God is an all powerful being who created all the planets, the stars and galaxies in the universe. He caused all matter, energy and space to come into existence. The apex of God’s creation was Mankind. God created man and women in Him own image. God and Mankind were in perfect fellowship, walking in intimate relationship with one another.

Genesis 1:1-2
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. And the earth was waste and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep: and the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. And God saw the light, that it was good

Genesis 2:7
And God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul. And God planted a garden eastward, in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed.

GOD IS ALL-POWERFULL
GOD IS ALL-KNOWING
GOD IS HOLY
GOD IS RIGHTEOUS
GOD IS JUST
GOD IS LOVE

Revelations 15:3
Great and marvelous are thy works, Lord God Almighty; just and true are your ways.

I John 4:10
In this is love, not that we loved God , but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins.

Deuteronomy 32: 3-4
For I will proclaim the name of the Lord; ascribe greatness to our God! “The Rock, his work is perfect, for all his ways are justice. A God of faithfulness and without iniquity, just and upright is he.

Psalms 89:14
Righteousness and justice are the foundation of thy throne: Loving kindness and truth go before your face

Initially God created Man to walk in perfect relationship with Him. God named the first man Adam and his wife’s name was Eve. God’s plan for Adam and Eve was to walk in upright relationship with their creator. Unfortunately, Adam chose to disobey God, therefore, plunging all humanity into sin. This disobedience broke God’s relationship with Mankind.

Man is by Nature Basically Sinful

Romans 3:23
For all have sinned, and fallen short of the glory of God;

Isaiah 64:6
But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousness are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.

Romans 3:10-12 
As it is written, “There is none righteous, there is none who seeks for God; All have turned aside, together they have become useless; There is none who does good, There is not even ONE.”

Man’s Separation from God

Man’s disobedience brought about a spiritual SEPERATION between God and Mankind. The willful sin committed by Adam and Eve has stained and contaminated all of humanity since. Because of Man’s sin, there is great separation (gulf) between a holy and righteous God and sinful man.

Isaiah 59:1-2
Behold, God’s hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear dull, that it cannot hear: but your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, so that he will not hear

Romans 6: 23
For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

2 Thessalonians 1:7-9
when the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven with his mighty angels in flaming fire, dealing out retributions on those who do not know God and on those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus. They will suffer the punishment of eternal destruction, away from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of his might

Because God is holy and just, He cannot allow guilty criminals into his Heaven. Because God is loving, He has no desire to send people to Hell for all eternity.

Ezekiel 18:32
For I have no pleasure in the death of anyone who dies,” declares the Lord God. “Therefore, repent and live.”

Hebrews 10:30 
For we know him that said, Vengeance belongs to me, I will repay. And again, The Lord shall judge his people. It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God

Ezekiel 18:1
The soul who sins will die.

I Timothy 2:3
This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth

God decided to put the death penalty for our sin upon the only person in the universe who could takes man’s place. God Himself, the Lord Jesus Christ. Jesus died on the cross taking our place paying for our sin, thereby satisfying God’s justice.

Though Jesus did not deserve it, He suffered and died on the cross in our place providing the only way for mankind to have forgiveness from sins and go to heaven

John 17: 3
This is eternal life , that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent.

2 Corintians 5:21
For God made Him (Jesus) to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in Christ.

Romans 10:9-10

Willingness is the key

You must be WILLING to do the following five things.

  1. Express sorrow for your sins. 2 Cor. 7:10
  2. Ask forgiveness for your sins. I John 1:9
  3. Repent (turn away) from sin. Acts 3:19
  4. Stop trusting in your own efforts to be good enough. Titus 3:5
  5. Put your faith and trust totally in what Jesus accomplished on the cross.
    Ephesians 2:8-9

Lord Jesus, I am sorry for my sins… I ask you to forgive me… I turn form everything you and the Bible calls sin…. I choose to stop trusting in myself and what I can do and start trusting in what you have already done, when you died for me on the cross…. I surrender to you as my Lord and Savior and I ask you to come and live inside of me and cause me to be Born Again…   I totally commit myself to obeying you and your Word everyday for the rest of my life…. Thank you for saving me. Jesus, you are my Lord! Amen.

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