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God Loves You Very Much, He Wants You to Spend Eternity With Him. He Provided the Way by Sending Jesus Who Can Bring You Out of Sin and Into a Relationship With Him. The Bible Tells Us About God’s Plan for Our Redemption Through Jesus. Jesus Is the One Who Came That We Might Have a Relationship With God.

Jerry presents His Eternal Plan in book and video formats. For the individual coming to God for the first time, for members of the church to learn how to present His Eternal Plan and for church leaders in a complete training series class.

Excerpts are posted here, start with: Foundation for Christianity and then click the next excerpt link at the bottom of the page.

Foundation for Christianity (Chapter 1 Excerpts)

Please enjoy some excerpts from chapter one of jerry’s book, His Eternal Plan:

There is some confusion about this question because many different varieties of people with different beliefs call themselves Christians.  Christians are people who have faith in Christ Jesus.  They are followers or disciples of Jesus Christ and His teaching.  I would like for us to think about the fact that Christianity rests upon a foundation made up of three major pillars.  The first pillar is the fact that there is a God.  There is a creator of this universe, one who sustains our lives.  He will be our future judge someday.  The second pillar of Christianity is the fact that the Bible is the inspired Word of God.  It is not something written by man.  Man held the pen, but God inspired or moved the men in what they wrote. The third pillar is the fact that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.  Christians really hold firm to the belief that there is a God, that the Bible is His Word, and that Jesus Christ is His Son.

A lot of confusion is caused by evolution.  It is a theory, but it is taught as a fact.  However, if you ask the people who believe in evolution about the origin of life, they talk about a mass of matter that was moving through the universe years ago.  It exploded, they would say, and pieces went in all directions developing into different galaxies.  But where did this matter come from?  There is no answer.  But evolutionists base their whole system of understanding on this theory.

I would like for us to stop and think about this, the idea of something coming from nothing.  There is no evidence that something can come from nothing.  The Bible gives us an answer.  God is the creator.  He is the one who brought about this matter.  He is the one who created not only this planet, but also the universe.  The evolutionary theory says we are the result of a series of accidents, but the order in the universe and our bodies clearly say that this cannot be true.

Some might ask, “Is the Bible historically accurate?”  Historians around the world, modern as well as ancient, agree that the Bible is historically accurate.  Archeologists even use the Bible to locate lost cities and to know what they are looking for.

The Bible is the writing of theology, God revealing himself and his plan for us.  In most major purchases, an owner’s manual comes along with the item.  That is what God’s Word is for us.  The Bible reveals how God loves us.  The Bible shows how we can live life abundantly.  No one could have invented this information because the Bible gives us timeless truths.

The Bible was originally written in Hebrew and Aramaic (Old Testament) and Greek (New Testament).  Yet, it has been translated into hundreds of languages today.  Thousands of scholars throughout the centuries have made great efforts to make the Word of God available and accurate to all people.  Let me encourage you as a truth seeker to continue to be a good student of God’s Word in the language you understand, seeking the meaning of the original authors.

We hope that you are encouraged to read more about His Eternal Plan or wish to watch our DVD video.

God’s Eternal Plan (Chapter 2 Excerpts)

Please enjoy some excerpts from chapter two of jerry’s book, His Eternal Plan:

Having a broad look at the Bible is very important to understanding God’s overall message. Throughout His Word, God continues to tell about His love and patience. Look at the table of contents in your Bible. You will find that the Bible is divided into two major sections, Old Testament and New Testament. Have you ever thought about what it means to have a testament from God?

A testament is very similar to the idea of a promise or a covenant. A covenant is a promise between two parties with conditions to be met. In the Bible we read about an old promise and a new promise. God has made a promise to us. The fulfillment of that promise is Jesus. He is what this lesson is all about. We will use an illustration in this lesson, a diagram to help us understand how all the stories of the Bible fit together to tell the story of Jesus.

Let the line on the left side of the paper represent the beginning of time and life as we know it.  The Bible refers to that as creation.  The Bible also tells us that time will end one day.  The line on the right side of the page represents the day we will stand before God, and life on this earth will be over.  That day in the Bible is called Judgment.  Not only is that day going to be the end of time as we know it, but it will also be the beginning of a timeless existence that will continue for eternity, either with God in Heaven or separated from Him in a godless Hell.  We will talk more about this later.

Someplace in between creation and judgment (as illustrated by the cross), God sent His Son Jesus in order to buy us back from sin and  separation from Him. Think about this: God purposed to send Jesus even before He created the world.

1 Peter 1:18-21
For you know that it was not with perishable things such as silver and gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life handed down to you from our forefathers, but with the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or defect.  He was chosen before the creation of the world, but was revealed in these last times for your sake.  Through him you believe in God, who raised him from the dead and glorified him, and so your faith and hope are in God.

Isn’t it amazing that God knew we would need to be saved from our sin even before he created the world?  He still loved us enough to create us with free will and the power to decide whether to trust Him or not.  Jesus Christ was a part of God’s plan before creation.  He was chosen or destined before the world was made to become the sin payment for us.  Jesus was the Lamb, sacrificed for our redemption.  He came to reveal God’s will and through Him we can have relationship with God.

The New Testament tells us that the Messiah did come to earth in fulfillment of God’s plan.  He was born in the nation God told Abraham he would be.  God foretold what tribe (Judah) and what family (David) in that tribe the Christ would be born.  The prophets foretold that he would be born in the city of David (Bethlehem), born of a virgin (Mary).  Jesus fulfilled prophecies and predictions made hundreds of years in advance.  In fact, Jesus fulfilled 60 major prophecies in the Old Testament and 270 ramifications of those prophecies.  The Old Testament gives us plenty of evidence to prove that He is the Messiah.

In the first four books of the New Testament, the Gospels, we find the history of Jesus’ life.   Jesus did not come just to be a messenger of God like the prophets.  Instead He came to be God’s message; literally, God became flesh and lived among us (John 1:1-18).  Jesus was tempted and yet was without sin (Hebrews 4:14-16), and then He offered Himself as a sacrifice for our sins according to God’s perfect eternal plan.  Jesus was crucified, a painful humiliating death, just like the prophets said (Isaiah 53).  Jesus went willingly to the cross to pay a price for our sin that we could not pay.  He did this so we could spend eternity with Him if we put our faith and trust in Him.

Three days after His crucifixion, God raised Jesus from the dead.  Jesus appeared to the apostles for a period of forty days speaking about the Kingdom of God (Acts 1:1-3).  Then they watched Him as he ascended to heaven where He has gone to prepare a place for us (John 14:1-4).

About ten days later, Jesus sent the promised Holy Spirit from God to empower the apostles and inspire them to preach the message of salvation to the whole world.  This brought about the birth of the church, the Kingdom of God (Acts 2).

Jesus, The Son of Man (Chapter 3 Excerpts)

History provides us with abundant evidence for the existence of Jesus. There is more written about Him than any other major character in history.

Jesus did more to change the course of human history than any man who ever lived. He is at the pinnacle of popularity in history’s hall of fame. Yet many doubt His existence because they do not research the historical record.

The historical documents that give the most detail of what He did are the New Testament Scriptures. So, let us examine these historically accurate writings to learn what He did and who He claimed to be. We will search for facts that will provide evidence that He is the Son of God.

Fulfillment of Prophecy
Jesus is more than a historical figure. He is a fulfillment of prophecy. The coming of the Messiah was predicted in great detail. In fact, His coming was planned before the world was created. Jesus said of Himself that He was a fulfillment of prophecy and the law.

Luke 4:16-21

He went to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, and on the Sabbath day he went into the synagogue, as was his custom. And he stood up to read. The scroll of the prophet Isaiah was handed to him. Unrolling it, he found the place where it is written: “The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to release the oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor” (Isaiah 61:1,2). Then he rolled up the scroll, gave it back to the attendant and sat down. The eyes of everyone in the synagogue were fastened on him, and he said to them, “Today this scripture is fulfilled in your hearing.”

God with Us
Let’s look at some passages that say Jesus was God in the flesh.

John 1:1-4, 14

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of men…The Word became flesh and lived for a while among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.

Eyewitnesses Were Convinced
Let’s see the impression Jesus left on people the first time He met them and they heard Him teach. Who did they understand him to be?

John 4:39-42

Many of the Samaritans from that town believed in him because of the woman’s testimony, “He told me everything I ever did.” So when the Samaritans came to him, they urged him to stay with them, and he stayed two days. And because of his words many more became believers. They said to the woman, “We no longer believe just because of what you said; now we have heard for ourselves, and we know that this man really is the Savior of the world.”

Chapter 3 Conclusion

  1. There really was a man named Jesus. History says so.
  2. Jesus perfectly fulfilled the Old Testament Law and Prophets, everything that God had foretold about the Messiah’s coming.
  3. Jesus claimed to be the Son of God and His eyewitnesses agreed.
  4. Jesus proved His claim by the miraculous signs He performed and the words He spoke.
  5. The final proof of His claim was His resurrection from death on the third day.

Even with all of this evidence, some people today believe Jesus was just a good man, but not the Son of God. Think about what they are saying. It is impossible for Jesus to be just a good man because good men do not tell those kinds of lies. Jesus said He was the Son of God. He is either a liar or the Son of God. The evidence is overwhelming. He is both Lord and Christ. He is the Son of God, God become flesh, God with us. If He is the Son of God, you must listen to Him. He is telling you the truth. You must make Him Lord and place Him on the throne of your life.

We have now looked at the three major pillars of the Christian faith: there is a God, the Bible is the inspired Word of God, and Jesus is the Son of God. What you do with these facts is your choice. May God richly bless you in your search for truth.

The Sin Problem and God’s Solution (Chapter 4 Excerpts)

The Problem of Sin

The problem that sin causes is quite severe.  It breaks our relationship with God.  This has been true since the beginning.

Right from the beginning the disobedience of Adam and Eve caused them to lose their place in the Garden of Eden and their relationship with God.  Let’s go back to Genesis 2 and find out what happened there.

Genesis 2:15-16

The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it.  And the Lord God commanded the man, “You are free to eat from any tree in the garden; but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat of it you will surely die.”

At this point God put a warning before Adam, but He also gave him a choice.  He could either choose to obey God and do what He said, or he could choose to ignore and disobey Him.  As we read on, we find out that Adam and Eve yielded to the temptation to eat of the fruit from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil because the serpent deceived them by telling them they wouldn’t die (Genesis 3:1-7).

Before you can appreciate the full value of the solution that God provided through Jesus, you must understand the severity of the problem that sin causes, our eternal separation from God.  If you die physically while you are spiritually separated from God, you will be separated from Him forever.  But through Jesus, God provides the way for you to accept His grace, forgiveness, and mercy.  This means that He will restore you, bought by the blood of Jesus, redeemed back into a relationship with Him.

The book of Ephesians, written by Paul, reminds the Christians in Ephesus how they used to be separated from God.  As Paul begins this letter, he tells them of the present spiritual blessings they have in Christ Jesus.

Ephesians 1:3-8

…(God) has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ.  For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight.  In love he predestined us to be adopted as his sons through Jesus Christ…In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace that he lavished on us with all wisdom and understanding.

The truth is, the Ephesian Christians had not always had these blessings.

Ephesians 2:1-6

As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins, in which you used to live when you followed the ways of this world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient.  All of us lived among them at one time, gratifying the cravings of our sinful nature and following its desires and thoughts.      Like the rest, we were by nature objects of wrath. But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions – it is by grace you have been saved.  And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus.

Note what caused them to be dead: being separated from God.   Separation from God was caused by their sins.  He also says how they got into this situation.  They followed the ways of this world and the spirit of disobedience, Satan.  They followed the cravings and desires of their flesh.  You and I are just like them.  We have followed the passions of our flesh, too.  We must seek the same solution that God promised them, or at the Day of Judgment we will receive God’s wrath.

Notice the bold text in Ephesians 2:1-6: “You were dead, but God made us alive in Christ Jesus.” God provides the solution motivated by His love for us.  When we put our faith in Jesus, He gives us grace.

God’s Solution

Now let’s talk about the good news. Notice what Paul says.

Ephesians 2:8-10

For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith – and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God – not by works, so that no one can boast. For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.

Now we have a picture of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the good news.

Paul says that it is by grace that we are saved through faith. God has provided Jesus as the solution to our sin problem. When we put our faith in Him, God gives us grace. Later we will talk about what kind of faith we need in order to receive grace.

Notice that God’s grace is a gift. You don’t earn a gift. Many believe that if they do enough good things to outweigh the bad they have done, they can win God’s favor. They believe He will ignore the bad things if the good far outweighs the bad. That is not in the Bible. If this were possible, Jesus didn’t need to die.

In Ephesians 2:10, Paul says we are saved to do good works. It is not the works that save us. We need our sins completely washed away by the blood of Jesus, and then our good deeds bring glory to God.


Throughout the ages sin has been a terrible problem between man and God. God has provided the solution to that problem by sending Jesus as a sacrifice for your sins. When He shed His blood on the cross, the grace, forgiveness, and mercy of God became available to you. How you respond to that kind of love is extremely important to God. He wants you to believe that Jesus is His Son and that He died for you. When you realize that your sins cost Jesus His life and repent, He wants you to respond to His love by surrendering your life to Him in baptism. We will talk more about this in upcoming lessons.