The Good News Story
The Bible tells us that "it is appointed unto men once to die" (Hebrews 9:27), because "all have sinned" (Romans 5:12).
Originally, God created this world in perfection (Genesis 1:31); the first man and woman (Adam and Eve) were able to completely enjoy life on earth without the suffering, pain, evil, and death that we experience today.
However, when they disobeyed God (Genesis 3:6), they began to experience the effects of sin that God warned them about – namely, suffering and death (Genesis 2:15-17; 3:16-19). God's Word tells us that every human since Adam has been born a sinner, willingly committed sin (Romans 3:10, 23), and reaped its resulting consequences of eternal death (Romans 6:23; Revelation 20:15).
The "good news" of God's Word is that a "second Adam" has provided salvation for us (Genesis 3:15; Romans 5:12-21; I Corinthians 15:45). God Himself came to earth in the person of Jesus to live a perfect life, to die for our sin, and to rise from the dead, defeating death so that we might be given His forgiveness and eternal life (II Corinthians 5:21).
The Bible says that if you choose to turn to God and trust in Jesus alone as the One who can save you from eternal judgment, God will forgive your sin and grant you eternal life with Him (John 3:16). And so, God lovingly extends to you this hope: If you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved (Romans 10:9; Acts 4:12).
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by Cary Schmidt
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