John 3:16 "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life."
Jesus Christ is the lamb of God, his bloodshed on the cross was for the sins of the world. All it takes to have eternal life and friendship with Jesus is to repent your sins, accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior and invite him into your HEART and MIND. When you do this you are born again in the heart and mind, knowing (conscious) of good and evil.
Through the Holy Spirit you will DEVELOP and MAINTAIN your relationship with Jesus.
Dr. Kent Hovind explains the need for Jesus' sacrifice in his new book WOE:
"It appears from the description of Satan’s fall that he was overcome with pride in his power, riches, beauty and wisdom. He decided to exalt himself above God and take over God’s creation.
Isaiah 14:12-20 "How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High. Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit. They that see thee shall narrowly look upon thee, and consider thee, saying, Is this the man that made the earth to tremble, that did shake kingdoms; That made the world as a wilderness, and destroyed the cities thereof; that opened not the house of his prisoners? All the kings of the nations, even all of them, lie in glory, every one in his own house. But thou art cast out of thy grave like an abominable branch, and as the raiment of those that are slain, thrust through with a sword, that go down to the stones of the pit; as a carcase trodden under feet. Thou shalt not be joined with them in burial, because thou hast destroyed thy land, and slain thy people: the seed of evildoers shall never be renowned."
Lucifer apparently figured that if he corrupted Adam and Eve, then God would be obligated to destroy them with the rest of His creation. Instead, God made a plan to redeem them!
Once Adam and Eve sinned, the sin had to be paid for with death. Romans 3:23 "The wages of sin is death."
They tried to make an apron of fig leaves; but God rejected their works and killed an animal, probably a lamb, and made coats for each of them. God understood the importance of modesty. It is logical to assume that God explained why He had to kill a lamb and instructed them on bringing a suitable sacrifice to God for future sins."
Jesus Christ is the Lamb of God. His blood was shed for your sins and the sins of the world. Whoever believes this, repents and asks Jesus to come into their HEART and MIND will be saved!
God knows you can not live without sinning in this world and he wants to forgive you and he wants you to fulfill his perfect and pleasing will. If you truly make this decision you will feel the Holy Spirit in you. You will look at the world differently.
Our God is eternal and his love and mercy endless. However, our God expects us to follow his commandments (written on our hearts). IT IS A RELATIONSHIP, and a free gift of salvation and eternal life by grace and through faith.
It is the true reality, it is more than you can ever imagine (this is your soul we are talking about), but if your not there yet, DO NOT give in to how the world defines Christianity and how 'mainstream Christians' represent it. Test the Bible for the ULTIMATE TRUTH.
DO NOT let someone else make up your mind for you...TEST the Bible!
Do some research (invest in your soul), see what the Bible has to say, question it, but whatever you do, come to your own conclusions!
I have a feeling you are going to be very interested in all the details they skipped over and decided not to focus on in Church.
I invite you to browse the Must Watch Films tab and to watch all of the videos as they are more in tune with true Biblical Christianity then what you have been hearing from the 'mainstream' churches and societal interpretations.
I hope the Holy Spirit takes you on an exciting path of salvation through a relationship with the most high God, Jesus Christ!