1. Why would I need to be saved? I'm not that bad of a person.
The most basic understanding and Biblical revelation about God is that He is:
a. Creator of Heaven and Earth.
(Acts 17:24,25,31; Isaiah 6:3,5; I Samuel 2:2; Revelation 5:3 4)
As God, He sets the standards of right and wrong. And because He is Holy no sin can dwell in His presence. Therefore, He has set the standard of righteousness according to the measure of His own perfection. To dwell in His presence, one must be as perfect as God. (Habakkuk 1:13; Matthew 5:48; Revelation 21:8,10,11,27)
Sin is the problem with which we are all faced. Sin is transgression: stepping over the line, as in trespassing. Sin is an offence to God, we have sinned when we break any one of God's commandments and thereby have crossed the line and offended God. Simply put, sin is missing the mark of God's perfection. (Romans 5:12-14; 7:7,13,14; I John 3:4)
Since sin is the breaking of God's law, then all sin is ultimately against God. (Psalms 51:3,4)
Be assured, everyone has sinned, we've all offended God's justice. (Romans 3:l9,23; Ecclesiates 7:20; Psalms 14:1-3)