At Ruggles, we're all about the gospel. The gospel, or good news, is the message of the person and work of Jesus Christ. Jesus, God's own divine Son, entered our broken world as a human to rescue us from sin and death. He gave up his life on the cross, taking God's punishment on Himself, so that all those who admit and repent of their sin and put their trust in Jesus Christ as savior will be saved from their sin and live forever with God.
"The gospel is the joyous declaration that God is redeeming the world through Christ and that He calls everyone everywhere to repent from sin and trust Jesus Christ for salvation. Each of us has sinned against God, breaking His law and rebelling against His rule, and the penalty for our sin is death and hell. But because of His love, God sent His Son, Jesus, to live for His people’s sake, the perfect, obedient life God requires and to die on the cross in our place for our sin. On the third day, Christ rose bodily from the grave and now reigns in heaven, offering forgiveness, righteousness, resurrection, and eternal blessedness in God’s presence to everyone who repents of sin and trusts solely in Him for salvation." (Capitol Hill Baptist Church Statement on the Gospel)