The Gospel: 10 Essential Truths*
*From Truth 78
1. God is the sovereign
Creator of all things.
Scripture: Psalm 19:1, Psalm 22:28;
Psalm 24:1; Isaiah 44:24
Implication: God made you.
You belong to God. Truth God is your ruler.

2. God created people
for His glory.
Scripture: Psalm 29:1-2;
Isaiah 43:6-7; 1 Corinthians 10:31
Implication: God created you
to know, trust, and love Him
most of all.

3. God is holy and righteous.
Scripture: Leviticus 19:2, 37;
Deuteronomy 32:4; Romans 7:12
Implication: God is holy and
righteous. God’s commands are holy
and righteous. You must obey God’s
commands all the time.

4. Man is sinful.
Scripture: Romans 3:10-18, 20, 23
Implication: You have disobeyed
God’s commands. You are a sinner.

5. God is just and is right
to punish sin.
Scripture: Isaiah 59:2;
Romans 1:18; Romans 6:23a
Implication: You deserve God’s
punishment of death and hell.
You are helpless to save yourself.
6. God is merciful. He is kind
to undeserving sinners.
Scripture: Psalm 145:8;
Ephesians 2:8-9
Implication: You must depend on
God’s mercy in order to be saved.

7. Jesus is God’s holy
and righteous Son.
Scripture: John 1:1;
1 Timothy 1:15
Implication: Jesus came into the
world to save you.

8. God put the punishment of sinners
on Jesus, so that His righteousness
might be put on them.
Scripture: Isaiah 53:5; Romans 5:8;
2 Corinthians 5:21; 1 Peter 2:24
Implication: Jesus died on the cross
to be punished in your place.

9. God offers the free gift of
salvation to those who repent
and believe in Jesus.
Scripture: Mark 1:15; John 3:16-17;
Acts 4:12; Ephesians 2:8-9
Implication: God tells you to believe
in Jesus and repent of your sins
and you will be saved.
10. Those who trust in Jesus will live
to please Him and will receive
the promise of eternal life—
enjoying God forever in heaven.
Scripture: Luke 9:23; John 11:25;
1 John 2:15; Psalm 16:11
Implication: If you are trusting in Jesus for your
salvation, you must follow Him. Jesus has
promised that when you die He will bring you
to heaven to live with and enjoy God forever.