I'm Ron Moore with the Bible Minute.
The Bible tells us that we are sinners. On our best day with our best effort we fall short of God's holy standard. On our own we cannot bridge the gap between us and the holy God.
And it gets worse. The Bible says that because of our sin we deserve to be separated from God for eternity. The Bible calls that state of eternal separation, hell.
We need help! We need someone to somehow pay the penalty for our sin. We need someone who doesn't have to die for his own sins and who will voluntarily die for ours. We need someone to save us.
Luke 2:11 says this, "today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord."
Thank God for Christmas!
And Merry Christmas from all of us at Back to the Bible. And be sure to visit us at backtothebible.org.