by Lori Hatcher
The Bible tells us how we can have a relationship with God:
We must understand that we have sinned, and our sin offends a holy God.
“For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” (Romans 3:23)
Because we are sinners, we are separated from God, and deserve to die and spend eternity in hell.
“For the wages of sin is death,” (Romans 6:23)
We can’t do anything to earn our place in heaven.
“For by grace are you saved through faith, and not of yourselves, it is a gift of God, not of works, lest any man should boast.” (Ephesians 2:8,9)
God loved us so much that He sacrificed his sinless, perfect Son Jesus, to pay for our sin.
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16)