No one is righteous (Romans 3.10). For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God (Romans 3.23). The wages of sin is death (Romans 6.23a)--everlasting punishment (Matthew 25.46) in Hell fire (Matthew 18.9)--but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ (Romans 6.23b). For God so loved the world that He gave his only begotten Son so that whosoever believes in him shall not perish, but have everlasting life (John 3:16). God has shown his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us (Romans 5.8). He carried our sins in his own body (1 Peter 2.24), poured out his soul unto death (Isaiah 53.12), and washed us from our sins in his own blood (Revelation 1.5). The blood of Jesus Christ, His Son, cleanses us from all sin (1 John 1.7), for in him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily (Colossians 2.9). He who believes on the Son has everlasting life, and he who does not believe on the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God falls upon him (John 3.36).
SUMMARY OF BIBLE TRUTH
The Bible, both Old and New Testaments, is the Word of God in all of its content, is historically accurate, and is the only source of spiritual truth. The Bible tells us that there is one eternal, all powerful God, who has revealed Himself to us in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. This one true God created the heavens, the earth, and all other things in six 24-hour days.
God created man perfect, but the first man and woman willfully sinned (disobeyed God), thereby ruining their relationship with God and bringing suffering and death upon themselves and all people. The consequence of sin is physical death and everlasting punishment in Hell. But God provided a way to restore our relationship Him and save us from the everlasting punishment. He sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to be the sacrifice that takes away our sins.
Jesus Christ, true God and true man, lived a sinless life in perfect obedience to God for us, took all our sins upon Himself, and being punished for our sins, suffered and died, shedding His blood to wash away our sins. Jesus rose from the dead, proving that His death is satisfactory and full payment for all of our sins.
Jesus’ suffering and death paid the price for the sins of all people of all time--past, present, and future. All who trust Jesus as their personal savior have God’s forgiveness and stand right and perfect before God on account of Jesus’ sinless life of perfect obedience to God. This saving faith in Jesus is created in our hearts by the power of the Holy Spirit working through the Word of God. As we continue to hear and study the Bible, the Holy Spirit strengthens our faith and moves us to live more Godly lives.
All who die trusting Jesus will have everlasting life in pure joy and perfection with God in Heaven. But those who reject Jesus will be sent to everlasting Hell fire because they do not have a right relationship with God, which comes only by faith in Jesus’ sacrificial death for our sins.