The Good News

God created the world, and He created it good (Gen. 1:31). When we look around, however, we can see that things are not good. We can see pain, hurt, sickness, hatred, and all sorts of brokenness. The truth is that this brokenness is a direct result of sin–mankind’s disobedience to God (Rom. 3:23; Gen. 3). Because of sin, all of mankind deserves death and hell (Gen. 2:16-17; 2 Thes. 1:6-9). Yet, Jesus, who is God in the flesh, came to die for sinners, to take on the punishment that sinners rightly deserve (Rom. 5:8; 1 Peter 2:24). Jesus did not stay dead though, but He rose again on the third day, conquering over sin and death (1 Cor. 15:4, 55-57). The good news is that now, through faith in Jesus as Lord, sinners can be given new life, be forgiven of sins, and enter into God’s presence forever (Rom. 10:9-10). One day, Jesus will return to make all things new and good (Heb. 9:28; 2 Peter 3:13). Until then, sinners saved by grace are to love and serve for the glory of God (1 Cor. 15:58).