The basic message of the Bible is that God is real
and He made everything in the universe, including us.
He is the Almighty, Eternal, Infinite and Holy GOD.
He made us to live with Him in wonderful innocence.
But then we chose to reject God's wonderful plan
and chose to make our own plan. We want to be the rulers of our own lives.
The result of this is that every person has been infected with selfishness and sin. We are no longer able to live with God since He is absolutely pure.
No matter how hard one might try, there is no way any person could be good enough to be absolutely perfect and to be allowed in God's presence.
This means that all humans are destined to be rejected from God's presence.
However, God still infinitely loves all people.
Since there was no way for humans to earn a place with Him,
God came to humans to give them the greatest gift possible: forgiveness from our sins and eternal life with Him in perfection.
God accomplished this by sending God the Son, Jesus Christ.
Jesus died on the cross to pay the penalty for our sins.
Then He rose from the dead to conquer death
and give life to all who believe in Him.
He has now returned into heaven (the ascension)
where He waits to end all suffering and restore the universe to perfection.
All of this is true. God asks that every person personally believe in its truth in order to have Jesus' death, resurrection, and ascension applied on his/her behalf.
Therefore, in order to be accepted by God and to live with Him forever in perfection, you must believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and what He has done.
Acts 16:31 says, "Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved."
If you have believed in Jesus, then you have new life both now and for eternity!
You can live with hope, peace, and love beyond what anything else can give you.
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