For thus says the Lord, who created the heavens (he is God!), who formed the earth and made it (he established it; he did not create it empty, he formed it to be inhabited!): I am the Lord, and there is no other.
God’s people exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creation rather than the Creator.
As it is written: “None is righteous, no, not one;”
For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.
Surely there is not a righteous man on earth who does good and never sins.
The wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
For, God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin.
Jesus said to him. “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”
“Truly, truly I say to you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life. He does not come into judgment, but has passed from death to life.
For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the scriptures, that he was buried, and that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the scriptures.
And Peter said to them, “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”
So you also must consider yourselves dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus.
If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. He is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world.
All the best,