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Receive the Gift of Eternal Life

"He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life," John 3:36.

The scripture doesn't say 'he that is good', or 'he that goes to church', but rather he that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life.  Believe on also means to 'trust in'.  When Jesus died on the cross for your sins, it really did satisfy the demands of God as judge of the universe.  Now you have a choice.  You can continue to trust in your own works and goodness and fall short of God's requirement of righteousness, or you can trust in Christ's death in your place for forgiveness of sins and eternal life.  Believe on him now in your heart, and call upon him in prayer telling him that you believe on him for eternal life.  Whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved, Romans 10:13.

God says in the Bible, He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life, John 3:36, and God cannot lie.  It is not a sign of humility to think he won't give you eternal life for believing on the Son; it is doubting his word and calling him a liar.  It is not presumptuous to think he will give you eternal life for believing; it is to honor him by acknowledging that he keeps his word.

"The wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord," Romans 3:36. When you go to work, you receive wages. They are something you earn, something you deserve. If your employer did not give you your wages he would be unjust. God, as the judge of the universe, must give us the death we earned by our deeds. If a judge in our court system just let criminals go free, we would need to replace that judge. But Christ was already judged for our sins in our place. Even our court system does not allow double jeopardy, i.e., the same man to be tried for the same crime twice. But if you reject Christ as your substitute, then you will have to be judged for your own sins. God offers us eternal life as a gift. "The gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord," Romans 3:36. How much do you pay for a gift? Your only choice is to receive or reject a gift. If you pay even $1, it isn't a gift anymore. Eternal life is a gift that costs us nothing, because it cost Christ everything: his death on the cross in our place. Receive "the gift of God," Romans 6:23, now. Tell him in prayer that you accept his gift; that you believe on the Son.

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