God created man in his own image… WITHOUT SIN.
“So, God created man in his own image. In the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.” Gen. 1:27
Once man sinned, he was no longer in the image of God…
for there is no sin in God.
“Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:” Rom. 5:12
“For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.” Rom 3:23
Jesus answered them, “Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin.“
We are all born sinners and separated from God and slaves to sin.
Sin has a big cost… there is no sin allowed in heaven.
“For the wages of sin is death.” Rom 6:23a
“And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them. And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works. And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works. And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.” Rev. 20:11-14
God still wants to have man to be with him forever… so, he came up with a plan to save man from the penalty of sin..
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” John 3:16
“If thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.” Rom. 10:9
Jesus paid the ransom for our sin… his blood was the perfect sacrifice.
Why did Jesus have to die? It is the good news of the Bible, the message of the gospel. It’s the message of the gift of God’s own Son who became man (the God-man), lived a sinless life, died on the cross for our sin, and was raised from the grave proving both the fact He is God’s Son and the value of His death for us as our substitute.
“But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.” Rom 5:9-10
“The Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.” Mark 10:45
God has promised to be with us forever.
Heaven is a place more wonderful than we can ever begin to imagine. It is a place of joy and beauty, of peace and happiness that will never end.
Why? Because heaven is also a place where there will be no sin or suffering, no sorrow or pain. It’s a place where there will be no quarrels or disagreements, no disappointments or weeping—because there will be nothing there to make us sad. And in heaven we will never do anything to displease God.
Jesus said, “Verily, verily, I say unto you,He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.” John 5:24
It is up to you…
Do you want your sins forgiven? Do you want to live in heaven forever?
If you would like to know Jesus Christ as your Savior and have the promise of heaven, we would encourage you to receive Him right now wherever you are. Simply pray:
Dear Jesus, I know that I am a sinner, and I know that You died for me to pay for my sins. Please forgive me and make me one of Your own, that I may live in Heaven with You for all eternity.
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