by Pastor Ken
Most certainly I tell you, he who hears my word, and believes him who sent me, has eternal life, and doesn’t come into judgment, but has passed out of death into life.
“The wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Rom 6:23). Because of Adam and Eve’s sin, all people after them die. No one but Jesus can give us back the life Adam and Eve lost. It is God’s gift to us in return for our faithful obedience and submission to Him. Only those who believe in Jesus will have eternal life (John 3:16).
Because eternal life is a gift, you cannot earn it. For the Christian, salvation is an unmerited gift. It is not the result of good works, sacrifice, money, or any human merit as is the case with other religions that base salvation on a person’s works, sacrifices, or other merit.
Thanks to the unselfish sacrifice Jesus made on the cross, you move from death to life through Jesus (John 5:24) when you believe that Jesus loves you and when that belief transforms your life to be life of Him. “He who has the Son has the life. He who doesn’t have God’s Son doesn’t have the life” (1 John 5:12).