Love And Salvation"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." John 3:16.
I think there's a reason why this Bible verse is one of the most well known verses in the world; because it sums up the foundations of the Christian life in just one sentence.
The two foundations are Love and Salvation. It's as simple as that.
Christianity is the only way you can live a full and happy life on earth, and still live a full and happy life well after that.
The two foundations are the two reasons for this.
I can be happy on this earth because of God's love.
I can be happy because He blesses me through His love.
I can be happy because He strengthens me through His love.
I can be happy because even if I make mistakes, He still loves me.
I can be happy because He has given me certain abilities through His love, which I can use to help those around me.
I can be happy because I am saved... And it is from His love that Jesus came onto this earth to save us.
I will not go to hell if I don't follow a set of rules. And I will not go to heaven if I do follow a set of rules.
I will go to heaven if I have been saved by the Lord, and if I therefore love Him and know Him.
And I will go to hell if I haven't been saved, and therefore do not know Him and do not love Him.
Even though I've just written this long story. It essentially comes down to 2 things... Love and Salvation give me life on this earth, and life thereafter. And without Love or Salvation, you can have neither of these things.