Hope for Eternity
God loves you so much that He wants you to live forever with Him. How can you know you have eternal life?
- First, realize you are separated from God because of sin. The Bible tells us in Romans 3:23 that "all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God." "Sinned" means we have missed the mark, or the standard God has set for us.
- Second, understand that the penalty for sin is eternal separation from God. The Bible tells in Romans 6:23 that "the wages of sin is death." By sinning, you and I have earned death and separation from God forever.
- But the good news is that Christ died for you! The Bible tells us in Romans 5:8 that "God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us." Jesus Christ took the penalty that you and I deserve for sinning, placed it upon Himself, and died in our place on the cross. Three days later, Christ came back to life to prove that He had conquered sin and death!
- You can be saved from your sins and know you have eternal life by placing your faith in Christ today. Romans 10:9 says, "if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved."
If you would like to put your faith in Jesus Christ today, please pray this prayer, believing it in your heart:
"Dear God, I know I'm a sinner, and I know my sin has separated me from You. But I believe Christ died to pay the penalty for my sins and rose from the grave, to give me eternal life. Right now, I trust Jesus Christ alone as my Savior. Thank You for Your forgiveness and for giving me eternal life. In Jesus' name, amen."
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