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You can know God is with us now and forever
Minister Riley Nelson, Richmond Hill Church of Christ

There is a being who exists watches all mankind does and has unlimited power — power far beyond that of nuclear bombs and other such weapons.

That being is God.

Those who do not know about God need to take the time to study his word and find out about his greatness and love.

God created all that is. He created a place for man to exist (Genesis 1:1-24) and then said, “Let us make man …” (Genesis 1:26). God made sure man had air to breathe, food to eat, water to drink and ground on which to stand — then he created man. God knew his creation would need something to do, so man was placed in the “… garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it” (Genesis 2:15). God provided what man needed, including companionship. Man alone, God said, was not good. God started the first home with Adam and Eve; they were not alone, for God was there. What a wonderful place Eden must have been, and what a wonderful place Earth is, providing what man needs to live.

When sin entered the world, man and woman still were not alone, for God cared for them. Although man had disobeyed God, he still was there for man. In fact, he began to tell mankind of a Savior who would come to the world to save man.

God still cares for man today. He has provided the Bible to show man how to be pleasing to God.

All men can come to know God, but it must be on his terms. He has provided the only sacrifice that could remove sins (Christ). He gave mankind his word to show the way (Psalm 119:105). Christ came to Earth and lived as a man, knowing temptation and sorrow, and eventually experiencing death to save those who will follow him.

Some believe that Christ was not able to accomplish the mission set out for him by his Father. This is far from the truth; he did exactly what he came to do. He gave himself freely for the sins of mankind, and God allowed his Son to be crucified.

“Him, being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, ye have taken, and by wicked hands have crucified and slain, whom God hath raised up, having loosed the pains of death because it was not possible that he should be holden of it” (Acts 2:23-24).

Mankind has never been by himself. God was in the beginning and always will be. He left his word with the instructions on how to receive forgiveness. Man is to have faith (Hebrews 11:6), to repent of sins (Luke 13:3), confess Jesus as being the Son of God (Matthew 10:32; Acts 8:37), be baptized for the remission of sins (Acts 2:38), and then live a life of faithfulness to God (Revelation 2:10).

Look into God’s word and obey it.

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