Eternal Life

The Bible says that you, and all people, have sinned against God.

Because God is perfect you cannot spend eternity with him in your imperfect state. “…it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment.” Hebrews 9:27 “So every one of us shall give account to God.” Romans 14:12

The good news is that Jesus Christ, God in the flesh, paid the penalty for your sin, so you are made perfect through Christ. “But God commendeth His love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5:8

Your perfection through Christ is not, however, automatic. You must realize that you have sinned, that you are repentant of your sin, and want to try to live for Christ. This means telling God you are sorry, and that you want to give your life to Him. “But as many as received Him, to them He gave the power to become the sons of God,…” John 1:12

Give yourself to God by trusting Christ through faith that He indeed will save you from eternal separation from Himself. “For by grace are you saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: not of works, lest any man should boast.” Ephesians 2:8-9 Notice here that salvation does not come from trying to do good works. Neither does it come from baptism, praying, taking communion, or going to church. Each of these have purpose, but none of them will save your soul. Salvation results from your heart condition.

When you have trusted Jesus, you will know that you belong to Him, and will spend eternity with Him. I John 5:11-13, “And this is the record, that God has given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. He that has the Son has life; and he that has not the Son of God has not life. These things I have written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that you may know that you have eternal life…”

Oh, the peace and joy that comes from knowing that you are heaven bound for eternity! The trials of life will still come, but you now have Christ to travel through life with you. He allows the trials so you will grow closer to Him. He wants His children to trust Him in all things and to live by faith that He always has the best for us.

May God bless you as you decide to secure your relationship with Him. “You shall seek me, and find me, when you search for me with all your heart.” Jeremiah 29:13