For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16
- God loves you.
- God gave His Only Son for you.
- God wants you to believe in Him.
- God wants to give you eternal life so you will not perish.
Why should God give you eternal life?
- At the end of you life, why should God “let you into His Heaven”?
- Do you know for sure that you would be with God forever?
- How can you know for sure that you have eternal life?
I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life. I John 5:13
You can know YOU have eternal life!
Heaven or Eternal Life is a FREE GIFT
For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 6:23
Heaven or Eternal Life is a FREE GIFT – It is NOT earned or deserved.
For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. Romans 2:8-9
If you pay for a gift, it ceases to be a gift. Because eternal life and entry into Heaven is a free gift, there is nothing you can do to earn or deserve it. It must be received as a free (to you) gift of God.
Why must man be given a free gift to enter into eternal life with God in Heaven?
- Man is a sinner
- Man cannot save himself
- All men have broken God’s law which includes no stealing, lying, cheating, deceiving, etc.
- No one can be perfect like God.
For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. Romans 3:23
You therefore must be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect. Matthew 5:48
GOD IS MERCIFUL
God is love. I John 4:8
I have loved you with an everlasting love. Jeremiah 31:3
WE HAVE A PROBLEM
GOD IS MERICUL AND LOVING
BUT HE MUST PUNISH SIN
GOD IS JUST & MUST PUNISH SIN
(God) will by no means clear the guilty. Exodus 34:7
The soul who sins shall die. Ezekiel 18:4
GOD SOLVED THE PROBLEM = JESUS CHRIST
Jesus Christ is God’s only son who became man. He was all God. Yet he took on human flesh as a man.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son[a] from the Father, full of grace and truth. John 1:1,14
Jesus Christ was perfect, sinless. Yet He took the penalty for our sins (breaking of God’s law) by dying on the cross. His death on the cross, burial in a tomb, and rising from the dead gives us eternal life.
All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned—every one—to his own way; and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all. Isaiah 53:6
Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved. Acts 16:31 — You will receive the free gift of eternal life.
For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved. Romans 10:10
Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved. Romans 10:13
Whoever believes has eternal life. John 6:47
If you would like to talk to someone about you having eternal life, please contact me. I’d love to help you!
Details adapted from Evangelism Explosion Resources.