The Bible teaches that God loves all men
and wants them to know Him.

But man is separated from God and His love.

Why is man separated from God and His love?

Because he has sinned against God.

"Your iniquities have separated you from your God." (Isaiah 59:2)

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

Where does this separation lead?

This separation leads only to death and certain judgment.

"It is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment." (Hebrews 9:27)

"Those who do not know God ... shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of His power." (2 Thessalonians 1:8-9)

But, there is a solution.

Jesus Christ, who died on the cross for our sins,
is the way to God.

"For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus, who gave Himself a ransom for all." (1 Timothy 2:5-6)

"For Christ also suffered once for sins, the just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God."
(1 Peter 3:18)

Does this include everyone?

Yes. But only those who personally receive Jesus Christ into their lives, trusting Him to forgive their sins, can cross this bridge.

"But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name."
(John 1:12)

How does a person receive Jesus Christ?

The Philippian jailer asked Paul and Silas,

"What must I do to be saved?"
(Acts 16:30)

They replied,

"Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved." (Acts 16:31)

Simply believing in Jesus Christ is the ONLY requirement for salvation. Everyone must decide individually whether or not to believe or trust in Christ to be saved.

Jesus promised,

"He who hears My word and believes in Him who sent Me has everlasting life, and shall not come into judgment, but has passed from death into life." (John 5:24)

"He who believes in Me has everlasting life."
(John 6:47)

If you have trusted
Jesus Christ to be your Savior, the Bible says you now have eternal life.

"And this is the testimony: that God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son. He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life. These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life." (1 John 5:11-13)