Free Gift of Eternal Life – How to Receive It!
If you are reading this, then you were born into this world. And you may have noticed that everyone dies ( sooner or later ). The concept of a life beyond death is common to all of mankind. In my quest for “Truth” about life, I looked at many different “answers” to the question of life beyond death. I followed many “leads”, but kept coming to a “dead” end :).
Until one day, I was drawn to a man who was sharing a message from the Bible with some children in front of a local mall. I was a “wise” 16 years old at this point in my life, and when I saw him ( his name was Robert ), I felt a desire to stop ( I was riding my bicycle past the mall at the time ) and see what this guy was trying to “brainwash” these younger children with.
Well, almost 2 hours later, I understood that the Bible teaches that Eternal Life is a Free gift from God, and that trusting in Jesus Christ as your Savior was the way to receive this gift. To learn more about this simple but powerful truth,
Click > Greatest News – A Clear, Biblical explaination of the Gospel ( Good News ).
If you are not sure you have Eternal Life, you really should check this out.
I, of course, did not believe this message at first, because it came from the Bible. And being a “wise” young man, I knew about the “truth” of science and evolution. But my interest had peaked enough by the sincere and educated faith of Robert, to look into this more closely. I was after all “A Truth Seeker”. I went to a few Bible Studies, and read several books about scientific creationism.
For more about the science of a young created earth,
AIG – Answers in Genesis
A Christian ministry that seeks to share the truths of God’s Word from the
very first verse. You’ll find thousands of articles, audio and video programs
that explore God’s truth as it relates to many areas of science, current
trends and beliefs that exist in today’s world.
Also, I was shown many Old Testament prophecies that were fulfilled by Jesus. And the historical support for the resurrection of Jesus Christ. The end result was my coming to understand and believe that the Bible was God’s revealed Word, and that eternal life was indeed a free gift available to anyone who would believe ( trust ) in Jesus Christ alone as their “way to heaven”. Although eternal life is a lot more than just “going to heaven”. There is talk of “ruling and reigning” with Jesus Christ, as a reward for serving the Lord while here on earth. So, the Bible does teach that we should “be good”, just not as a condition to receive the “gift” of eternal life. It really would not be a gift if you had to earn it.
My favorite passage about this is found in Ephesians, Chapter 2, verses 8 and 9.
“For by grace ( undeserved mercy ) you have been saved through faith ( trust ), and that ( salvation ) not of yourselves, it is a gift of God;
not as a result of works, so that no one may boast.” ( NASB translation ).
No one will be bragging about what “they” did to get to heaven. Sorry, but strapping a bomb under your jacket to kill yourself and some “infidels” around you, does NOT earn you a place in paradise with a bunch of beautiful virgins at your beck and call. Neither does walking down an aisle, saying a special prayer, asking for forgiveness ( forgiveness is received when you believe, see Acts 10:43 ), being water baptized, being a “good” person,
Or “repenting of your sins” ( for a detailed explanation I would refer you to these links ):
It can only be obtained by a simple trust in the finished sacrificial payment ( accomplished by His death on the cross ), that Yeshua ( Jesus = God Who Saves ) made on your behalf and for the whole world. Salvation is Christ plus nothing you have done, will or will not do. You can not “help”. And Jesus is not your probation officer, He is a Savior. Eternal life begins when you believe and will never end ( it is everlasting after all ). Sinning after you are “saved” will not make you “unsaved” ( but the more you sin, the more miserable you’ll find your present life to be ). Once you believe in Jesus, you are “born again” and become a child of God (John 1:12,13 ). He will never “kick” you out of the family ( John 6:37,40, I Peter 1:3-5) , but if you want to enjoy this life, it is best to follow your heavenly Father’s advise on how to live a life filled with blessings and have the peace of God in your heart. So, please trust Him to save you from what you deserve ( eternal death.. See Romans 6:23 ) and to give you eternal life ( as he offers many times.. See John 3:16, 5:24, 6:47 )
“But to the one who does not work, but believes in Him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is credited as righteousness.” Romans 4:5
“These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, so that you may know that you have eternal life.” I John 5:13
And if you want to SEE a VIDEO that presents the Good News about this Free Gift of Eternal Life,
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Good News / Bad News Video Salvation Message ( about 5 minutes long )