“he who is believing in the Son, hath life age-during [eternal]; and he who is not believing the Son, shall not see life, but the wrath of God doth remain upon him” John 3:36
The good news of the Gospel is that the bad news of sin has been conquered on the cross for those who place their faith in Jesus. The bad news of sin is that since the fall of Adam, all men have been at enmity with God and deserving of his eternal wrath. Jesus lived the sinless life that men could not and was sacrificed as their substitute on the cross, bearing the wrath that they deserved. By God’s grace men are saved through their faith that on the cross their sin was imputed to Jesus while Jesus’ righteousness is imputed unto them. They then go forward in undeserved new life to God’s glory.