THE GOOD NEWS
It is crucial for every human being to understand who God is. The only way to know this is through the Bible. The Bible alone is God's Word to mankind about Himself. The Bible is not man's opinion but God's Word (2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21).
God's Word tells us that God is holy (Isaiah 6:3). That means God is set apart. He is set apart as the one and only true God. There are no other gods beside Him (Isaiah 45:22). He is one God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:19; 2 Corinthians 13:14). God is also set apart from all sin. God is perfect. He is sinless. Not only has God never sinned, but God is incapable of sinning. He is perfect in absolutely every way (Isaiah 6:3; 1 Peter 1:15).
The Bible also tells us that we are not perfect. The first man God created, Adam, rebelled against God. He disobeyed God's command. This set Adam and his descendants (all of humanity) apart from God. (You can read about this in Genesis 1-3). Since God is perfect and set apart from sin, He is set apart from sinners. Everyone is now conceived in sin, separated from God (Psalm 51:5; Ephesians 4:17-19). We are not only sick, but we are dead in our rebellion against God (Ephesians 2:1-3). We are at war with God in who we are and in what we do. We are separated from spiritual life in God and will be separated from Him forever in hell facing all of His fierce anger against our sin (Romans 3:23, 6:23; Revelation 20:11-15). This is what we all deserve for our sin, including you, my friend.
The Bible also says that we cannot fix this problem. Nothing we do can earn God's favor or make us right with Him. All the good that we do is still evil and filthy (Isaiah 64:6). So, it is not by our works of righteousness that God saves us (Ephesians 2:8-9; Titus 3:5). We are incapable of saving ourselves from God's wrath and hell.
So, is there a way that a person can be rescued from sin? YES!
The Bible tells us that God, the one we offended with our rebellion against Him, has done the work necessary to save all who trust in Him. God has loved the world, sending His Son (John 3:16). God the Son became human, while remaining God. He is truly God and truly man (John 1:1-2, 14). He lived the life that you and I are commanded to live and cannot live. God demands perfection and will accept nothing else (1 Peter 1:15). We cannot be perfect (Romans 3:23). God said that His Son, Jesus Christ, is perfect and pleasing to Him in every way (Mark 1:11; Matthew 17:5). Jesus also died the death that His people deserve to die, in our place for our sin to save us from our sin (Isaiah 53:5-6; Matthew 1:21; 2 Corinthians 5:21; 1 Peter 3:18). He came back to life again on the third day (Luke 24:1-12; 1 Corinthians 15:1-4). Jesus was delivered up in His death for our trespasses. He was raised from the dead, so we can be declared right with God (Romans 4:25).
So, how can you be saved from God's wrath against sin? The Bible tells us it is not by our works (Ephesians 2:8-9; Titus 3:5). You cannot work your way into a relationship with God. The Bible says that you must repent toward God and trust in Jesus Christ (Acts 20:21). You are at war with God. Turn to Him to rescue you from that rebellion through trusting in Jesus Christ. Trust that Jesus Christ died for you and came back to life again for you. Entrust yourself to Him to be rescued from sin and owned by Him. Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ alone and you will be saved (Acts 16:31). You will be given eternal life. You will be given a new life. The old life of rebellion against God will stop. A new life of service to God will begin (Ephesians 2:10, 4:20-24). You will be brought into God's family and someday enjoy God in heaven forever. If you receive Him, He will make you a child of God (John 1:12).
Turn to Him and trust in Him today.
If you want to learn more about Jesus, read through the Gospel of Mark found in the New Testament of the Bible.
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