People decided to live life their own way and not the way God had intended. Ignoring God is called sin. Because of this sin, rebellion from God, we are separated from God losing our unbroken relationship with God, which has resulted in suffering and death.
- Since all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. Romans 3:23 (NIV)
- For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 6:23(NIV)
God, being a loving God who cares about us, his creation, sent his son Jesus Christ into the world to redeem the world and us from sin and restore the relationship we lost because of sin. This is why Jesus had to die on the cross. His death on the cross and resurrection from the dead was the work of God to defeat sin and death, and bring hope into our world.
- "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16 (NIV)
- For Christ died for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God. He was put to death in the body but made alive by the Spirit, 1 Peter 3:18 (NIV)