4 Things God wants you to know
1. In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth (Genesis 1:1). Everything was "very good" (Genesis 1:31). Adam and Eve were in perfect fellowship with God; there was no death or suffering or any such thing.
2. It was Adam's sin that brought death and suffering into the world (Genesis 3; Romans 5:12). Adam and Eve became separated from God, and as their descendants we all inherit a sin nature and are born separated from God, subject to his judgment (Romans 1:18-20; 3:23).
3. In love God sent His Son Jesus Christ to die on the cross in our place, for our sins (Isaiah 53:5-6), and then rise victoriously from the dead. Jesus then ascended to heaven, and will return one day to establish a new heaven and a new earth (2 Peter 3:13), which will be perfect, as it was in the beginning (Revelation 21:1-5; 22:1-5).
4. You can receive forgiveness of sins and be a part of the new heaven and new earth by repenting of your sin and trusting in Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior. You cannot "earn" your salvation by trying to please God (Eph 2:8-9; Titus 3:5); salvation is a gift (Romans 6:23) which comes by God's grace (undeserved favor) through faith in Christ. All who trust in Jesus receive eternal life (John 3:16) and the right to become children of God (John 1:12).