The life, death, resurrection, and promised return of Jesus Christ has been called the centerpiece of civilization and is the world's most significant event to have ever occurred and will occur, save the act of creation itself recorded in the book of Genesis. Jesus Christ and His mission has brought hope and peace to millions of believers since the first century. Those who have given their lives to the cause of Christ throughout the centuries have made an impact on education, health, politics, economies, philosophies, laws, the direction of nations, leadership, science, welfare, living conditions, concerns and care of children, advocacy for the poor, race relations, missions, industry, and most important of all, how to have a true relationship with God. No other figure in history but the Lord Jesus has changed the destiny of people and the course of world affairs for the good. He did it with no army or group of scholars, nor did He wield a sword and threaten anyone on pain of death to follow Him. He collected no wealth nor did He command HIs followers to pillage towns in order to fund His excursions. He did not spend years under a tree seeking enlightenment, or sit at the feet of a philosospher in order to gain wisdom. What He possessed was the character and personhood of God, with the plan to redeem His fallen creation which was conceived before the foundation of the world. He chose to be the sacrificial lamb that would once and for all rid humanity of its sins before the Sovereign, Holy God. The finished work of Jesus Christ gave us access to God and an eternal future with Him, and no one else nor any other religious group can make that claim. The Lord God provided just one way to Himself, and that was through the Lord Jesus (John 14:6; Romans 5: 6-11; John 3:16; Acts 4:12; 1 Timothy 2:5-7). This doctrine was the foundation of the faith, and the apostles affirmed that by their teaching, lives, and deaths, never denying the One who had transformed their lives forever (Acts 4:20). Through the work and words of the Lord Jesus, the remnant church throughout the centuries boldly proclaimed that He was God in the flesh and was the Creator of all things, except for evil and its aftermath. Verses 5-9 of Chapter 2 tells us that He is above all created things and has total control over the affairs of the universe, both seen and unseen. His death for our sins was done so that we wouldn't have to experience the terror of eternal death and be cast into the Lake of Fire forever at the end of time along with the devil and his angels (Matthew 25:41). It is the plan of the devil and his willing accomplices to make you think that you have to do certain works, chants, incantations, go to alleged "holy sites", trust in a religious leader's teachings, pray to saints or figures, or do other things in order to get right with God. None of that will ever work and will lead you straight to hell at the end of your life. Only by trusting completely in the work of Jesus Christ and surrendering your life totally to Him and to obey what He has said in His Word (2 Timothy 3:16-17; Isaiah 40:8; Matthew 24:35; 2 Peter 1:19-21) will you have true life and purpose, along with the promise of an eternal home with Him, free from sins and sickness, and forever young. This world as we now know it will not be here much longer, and Jesus could come back any time. Keep in His word, talk with Him every day, and share your faith as opportunity arises. Stay faithful.