There is a massive failure affecting the spiritual walk of a large number of people, causing them to declare that they do not need God—the failure of preachers to correctly teach about God’s true nature. Statistics show an increasing percentage of atheists who were formerly Christians, but walked away from God. This is due to a widespread misconception about who He is, and what He is really like. To truly know God’s nature, we must correctly interpret the Scriptures pertaining to the old covenant agreement versus the new covenant agreement. Most churches still teach the Law of Moses, which focuses on God’s punishment; this gives us a wrong picture of Him. God has not changed, but the covenant under which He deals with us has. When we realize that He is our heavenly Father who deeply loves us and wants a personal relationship with us, we can position ourselves to receive the good things He wants to give us.