The Bible opens up our vision to the spiritual warfare that it is taking place on this earth. This warfare, which began in heaven between the angel Lucifer and the incarnate Jesus, was carried to this earth. Lucifer, now known as Satan, deceived earth's first inhabitants, Adam and Eve, and got them to mistrust God. As a result of their sin, the entire human race inherited a sinful nature that results in eternal death.
However, because of His great love for us, Jesus, God's only begotten son, took on human flesh and lived among us to reveal God's true character of unconditional love. Furthermore, Jesus, although He never sinned, paid the penalty for our sins by dying on a cross and tasting what it is like to be eternally separated from God our Father. The good news is that Jesus died that death for all of us. Not only that, but He also lived a perfect life for all of us.
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life. What amazing love! Truly, Jesus is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. We will never be good enough to be saved on our own and no one ever will. We are all saved by the atoning sacrifice of Jesus, the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world. The Bible calls this righteousness by faith.
There will be people in God’s kingdom who never had the opportunity of hearing about Jesus in this life. When they are there, they will be able to hear what Jesus did for them, to see the scars in His hands and feet, and be able to thank Him for what He has done.
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