Chapter 1 icon - The Gospel Road

Learn who and what existed before planet Earth

Before Earth or any other planet or star was created, there existed a loving family of three divine beings. Each of these divine family members has consistently had the same character traits like: love, joy, peace, patience, gentleness, kindness, goodness, mercy, justice, honesty, meekness, humility, and temperance. Yet they each have different personalities and roles similar to how a loving human family functions. The Bible refers to this divine family as “God” and each individual divine being as “God.” The three members of this divine family are generally referred to as: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. They always work together in complete unity and love for each other.  1

The divine family lives in a very real place called “Heaven.” Heaven is God’s home as well as being home to other created holy beings called "angels." Angels are not divine beings, they were created by God. Heaven contains a beautiful city. Along with many familiar things such as trees, rivers, and different kinds of fruit, there are also many things we have never seen before such as streets that are made from pure gold that resembles glass. Heaven is the perfect home of God - the most glorious and beautiful place that has ever been or ever will be created!  2
There is so much more to learn about God and His kingdom, and thankfully He has promised each of us that when we search for Him with all of our heart, we will find Him. This is wonderful news because it means that if you truly search for the God of Heaven with all of your heart – putting this search as your top priority and not stopping until you are successful – then you will find out who He is and what His plans are for your life. Wherever you are today, whatever your position in life, you can speak with God as a friend. He hears every person who asks Him sincere questions and who is asking for help to find out more about Him. As we continue to learn more about God we can also be thankful that He has loved us with an everlasting love; even before we knew anything about Him. Our Heavenly Family is eager to establish a loving relationship with us.  3
Please note:  Italicized words found in the King James Version of the Bible were supplied by the translators to provide for increased readability and comprehension.

The following scripture references are intended to provide a Biblical introduction to the concepts that are written about in each corresponding paragraph; they are not intended to represent an exhaustive study on any subject. Concepts that are more complex are sometimes supported by a variety of scripture references over the course of the entire presentation.
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“For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.” I John 5:7

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.” John 1:1-3

“Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:” Matthew 28:19

“Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God.” Psalms 90:2

“Ye are my witnesses, saith the LORD, and my servant whom I have chosen: that ye may know and believe me, and understand that I am he: before me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after me.” Isaiah 43:10

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.” Galatians 5:22-23

“He hath made his wonderful works to be remembered: the LORD is gracious and full of compassion.” Psalms 111:4

“O LORD, thou art my God; I will exalt thee, I will praise thy name; for thou hast done wonderful things; thy counsels of old are faithfulness and truth.” Isaiah 25:1

“O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good; for his mercy endureth for ever.” I Chronicles 16:34

“But let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth me, that I am the LORD which exercise lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness, in the earth: for in these things I delight, saith the LORD.” Jeremiah 9:24
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“Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name.” Revelation 3:12

“But ye are come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels,” Hebrews 12:22

“And again, when he bringeth in the firstbegotten into the world, he saith, And let all the angels of God worship him.” Hebrews 1:6

“For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:” Colossians 1:16

“And he shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb. In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.” Revelation 22:1-2

“And the twelve gates were twelve pearls; every several gate was of one pearl: and the street of the city was pure gold, as it were transparent glass.” Revelation 21:21

“But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.” I Corinthians 2:9
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“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you. And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.” Jeremiah 29:11-13

“If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?” Matthew 7:11

“Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you.” John 15:15

“Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.” Jeremiah 33:3

“The LORD hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee.” Jeremiah 31:3

“Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me: for thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world.” John 17:24