We’re free to choose to live outside the realm of the life God has for us as it’s explained in the Bible. Put another way, many choices we make either move us closer to God or further away from him. Making even seemingly small decisions that separate us from God is called sin. We all do it, and we’ll continue to do so. And, even then, God will love us and passionately pursue us.
God loves us so much, in fact, that He sent his only son, Jesus, to die so the rest of us could live. He also sent Jesus to show all of humanity a perfect picture of who and how God really is. The cost of sin was separation from God—spiritual death—until Jesus came to display God’s ultimate heart of forgiveness once and for all. That’s serious love. Because of that serious, perfect love, this gift from God is waiting for anyone who wants to receive it. This is called Grace. God gives grace freely and abundantly.
We believe that once someone catches a glimpse of God’s perfect love for them, that their natural response is a changed life. We believe that that transformation then spills over into their passions, home life, family, place of employment, and their community. We believe that God’s love changes things! (Romans 2:4)
As for us, we need only to decide whether or not to believe and receive this stuff. If we decide to believe it, we have available to us a new, full life that can start now and never stop. And it’s OK to have a lot of questions along the way. Although God reveals things to us, including what he’s revealed about himself in the Bible, he remains mysterious and wonderful.