Scriptural References

“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.”  Genesis 1:1 NIV

“The fool says in his heart, ‘There is no God.’  They are corrupt, their deeds are vile; there is no one who does good.  The  Lord looks down from heaven on the sons of men to see if there are any who understand, any who seek God.  All have  turned aside, they have together become corrupt;  there is no one who does good, not even one.”  Psalm 14:1-4 NIV

“Therefore no one will be declared righteous in His sight by observing the law; rather, throught the law we become  conscious of sin.”  Romans 3:20 NIV

“Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the desert, so the Son of Man must be lifted up, that everyone who believes in Him  may have eternal life.  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.  For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through Him.  Whoever believes in Him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned  already because he has not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son.”  John 3:14-18 NIV

“Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.”   Romans 5:1 NIV