How to Gain Eternal Life
The Bible is God's Word. It is inspired and preserved by God so that we may know for sure that we can have eternal life through the Lord Jesus Christ.
1. You must realize that you are a sinner.
"For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God." (Romans 3:23). Sin is not just a matter of not being perfect. It is breaking God's law, we have truly offended a holy God. By nature and choice we are are all sinners (see also Romans 3:10; 5:12). The problem with mankind is not education, environment, or money. The problem is sin.
2. You must realize the penalty of sin.
"For the wages of sin is death..." (Romans 6:23a). There are several results of sin such as crime, physical death, and shame. However, there is an ultimate penalty for sin and that is spiritual death in an eternal Hell. This is certain because the Lord Jesus Himself said so: "Then shall He say unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels" (Matthew 25:41). Hell is the final destination for all unrepentant sinners (see also Revelation 21:8).
3. The Lord Jesus died, was buried, and rose again according to the Scriptures, for you.
"But God commendeth His love towards us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us" (Romans 5:8). When the Lord Jesus hung on the cross, He took on Himself the judgment of God for your sins. He paid the penalty for your sins. He rose on the third day triumphant over sin and death (see also 2 Corinthians 5:21; John 3:16).
4. You must turn from sin and self, and trust in Christ alone as your Savior.
"For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved" (Romans 10:13). No church, sacrament, or good works could ever take you to Heaven; only the Lord Jesus can. Trust Him today, and by repentance and faith receive Him as your Savior (see also John 1:12).
You can place your faith on the Lord Jesus Christ today, you can be saved from the penalty of sin and washed in His precious blood. If today you have received the Lord Jesus Christ as your personal Savior please email me, I would love to hear about it.