I LOVE this week’s passage because it answers the question:
“How Can I Know if I’m going to Heaven?”
I remember sitting with an elderly woman long ago and talking about Jesus and my salvation. She looked hard at me and said “you mean to tell me at the age of 25 you can arrogantly say you are going to heaven?”
I could sense her disgust with me for saying such a thing - I nodded sheepishly and said – “yes mam, I John 5:12 says ‘He who has the Son has life; and he who does not have the Son of God does not have life.’ I have placed my faith in Jesus and the Bible tells me I have eternal life.”
Have you ever been challenged by someone in the same way? Our confidence in our salvation can be found in I John 5:12 – this is definitely one to commit to memory!
I John 5:13 continues to give us security – it goes on in the passage…
”I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, so that you may KNOW that you have eternal life.”
That’s it right there! If you have repented of your sin and placed your faith in Jesus Christ as the son of God – you can KNOW without a shadow of a doubt – you have eternal life.
Just for fun I thought I’d include another of Randy’s videos answering questions like:
Where is Heaven? What’s the new heaven and new earth like? What will our bodies be like? And how do we grieve saved loved ones?
Doesn’t all this talk about eternal life excite you? I can’t wait to see God face to face!!! What a glorious day that will be!
Walk with the King!