God is the first, the best, the greatest ever. Everything he made was good, and the world was as it was supposed to be. But there was a problem.
Because of sin, relationships are riddled with insecurity and fear and failure. Because of sin, we all experience heartache, sickness, and pain.
When the first man and woman sinned, it broke the whole world. Because of their sin, every man and every woman is born with a sinful nature and is incapable of loving God the way they are supposed to. Sin and sinful nature makes people enemies of God, instead of his friends. Because of sin, people are rude, selfish, hateful, and violent.
God's love for you is so great that he set a plan in motion...
God's love for you is so great that he set a plan in motion thousands of years before you were born, that could restore the broken relationship between you and him. Even though sin has torn you from him and has torn your life apart, there is hope for your life.
The thing is, your pain and suffering in this world are not the only problem.
THE Problem caused by sin is death. Not just physical death, but spiritual death. Physical death is temporary, but spiritual death is forever. If God is the best thing ever, then separation from him is the worst thing ever. Sin separates us from God and keeps us from having the relationship with him that he intended, in this life, and for all eternity.
We've all felt the effects of sin in our lives.
We've all sinned, and we've all been sinned against. We experience the devastation that sin causes in our families, in our work, in our relationships, and in our bodies. And because of sin, we're destined to face an even greater devastation in hell.
But even this is not the end of the story.
God showed his power over life and death by raising Christ Jesus from the grave. And that same power can pull you out of the darkness of spiritual death into the light of true life in him!
Your life will be changed forever if you surrender to God and what He has done on your behalf. It really is a matter of life and death.
You were once God's enemies; now you can be his family, his friends.
The life of a follower of Christ is not without pain, but it is with the hope of one day being in a place where there is no more pain. Heaven is the place that God made for those who love God to be with him forever. In heaven, there will be no sin and no sorrow. The sufferings we endure here on earth will seem like almost nothing, compared the greatness of being with Jesus face to face.
If you believe what you've read on this website, then you can begin the journey of new life in Jesus Christ. Pray to God, telling him that you know he's the one true God, and that you believe Jesus died for you and rose from the dead. Confess your sins to him, and ask for forgiveness. Thank him for his love for you, and surrender control of your life to him.
Tell someone what you have experienced today through this website.
Tell a friend or family member, a coworker or a teacher. If you don't know who to tell, contact us.
Begin reading the Bible.
The Bible is how God tells us about himself. He tells us about his greatness and about his love for us. To get to know God, you need to read the Bible.
This is a great place to start.
O God, you are my God! I long for you! My soul thirsts for you, my flesh yearns for you,
in a dry and parched land where there is no water.