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Eternal Life
Is Eternal

Up-Dated - Friday, April 04, 2014

Table of Contents
* Eternal Life is promised
* Jesus obtained Eternal Life, so He can give it
* A belief in the Son
* Eternal Life is more than meets the eye
* Eternal Life is a gift
* Eternal Life cannot be taken away

Since Eternal Life is of God and not man, it is possible for man to have it.  Saying we have it is not presumptuous.  When a person is promised Eternal Life, then receives Eternal Life according to that promise, he or she can claim the position of Eternal Life, by having the proof of the promised Life, which is the changed heart.


Eternal Life is Promised

1 John 2:25 And this is the promise that he hath promised us, even eternal life.

Jesus obtained Eternal Life, so He can give it.

Heb 9:12 Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us.


A belief in the Son, Jesus Christ, is how a person obtains Eternal Life.

John 3:15 That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.

Eternal Life begins with belief.  Therefore it does not start after we die, but immediately upon faith in Jesus.  Having Eternal Life right away is living the rest of your natural life with God's power and potential.

So how does a person believe enough to receive Eternal Life?

Believe you are a sinner in need of saving from punishment.
Believe Jesus is the Saviour from the punishment of sin.
Believe Jesus wants to be your personal Saviour from your personal sin.
Believe enough by calling on Jesus as your Personal Saviour to save you from the punishment from your sin.

So how do you know if Jesus really saved you, given you Eternal Life or not?

Everyone who is saved is born again a new person.  It is a big change that God makes in the believer.  The believer may make some changes and should, but the new birth is a change that God makes.  One of the very first changes that God makes is an urge to tell others that they are saved and would like them to know that they could be saved, too, that they could have Eternal Life.

It boils down to, did you get the change?  If so, you have the proof of being saved, born again and living with God eternally.


Eternal Life is more than meets the eye

John 3:36 He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.

Eternal Life is more than life that will always exist.  It is the life of God, Himself.  If you do not have Life, you will not see Life, the Son.  Jesus is Eternal life.  Eternal Life, having come from God, is God's Life.  Since it is not another kind of life, but actually God's Life, we can be very confident of its ...
* integrity
* length
* ownership


Eternal Life is a Gift

Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Eternal Life is a Gift.
All gifts from God and Man are Free to receive.  There are no requirements to receiving a gift from the person who wants to give it.  A gift cannot be obtained by being good.  What ever is given for good conduct, is not a gift, but wages.  Eternal Life is 100% free.
All gifts from God and man are Free to Keep.  A gift cannot be retained by good conduct.  What ever is kept b being good is not a gift, but wages for good behavior.  There are no requirements to meet to keep a gift.  Once it is given it is 100% free to keep.


Eternal Life cannot be taken away

John 10:27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:
John 10:28 And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.
John 10:29 My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father's hand.


G. Steven Andres
Psalms 45:17
Missionary Evangelist
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