven, is only good news if we know the bad news, and turn away from it.

In other words, in order for the good news to be good news, we must acknowledge the bad news.

I know this may sound confusing, and instead of me trying to explain the concept of duality, let’s examine what Jesus said in Mark 1:15 instead.

In Mark 1:15 Jesus effortlessly explains what I am failing miserably to explain above.

And Jesus (being the Son of God and and all) says it with a single sentence.

REPENT and BELIEVE the GOOD news.

Repent- To change one’s mind, to turn away from evil to good.

Believe – To accept something as true.

Good News – Jesus saves us from our sins

When we accept Christ as Savior, we turn away from sin and begin our walk on the path to salvation.

Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

John 14:6 (NIV)
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What About that Part About the Kingdom of God?

Let’s save that one for tomorrow.

Summary: When a person becomes a Christian, they repent from sin by expressing sincere remorse to God, and turn away from evil. Then, they accept and believe that Jesus is the Son of God who served as a living sacrifice, an atonement for our sins.


Reference List

New International Version Bible. (2011). NIV Online. https://biblehub.com/niv/mark/1.htm,https://biblehub.com/niv/john/14.htm

Repentance, F. (2012, February 21). What is repentance? How do we repent and become saved? Christianity.com. Retrieved September 13, 2021, from https://www.christianity.com/jesus/following-jesus/repentance-faith-and-salvation/what-does-it-mean-to-repent.html.

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