The good news begins with God the Father sending His only begotten Son to the earth. He did this by the power of the Holy Spirit, who caused the Lord Jesus Christ to be miraculously conceived in the womb of a virgin. God the Son, the infinite God who has always existed, and caused all things and spirits to exist, became a human being, Jesus of Nazareth, without ceasing to be God. His divine nature was put into one person, while at the same time, that person had a human nature. However, this human nature was an innocent human nature, not an evil one, but a good one. After He was born, He lived a perfect life, never sinning, but always perfectly obeying the Father. Thus, He pleased the Father at every moment of His life by living as the perfect human being. He perfectly obeyed God’s holy law, and earned the favor of the Father by doing so. Then, He voluntarily, willingly, faithfully, perfectly, and lovingly let Himself be nailed to a tree-like cross. While on the cross, He was dying physically and spiritually. He was dying physically because His body was weakened, and He was slowly suffocated to death. However, He was dying spiritually for three hours as God the Father punished Him because of people’s sins. The Father did this by forsaking Him, and treated Him with hatred and wrath. This does not mean that the Father treated God the Son like this, but rather that He treated the human nature of Jesus like this. During this time, an unimaginably horrific and awful relationship existed between the Lord Jesus Christ, and the Father. The Father treated the Lord Jesus Christ as if He was every person who would ever be saved from the wrath of God through Him. After this spiritual death, Jesus was made spiritually alive again, and died. Then, He came back to life, and left His tomb in a physical body. Anyone who will trust only in the good news about the Lord Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of their sins will be forgiven by God, and given eternal life.
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