God is our heavenly father.
Anything and everything that a good earthly father should be, God is all of that and more. He loves us unconditionally and wants only what is best for us. We could spend a lifetime studying who He is but to find your way back to God you just have to start with knowing that He has always loved you, loves you now, and will always love you…no matter what.
Salvation is the point in your life when you choose to make Jesus, God’s son, the leader and forgiver of your life. Jesus, and what He did for us on the cross, is what allows us to have a relationship with God. We are all sinners in need of a savior, and Jesus is that Savior! Jesus is the Son of God, who died, and was resurrected to save us from death. Belief that Jesus is who He said and did what He said He would do is essential to salvation. Salvation is a gift from God that enables us to be rescued from the punishment we deserve for our sin and given the life we were meant to have.
“If you confess with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord,’ and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.” – Romans 10:9
This is what is called baptism in the Bible.