God inspired the writers of the scriptures which make up the Bible to explain his purpose and what he requires of us.
We can read the Bible for ourselves – we do not need to rely on other people in order to understand it.
God’s purpose is to fill the earth with his glory in the form of men and women raised to the divine nature and made equal unto the angels.
Numbers 14:21 ...but truly, as I live, all the earth shall be filled with the glory of the LORD
2 Peter 1:4 ...by which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.
Luke 20:35 …those who are counted worthy to attain that age, and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry nor are given in marriage; 36 nor can they die anymore, for they are equal to the angels and are sons of God, being sons of the resurrection.
God will live in and with his people.
Revelation 21:3 And I heard a loud voice from heaven saying, "Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people. God Himself will be with them and be their God. 4 "And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away." 5 Then He who sat on the throne said, "Behold, I make all things new." And He said to me, "Write, for these words are true and faithful." 6 And He said to me, "It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. I will give of the fountain of the water of life freely to him who thirsts. 7 "He who overcomes shall inherit all things, and I will be his God and he shall be My son.
God explains his purpose through the prophets in the Old Testament and through his Son Jesus Christ in the New.
Hebrews 11:1-3 God, who at various times and in various ways spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets, 2 has in these last days spoken to us by His Son, whom He has appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the worlds; 3 who being the brightness of His glory and the express image of His person, and upholding all things by the word of His power, when He had by Himself purged our sins, sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high....
God made us with free will so that we can choose whether we want to be part of his purpose or not. Our problem is that with free will we naturally choose to serve ourselves rather than God. We disobey his commandments. Disobedience is called sin, and God’s punishment for each and every sin is eternal death.
Ezekiel 18:4 "Behold, all souls are Mine; The soul of the father As well as the soul of the son is Mine; The soul who sins shall die.
Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death….
God has provided a way of escape from sin and death by fathering a Son Jesus with our nature who did no sin and voluntarily gave his life for all those who would believe God and act accordingly.
What God requires of us is:
After baptism we will still sin, but providing we are making a determined effort to live by Jesus’ commandments we are promised forgiveness of sin by confession in prayer.
1 John 1:7 But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin. 8 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. 9 If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
If we obey the gospel God will count our faith for righteousness. He will raise us from the dead and give us eternal life as a gift.
Romans 6:23 …but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
May I suggest that you read:
Your Share in God's Promises (please click on the title)
The Bible Our Guide (please click on the title)
If you then have further questions please ask.
I hope you find this helpful.