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the problem: our separation

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God created us in His own image to have an abundant life.

 

God did not make us as robots to automatically love and obey Him. God gave us a will and a freedom to choose whether we will love and follow Him. Whether knowingly or not, at some point in our lives we've all chosen to disregard God and go our own willful way. The Bible calls our futile attempts to live our lives apart from God and His instruction, "sin". This results in separation from God.

 

The Bible says ...

"All of us, like sheep, have strayed away. We have left God’s paths to follow our own.Yet the Lord laid on him the sins of us all." —Isaiah 53:6 (NLT)

"For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God." —Romans 3:23 (NIV) 

"For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord." —Romans 6:23 (NIV)

 

Our Attempts to Reach God

People have tried in many ways to bridge this gap between themselves and God, but...

 

 

The Bible says ...

"There is a way that seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to death."—Proverbs 14:12 (NIV)

 

"But your iniquities have separated you from your God; your sins have hidden his face from you, so that he will not hear." —Isaiah 59:2 (NIV)

No bridge reaches God ... except one.