The Gospel

How Can I Have Eternal Life? 

The previous pages have demonstrated that eternal life is a gift of God that cannot be earned or deserved. We also know that no one is worthy or holy enough to approach God or receive eternal life. We have established that God is just AND loving. He provided Jesus Christ, his son, to pay the penalty for our sins. He did this by coming to earth as a man, living a sinless life and dying on the cross.

We can receive God's gift of eternal life by faith. Saving faith is not just an intellectual understanding of these facts, nor is it trusting God for temporary needs of life like finances or health. Saving faith is trusting that Jesus' sacrificial death, burial, and resurrection paid for your eternal life. You must trust in Jesus Christ alone to forgive you and give you eternal life.

To receive eternal life you need to...
[1] confess your sins
[2] turn from them (repent)
[3] believe in Jesus Christ
[4] receive (by faith) the gift of eternal life

Confess
The Bible says in Romans 3:23 "For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God."

The Bible says in I John 1:9 "If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness."

Repent
Turn from sin to God. Jesus said in Mark 1:15 "The Kingdom of God is near. Repent and believe in the good news."

Believe
Acts 16:31 "Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved."

I Timothy 2:5-6 "For there is one God and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself as a ransom for all men the testimony given in its proper time."

Receive
John 1:12 "To all who received him [Christ], to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God."

Ephesians 2:8-9 "For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God not by works, so that no one can boast."

If you would like to trust Jesus Christ as your savior you can! Why not pray to God right now and tell God you are trusting His Son for eternal life?

Sample Prayer: Dear God, I confess that I am a sinner. I know that you are just and there must be punishment for my sins. I believe that Jesus Christ died for me, paid the penalty for all my sins and rose from the dead. I trust Christ alone as my Savior. I ask you to come into my life as Savior and Lord. Thank you for the forgiveness and everlasting life I now have. In Jesus name, amen.

Assurance
I John 5 11-13 "And this is the testimony: God has given is eternal life, and this life is in his Son. He who has the Son has life, he who does not have the Son of God does not have life. I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life."


If you have prayed to God to receive Jesus as your Savior, or have any questions, please let us know. We would like to encourage you and help you as you begin your new life in Christ. Please email us if you would like someone to get in touch with you.

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