God so loved the world!
- The entire cosmos? Yes , He made it and in love intends the best for it.
- The entire human race? Yes, He designed all people to live in relationship with Himself as God's friends
What went wrong that our world is in such a mess? - The evil one, Satan, promoted a lie and humanity has rebelled ever since.
God's love has secured a way for all people to reconnect with God:
- By keeping 10 commandments? No
- By following a particular religion? No
God sent His only Son (Jesus) and through His death and rising to life again, reconciliation is offered free. Jesus Christ paid the offence of our sin and rebellion, so that everyone who believes in the Lord Jesus Christ is forgiven and granted a place in the family of God.
"To as many as received HIM, He gave the authority to become children of God" (John 1:12)
The Holy Spirit seals every believer as belonging to God.
"For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son, so that whoever believes in Him, will not perish but have eternal life" (John 3:16)