The Gospel of Jesus Christ
1 Now, brothers and sisters, I want to remind you of the gospel I preached to you, which you received and on which you have taken your stand. 2 By this Gospel you are saved, if you hold firmly to the word I preached to you. Otherwise, you have believed in vain.
3 For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, 4 that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures, 5 and that he appeared to Cephas, and then to the Twelve. 6 After that, he appeared to more than five hundred of the brothers and sisters at the same time, most of whom are still living, though some have fallen asleep. 7 Then he appeared to James, then to all the apostles, 8 and last of all he appeared to me also, as to one abnormally born.
1 Corinthians 15: 1-8
Now, let’s focus on the words above in bold, ” by this Gospel you are saved, if you hold firmly to the word I preached to you.”
Then, it says “otherwise you have believed in vein.”
What does that mean? You can believe in the Bible, you can believe in God and still be a lost soul. A factual belief or a mental assent in God or Jesus is NOT the same as saving faith. Far from it.
Please come back often as I will explain more about the Gospel of Jesus Christ.