Where did we come from? Where are we going?
1 The human race did not come from a evolutionary process as most of the world believes, but we were designed and created by God. Our first parent Adam was made out of clay, and God then breathed the breath of life into him, and he became a living being. Later God put Adam to sleep, took a rib out of his side, and formed Eve, who became Adam’s wife.
Genesis 1 26 Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over [g]all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” 27 So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.
Genesis 2 7 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 being.
21 And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall on Adam, and he slept; and He took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh in its place. 22 Then the rib which the Lord God had taken from man He [h]made into a woman, and He brought her to the man.
2 We were put on earth as an extension of heaven, a part of God’s family. Adam was called the son of God. But the devil, Satan in the disguise of a serpent, deceived Adam and Eve and they went against God’s commands, and let sin into the world. Now we live in a sinful world, and if we accept God’s free gift of salvation, which Jesus won for us on the cross, we are preparing to one day live as God intended, with Him.
Luke 3:38 … the son of Enosh, the son of Seth, the son of Adam, the son of God.
1 John 3:1 Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God! Therefore the world does not know us, because it did not know Him.
Genesis 3 13 And the Lord God said to the woman, “What is this you have done?”
The woman said, “The serpent deceived me, and I ate.”
23 therefore the Lord God sent him out of the garden of Eden to till the ground from which he was taken. 24 So He drove out the man; and He placed cherubim at the east of the garden of Eden, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to guard the way to the tree of life.
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.
Isaiah 53:6 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 (sin) of us all.
2 Corinthians 5:21 For He (God the Father) made Him who knew no sin (Jesus) to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.
Ephesians 2 8 For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, 9 not of works, lest anyone should boast.
3 The Bible says that when we die we do not go to heaven or hell as most denominations preach, but we are asleep in the grave, awaiting the trumpet call that signals Jesus’ return to earth to come and get His children. We know nothing in the grave, but lie in a dreamless unconscious sleep until God wakes us.
Job 14 10 But man dies and is laid away; indeed he breathes his last and where is he?
11 As water disappears from the sea, and a river becomes parched and dries up, 12 so man lies down and does not rise. Till the heavens are no more, they will not awake nor be roused from their sleep.
21 His sons come to honor, and he does not know it; they are brought low, and he does not perceive it.
Psalm 115: 17 The dead do not praise the Lord, nor any who go down into silence.
Ecclesiastes 9 5 For the living know that they will die; but the dead know nothing, and they have no more reward, for the memory of them is forgotten.
6 Also their love, their hatred, and their envy have now perished; nevermore will they have a share in anything done under the sun.
10 Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might; for there is no work or device or knowledge or wisdom in the grave where you are going.
John 6:40 “And this is the will of Him who sent Me, that everyone who sees the Son and believes in Him may have everlasting life; and I will raise him up at the last day.”
4 Jesus said that when He returns to heaven, He is going to prepare a place there for us. When the place is ready, and His people on earth are ready to meet Him, He will return and take us back to heaven, to live with Him.
John 14 “Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. 2 In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also.”
5 There is one Word of God, the Bible, but human beings have interpreted it in many different ways, to suit their own agendas. This is not God or the Bible’s fault, because the Bible says that God the Holy Spirit will lead us into all truth if we ask Him to. There does not need to be thousands of different denominations, if we would humble ourselves, pray to God to show us the way, and then follow His instructions. There would then be one church, as it was when Jesus started it, and as He would like it still to be.
2 Timothy 3:16 All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness …
1 Peter 1:25 the word of the Lord endures forever.
2 Peter 1 20 … no prophecy of Scripture is of any private interpretation, 21 for prophecy never came by the will of man, but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit.
2 Timothy 4 3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers; 4 and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables.
Matthew 7:15 “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves.”
Acts 20 29 For I know this, that after my departure savage wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock. 30 Also from among yourselves men will rise up, speaking perverse things, to draw away the disciples after themselves.
Matthew 24 23 “Then if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Christ!’ or ‘There!’ do not believe it. 24 For false christs and false prophets will rise and show great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect.”
John 14:6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.”
I hope that you have received the answers you wanted. This is just the bare bones of the gospel story of Jesus and how He came from heaven to die for our sins, and give us eternal life for the taking. Salvation is free for us, but it cost Him an enormous price. Such is His love for you and I.
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