What is Truth?

5 P's That explain The Biblical Gospel (Good News) Of Jesus Christ

1. God's Plan: Relationship

We were created to glorify God by loving, knowing, serving, pleasing,
and worshiping Him forever.
Matthew 22:37-38; John 17:3; Jeremiah 9:23-24; Matthew 4:10;
1 Timothy 6:15-16; Colossians 1:10; Revelation 21:1-22:9

2. Man's Problem: Sin

All of us are sinners because we have rebelled against God, His plan, and His laws that provide blessing and protection for our lives. When we live for ourselves we are ignoring and rejecting God's authority, sovereignty and rightful ownership over our lives. God's fair justice and punishment for our sins is physical and spiritual death.
Isaiah 59:2; Romans 1:18-32, 3:9-23. 6:23, 11:32; Galatians 3:22;
Matthew 10:28, 23:15-33, 25:41-46; Luke 12:5, 18:13; Jude 1:7; 2 Peter 2:4-6; Revelation 20:14-15

3. God's Provision: Jesus Christ

The only solution for our sin and death problem is the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. His perfect life fulfilled the requirements of God's laws on our behalf to make us righteous in God's eyes so we can be reconciled to a perfect God and enter a perfect heaven. His sacrificial death on the cross fully satisfied God's perfect justice and wrath against our sins because His blood was paid as a ransom to God to pay the just penalty for our rebellion so we might be forgiven all our sins. His victorious resurrection proved that Jesus is the one He claimed to be - the eternal Son of God having power over death and now offering eternal life to everyone who believes and trusts in Him to be reconciled and at peace with God.
John 3:16; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; 1 Peter 2:24, 3:18; Ephesians 1:7-12

4. Man's Participation: Believing (Repentance and Faith)

Reconciliation with God requires a sincere heart of faith that genuinely loves God, believes His Word/gospel message, and is willing to follow and obey Him as Lord. True belief involves repentance that admits our sinfulness, is sorrowful/broken over it, confesses it, and is willing to turn from sin by the power of the Holy Spirit to start serving the living and one true God (1Thessalonians 1:9). True belief requires faith that trusts and hopes solely in Jesus' life, death, and resurrection to save us from God's coming wrath and to grant us acceptance and entrance to His coming Kingdom (Hebrews 11:1). Biblical repentance and faith culminates in a covenant that asks Jesus to be our personal Savior and Lord and agrees to become His disciple, follower, and slave. Similar to a marriage vow, we must sincerely confess "Jesus is Lord," in order to enter/participate in the new covenant foretold by the Old Testament prophets (Jeremiah 31-32; Ezekiel 36-37; Isiah 53-55) and inaugurated/established by Jesus' blood shed on the cross (Luke22:20; 1 Corinthians 11; Hebrews 8-12)  
Mark 1:14-17; Acts 17:30, 20:21; Romans 10:9; Ephesians 2:8-9

5. God's Promise: Life

A real Christian is born again by God's grace has been given eternal life to live a new life now (in the present life) and to enjoy heavenly life later in the coming Kingdom of God/Heaven
2 Corinthians 5:17; John 3:36; Luke 18:29-30