What the Bible
Says
 
 
MESSAGE
 
"For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God"

The Bible is God's Special Revelation to mankind. It is by nature a spiritual Book that is revelation —only when assisted by God's Spirit. Its divine truths cannot be grasped by reasoning alone. Understanding the Bible requires God's personal act of Self-Revelation.
 

Good Heart - Prerequisite to Divine Understanding
"A new heart also will I give you and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh and I will give you an heart of flesh." Ezek. 36:26

In one parable in the Bible, Jesus describes His message as a divine seed intended for planting deep within the fertile soil of the heart. Its success in developing deep roots and eventually producing fruit is based solely upon the soil condition of the hearer's heart.

To receive God's Self-Revelation, the Bible instructs the seeker to be humble and willing to believe.

Please Note: If you are in doubt as to the condition of your heart, ask God to give you such a heart.

 
The Bible states, "The LORD is nigh (near) unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit" (Ps. 34:18). 
 

The reader must additionally recognize that God's Omnipotence —the Laws of Nature serve. The Creator acts by His own volition and is capable of supernatural feats beyond any scale imaginable by mortal beings. 

What the Bible Says
God is the Creator

"By the word of the LORD were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth." Psalms 33:6
In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. Genesis 1:1 
God created the Universe and the physical laws of nature that govern it. He created numerous spirit beings such as angels, to populate the spirit realm.
 
God Made Man
"And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul." Gen. 2:7
 
God equipped the parents of our Race with a body, a soul and a spirit. The body, through its five senses, provided sense consciousness. The soul, through the intellect, will and emotions provided self-consciousness.
 
Through the spirit, their noblest part —which came directly from God, they were able to apprehend and worship Him.
 
God Gave Man Dominion Over the Earth
As Sovereign Moral Governor over creation, God gave the parents of our Race dominion over the whole Earth. He issued specific commands and warned them of the grave consequences for violating them, which was death..
 
Not mere physical death, which is the separation of the soul and spirit from the body, but the Second Death...to be cast into the Lake of Fire to burn FOREVER.
 
Mankind Becomes a Fallen Race
"Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:" Romans 5:12
 
Shortly after their creation, Satan (a fallen archangel), visited the new lords of the Earth and tempted them into defying God's Law. Satan used three temptations to seduce the couple: lust, greed and pride.
 
By indulging in Satan's deceit, the new couple abdicated their dominion and through sin became enslaved to their new master.
 
Mankind Doomed
In response, God cursed the Earth. He cursed the animal kingdom with a system of violent predation. [Note: All animals were originally herbivores.] God cursed the vegetation, making it laborious for mankind to grow crops.
 
But the severest penalty he passed upon the couple. God condemned them —and their subsequent offspring to the Second Death - a destiny of eternal damnation in the Lake of Fire.
 
The Creator's Promise
But in His great love for His fallen creatures, God provided a great hope. God promised to send a Savior who would pay mankind's debt to His Righteous Law - with His own Divine life (the only payment the Law would accept).
 
There are over 330 specific prophecies in the Bible pertaining to the promised Savior. Each one of them has been fulfilled.
 
Congenital Sin - Adam Ruins the Race
"Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:" Rom. 5:12
 
In defying God, Adam not only corrupted himself —but also his future offspring. The entire human race is infected with Adam's inbred sin principle. This condemns us all as God's enemies to face God's righteous wrath.
 
We Are All Sinners
For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God; Rom. 3:23
We are all sinners by inheritance -and by the sins we commit ourselves.

 
What Are the Effects of Man's Fall?
 
...How Does Sin Affect Us?
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About God

God is Love
He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love. 1John 4:8

God is Righteous
The LORD is righteous in all his ways and holy in all his works. Ps. 145:17

God is Holy
For I am the LORD your God: ye shall therefore sanctify yourselves and ye shall be holy; for I am holy: Lev. 11:44

God is Sovereign
Behold, the heaven and the heaven of heavens is the LORD'S thy God, the earth also, with all that therein is. Deut. 10:14

Only One God
Know therefore this day and consider it in thine heart, that the LORD he is God in heaven above and upon the earth beneath: there is none else. Deuteronomy. 4:39

God is Eternal
I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is and which was and which is to come, the Almighty. Revelation 1:8

God is Plural
For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one. 1John 5:7

The Bible teaches that the Godhead is plural, consisting of three separate and distinct persons:

  • God the Father
  • God the Son
  • God the Holy Spirit (or Holy Ghost)

Each is called God, in the unity of God. The Father is called "God"; the Son is called "God"; and the Holy Spirit is called "God". So all three persons of the Godhead are divine and can be spoken of individually as "God" and collectively as "one God", in the sense of unity.

Each one is called "Lord," and collectively all three can be called "one Lord" in the sense of unity. This unity is in the same sense that any three persons could be in total unity with one another


 

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