The most important true story.
God created the world without sin. The first two humans to live in it were Adam and Eve, and for a time everything was perfect.
God told Adam and Eve they could eat from any tree in the garden, except for the fruit on the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. But then a serpent came along. It talked Eve into eating the forbidden fruit on that tree, and then Adam ate some too. It was the first mistake that humans ever made, and nothing has ever been the same since.
When Eve and Adam ate that fruit, sin entered the world. They disobeyed God, and since then, the world we live in has been imperfect.
The definition of sin is "separation from God". A life separated from God is a life separated from everything that God is. And who is God? God is Love. Life. Hope. Beauty. Goodness. Compassion.
God is perfect. God will always be perfect. And He loved His creation so much that He sent His son to save it.
Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, lived a perfect life. He lived the perfect life that no one else has been able to live. But even though he was perfect, the leaders of his day nailed him to a cross to kill him. When God raised him from the dead three days later, he conquered death. By believing in Him, we can conquer death too.
Jesus had to die because it was the only way to save the human race. We CANNOT save ourselves. We are all sinners. But when Jesus Christ-- the perfect sacrifice-- died, he took the blame for all our sins. The very worst things in this world can be forgiven, if only we who commit them will believe in Jesus.
Because God is just and good, He will not accept sin. So there had to be a way for our sins to be taken from us, a way to make our hearts clean again. The only way to make us right with God is for us to let Jesus to take our sins away from us and clothe us in his righteousness. When he took our sins upon Himself, God's justice was satisfied. When we believe in him, we are forgiven.
If you confess with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord", and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. You will be saved from an eternity separated from God. You will saved from an eternity where there is no love, no life, no hope, no beauty, no goodness, and no compassion. You will always have Jesus, and He will start to change you from the inside. From that moment on, the devil cannot overcome you. YOU will overcome because Jesus overcame.
Romans 3: 21-26