God is calling a people to be “kings and priests” (Revelation 1:6) from among all nations, that will live with Him in love (Revelation 5:9).
“All have sinned, and come short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23).
“The wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord” (Romans 6:23).
“But God commends His love in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8). Jesus lived a sinless life, then died for our sins, that we would not have to (Hebrews 10:10-12), then rose again, victor over death. This is the Good News (1 Corinthians 15:1-8).
This gift of eternal life is received by faith alone. “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes on Him should not perish, but have everlasting life” (John 3:16). It is a free gift, apart from works (Ephesians 2:8-9).
It is my heartfelt prayer that you too would turn from depending on your own works and righteousness and put your faith in Him!
Thomas Whitehouse, Ph.D.