Foundation of the Gospel

Below are four basic principles repeated throughout the scriptures – which sets the foundation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ:


LAW 1 ~ WE ARE NATURAL BORN SINNERS (the grim truth)

“…The  LORD  God commanded the man (Adam) saying, “From any tree of the garden you may eat freely; but from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat from it you will surely die.” Genesis 2:16-17

“When the woman (Eve) saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was desirable to make one wise, she took from its fruit and ate; and she gave also to her husband with her, and he ate.” Genesis 3:6

“…Then the LORD saw that the wickedness of man was great on the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.”   Genesis 6:5

“…Indeed, there is not a righteous man on earth who continually does good and who never sins.”   Ecclesiates 7:20

“…For all of us have become like one who is unclean, And all our righteous deeds are like a filthy garment; And all of us wither like a leaf, And our iniquities, like the wind, take us away.”  Isaiah 64:6 

“…The heart is more deceitful than all else, And is desperately wicked; Who can understand it?”   Jeremiah 17:9

 “…And He (the Lord Jesus)  said, “That which proceeds out of man, that is what defiles the man. “For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed the evil thoughts, fornications, thefts, murders, adulteries, deeds of coveting and wickedness, as well as deceit, sensuality, envy, slander, pride and foolishness. “All these evil things proceed from within and defile the man.” Mark 7:20-23

“…What then? Are we better than they? Not at all; for we have already charged that both Jews and Greeks are all under sin; as it is written, “THERE IS NONE RIGHTEOUS, NOT EVEN ONE; THERE IS NONE WHO UNDERSTANDS, THERE IS NONE WHO SEEKS FOR GOD; ALL HAVE TURNED ASIDE, (etc)…

Now we know that whatever the Law says, it speaks to those who are under the Law, so that every mouth may be closed and all the world may become accountable to God; because by the works of the Law no flesh will be justified in His sight; for through the Law comes the knowledge of sin.”  Romans 3:9-20

“…If we say that we have no sin, we are deceiving ourselves and the truth is not in us.”   1 John 1:8



LAW 2 ~ THE WAGE OF SIN IS DEATH (the dilemma)

“…The tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat from it you will surely die.” Genesis 2:17

“…The LORD said to Moses, “Whoever has sinned against Me, I will blot him out of My book.”  Exodus 32:33

“…For the life of the flesh is in the blood, and I have given it to you on the altar to make atonement for your souls; for it is the blood by reason of the life that makes atonement.”   Leviticus 17:11

 “…Behold, the LORD’S hand is not so short that it cannot save; Nor is His ear so dull that it cannot hear.  But your iniquities have made a separation between you and your God;  and your sins have hidden His face from you so that He does not hear.”  Isaiah 59:1-2

 “…Therefore, just as through one man sin entered into the world, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men, because all sinned.”  Romans 5:12

“…For the wages of sin is death…”   Romans 6:23

“…And according to the Law, one may almost say, all things are cleansed with blood, and without shedding of blood there is no forgiveness.”   Hebrews 9:22

“…Then when lust has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and when sin is accomplished, it brings forth death.”   James 1:15



LAW 3 ~ JESUS DIED FOR OUR SINS (the remedy)

“…Surely our griefs He Himself bore, And our sorrows He carried; Yet we ourselves esteemed Him stricken, Smitten of God, and afflicted. But He was pierced through for our transgressions, He was crushed for our iniquities; The chastening for our well-being fell upon Him, And by His scourging we are healed. All of us like sheep have gone astray, Each of us has turned to his own way; But the LORD has caused the iniquity of us all to fall on Him…”   Isaiah 53:4-6

“…She will bear a Son; and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins.”   Matthew 1:21

 “…For this is My blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for forgiveness of sins.”   Matthew 26:28

“…For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life. “For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world might be saved through Him.    John 3:16-17

“…But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”   Romans 5:8

“…So then as through one transgression there resulted condemnation to all men, even so through one act of righteousness there resulted justification of life to all men.”   Romans 5:18

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

“…And you He made alive, who were dead in your trespasses and sins…”   Ephesians 2:1

“…By this will we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.”    Hebrews 10:10

 “…To Him who loves us and released us from our sins by His blood— and He has made us to be a kingdom, priests to His God and Father—to Him be the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Amen.”    Revelation 1:5-6




“…But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name…”    John 1:12

“…He who believes in Him is not condemned; he who does not believe has been condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.”   John 3:18

“…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.”   John 5:24

“…Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.”    John 14:6

“…Peter said to them, “Repent, and each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.”   Acts 2:38

“…Whoever believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God, and whoever loves the Father loves the child born of Him … He who has the Son has the life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have the life… “   1 John 5:1-21

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Written by Scott Yonker