The passion that drives this magazine and its parent ministry, Answers in Genesis, is to spread the Creator’s message about the gospel. What is this gospel, referenced throughout Answers magazine? Gospel means “good news.” And good news begins with bad news.
The Bad News
Part of the history of mankind
is the bad news that the first man,
Adam, rebelled against God’s command,
separating us from God and bringing death
and suffering into the world. All of Adam’s
descendants (all of us) are sinful from conception
(Psalm 51:5), and we have entered
into Adam’s rebellion—sin. We therefore
cannot live with a holy God but are condemned
to be separated from Him. The
Bible says, “
All have sinned, and fall short of
the glory of God” (Romans 3:23), and all are
therefore subject to “
from the presence of the Lord and from the
glory of His power” (2 Thessalonians 1:9).
The Good News
But the good news is that
God has done something about it. “
so loved the world that He gave His only
begotten Son, that whoever believes in
Him should not perish but have everlasting
life” (John 3:16).
Jesus Christ the Creator, though totally sinless, suffered the penalty of sin on our behalf. He suffered death and separation from God, His Father, to satisfy the righteous demands of God’s holiness and justice. Jesus was the perfect sacrifice; He died on a cross. But on the third day He rose again, conquering death, so that all who truly believe in Him, repent of their sin, and trust in Him rather than their own merit are able to come back to God and live for eternity with their Creator.
He who believes in Him is not
condemned; but he who does not believe
is condemned already, because he has not
believed in the name of the only begotten
Son of God” (John 3:18).
What a wonderful Savior—and what a wonderful salvation in Christ our Creator!