God loves you so much that he sent his son into the world to suffer so that you can overcome your suffering and live forever.
-John 3:16 (paraphrased)
John 3:16 is one of the most quoted scriptures of the Bible. It was a phrase that Jesus said. It is important because it is expresses many things about God and his ultimate plan for the earth and humans. To understand this we have to explain who is God and what is there a need for a plan.
There is only one God. This one God created all of the laws and principles that govern our universe. As a result, we consider him to be creator of everything. Technically speaking, he didn't create everything. He created the principles that determine how the first created being can produce more of themselves. So he didn't create the trees that are in the Amazon rain forest. Many years ago he created trees that are the ancestors of the trees in the Amazon rain forest. He didn't create you and me out of the dirt.
God created Adam and Eve, the first humans, and from them all humans were created. This may be scientifically impossible, but we know the early humans did not have the bodies we have today. They lived for hundreds of years. Therefore, we cannot apply our understanding of humans now to the first humans and their close descendants. However, there are two things about them that is exactly the same, we have a soul and we know good and evil.
Each of us has a soul that lives in our body. This soul does not die or stop existing when our body stops functioning. God has a plan to allow our soul to live in immortal bodies on Earth. During this time, everything on Earth will operate according to God's kingdom. In God's kingdom, there is no sickness, sorrow, pain, or death. Therefore, no one who does evil can exist in God's kingdom because evil involves one of these four things. Evil Although our bodies will eventual perish our souls will not. If we surrender to God, he will allow our souls to live in the immortal bodies and experience the joys of being on an Earth with no evil. However, our souls know good and evil. This is the second thing we inherited from the first humans, Adam and Eve.
All human-beings know how to do good and evil. We inherited this from the first humans, Adam and Eve, because they made a choice to stop only knowing good, but to also to know good and evil. However, when they obtained this ability, they lost the ability to only do good. We are like them. We do the evil we know about. Everyone may not do all the evil they know of. They may only do a little, such a tell a lie or say harsh words to a loved one. Regardless, God considers this little evil as the evil that will not exist when his kingdom rules Earth. However, there is good news.
God provided a means for our souls to be remade so that any evil we have done or will do will not be accounted toward us. God will always see our souls as good and capable of living in bodies in his kingdom when it takes over Earth. God did this by taking an aspect of himself and making it a human being. This human being is the man Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ is considered the son of God because his soul is essentially God that lived in a normal human body. This mean his soul was similar to other human souls in that it was subject to the weaknesses and impulses of the human body. For example, the body of men have a strong desire to have sex. This desire is so strong it causes them to do evil things to have sex. The body of Jesus also had this strong desire. However, unlike many men, Jesus did not succumb to the temptations to do evil to fulfill his sexual desires. Jesus did not succumb to temptation to do evil to fulfill any desire or need of his body. When Jesus lived on Earth he did three important things.
Since God is all-power couldn't he just made the souls of all humans good? He could have, but that is not how God operates. Recall, God technically did not create all humans. He created two humans and give them the power to create the human race. God puts principles in place by which he governs the universe. Part of this governance is providing places for humans and other beings, such as angels, to live and exist. As a result, God has to provide a place for people who do evil to live outside of the kingdom when it rules on the Earth. However, the only place anything good, enjoyable or peaceable will be is inside of God's kingdom. Outside of the kingdom will be a place evil can exist. Therefore, this place has to be full of misery, pain, and suffering. God decided that he would use the bloodshed and suffering Jesus underwent at his execution, in place of the suffering and misery that evil people will endure outside of God's kingdom. However, this requires that we acknowledge that God's kingdom will rule Earth and we will live outside the kingdom of God because we are evil. We also have to believe that Jesus was executed so that we can live in God's kingdom.
In addition, we have to stop giving in to our impulses and desires that cause us to do evil. God knows that on our own this is impossible. That is why after you decide to make the decision to be part of God's kingdom and believe in Jesus, God will remake your soul. Another term for this is born again. With your new soul, your desire to do good will become stronger than your desire to do evil. However, there is more. When Jesus was on Earth, he showed the power of the kingdom of God to overcome evil and do good. In addition, the early followers of Jesus also demonstrated this power. This power is available to anyone who has been born again. If you have been born again, it is available to you as well. This power comes from an aspect of God called the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is like a communication link between your heart and mind and God's heart and mind. The Holy Spirit provides a means for God to speak to you directly. You don't need a pastor, priest, prophet or teacher to tell you what God is saying. By the Holy Spirit, God will speak to you directly. It is from this direct connection with God, you will be able to manifest the power of the kingdom of God.
Because God loves you, he wants you to be part of his kingdom that will rule Earth. He wants you to experience that kingdom now. By the power of his kingdom, you will experience good although evil exists on Earth. In addition, you will be able to help others experience good and overcome evil in their lives. Therefore, make the choice and receive God's love and become born-again. Just go here "I want to be part of the kingdom" and we tell you how to become born-again right now. It does not matter what your religion is or if you do not have a religion. Anyone can become born-again.