The Gospel – The Good News – You can be “In Christ”
The age we are in right now is known as the Age of Grace, when we can receive Grace through Jesus.
Now may the God of peace make you holy in every way, and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless until our Lord Jesus Christ comes again.1 Thessalonians 5:23
We are body, soul and spirit.
Note the order that the Bible defines us. It lists the Spirit first, because that is the Eternal part of us. It is our spirit that is created in the Image of God. The Bible says God is Spirit.
For God is Spirit, so those who worship him must worship in spirit and in truth.”John 4:24
Then it mentions our soul, which is our unique personal identity: Our thoughts, our mind, our personality, our emotions. Lastly, it mentions our body, which is the temporary part of us. We need our body to be on the earth. But it is just our earthly vehicle. When it quits, we can no longer stay on the earth. But we will still be alive, because our life is in our spirit which is eternal. The critical question is: where do we spend eternity?
The following is Jesus speaking.
“Don’t be afraid of those who want to kill your body; they cannot touch your soul. Fear only God, who can destroy both soul and body in hell.Matthew 10:28
“You can enter God’s Kingdom only through the narrow gate. The highway to hell is broad, and its gate is wide for the many who choose that way.”Matthew 7:13
The highway to Hell is easy. Most reasonable people would not willingly choose Hell. Because of the Fall, we are all destined to Hell.