Eternal Life for You


Let’s clear the air. I am even more convinced that religions and people make eternal life and Heaven a real task, something for which we must work and toil.

Please take a few minutes to read this important page. Your eternity may well depend upon what you do with these facts.

Eternal life is NOT a process. It is NOT a matter of “doing.” It IS an understanding of Who Jesus Christ is, What He has done and Why He has done it for you. Then you may see the wisdom of deciding to trust Jesus Christ for what He promised — Eternal Life — Heaven.

THE TRUTH!!

Think carefully on these things.

You, me, everyone — we are all imperfect, by nature and deed. This imperfection the Bible calls “sin.” We have missed the absolute mark of God’s perfection.

Romans 3:23

“For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;”

God, in His Righteousness, has declared a penalty for your sin, which is spiritual death, separation from God for all eternity. This means ALL of us, from the nicest person you know to the worst, the preacher, the politician, the Pope, everyone — but you specifically. We are all in the same boat!

Romans 6:23

“For the wages [what we earn] of sin is death; ……”

HOPELESS?

Sounds hopeless, right? Then, on top of that, God’s word says you must be as perfect as God Himself to have Eternal life and Heaven. Who would ever qualify?

Revelation 21:27

“And there shall in no wise enter into it [Heaven] any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie….”

EVEN MORE HOPELESS ??

Sounds like it. Not even a lie? Continue to read — it does get better.

Mankind is incapable of making himself good enough for eternal life and can do nothing of himself to obtain this necessary perfection.

Ephesians 2:8-9

“For by grace [unmerited or undeserved favor] are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves it [saved] is the gift of God, Not of works, lest any man should boast.”

NOT HOPELESS WHEN WE SEE GOD’S GRACE !!

Titus 3:5

“Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us,…..”

Try as hard as you may, you can never BE “good enough” to earn salvation or eternal life. You MUST rely completely upon God’s Gift of eternal life in Christ, freely given and then freely received by you.

THEN COMES GOD’S MERCY AND GRACE!!!

How can this happen when all mankind is so soiled, corrupt, thoroughly apart and separated from a Holy God?

Mercy! Grace! The Miracle of God’s Love is shown in His Mercy that God Himself, while we were yet sinners provided a sin-bearer in our place. This Sin-Bearer is Jesus Christ [God in the flesh] who paid the penalty for sin you deserve to pay. He then imputes to you (reckons or gives to your account) His righteousness when you believe or trust in Him.

2 Corinthians 5:21

“For he [God] hath made Him [Christ] to be sin for us, Who [Christ, being perfect] knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him [Christ].

Jesus Christ is your substitute in eternal spiritual death. He took your death penalty upon Himself on the Cross, rose from the grave in three days [proving Himself to be God] and offers Eternity, Heaven freely to you when you believe Him for it.

THEN THE GOOD NEWS!!

How can that be? You need only believe in the Lord Jesus Christ as YOUR personal Savior to receive His salvation.

John 3:16

“For God so loved the world [you, me and everyone], that He gave [His Gift to you] His only begotten Son [Jesus Christ], that whosoever believeth [trusts] in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

That, my friend, is the Good News, The Gospel. Everlasting life is your Gift from God when you personally believe or trust in Jesus Christ to be your Savior.

Please understand that once you make this one time decision, you can be absolutely certain of your salvation right now, and that you can NEVER be lost — because eternal life is ETERNAL [without end] by God’s promise.

In John 10:28, Jesus Himself said:

“And I [Jesus] give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.”

1 John 5:13

“These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God [Jesus]; that ye may KNOW that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.”

What a wonderful declarative statement from God Himself, offering you assurance that, once you trust Jesus as your Savior, it is a forever, unbreakable promise God makes to you. This promise is from the God of the Universe. He seals His eternal promise with His Holy Spirit within you, indwelling you forever. You have the eternal benefit of His Gift.

It is very important to understand that your behavior, before, during or after you trust Christ as your Savior, has no bearing upon your decision to trust/believe in Jesus Christ as Savior — nor does behavior good or bad remove, change, improve or alter Eternal Life once received. Eternal Life IS ETERNAL. And it is Sealed forever in you by God’s Eternal Holy Spirit!

DECIDE NOW!!!

Friend, will you right now, the best you know how, trust Jesus Christ alone to be YOUR Savior? He guarantees you eternal life in Heaven.

You have read this and seen the Scripture. You now know the truth of salvation in God’s Word. Right now, you WILL make a decision to either believe in Jesus Christ alone as your Savior, or you will choose to reject this, His offer of eternal life.

Please choose to trust Jesus alone to be YOUR Savior right now. Study this verse carefully:

John 3:18

“He that believeth on Him [Jesus Christ] is not condemned but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the Name [Jesus Christ] of the only begotten Son of God.“

If you do not make your decision FOR Christ, then you have decided, “NO!” And by God’s Word, you do not have eternal life!!

Friend, if you are not sure of Heaven or Eternal Life, I urge you right now, just as you are; simply trust Jesus Christ for who He is – God in the Flesh, who came to earth, died on the cross for you – to pay for all your sin debt. He arose from the grave proving He is God.. and pleads with you right now to receive (believe on) Jesus Christ as your Savior. He paid the price for your eternity with Him in Heaven. Please trust Him as YOUR Savior now..

If you made that decision you are wise. You will NEVER regret it!

If you would like more detail, please read the booklet linked below:

The Gospel

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When I Doubt I Believe in Jesus, When I Doubt I am Saved, by Curtis Smale


I am tired of preachers and believers who say that since the moment they believed, they have never doubted whether they were saved, they never doubted whether they believed in Jesus. I don’t believe them, and I think that this is a terrible thing to lie about. I think they do it out of fear. I don’t think that’s an accurate representation of the human experience of saving faith in Jesus.

The Bible Psalms portray David as a man of doubts and fears. Job describes the anguish of a saved man. The Book of 1st John addresses the situation of those who believe in Jesus but need to know that because of their faith they are saved forever.

Sorry, human psychology and spirituality are messy and going deeper in all of this can create a stronger assurance and a stronger daily walk with God.

Notice that I unconsciously used the word “I” in the title of this article four times.

When I focus on me or when I focus on faith, I run into doubts and difficulties.

When I focus on God and Jesus I’m connected to know that I believe in Jesus with saving faith.

Faith fluctuates in “size” and intensity.

Faith is stronger at some times than at others.

Faith can be lost without salvation being lost.

Sometimes your mind fools you.

Sometimes your emotions fool you.

Sometimes Satan attacks you.

When you realize what is at stake, Heaven and Hell, that can be more scary than anything else.

If you think you are always supposed to have a steady state experience, or that other believers do, that can really hurt you.

Looking at faith as a percentage can have both positives and negatives.

Sometimes we ask ourselves whether we believe, when what we are really doing is looking for a closer or stronger sense of God’s presence.

We can doubt our faith when things really go wrong and we think God doesn’t love us anymore. Emotional insecurity.

Sometimes our mind doubts but our spirit knows.

Sometimes we are just troubled.

Sometimes we are down in our faith and our doubt causes us to reaffirm our faith in Jesus and go deeper.

Faith is not just a mental thing, but I think of our spirit, our mind, and our heart, and those three parts of us are not necessarily in the same condition.

Reaffirming our faith in the words of the New Testament, in the person of Jesus, and in specific Bible verses, and asking for the Holy Spirit’s assurance is the answer.

Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God.

Certain sins can cloud our spiritual connection with God and therefore create a false idea that we don’t believe. But saving faith is not based on our not sinning. Salvation is not based on our not sinning. Jesus includes a request for forgiveness of sins in the Lord’s Prayer that He gave for the disciples to pray. The New Testament epistles (letters) tell us to confess our sins to one another.

So, when we confess our sins, we can have a closer experience of God, and a closer fellowship with others, which I believe is His purpose in creating a sense of distance.

We can never get more positionally righteous than we already are in Christ, by faith in Him.

Sometimes we have dry spells and must take things on faith without a strong feeling from the Holy Spirit.

God sometimes withdraws His felt or sensed presence from us in order to increase our faith.

We live by faith and not by strong experiences of the Holy Spirit.

We rely on God even to believe.

This doubting has happened to me dozens of times.

Sometimes, it is just overthinking.

Saving faith is simply believing in Jesus—who shed His holy blood and died for all our sins on the cross, who was buried, and who was raised from the dead on the third day, according to the Scriptures.

The Bible says that the Spirit intercedes in our prayers to Himself with groans inexpressible.

In the end, God comforts me in my spirit, intuition, conscience and soul, and reaffirms me, and deepens me, and answers some of my questions.

I believe He will do the same for you.

Curtis Smale