Human effort is worthless without Christ. Christ Jesus is God’s solution to the rebellious nature of humankind against God who created everything including men and women. God humbled Himself and became a man in the form of Jesus to pay the penalty of death for human rebellion. Human effort to please God (Religion) or to pretend He does not exist (Atheism) is fruitless and leads to hell. Only through God’s mercy will the relationship between the creation and the Creator be restored and each individual must turn toward Jesus, God in the flesh, for that mercy. The good news that Jesus proclaimed is that we know the relationship with God is restored when we as individuals confess Jesus as Lord and believe in our heart that God raised him from the dead.