Jesus is God's Son who died for sin, became alive again, and is the only way to heaven.
Jesus is God the Son. Like God the Father, Jesus has always existed. About 2,000 years ago, God sent His Son from heaven to earth as a man. Jesus was born in Bethlehem. Like other children, Jesus learned to talk and read and help His parents. Unlike anyone else, Jesus never did anything wrong. He never had bad thoughts or bad attitudes or bad actions. He was not only man but also perfect, holy God.
Jesus proved He was God by the miracles He did. He made blind people see, lame people walk, and sick people better. He calmed a storm. Once, Jesus gave food to thousands of people with just two fish and five loaves of bread. Jesus loved people. He taught people about God and blessed children. Some people became Jesus' followers, called disciples.
But other people hated Jesus because they loved sin. They didn't believe that Jesus was God's Son and that He was the only way to God the Father. They nailed Jesus to a cross to kill Him. Why did God let Jesus be hurt and killed? Jesus' death was God's plan. You see, the punishment for our sin (bad things we do) is death. Since Jesus was perfect, only He could die to take the punishment for the sins of those who trust Him.
God showed that Jesus' death paid for sin by raising Jesus from the dead. After appearing to many people, Jesus ascended (went up) to heaven. He still sits in heaven at the right hand side of God the Father. One day He is coming back to earth to make all things right. Those who reject Jesus must be separated from Him in a terrible place. But those who trust Jesus will live with Him forever. Find out how to turn from sin and trust Jesus - click here
Go back to:
- "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life" (John 3:16).
- "Christ himself suffered for sins once. He was not guilty, but he suffered for those who are guilty to bring you to God" (1 Peter 3:18, NCV).
- "He [Jesus] is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For by him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him. He is before all things, and in him all things hold together" (Colossians 1:15-17).