God created humanity in his image, breathed life into us and declared us "very good" (Genesis 1:26-31). He blessed us and gave us the ability to create, to share, to risk and to love.
But why did God create us? Did he create us to simply tend the Garden of Eden? Of course not! God created us in love to be in relationship with Him and with one another, and to live an abundant life. We are created to love and serve God by loving and serving one another and caring for his creation (Matthew 22:34-40). Our lives have purpose, value and meaning.
Listen to a message about God's plan here.
There is only one God (Deuteronomy 6:4) who created the universe and everything in it (Genesis 1:1). God has no beginning and no ending.
God is three equal persons—Father, Son and Holy Spirit—and each person is fully God—one in purpose, one in essence, one in nature, one in being, bound together with perfect self-giving love which flows outward from God (1 John 4:8-12).
God cares deeply about His creation and is intimately involved in our lives (Psalm 139:1-18).
"After John was put in prison, Jesus went into Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God. 'The time has come,' he said. 'The kingdom of God is near. Repent and believe the good news!'" (Mark 1:14-15)
"As for you, continue in what you have learned and firmly believed, knowing from whom you learned it, and how from childhood you have known the sacred writings that are able to instruct you for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus." (2 Timothy 3:14-15)
"For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God." (1 Corinthians 1:18)