In the beginning God made all things good-like a new car straight from the factory.  The first humans God created were perfect and so was the world He made.  God gave humans life, and they found their fulfillment in Him and in overseeing the earth as God intended from the beginning.

The first inhabitants chose to disobey God, and thereby were separated from God-the source of life. This brought death and its corruption upon all creation and humans.  The newness (the perfection) was lost.

Because the special relationship with God was broken and humanity was enslaved to death and corruption, God became like one of us, lived a perfect life, and took our sin upon Himself, and was judged in our place. His name is Jesus. He was crucified on a cross in Jerusalem over 2000 years ago so that all who believe in Him can be declared not guilty and  be given righteous of Christ.  Our sin can now be forgiven through the God-man, Jesus Christ.  His sacrificial death on the cross was a great victory.  His love won.  His love broke the powerful chains of sin and death that held us hostage.  Because Jesus Christ’s death was successful in atoning for our sin, the Father in heaven resurrected Jesus after being in the grave for three days. Now we can be reconciled to God, and our relationship with Him restored (made new again) through believing in Jesus Christ-the God who became man.

One day the resurrected Christ will return to make all things completely new for all those who believe in Him because of what His death accomplished.  Until His return we can join with Him through faith in Him each day.  The Gospel is all about what Christ has done; we must simply trust in Him.  God wants you restored and your relationship with Him made new again.

Right now you can agree with God’s revealed truth in the Bible(Romans 3) that you cannot make yourself perfectly righteous before Him. You can pray to God the Father and ask for His forgiveness because Christ took upon Himself your sin and was judged. He will then forgive you, and your relationship with Him will begin anew. Continue in faith in Christ by getting baptized and joining a local assembly of His people-the church. 

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