The Gospel is also said to be ‘good news’ So what is this ‘good news’ about?
The ‘good news’ is about what God has done for you, is doing for you and will do for you:
Through faith in faith and obedience to Jesus you are saved from going to hell. Faith is olearned by reading The Bible and by experiencing God in daily living.
Through the redemption obtained for you at Calvary so can enter heaven. Something is redeemd when the debt is aid and it is restored t o the original owner.
God makes you His adopted children with all the benefits this has for you
He enters you into an intimate relationship with Him which is called a ‘salvation relationship’ (Jn 17:3) because you are His adopted child.
You enter into two relationships:
There are four aspects to these relationship:
You must satisfy the requirements of The Kingdom for in doing so you will also satisfy the requirements of The Father as The Kingdom uses His Laws.
This salvation relationship must be maintained to reap all the benefits of it. There are four main aspects to maintaining this:
Our purposes and objectives should all be directed towards learning and promoting these attitudes.
What should be out response to His Love:
In all you do His Quality of Love should be behind the motivation if you desire to be Like Him. After all God is Love and we are to be moulded to His Character in preparation to be with Him in heaven. Earth is God's training grund for this and we need to learn here the attitudes we need to havbe in haven.
You need to remember why God made you:
Until you understand God’s Love for you, you will not relate to Him and serve Him and others as you should.
Salvation is a relationship with your spiritual Father in heaven as a child of His because of His adoption of you as part of His Family with all the roles, responsibilities, rights and rewards a family member has as well as with Jesus as your King, with all the obedience required of this King.
The Christian life is an expression of these roles that show we belong to His Family and are as adopted relative of His if they are expressed correctly in some way even if only in the learning of how to express them.
This relationship is expressed also in how we obey Jesus, the person appointed to run The Kingdom on behalf of The Father.
As a child matures and becomes more responsible so too we mature and are more accountable for how we express these roles. Remember that god does not examine our results but our attitudes to Him. So you should always aim at developing correct family attitudes towards Him.