Do you know the man who said this?
“I give them eternal life“
It was Jesus who said that. Talk about claiming divinity! How can a mere man control eternal life – even to the extreme point that He promised His followers life eternal? Not a chance. Those who deny the divinity of Jesus are so, so far off the path. They deny reality.
27 The sheep that are My own hear My voice and listen to Me; I know them, and they follow Me.
28 And I give them eternal life, and they will never, ever [by any means] perish; and no one will ever snatch them out of My hand.
29 [a]My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater and mightier than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand. 30 I and the Father are One [in essence and nature].”
Truly Born Again 1
The key point about being given eternal life by Jesus, is:
27 “The sheep that are My own
hear My voice and listen to Me;
I know them,
and they follow Me.“
This is it …THIS is all the life we get!
Are you His? Do you “hear” His voice (in the sense of believing His Word)? Do you listen to Him (as in – not reject what He asks of us in the Bible)? Do you follow Him in sincerity and truth? 2
When I step into eternity, I will rest assured that Jesus gave me eternal life. What a God He is!
Jesus *said to him,
“I am the way,
and the truth,
and the life;
comes to the Father
except through Me.”
– John 14:6
See references to puny mud-man in these articles:
Puny humans, The Damning God, Be a little more Christian, What God did for man, Why Pray, Limited Thinking, Vile To Jesus, and Following Someone.
About Evidences for faith in Jesus …a series
Know your evidence …evidences for a confident faith in Christ... a series
The Gift by His precious undeserved grace
Fake your way into heaven …site search: “fake”
Even if you die, you will live
Following the Jesus who was not God
The Absurdity of Life without God, by William Lane Craig.
Read more: https://www.reasonablefaith.org
This is it …THIS is my life.
- – Source: Withholding obedience
The saving grace of God is so totally, awesomely immense! But it is limited. It is not all-accepting, indiscriminately saying to all comers: “Welcome. Enter into My Kingdom”.
God has limited His grace of salvation to be effective ONLY for those who are sincere in heart. God only saves those who truly repent of their sin, those who actually turn away from their sin, those who truly receive Jesus as God and Lord of their life, those who truly follow Him.
In the original Greek the word for “receive”, as in the prayer – “I receive you Jesus as my Lord and Savior”) is Paralambano. It means “not to withhold obedience“. It means “to join to one’s self”.
– Source: Withholding obedience
You cannot fake your way into heaven, sneak into heaven… go under the fence, over the wall, buy your way in, talk your way in, by-pass the system, plead your position, convince the Judge of your worthiness, get God to rethink His position on the matter, have a lawyer plead your case, make a deal with God, or get a coyote to lead you in through a back door.
God does not have grandchildren. Just because your paternity is Christian, that does not get you into Heaven. Your Christian background has no pull with the Judge, nor Christian parents, nor friends. Your Christian spouse or well-meaning priest may have lots of chutzpah, but their prayers won’t pray you in after you’re dead.
We must be born again now, before you die. It is only Jesus that was the perfect sacrifice to take our place of condemnation. He is calling you to accept Him. – Source: Extreme to the nth degree.
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