Many who read this book may not be familiar with the basic message of the Bible. For this reason, we include a very brief summary of God's plan for humanity as recorded in the Bible, God's proven source book. These Bible facts along with chapter two of this book may enable the reader to make an intelligent decision to personally receive the Lord Jesus Christ.
The Bible teaches that in the beginning God created the
heavens and the earth .... He created every living thing .... In the day that He created man, He made him in the
image and likeness of God. He created them male and female,
and blessed them. Then God saw everything that He had made
and He pronounced it very good.
However, the Scriptural record goes on to explain that the
first man and woman, Adam and Eve, were tempted by the
fallen angelic being, Satan, and chose to disobey God.
Through this sin they fell from their original state of
innocence and were cut off from the fellowship they had
enjoyed with a holy God. They died spiritually; physical
Everything changed at this point. This fall affected the
whole human race. A sin nature replaced man's former
innocence, and all creation came under the judgment of God.
However, though the human race was now separated from the
Creator, God in His love made a provision for man's
redemption from the power of sin and death through His Son,
Jesus Christ. God's plan as it is gradually unfolded in the
Bible, involved the preparation of a special people through
whom He revealed His Word so that we may know the true way.
In due time God sent His Son, the Messiah, to die in our
place and pay the penalty for our sins that God's perfect
justice demanded. Two thousand years ago Jesus Christ was
crucified, died, and buried. His shed blood on the cross was
the atonement for the sins of humanity. His resurrection
demonstrated that He was no mere man, but God come in the
The Scriptures state that salvation is a free gift for those
who will accept Christ's death as the complete provision for
their forgiveness and reconciliation to God. Christ has
assured us that He will come again for His own. Those who
have received Him by faith will live with Christ forever and
those who reject Him will be separated to everlasting
Perhaps you question whether the Bible really is the
revealed Word of God, as it claims to be. If so, please read
chapter one carefully. It presents compelling evidence for
the trustworthiness of the Bible.