I would be remiss if I didn’t give you, my reader, a straight shot into my heart. Maybe you read my blog. Maybe you only read this page and move on with your life. Either way, I want to give you an opportunity to know what’s behind all this.
I believe with all my heart that you and I were created by a loving and intelligent and personal God. He made the world and everything in it. He created us in His image because He is relational and He is love.
Humanity’s perfect relationship with God was ruined by sin. The first people God made fell into temptation and decided to disobey His loving will. Since then, sin is intrinsic in every person. We can’t rectify that problem on our own, either. Sin is part of who we are. And we deserve death for it . . . separation from God forever because He is perfect. Even with our best effort we can’t make it work.
God wouldn’t let it stay that way.
He came to earth to pay our penalty for us. Jesus Christ, God in human form, was born of a virgin and lived among us a perfect life. He was the WORD of God in flesh. He did miracles and healed people because God is Healer.
Ultimately He was crucified on a cross. He was executed, offering His body as a sacrifice for us. He paid our debt to God. His dead body was placed in a tomb for 3 days. On the third day He was resurrected to life, proving His divinity and defeating death on our behalf.
We now can have right relationship with God because of Him. We can live in fellowship and intimacy with our creator. There is nothing better in life. And in fact without HIM there is no life.
For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. -Rom 6:23