This same loving God created all that is according to His divine wisdom, power, and purpose; and it was perfect. People are the crown of God’s creation. We are His representatives in the world to manage it for him. (Genesis 1:27-31 )
Yet, our Creator-God still cares so deeply for us that he himself came into this world as one of us in the person of Jesus Christ to seek us out and save us by taking our deserved punishment on himself. (John 3:16-17 , Luke 19:10 )
Jesus Christ, the God-man, did this by dying publicly on a Roman executioner’s cross to pay the death penalty of our rebellion. Against all odds, He then bodily rose again from the grave to open the door to divine forgiveness and eternal life for us. (John 19-20 , Luke 23-24 , Mark 15-16 , Matthew 28 , 1 Corinthians 15:1-8 )
• Brings us to faith in Jesus Christ.
• Incorporates us into His family, the Church.
• Nurtures us to live our lives in service to Him and one another.
• Will at the end of time bring us to live forever in the heavenly home which God has prepared for those who believe in Jesus as their personal Savior.