All God wants is for you to do good by him. To give from your heart. To treat your fellow man with dignity and respect. Those are the basics. The written word (The Bible ) helps us to understand the trials and tribulations, the struggle that man had keeping these simple requirements. God sent his only son to help us with lessons on life as well. The apostles continued the message through the Gospels which means Good News. We have an advantage that the ancients did not. All of this is written and has been passed down generation after generation. Where as the ancients had word of mouth. Letters written to churches. It is up to us to follow through by reading and spreading the good news to those who may not know of it.