God offers life for death

The Bible says that in the beginning nothing existed but God. Then God created the world. He made the first man and woman and put them in a garden. Adam and Eve lived in perfect relationship with God. But they were tempted and did something God had forbidden. (Genesis 1-2)

That sin broke the relationship Adam and Eve had with God. A great, bottomless chasm was created between mankind and God. Today, all of us continue to disobey God, and as a result our lives and world are filled with brokenness and chaos. The Bible says that all of us have sinned and fall short of God’s glorious standard. (Romans 3:23) The Bible says that sin brings death into our lives. (Romans 6:23) But that same verse in the Bible says God offers us a gift of eternal life.

So how do we get across the great, bottomless chasm that separates us from God? The Bible says God solved the problem by becoming one of us, in the man Jesus, and Jesus died on the cross so we could be reconciled to God. (Romans 5:8) The Bible says we must openly declare that Jesus is Lord and believe in our hearts that God raised him from the dead. (Romans 10:9)

Do you believe this? Are you willing to openly declare it? Tell someone about it.

About Mark Kelly

Jesus follower, Bible reader, husband/father/son/brother/uncle/grandfather, hiker, writer/editor, snapshooter
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