God no longer sees my sin when He looks at me; He sees Jesus' perfection, instead. I am now free to live a life without fear, and free to get to know the One who created me and loves me more than anyone else in the universe.
Many prophets and teachers like Mohammed or Buddha may have good insight, but they could never repair the issue at the heart of the world’s problems, which is sin. Only a perfect sacrifice could be a substitute for all that is imperfect in us and in our world.
The simple answer to that is yes, He is! If you believe Jesus died on the cross and rose three days later, then it is true that He overcame death, something no one else has ever done, and therefore is not still dead but alive (Acts 1:3).
One of the main questions I bet you’re asking is, “If God is so just AND so loving, why do bad things happen to good people?” This one’s even tougher, but the answer to this question really goes back to the problem of sin.
Jesus is the only way to spend your afterlife with God; the only way. (John 14:6). Because Jesus is alive, He promises us that we will be raised from the dead, too (1 Corinthians 15:22). This should make Jesus important to you.
He came to reveal and embody the culmination of God’s plan of redemption for the world. His most profound work was done on the cross when He died in our place and healed all of us, and then rose from the dead to give us the hope of everlasting life.
The earth is no longer the place God created it to be. Loved ones die, disease wracks our bodies, and injustice prevails. The earth and all that is on it has now been corrupted and remains in a state of brokenness. All of this is because of sin.