You may have clicked a key word and have found this website by accident while looking for help or for someone to rescue you from the horrors of this world. We understand that! This world can be, and many times is, very scary. There is a reason for that, which no one has probably ever told you about. Satan, or the Devil [who is God’s enemy], was given the control over this world by the original man and the woman [referred to by many as Adam and Eve], who were given the power to rule [have dominion] over God’s Creation [Gen. 1:26 and 28]. You may ask how we know he got this authority. The Devil told us, in Luke 4:5 and 6. Since the man and the women had it first, we know they sinned and that authority got transferred to the Devil.
He has messed it up and today. He is called the god of this age [2 Cor. 4:4]. He causes death [Heb. 2:14], his goal is to kill, steal, and destroy you. In contrast, Jesus wants you to have life to the full or a more abundant life [John 10:10]. The Devil is responsible for all the evil, sin, pain, and suffering in the world today. You may have heard it is God who does those evil things, but this is not the case. God is love [1 John 4:8 and 16], He is light and in Him is no darkness at all [1 John 1:5].
In the beginning, man sinned against God and got this world in a terrible mess. Man with his eyes wide open went against God, but God had a plan, another man. God promised to send this man to rescue all who have sinned and come short of the glory of God [Rom. 3:23]. This rescuer, redeemer, deliverer was sent around 2000 years ago. He walked a perfect sinless life all the way to the day he was betrayed and later killed for you and for me too! As a reward for that, God made this man Jesus both Lord and Christ [Acts 2:36]. He paid a price for us he did not owe and we could not pay. One man messed it up and another man blessed it up.
He laid down his life so he could be the rescuer of all who come to him. You need to know he is the Way, the Truth, and the Life and nobody can get to God except through Jesus:
John 14:6 (NIV)1
Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through [by way of] me.
So it is through [by way of] Jesus that we come to the Father, and how do we do that?
Romans 10:9 (NIV)
That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved [Greek sozo, can be translated rescued and is in many versions].
So if you want to be rescued from this present evil world and learn about the promises God and His Son have made available to you, do what this last verse says! Confess “WITH YOUR MOUTH” Jesus is Lord, AND believe in your heart God raised him from the dead, and an everlasting life in the coming age is guaranteed for you! We get the promise of living in a world where laws will be fair. When we get there, there will be no more sickness or death for us ever and life filled with the fines foods and drinks. There is much more that you will be able to learn about if you follow Romans 10:9 and jump on the train with us and watch where God and His Son take us. All aboard!