Jesus talks of God's love and plan of salvation
About 27 AD (About 2000 years ago): Jesus explains to Nicodemus what a person must do to have salvation and eternal life - believe in Jesus. Jesus says: "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because he has not believed in the name of God's one and only Son" (John 3:16-18, NIV translation).