How would you share the gospel in one minute?
Ilyas Ayoub shares how he would do so with a 40-something Muslim man in Forest Gate.
God is holy and men are sinners, ‘disobedient’ to God. Our first parents, Adam & Eve (Huva) were created in the image of God – God could relate to them. God put them in the Garden of Eden where the Tree of Life and the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil were planted.
The Lord God commanded the man ‘Adam, you must not eat from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. When you eat of it you will surely die. Adam sinned against God. When men disobeyed God’s law, their relationship was broken.
When they ate, God passed judgment on Adam and Eve and the Serpent (Iblis). But God also promised the seed of woman will crush the Serpent, the Devil or Satan. At the right time, Jesus came and crushed the head of Satan. Jesus died and was buried and rose on the third day. God’s mercy and justice meet at the Cross of Calvary. Now we can have relationship with God through Jesus Christ.
This is the gospel, the good news (khush khabri). If you reject Jesus and do not accept him as your Lord and Saviour, you have no eternal life. Eternal life begins the day when you accept God’s plan of salvation through the Messiah.