A biblical presentation and a biblical response to the Gospel includes five key elements:

Element 1

The Character of God

(Romans 1:18-20, 2:1-16, 3:22-24, Isaiah 43:6-7)

Biblical truth:

God is the just and gracious Creator of all things.

Biblical response:

Realize that we belong to Him, are accountable to Him, and are created to glorify Him.

Element 2

The Sinfulness of Man

(Romans 1:21-25, 3:9-20, 3:23, 6:23)

Biblical truth:

We are each created by God, but we are all corrupted by sin.

Biblical response:

Admit areas of rebellion, be honest with God about sin, and turn from it.

Element 3

The Sufficiency of Christ

(Romans 3:21-26, 4:25, 5:6-10, 5:18, 8:1-4)

Biblical truth:

Jesus Christ alone is able to remove our sin and reconcile us to God through His death. He alone satisfies the wrath of God for our sins.

Biblical response:

Recognize that we are helpless to be reconciled with God apart from Jesus Christ.

Element 4

The Necessity of Faith

(Romans 1:17, 3:20-31, 4:22-25, 6:11-14, 8:10-11, 10:9-13)

Biblical truth:

We are reconciled to God only through faith in Jesus. There is nothing we can do to become right with God.

Biblical response:

Faith that leads to salvation involves turning from sin and self-sufficiency. We turn to Jesus and trust in Him as Lord, confess Him as Lord and Savior.

Element 5

The Urgency of Eternity

(John 3:14-16, 36, John 10:27-30, 17:3, 1 Timothy 1:16-17, Hebrews 9:12, 1 John 5:11-13)

Biblical truth:

Our eternal destiny is dependent on our response to Jesus.

Biblical response:

Cry out to God to save you of your sins, put your faith in Jesus Christ and confess Him as Savior and Lord.