The word gospel simply means "good news." The Bible tells us that in the beginning God created everything in a "perfect" state. However, man rebelled and sin entered the world and into every human heart. All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. The ultimate consequence of sin is death and eternal separation from God. God in His great mercy and love provided a way for sin to be dealt with by the grace offered through His beloved son, Jesus Christ. This story of redemption is the central message of the Bible and "good news" of the Gospel message. Jesus Christ lived a perfect life, died on a cross to satisfy the payment required for our sin and rose from the dead to provide all who believe in Him the hope and assurance of eternal life. This is the Gospel message and Jesus offers it to all who would believe in Him and trust Him as their Lord and Savior.