Below is a summary of the Gospel, which is the central point of SoloVid's existence.

The references below are, of course, for your reference. Hover over them to see the excerpt; click to link to the entire verse. All verses are taken from the NIV 2010 translation.

God created man (Gen. 1:27) and placed him in the world of his creation (Gen. 2:15). God gave him one command (Gen. 2:16-17), but man intentionally chose to break that command (Gen. 3:6). Thus, sin entered the world (Rom. 5:12), and mankind lost his innocence (Gen. 3:7). Since that first sin, all people are born into sin (Rom. 5:19) and are therefore no longer able to have a relationship with God (Rom. 5:18) who is holy (Lev. 11:45) and thereby unable to associate with any sin (Ps. 15:1-5).

At a later time, God made a covenant with a small people group, the Jews. God said that if they would obey all the commands He laid out before them, He would bless them and be with them (Ex. 19:5-6)—they would be His people, and He would be their God (Lev. 26:12). However, because of mankind’s sin nature, the Jews were unable to keep that covenant (Rom. 3:23). Instead, they broke His commands and followed after other so-called “gods” (2 Chr. 7:22).

Time after time, God sent his prophets to the people of Israel telling them to repent and seek after God (2 Kings 17:13). Time after time, the people forsook the LORD their God, suffered, cried out to Him, sought Him, and forsook Him again and again (Ps. 106). Obviously, something needed to change.

So, because He loved humanity so much and desired to have a relationship with them, God sent His only Son (John 3:16), according to the word He had given to the prophets (Is. 9:6 et al.), to come into our midst as a human (John 1:14). Jesus Christ lived the only perfect life which completed the law God had given the Israelites (Matt. 5:17). He taught parables, healed people, and performed miracles (in Matt., Mark, Luke, John); He suffered under the hand of men and died (Heb. 12:2-3), paying the debt for our sin in His perfect sacrifice (1 Peter 3:18). Then he rose from the dead after three days (1 Cor. 15:4), proving that He is the Son of God (Mark 15:39) and claiming His power over death (1 Cor. 15:20-28).

And so, a new covenant was made (Luke 22:20). If a person would but admit his sins (1 John 1:9), believe in Jesus Christ (Acts 16:31)—that He is the Son of God (John 20:31), that He died for his sin (1 Cor. 15:3), and that He rose again (Rom. 10:9)—, ask for His forgiveness by repentance (Luke 24:47), and make Him the Master of his life (Rom. 10:9); that person's relationship with God is restored (Rom. 5:1). This relationship is perfect and fool-proof, available to all mankind (Gal. 3:28).

After a person dies, the relationship status they have with God carries over (1 John 1:12). If the person accepted Christ, they will live in Heaven with Him forever (1 John 5:13, John 17:3). Otherwise, the person will be eternally separated from God in a place called Hell (Matt. 13:41-42).

Ultimately, God made mankind for His glory (Is. 43:7). In the same way that it brings a child joy to be with his father and the father joy to be lavished upon by his child, so is our relationship with God. His desire is for all mankind to be saved, but each person is responsible for his choice to accept or reject the sacrifice of Jesus Christ.

“The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.” (2 Peter 3:9) In this passage of Scripture, it says that God is postponing the end of the world, that all mankind might be saved. Will you be a part of this plan of redemption?