In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth, the earth was void and without form and darkness was on the face of he deep. 1:3 “Then God Said.” When God said, he began to speak everything into being, then God said it is good! And it was good all good.
So God created man, he created them male and female and sent them to tend the garden which God had made in Eden. In the beginning God made man in His ‘Gods’ image and likeness. Man was created just one step lower than the angels. Man was created out of dust, but man would live forever in that he was created perfect. At the point of creation man was a three part being as God is. Man was a living soul in an earthly body and had an eternal living spirit. “In the image and likeness of God he made him.”
When things went wrong Eve was tempted by the Serpent and sinned, she and Adam fell from the eternal everlasting to the carnal and transient. That meant they lost something, something of God. They ‘died’ they were no longer connected to God in the spirit, but were now alone and on their own not only that, but now the knew that they would one day die.
As time passed many millions of people have come and gone from the earth, all since Adam and Eve were different than they, because Adam and Eve were created, not born, all those born of them inherited their death. That is we all have been born without the connection to God in the Spirit, we were born dead in a very real scene. Adams sin dismembered mankind from eternity and the presence of God indwelling.
Lets move ahead now to when Jesus was on the earth, why did he come and what was his purpose? Jesus came to give life to those who would believe his gospel message. He came to seek that which was lost. Those who knew that there was something missing, something so wrong with their lives. They knew but they didn’t know that their was a part of them missing inside.
Jesus came for us too.
What happened, Jesus met Nicodemus that night and explained to him that we must be born again____you see we were born with a missing component and as Nicodemus knew something was wrong so do we. When someone is truly born again, God brings that person into everlasting life. They are restored to the position that Adam and Eve had at first in Eden, they suddenly have eternal life, and are part of Gods Kingdom.
That is the entire purpose of Christ, that is the beginning and the beginning again. That is what no man can ever give you, no church, no religion, only Christ Can bring you this missing component to your very life. That is Christ in you the hope of Glory.
The Bible says in one place; If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord, and believe in your heart that God has raised him from the dead you shall be saved, for with the heart one believes unto righteousness and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.