The only means of salvation is Jesus Christ (Acts 4:12 & John 14:6). Hedied on the cross to pay the penalty of our sins (I Peter 2:24). He offers each of us a pardon for our sins (Hebrews 9:26), offer us new life through the power of His resurrection (Romans 8:11) and wants us to become children of God (John 1:12). When we put our faith in Christ for the forgiveness of our sins and begin a relationship with God, we begin a transformative journey towards the realization and fulfillment of the purpose we were created for (Jer.29:11).
Jesus Christ is the second person of the Trinity, the eternal Son of God. The Scripture declares His virgin birth (Matthew 1:18-23); His sinless life (Hebrews 7:26 & I Peter 2:22& I John 3:4,5); His miracles (Acts 2:22 & 10:37-38); His substitutionary death on the cross (II Corinthians 5:21 & I Peter 2:24 & I Corinthians 15:4); His bodily resurrection from the dead (Matthew 28:1-6 & I Corinthians 15:4); and His exaltation to the right hand of God (Acts 1:9,11 & Philippians 2:9-11).
The Fall of Man
Man was created in the image of God (Genesis 2:26). However, by voluntary act of the will, Adam and Eve disobeyed God (Genesis 3:6). That first sin had several repercussions: Humanity was distanced from God and banished from God’s presence within the bliss of the Garden of Eden (Genesis 3:23, Rom 5:12-19), a curse was pronounced that made our human condition more laborious and toilsome (Genesis 3:14-19), the process of physical death began (Genesis 2:17) and as a result left humanity in a fallen or sinful condition (Romans 3:23).