Gospel of God







The Bible Message to All:  Part 1 - the Situation

by Bill Wong







The Word of God – the Bible, appropriately begins with the Book of Genesis (“book of beginnings”) and ends with the Book of Revelation (“book revealing end things”).   Within its pages we see the origin of all things including how sin and death entered His creation, and how to be holy as God is holy.  We also see how things will end; how God reconciles fallen man – and through man, all creation, to Himself, by the perfect model of holiness sent to us. Our pure relationship with God will be re-established for all eternity with sin and death being destroyed forever.


The Bible (Old and New Testaments – the Tanakh and B’rit Hadashah) is one cohesive unit. The entire Bible is all about how God restores mankind who has been led astray from Him, and against the backdrop of God’s awesome plan of salvation we see the glorious wisdom, power, holiness, and love of God.


The enemy (Satan means adversary/enemy) did not just simply deceive Adam and Eve to disobey God. What he did was convince Adam and Eve that God is a liar:


Genesis 3:

1     Now the serpent was more subtle than any animal of the field which YAHWEH God had made. He said to the woman,

     "Has God really said, 'You shall not eat of any tree of the garden?'"

2     The woman said to the serpent, "Of the fruit of the trees of the garden we may eat,

3     but of the fruit of the tree which is in the middle of the garden, God has said, 'You shall not eat of it,

     neither shall you touch it, lest you die.'"

4     The serpent said to the woman, "You won't surely die,

5     for God knows that in the day you eat it, your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil."

6     When the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes,

     and that the tree was to be desired to make one wise, she took of its fruit, and ate;

     and she gave some to her husband with her, and he ate.   (WEB)


Note: God’s name consists of the four Hebrew letters YHWH (yod, hay, waw, hay) which in Hebrew below should be read from right to left (yod starts on right):




Most English Bibles use “the LORD” for YHWH, while some Bibles transliterate it as “Jehovah” or "Yahweh”.  However, neither are completely correct.  It is best to use God's short-form name 'Yah' as in "hallelujah" (this means "everyone praise Yah", translated most often as "praise the LORD").  It is His name and is agreed by everyone to be impossible to mispronounce.




The enemy deceived the first man and woman to think that God lied to them about what would happen to them if they were to eat the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. The enemy also created a separation between the first people and God by making Adam and Eve believe that God was withholding something from them which they thought should rightfully be theirs.  The enemy distorted and lied about God’s word – he made people believe God lied about His word and cannot be trusted, but in reality the enemy is the liar who cannot be trusted.


This is something that the enemy continues to do to this very day – attack the word and integrity of God in order to destroy it and replace it with his lies. The enemy has confused and deceived all of mankind with this lie; for example, leading people to believe that there is no God of the Bible and twisting, adding to or nullifying God’s word and Bible truth in order to replace it with his lies.


God’s word in the Bible is pure and true and sharper than any two-edge sword:


John 17:

17   "Sanctify them in the truth; Your word is truth.   (NASB)


Hebrews 4:

12   For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword,

     piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow,

     and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

13   And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are naked and

     open to the eyes of Him to whom we must give account.   (NKJV)




With its central theme of the eternal restoration of God’s creation and our eternal salvation, the Bible is based on two simple premises which all mankind is keenly aware of and knows to be true in their heart of hearts. They are two immutable constants – truths, which govern everything in heaven and earth.


They are:


1) Cause and Effect




2) Relationship





It is All about Cause and Effect


The first is the universal law of cause and effect which states that every effect must have a cause which came before it. Everyone, including all scientists agree on this.


Yet, many scientists who believe in a “Big Bang” or other theory of the origin of the universe are essentially saying that the universe came into being from nothing (an infinitesimally small dot smaller than the smallest sub-atomic particle) – they believe that nothing created everything. It is impossible. This contradicts the law of cause and effect. We all know that nothing cannot do anything. All nothing can do is remain nothing.


Many people believe the same thing about evolution. They replace the infinitesimally small “dot” of the cosmic egg of the “Big Bang” with the statistically and physically impossible cause of everything on this world coming from time and chance. They believe in the inorganic becoming organic, assembling, organizing and becoming more complex, replicating, and becoming every living thing today. In other words: another way to say that everything came from nothing, and again defying the law of cause and effect.


The Bible makes it clear that it is the eternal God who is the cause of every material thing that exists (the universe, life on earth, etc. are the effect). Every day we are reminded that we are made in the image of God when we see man design and create the seemingly impossible, such as the many technological/computer breakthroughs we see today. However, scientists admit anything we do pales in comparison to the design and existence of DNA and the human brain.


Everything that exists displays enormous complexity and design from the microscopic and subatomic scale to the grand scale of the universe.  The evidence of a Creator is especially obvious when we look at living organisms.  Every part at every level is crafted to work together; each part is where it must be and without it, the organism would cease to live. 


Charles Darwin, the author of evolutionary theory in the 1800s, did not have the ability to know the intricate organic systems that must exist and work together from the very beginning to sustain the life of even the smallest cell, much less how trillions of cells work together in a larger organism such as a human being.  Darwin did not know that DNA exists, which is the blueprint, the program, of an organism. 


Charles Darwin himself knew that what he proposed was only speculative and a theory that amounted to fantasy:


“If it could be demonstrated that any complex organ existed which could not possibly have been formed by numerous, successive slight modifications, my theory would absolutely break down.”  

-  Charles Darwin


"Often a cold shudder has run through me, and I have asked myself whether I may have not devoted myself to a phantasy."   - Life and Letters, 1887 Vol. 2 p.229



What we know now about the great complexity in all living things across all levels – from the molecule, to the cell, to the organ, and so on, demonstrates exactly what Darwin feared:  that the millions of years and natural selection proposed in his theory cannot explain how life formed, and the theory of evolution absolutely breaks down. 


The existence of DNA alone disproves Darwin’s theory and tells us there is a Creator who designed everything.  But yet we see more.


Take for example the butterfly.  How does a sexless caterpillar wrap itself into a chrysalis and then liquefies/dissolves itself into soup inside it, where the plans in the DNA then uses this soup to form a butterfly? Even the immune system of the caterpillar attacks the cells that are trying to create a butterfly.  These are indications that even though they are supposed to be the same creature, there are actually two different life-forms in one.  


How is this possible?  Darwin himself said his theory is useless if even just a complex organ can be shown to be impossible to be formed by numerous slight modifications.  Than how much more complex and extensive is the metamorphosis of the caterpillar/butterfly?  Why would the caterpillar turn itself into liquid in the first place, and then once it has made itself into this soup, are we really expected to believe evolution reuses that soup to build a butterfly?  There is no evolving after the caterpillar has essentially disintegrated itself.


One DNA has the blueprint for two different creatures – the caterpillar is dissolved and then everything quite literally starts over from scratch/the liquid to create a new creature, the butterfly.


The butterfly shows us that even as awesome as DNA is, it has a creator – God, and it is only a tool God designed to replicate life, kind to kind.  DNA is not the driving force of life and cannot explain why the caterpillar essentially dies/kills itself and yet becomes an entirely new and different creature; DNA is just programmed to do it.  The butterfly shows us that God is the driving force of all life and He created life just as they are from the beginning and not through millions of years of natural selection and DNA mutation. 



All this is because just as we are designers and creators of breathtaking works, we are in turn designed and created by God, the giver of our breath.  We, and all existence, are God’s handiwork and His work is so infinitely far greater and above ours.  He is the one who stretches out the heavens and puts earth in its orbit in space.  The prophet Isaiah in the 8th century BCE and Job more than 1000 years earlier than that (he is considered a peer of Abraham and hence predated Moses by hundreds of years) knew that the universe is expanding and not only was the earth round, but it “floats” or "hangs on nothing" in empty space:


Isaiah 40:

22   It is He who sits above the circle of the earth,

     And its inhabitants are like grasshoppers,

     Who stretches out the heavens like a curtain

     And spreads them out like a tent to dwell in.   (NASB)


Job 26:

7   "He stretches out the north over empty space And hangs the earth on nothing.   (NASB)




With the technology we have now, we see and know what Darwin did not, and we have verified that the Bible is correct.  So what is our excuse to deny a Creator?


The Bible explains why we stubbornly refuse to see Him.



The Bible goes even further with the law of cause and effect, and shows that it also applies to the spiritual and moral realm.


The Bible tells us that we are sinful, why and who the cause of sin is. The enemy was the cause of sin and death (the effects). Mankind is living with the consequences of his sin, but only for a time. The Bible also tells us how the enemy and the horrific effects of sin and death are dealt with and eradicated forever.


The extension of the spiritual law of cause and effect is the very real constant and equation of actions and consequences – and our accountability. This means that every action has a consequence and this consequence must be accounted for. It is from these things: actions, consequences and accountability, which comes God’s law of substitutionary atonement.


This law is just as true and binding (even more) as the physical laws we know and accept as true such as cause and effect, the law of thermodynamics and the law of gravity. And just like these laws, its fundamental truth and existence cannot be ignored and must be accounted for.


The action of sin brings the consequence of death and the only way our death is not put squarely upon our account is if something else takes our place – removing us from our just accountability for our actions and its consequences. Sin results in death. This consequence does not go away, but must be accounted for – it must be compensated for. If we do not die for our sin, than an acceptable substitute does:


Romans 6:

23     For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.   (AKJV)


Hebrews 9:

22    And according to the law almost all things are purified with blood, and without shedding of blood there is no remission.   (NKJV)


Note:  This truth of substitution atonement is seen shortly after the fall of man into sin when an unblemished animal died to cover the sins of Adam and Eve:


Genesis 3:

20    The man called his wife Eve, because she was the mother of all living.

21    YAHWEH God made coats of skins for Adam and for his wife, and clothed them.



It is also seen in the blood of the Passover lamb that saves the people in Exodus 12 and in the sacrificial system and the Day of Atonement as described in the Book of Leviticus and elsewhere in the Torah (the first 5 books of the Tanakh which are written by Moses). 



It is as universal an equation as any other law of the universe and therefore, it must also be balanced accordingly. Sin is real and it is to a person – God, to whom we must be reconciled. Only a substitute atonement powerful enough can be applied to the sin of all mankind and destroy the work of the enemy, sin and death.


It is because many do not know the spiritual law and equation exists and is even more binding than physical laws, that some still question the existence of the God of the Bible and ask: why would a loving God allow evil and suffering?  However, this question should not raise doubts about God.  Instead, the presence of evil and suffering is actually evidence that God and the Bible are true, and what the Bible says about sin is true:  it is because we are a fallen creation lost in sin, that evil, suffering and death exist.


We must honestly look around us and realize that man is not just another animal.  He is blessed with greater faculties and abilities than any creature and is able to do great things.  Mankind does not just strive to survive and reproduce their kind as the animals do.  What we find instead is that mankind’s behavior is the opposite of what evolution espouses. Man has a spiritual component in him.  He can ponder the things of God; he knows right and wrong; he can make choices.  However, man is fallen spiritually.  This is why man alone has the capacity for evil and is sinful and on a path to self-destruction.       


The existence of pain and suffering is evidence that something is wrong.  The thing that is wrong is that man, and through man – all creation, is now fallen in sin.  It is just like the human body.  How will I know something is wrong with me unless my body reacts to something bad and “tells” me something is wrong, and I may feel pain, swelling, dizziness, etc?  Without my body telling me something is wrong how can I go about and get healed? 


It is the same in the spiritual realm. The pain and suffering we see is telling us that something is not right.  It is telling us we are fallen in sin: we are spiritually weak and hurt, and are in harm’s way.  It is because we are fallen and sinful spiritually that we can now experience pain and sorrow and even death. 


Sin has corrupted the entire creation and now everything is fallen, weak and sick; but God has seen to it that mankind (and all creation through man) will once again be restored to health and be reconciled to Him:


Romans 8:

18      For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.

19      For the earnest expectation of the creation eagerly waits for the revealing of the sons of God.

20      For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it in hope;

21      because the creation itself also will be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.

22      For we know that the whole creation groans and labors with birth pangs together until now.

23      Not only that, but we also who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves,

        eagerly waiting for the adoption, the redemption of our body.   (NKJV)




Just like in our bodies, these symptoms of pain and suffering are telling us that something is wrong spiritually so that we can know about it and then go fix it, to be cured of it.  The bad things we see around us are symptoms of disease; of an ailment that is upon all of us.  They are symptoms of sin.  They are signs that we are fallen spiritually and we must get ourselves cured of this disease. We have a very large problem and desperately need to be healed; we need a great healer, a great physician.


The Bible tells us who it is that can heal us.  It tells us who can even overcome death and give us life – eternal life.  By His atonement for our sins and resurrection from the dead, we will break the chains that sin and death have upon us.  We can have our sins forgiven – erased from our account, and become children of God forever. The one that heals us is the prophesied Messiah (the anointed one; 'Messiah' comes from the Hebrew 'maschiach' and means the same as 'Christ', which comes from the Greek 'kristos') of the Tanakh/Old Testament.  He is the great physician.  The Messiah is the Word of God, the holy Son of God, Jesus (the real name of Jesus is Hebrew: Yahusha‘ or Yahushua‘/Yeshua‘; please see the article: ‘The Name of God and Messiah’)


Isaiah 53:

1    Who has believed our report? And to whom has the arm of the LORD been revealed?

2    For He shall grow up before Him as a tender plant, And as a root out of dry ground. He has no form or comeliness;

     And when we see Him, There is no beauty that we should desire Him.

3    He is despised and rejected by men, A Man of sorrows and acquainted with grief. And we hid, as it were,

    our faces from Him; He was despised, and we did not esteem Him.

4    Surely He has borne our griefs And carried our sorrows; Yet we esteemed Him stricken, Smitten by God, and afflicted.

5    But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities;

     The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed.

6    All we like sheep have gone astray; We have turned, every one, to his own way;

     And the LORD has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.

7    He was oppressed and He was afflicted, Yet He opened not His mouth; He was led as a lamb to the slaughter,

     And as a sheep before its shearers is silent, So He opened not His mouth.

8    Hewas taken from prison and from judgment, And who will declare His generation? For He was cut off from the land of the living;

     For the transgressions of My people He was stricken.

9    And they made His grave with the wicked --- But with the rich at His death, Because He had done no violence,

     Nor was any deceit in His mouth.

10  Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise Him; He has put Him to grief. When You make His soul an offering for sin,

     He shall see His seed, He shall prolong His days, And the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in His hand.

11  He shall see the labor of His soul, and be satisfied. By His knowledge My righteous Servant shall justify many,

     For He shall bear their iniquities.

12  Therefore I will divide Him a portion with the great, And He shall divide the spoil with the strong,

     Because He poured out His soul unto death, And He was numbered with the transgressors, And He bore the sin of many,

     And made intercession for the transgressors.   (NKJV)




We must not neglect or disregard the symptoms of what will kill us.  Who would, after seeing symptoms and knowing they are ill, ignore these signs and continue to go about their business as if nothing was wrong?  Who would do such a thing and let everything get worse and worse until they are so ill that they are completely helpless and just waiting to die?  No persons in their right mind would allow a disease or injury to attack, ravage and destroy them.  We would fight.  But first we must know we are ill and need to be healed, then we go to the one who can heal us.


Charles Darwin did not understand any of this and let his grief over his daughter’s death destroy him from inside, making a Bible-believing man blame God and rebel against God and in so doing, lead astray countless millions from God’s truth. Things did not take millions or billions of years to evolve. Millions of years of death did not exist before the first man and woman, but came after the fall in sin.  God created them just as they are.


Man and woman were created as they are and did not come from apes: 


Matthew 19:

4   And he answered and said to them, Have you not read,

     that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female,

5   And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall join to his wife:

     and they two shall be one flesh?   (AKJV)


We should not blame God for the suffering and death, and deny His existence, but we must realize that suffering and death is a result of sin which comes from the enemy Satan.  Sin and evil exists.  It cannot be explained away, but we must recognize and call it for what it is.  Only man has this capacity for evil.  We see sin and evil all around us, but God has established a set time to make everything right again through His son who will return to remake creation.  The sin and evil will get worse and worse until this time to restore His creation comes, and it will be very soon. 


God tells us we will be healed and suffering, sorrow and death will be removed forever:

Isaiah 25:

7  And he will destroy in this mountain the face of the covering cast over all people, and the veil that is spread over all nations.

8  He will swallow up death in victory; and the Lord GOD will wipe away tears from off all faces;

    and the rebuke of his people shall he take away from off all the earth: for the LORD has spoken it.

9  And it shall be said in that day, See, this is our God; we have waited for him, and he will save us: this is the LORD;

    we have waited for him, we will be glad and rejoice in his salvation.     (NASB)


Isaiah 11:

1  A shoot will come out of the stock of Jesse, and a branch out of his roots will bear fruit.

2  The Spirit of YAHWEH will rest on him: the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of YAHWEH.

3  His delight will be in the fear of YAHWEH. He will not judge by the sight of his eyes, neither decide by the hearing of his ears;

4  but with righteousness he will judge the poor, and decide with equity for the humble of the earth. He will strike the earth with the rod of his mouth; and with the breath of his lips he will kill the wicked.

5  Righteousness will be the belt of his waist, and faithfulness the belt of his waist.

6  The wolf will live with the lamb, and the leopard will lie down with the young goat; The calf, the young lion, and the fattened calf together; and a little child will lead them.

7  The cow and the bear will graze. Their young ones will lie down together. The lion will eat straw like the ox.

8  The nursing child will play near a cobra's hole, and the weaned child will put his hand on the viper's den.

9  They will not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain; for the earth will be full of the knowledge of YAHWEH, as the waters cover the sea.

10  It will happen in that day that the nations will seek the root of Jesse, who stands as a banner of the peoples; and his resting place will be glorious.    (WEB)



God tells us we must not succumb to our human weaknesses, but turn to the only one who can heal us and save us.  God tells us we must not be short-sighted, but must earnestly seek Him and know Him, to walk with Him in faith and be patient because our destinies are eternal though we may suffer a short time now.  God says the very same things to those who seek spiritual fulfillment in other ways such as the pagan religions of this world, but not in the one true God of the Bible.


This thinking of man that leans on our own understanding and not God and His holy word, the Bible is influenced by the enemy and its ways lead to death:


Proverbs 3:

5      Trust in the LORD with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding;

6      In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.

7      Do not be wise in your own eyes; Fear the LORD and depart from evil.

8      It will be health to your flesh, And strength to your bones.    (NKJV)


Proverbs 14:

12   There is a way that seems right to a man, But its end is the way of death.   (NKJV)



The enemy knows our weaknesses and has blinded and convinced many that the God of the Bible and His son do not exist or are not true.  The enemy has done this by deadly deception and taking advantage of our physical natures; he uses pleasure, indifference, hatred, etc.  He has made us believe and not realize that we are indeed gravely ill and in desperate need for healing.  But we must dispel the darkness that has hidden God's truth from us and not allow ourselves to be taken advantage of by the enemy.



We worry so much about our physical health and if we were in our right minds and are not lazy, we would do all we can to be physically healthy.  Keeping ourselves physically well and not delaying taking care of ourselves is very important.  But we must realize that as important as our physical well-being is, it is only temporary, because we all will die. 


What is most important is our spiritual health and what happens after we die which is eternal.  If we should not be crazy or lazy to ignore our physical health, than how much more should we not ignore our spiritual health and eternal destiny? 


We would truly be crazy to ignore that we are spiritually sick and need to be spiritually healthy.  We would truly be crazy to ignore the fact that we need the healing that gives us everlasting life, and can only be found in the great physician who overcomes sin and death.    


It is not just about what is physical.  It is most importantly about what is spiritual.  The Bible tells us that God’s only-begotten son Jesus Christ who is without sin, was crucified and paid the price for our sins that we may be reconciled to God and one day be with God and His son forever.  And just as He has been raised from the dead, so can eternal life be given to us.


 In God’s love, He provided for us and sent a healer, a savior – His son, to save us, whose perfection and righteousness covers over, washes away, our sins and unrighteousness:


John 3:

16   For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son,

     that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.

17   For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.    (NKJV)


Romans 5:

6     For while we were still helpless, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly.

7     For one will hardly die for a righteous man; though perhaps for the good man someone would dare even to die.

8     But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

9     Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from the wrath of God through Him.

10   For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more,

     having been reconciled, we shall be saved by His life.

11   And not only this, but we also exult in God through our Lord Jesus Christ,

     through whom we have now received the reconciliation.   (NASB)


2 Corinthians 5:

21     He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.   (NASB)




Jesus is the Lamb of God foreordained before the foundation of the world to free us from the bondage of sin and death.  Upon Him was laid the burden our sins: 


1 Peter 1:

17   And if you call on the Father, who without partiality judges according to each one's work,

     conduct yourselves throughout the time of your stay here in fear;

18   knowing that you were not redeemed with corruptible things, like silver or gold,

     from your aimless conduct received by tradition from your fathers,

19   but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot.

20   He indeed was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you

21   who through Him believe in God, who raised Him from the dead and gave Him glory, so that your faith and hope are in God.     





The Son of God came as a man, like a second Adam, but unlike Adam, He was perfectly without sin. In being resurrected from the grave, He conquered the enemy, sin and death, showing us the model for how one day we will also conquer sin and death; and be changed like Him to live forever:


Romans 5:

12   Therefore, just as through one man sin entered into the world, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men,

      because all sinned--

13   for until the Law sin was in the world, but sin is not imputed when there is no law.

14   Nevertheless death reigned from Adam until Moses, even over those who had not sinned in the

     likeness of the offense of Adam, who is a type of Him who was to come.

15   But the free gift is not like the transgression. For if by the transgression of the one the many died,

     much more did the grace of God and the gift by the grace of the one Man, Jesus Christ, abound to the many.

16   The gift is not like that which came through the one who sinned; for on the one hand the judgment arose from one

     transgression resulting in condemnation, but on the other hand the free gift arose from many transgressions

     resulting in justification.

17   For if by the transgression of the one, death reigned through the one, much more those who receive the abundance

     of grace and of the gift of righteousness will reign in life through the One, Jesus Christ.

18   So then as through one transgression there resulted condemnation to all men, even so through one act of righteousness

     there resulted justification of life to all men.

19   For as through the one man's disobedience the many were made sinners, even so through the obedience of the One

     the many will be made righteous.

20   The Law came in so that the transgression would increase; but where sin increased, grace abounded all the more,

21   so that, as sin reigned in death, even so grace would reign through righteousness to eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.  



Philippians 3:

18   For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ:

19   whose end is destruction, whose god is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame - who set their mind on earthly things.

20   For our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ,

21   who will transform our lowly body that it may be conformed to His glorious body,

      according to the working by which He is able even to subdue all things to Himself.   (NKJV)


1 Corinthians 15:

21   For since by a man came death, by a man also came the resurrection of the dead.

22   For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ all will be made alive.   (NASB)




The substitute atonement that is powerful enough to erase the work of the enemy, sin and death, and last forever must be perfect, sinless and without spot. 


Atonement is necessary as nothing happens in a vacuum and everything must be accounted for; the equation must be balanced. Only Jesus' perfection and sinlessness qualifies.


Only God has the power and authority to blot out our transgressions from our account – to resolve the problem of action, consequence and accountability; and He did so by the blood of His son Jesus the Messiah. If we have faith that God provided the atonement for our sins in His son, then we can share in the eternal inheritance of Jesus:


Ephesians 1:

3    Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,

     who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ,

4     just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love,

5    having predestined us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will,

6    to the praise of the glory of His grace, by which He made us accepted in the Beloved.

7     In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace

8     which He made to abound toward us in all wisdom and prudence,

9     having made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His good pleasure which He purposed in Himself,

10   that in the dispensation of the fullness of the times He might gather together in one all things in Christ,

     both which are in heaven and which are on earth --- in Him.

11   In Him also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestined according to the purpose of Him who works all

     things according to the counsel of His will,

12   that we who first trusted in Christ should be to the praise of His glory.   (NKJV)



Jesus is the prophesied Messiah of the Tanakh (Old Testament); please see article: ‘The Prophesied Messiah’:





All about Relationship


The second universal truth that the Bible is based on is relationship. God is not a mystery or a cold uncaring God who is far removed from us, but the God of the Bible is all about the first and most important thing we know of since birth: the intimate relationship bond of the one who has been given life with the one who gives us life.


The bond between parents and their children is only a small reminder of what the first and greatest love of all humanity was: a loving and intimate relationship with God, our Heavenly Father, who gave us all life. Like babes we were innocent and pure; we knew and loved the one who gave us life. All good things come from God, and the relationship in this world now of the one who gives life with the one who is given life is good, and is only a small reflection of God’s love for all mankind:


Psalm 139:

13   For You formed my inward parts; You wove me in my mother's womb.

14   I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Wonderful are Your works, And my soul knows it very well.     



James 1:

17   Every good thing given and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights,

     with whom there is no variation or shifting shadow.   (NASB)




The Bible boldly declares that God is all about a relationship with His creation and we know this to be true, because man enters the world into a relationship with others.  Our eternal destiny is not being absorbed into the cosmos and becoming nothing or living forever in our carnal desires with gods modeled after our own images, etc. 


The Bible tells us that God is love and He abides in those who know this true love:


1 John 4:

7     Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God.

8     He who does not love does not know God, for God is love.

9     In this the love of God was manifested toward us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world,

     that we might live through Him.

10   In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins.

11   Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.

12   No one has seen God at any time. If we love one another, God abides in us, and His love has been perfected in us.

13   By this we know that we abide in Him, and He in us, because He has given us of His Spirit.

14   And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent the Son as Savior of the world.

15   Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God.

16   And we have known and believed the love that God has for us. God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God,

     and God in him.   (NKJV)




And because He is love, God created man to have a special relationship with Him.  God gave man free will to choose a loving relationship with Him or to choose otherwise.  True love must not be forced upon someone, but instead must be freely given and accepted.  God does not want a relationship with robots that are pre-programmed to love Him.  Men and women once walked with God in this loving relationship of a father to his children, but now in his fallen state of sin, mankind can no longer stand before a holy God:


Genesis 3:

7     The eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew that they were naked.

     They sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons.

8     They heard the voice of YAHWEH God walking in the garden in the cool of the day,

     and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of YAHWEH God among the trees of the garden.

9     YAHWEH God called to the man, and said to him, "Where are you?"

10   The man said, "I heard your voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself."

11   God said, "Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree that I commanded you not to eat from?"   (WEB)




Ever since sin has entered the creation, this once pure relationship has now become for mankind a reflexive turning away from God who gave us life. Now, our hearts are no longer pure, but filled with sin:


Jeremiah 17:

9     The heart is deceitful above all things,

     And desperately wicked:

     Who can know it?   (NKJV)



Where we once only knew love for God and our fellow man, now we are enveloped in fear, hate and anger:


1 John 4:

20    If someone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar;

       for the one who does not love his brother whom he has seen, cannot love God whom he has not seen.

21    And this commandment we have from Him, that the one who loves God should love his brother also.   (NASB)




What God has put together should not be torn apart.  We know the devastation that arises when the bonds God have united are broken asunder.  Undoing the bonds God have formed for His creation will inevitably lead to the breakdown of society and the extinction of mankind.


The separation of atoms unleashes vast potentially destructive energy.  Studies show that families which do not have a sound nucleus with a loving father in the household (either physically or emotionally absent) are usually highly dysfunctional and produce troubled children, but yet people seemingly ignore this information.  Even father figures in television are portrayed as bumbling idiots, blinding people to the fact that a wise and loving father is the core and strength every family needs. 


The sin that has separated man from his creator has corrupted mankind and the entire creation. The enemy has caused man to break his relation with God, the father of us all, but God is faithful and patient to reconcile all mankind to him. A right relationship with our Heavenly Father is what lies at the center of the needs of all mankind.


Many people say they feel “there is something missing” or “there is something more” to their lives, but they do not know what it is. Though only some feel or confess to it, it is actually true for everyone whether they know it or not. 


Everyone has in the very center and essence of their being, an emptiness and yearning for love and purpose that is overwhelmingly strong.  We can even say that this yearning is supernaturally strong. 


Ecclesiastes 3:

11     He has made everything appropriate in its time. He has also set eternity in their heart,

       yet so that man will not find out the work which God has done from the beginning even to the end.    (NASB)




Unfortunately, we are deceived in how we can be fulfilled and are put on a road that leads to death and not life.  We have been led astray from God and therefore have tried to fill this void with things like the pursuit of pleasure, money, power, or knowledge.  We give ourselves over to idols, ideas and religions that take advantage of our earthly desires and therefore only promise more emptiness and do not have the answers, but instead give us dead-ends or an endless loop.  These things lead us away and hide the truth of the Bible. We even make ourselves our own god and are filled with self-pride.


This emptiness we have can only be filled by the God that gives us life and it is by His son Jesus that we are healed, know true joy and overcome all things – the disease of sin and death, forever.  The reason this is so is we are made in the image of God and therefore only God can make us complete.


There is a reason for our existence and purpose to our lives.  This purpose has never changed since God created mankind. The purpose of our lives is to live and walk together, in complete unsurpassable peace, joy and love, with our heavenly father forever and ever.  Unfortunately, mankind and all creation have taken a detour from the path in our walk with God and have instead chosen the path of sin and death.



And again, as in the resolution of the problems raised by cause and effect – the problems which arose from our actions, consequences and accountability, it is only God who can set things right. Things will be restored – remade, back to the pristine condition and relationship we once had with God:


  2 Peter 3: 

   8     But don't forget this one thing, beloved, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.

9     The Lord is not slow concerning his promise, as some count slowness; but is patient with us,

     not wishing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.

10   But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in which the heavens will pass away with a great noise,

     and the elements will be dissolved with fervent heat, and the earth and the works that are in it will be burned up.

11   Therefore since all these things will be destroyed like this, what kind of people ought you to be in holy living and godliness,

12   looking for and earnestly desiring the coming of the day of God, which will cause the burning heavens to be dissolved,

     and the elements will melt with fervent heat?

13   But, according to his promise, we look for new heavens and a new earth, in which righteousness dwells.   (WEB)


Revelation 21:

1     I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth have passed away, and the sea is no more.

2     I saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, made ready like a bride adorned for her husband.

3     I heard a loud voice out of heaven saying, "Behold, God's dwelling is with people, and he will dwell with them,

     and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them as their God.

4     He will wipe away from them every tear from their eyes. Death will be no more; neither will there be mourning, nor crying,

     nor pain, any more. The first things have passed away."

5     He who sits on the throne said, "Behold, I am making all things new." He said,

     "Write, for these words of God are faithful and true."

6     He said to me, "It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End.

     I will give freely to him who is thirsty from the spring of the water of life.

7     He who overcomes, I will give him these things. I will be his God, and he will be my son.   (WEB)



Men and women everywhere cannot know who we really are unless we know and have a relationship with the Heavenly Father who gives us life.


We must not work for the things which are temporary; things we make idols of; things that are not true and lead to death.  We must set these things aside.  The times are dark and getting darker by the day.  Instead, we must work for that which is true and of love; that which is eternal and gives us life – eternal life, with the God who loves us so much:


John 6:

27  "Do not work for the food which perishes, but for the food which endures to eternal life,

     which the Son of Man will give to you, for on Him the Father, God, has set His seal."

28  Therefore they said to Him, "What shall we do, so that we may work the works of God?"

29  Jesus answered and said to them, "This is the work of God, that you believe in Him whom He has sent."

30  So they said to Him, "What then do You do for a sign, so that we may see, and believe You? What work do You perform?

31  "Our fathers ate the manna in the wilderness; as it is written, 'He gave them bread out of heaven to eat.'"

32  Jesus then said to them, "Truly, truly, I say to you, it is not Moses who has given you the bread out of heaven,

     but it is My Father who gives you the true bread out of heaven.

33  "For the bread of God is that which comes down out of heaven, and gives life to the world."

34  Then they said to Him, "Lord, always give us this bread."

35  Jesus said to them, "I am the bread of life; he who comes to Me will not hunger, and he who believes in Me will never thirst.

36  "But I said to you that you have seen Me, and yet do not believe.

37  "All that the Father gives Me will come to Me, and the one who comes to Me I will certainly not cast out.

38  "For I have come down from heaven, not to do My own will, but the will of Him who sent Me.

39  "This is the will of Him who sent Me, that of all that He has given Me I lose nothing, but raise it up on the last day.

40  "For this is the will of My Father, that everyone who beholds the Son and believes in Him will have eternal life,

      and I Myself will raise him up on the last day."



We must acknowledge that we are sinful and come with an open and contrite heart, and we will be forgiven. The righteousness of Jesus, who is without sin, will be applied to us:


1 John 1:

8    If we say that we have no sin, we are deceiving ourselves and the truth is not in us.

9    If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.   (NASB)


1 Corinthians 1:

30   But by His doing you are in Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God, and righteousness and sanctification, and redemption,    (NASB)



Even now though we may have broken away from Him, we can still make the choice to come back to Him and re-establish the relationship.  He will not force you.  He loves you.  The path to Him is through His only-begotten son Jesus.


He reaches out to us to reconcile us to Him so that one day soon we will come back to Him and once again walk together with Him in the garden. 


It is all about relationship --- relationship with our Heavenly Father, and relationship with His son Jesus, who saves us from sin and death.


This relationship is so awesome, so pure, so precious.  It surpasses our physical and mental limitations to even imagine.  It is spiritual and eternal.  It is transcendent and beyond anything man we ever conceive of – and this free gift is there for us to take:


1 Corinthians 2:

9    But as it is written: " Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, Nor have entered into the heart of man The things which God has prepared for those who love Him."    (quoted from Isaiah 64:4, NKJV)


Please continue this article in the next part:  'The Bible Message to All: Part 2 - the Solution'.