“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.”
This is the entire theme of the Bible wrapped up in one verse. From before time this was the plan for us, that God would send The Word, Jesus to pay the price for our sin. John 1:1-18
The understanding of SIN is something that the world has totally lost today. We have made everything acceptable, accept saying that it’s not acceptable. We have forgotten that our sin is not against other people, it is against God. If we are sinning against our brothers and sisters, our neighbors, etc, then we are breaking God’s laws and so our sin is against God. But it’s deeper than that, according to the Apostle Paul we sin because of Adam’s sin in the Garden of Eden. Adam KNEW what God expected of him and yet he made the CHOICE to disobey God and eat the fruit from the ONE TREE he was told not to. Think about it this way, I drop you at the Mall of America and tell you there is only one restaurant you can’t eat at but all the others are fair game. And what do you choose to do but go with your wife to the ONLY restaurant you were told not to eat at. REALLY, REALLY!!! Because of that one action SIN, rejection of God and God’s ways entered the World. It became a part of our genetic makeup. See we aren’t sinners because we sin, we sin because we are sinners and that sin has put us at war against God and God’s ways since that fateful day when Adam said “Sure honey I’d love a bite”.
The only remedy for that genetic/spiritual defect is to become a new creature, born not of flesh and blood, we already did that, but born of the Spirit. The only way that we can be born of the Spirit is by accepting Jesus as Lord and Savior. John 3:5-6 By accepting the fact that we are at war with God, we are God’s enemy and YET God loved us so much that before time began He had already prepared a way to wash us clean from the filth that our First Father Adam covered us in. Romans 5:9-14
Let me say this clearly, If you haven’t accepted Jesus as your Lord and Savior then no matter what you may think you will never be good enough, rich enough, pretty enough, smart enough, or wise enough to stand before God and claim that you deserve to enter Heaven. You are the enemy of God. God made one path back to Him and that path is accepting Jesus as your Lord and Savior. John 3:16
I’m sorry, was that not PC? Bummer.