God loves all of humanity, and has created us to know Him and His purpose for our lives.
Romans 5:5 "But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners Christ died for us."
God's heart is one of compassion, empathy and love for humanity and it is through Jesus Christ that we see the heart of God for us, to save mankind from eternal damnation. Jesus did this through his sinless life, crucifixion and resurrection.
John 3:16-17 "For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life. God sent His Son into the world not to judge the world, but to save the world through Him."
Sin separated humanity from God, and as a just God, sin has to be punished. Out of God's love, Jesus Christ came to take the punishment of our sin as the greatest demonstration of God’s love for humanity that the world has ever seen. This one act of love cleared the wrath of God for humanity's sin once and for all. It is by accepting, confessing, and believing this one act of God's love for us, that our sins are forgiven and we receive God’s eternal life.
Romans 10:9-10 "If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by confessing with your mouth that you are saved."
Here is a simple prayer that may help you get started in your new journey with God: Dear God, I acknowledge my need for You. I thank You for sending Your Son, Jesus Christ, who came and lived a perfect life, then dying on the cross, took the punishment for my sins, because You love me so much. I receive Your love today. I receive Your forgiveness today. I receive Your eternal life for me today. I thank You Jesus for doing this all for me. I am so thankful for the love that You have shown me. Help me to live a life that honours You, Jesus, from this day forth. In Jesus' Name, Amen.
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