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 “everlasting destruction 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 this problem. “For God 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.
Therefore: “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!