God created mankind to rule the Earth and with the free will to accept or reject Him as a loving father. We chose to reject God and accept evil. Our perfect relationship with God was damaged beyond our repair (Rom 3:23). God is perfection. He is an incorruptible judge and cannot compromise so justice requires eternal separation from Him (Rom 6:23). It is God who provides the perfect life on our behalf through the death of perfect Jesus (1 Peter 3:18). The gospel is the news that, when we were powerless, Christ pre-paid the price for us. It is good news for those who accept the exchange of Christ’s perfection and eternity with God for our imperfection and judgement. It is bad news for those who ignore Christ and seek to win God’s favour through the “purity” of their own good works.