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...
 confess your sins
 turn from them (repent)
 believe in Jesus Christ
 receive (by faith) the gift of eternal life
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
Turn from sin to God. Jesus said in Mark 1:15 "The Kingdom of God is
near. Repent and believe in the good news."
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."
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
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.
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."
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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
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