Here's How You Can Know!
1 John 5:13
"These things have I written unto
you that believe on the name of the Son of God;
that ye may know that ye have eternal life . .
First, you must realize that God's Word says
we are all sinners and our sin has separated us
from a Holy God.
"For all have sinned, and come
short of the glory of God."
"As it is written, there is none
righteous, no, not one."
No one is perfect. No one has lived up to
God's perfect standard. (James 2:10)
"But your iniquities have
separated between you and your God, and your
sins have hid his face from you . . ."
Second, you must realize that as a sinner you
owe a penalty.
"For the wages (payment) of sin
is death . . ." This death is described in the
Bible as the second death or the lake of fire;
eternal separation from God.
"And death and hell were
cast into the lake of fire. This is the second
death. And whosoever was not found written in
the book of life was cast into the lake of
If we pay what we owe as sinners, we must
spend an eternity in the lake of fire.
"But the fearful, and
unbelieving, and the abominable, and murders,
and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters,
and all liars, shall have their part in the lake
which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is
the second death."
Yes, the Bible teaches that there is an
eternal lake of fire where religious, as well as
ungodly, sinners go who find no way of paying
the penalty of their sin. No imperfect sinner
can pay his own sin debt because God demands a
perfect sacrifice for sin.
Third, you must realize that Jesus Christ,
God's perfect sacrifice, has already paid our
"But God commendeth (proved) his
love toward us, in that, while we were yet
sinners, Christ died for us."
2 Corinthians 5:21
"For he hath made him to
be sin, for us, who knew no sin; that we might
be made the righteousness of God in him."
"For God so loved the world, that
he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever
believeth in him should not perish, but have
1 Peter 3:18a
"For Christ also hath once
suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that
he might bring us to God . . ."
When Jesus died on the cross, He paid for all
of our sins and bridged the gap that separated
us from God.
You must realize that Jesus Christ was not a
sinner and that God took all of our sins and
placed them on Jesus at the cross. While Jesus
was bearing all of our sins in His own body, God
punished Him in our place to pay the sin debt
that we owe. Jesus became our substitute. Praise
Fourth, you must receive by faith the Lord
Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Saviour
and what He did for you at Calvary on the cross.
"But as many as received him, to
them gave he power to become the sons of God . .
". . . but the gift of God is
eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord."
"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. For with the heart
man believeth unto righteousness; and with the
mouth confession is made unto salvation."
"For whosoever shall call upon
the name of the Lord shall be saved."
The word "believe" means to trust; to depend
on. To believe on the Lord Jesus Christ means
that you accept the following facts: that you
are a sinner; that as a sinner you owe a sin
debt; that Jesus Christ died on the cross and
shed His precious blood to pay the debt you owe;
and that after three days and three nights, He
arose bodily and victoriously, conquering sin
and death and hell. To believe means going
beyond mere intellectual assent. It means to
place your faith totally in Him; plus nothing
and minus nothing; forever to save you from
hell, forgive you of your sins, and give you the
gift of eternal life. Most importantly, when you
completely trust Him to get you to heaven, it
will be forever settled, once and for all.
My Friend, why not trust Jesus now and pray a
simple prayer from the heart, a prayer something
Dear Lord Jesus, I realize that I am a sinner
and that I deserve to pay my own sin debt. I
believe You became my substitute on the cross,
paying the sin debt I owe, and that Your shed
blood, death, burial, and bodily resurrection
from the grave were for me.
I do so now believe in You with all my heart
and put my faith 100% totally in You alone as my
Lord and Saviour. I now trust You to forgive me
of all my sins and cleanse me with Your precious
blood. Please save me from hell, and give me the
wonderful gift of eternal life. Thank You, Lord
Jesus, for saving me and making me Your child.
If you have prayed and asked the Lord Jesus
Christ to save you, please
contact us so that we may
rejoice with you! We would also like to be able
to talk to you about how to live the
Christian life. May God bless you in your new
life in Him.