ETERNAL LIFE IS GOD'S GIFT TO MAN


"For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast."
" Ephesians 2:8-9

It was Jesus who gave us that gift when He gave His Life on the Cross:

"Who His own self bare our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed."
" I Peter 2:24


How to receive God's Gift:

1. Admit you are a sinner (by action and by nature).

"For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;" Romans 3:23

"Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:" Romans 5:12

"If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us." 1 John 1:10

2. Turn from sin (repent).

Jesus said: "I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish." Luke 13:5

"And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent:" Acts 17:30

3. Believe that Jesus Christ died for you, was buried, and rose from the dead.

"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." John 3:16

"But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners. Christ died for us." Romans 5:8

4. Accept Jesus into your heart as your personal Saviour.

"That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved." Romans 10:9

"For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation." Romans 10:10

"For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved." Romans 10:13

Pray the Sinner's prayer:

"Dear God, I am a sinner and needs Your forgiveness. I believe that Jesus Christ shed His precious blood and died for my sin. I now repent of my sin and open my heart to receive Jesus Christ as my personal Saviour."

"But as many as received Him, to them gave He power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on His name:" John 1:12

"Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new." 2 Corinthians 5:17

Now that you have become a Child of God, here's how you should walk as a Christian:

1. Read your Bible every day and get to know more about Christ.

"As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby 1 Peter 2:2

"Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path." Psalms 119:105

2. Pray to God every day.

"And he spake a parable unto them ti this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint, Luke 18:1

"Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God." Philippians 4:6

3. Join a church where Christ is preached and the Bible is the final authority.

"Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:" (Matthew 28:19)

"Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching." Hebrews 10:25

"All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:" 2 Timothy 3:16

4. Live for God and tell others about Christ.

"And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature." Mark 16:15

"For though I preach the gospel, I have nothing to glory of: for necessity is laid upon me; yea, woe is unto me, if I preach not the gospel!" 1 Corinthians 9:16

"For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek." Romans 1:16