Here is good news. It was always God’s plan for Jesus Christ to die on the cross. Why? God is displeased with human sin and evil. God is also merciful. He provided a perfect sacrifice to pay for hate, murder and rebellion. That sacrifice was the death of Christ on the cross.
As proof He accepted Christ’s sacrifice for sin, “God raised Him up again” (Acts 2:24). Christ “humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. Therefore also God Highly exalted Him” (Philippians 2:8-9). Christ was exalted by being raised from the dead. He then ascended into heaven. The disciples saw Him. “He was lifted up while they were looking on, and a cloud received Him out of their sight” (Acts 1:9). Where did Christ go? “When He had made purification of sins, He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high” (Hebrews 1:3). Jesus Christ sat on the throne of heaven so that “every knee should bow...and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord” (Philippians 2:10-11).
This truly is the Good News. Jesus Christ is risen and He is now reigning as Lord. You become a true Christian if “you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead” (Romans 10:9).