And this is the testimony: that God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son. He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life. These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life, and that you may continue to believe in the name of the Son of God.
1 John 5:11-13
The life spends on earth is very short. Most people live a few decades and few reach the century of life. For some, this is the only life that exists and when we die it’s all over. However, the Bible makes very clearly established that most of the time we will spend after our physical disappearance from this world. And again we can say that things unseen are bigger than those we look.
And there is certainly something more out of physical life on Earth; we must ensure that something where we spend the most time is the best thing that can happen. You can believe or not what I say, but do not believe it does not exonerate you from the consequences of a wrong decision you make in life. Yes, to die our soul continues to exist for life or torment. This is not my opinion or my point of view, it is true that God, our Supreme Creator established.
Now, I will assume that you have taken note that if there is something after life on earth. I will also assume that you are interested in the best option. At that option it is that the Bible calls eternal life. Then you can be making you the question that gives title to the message today: how do we get eternal life? The answer is given very clearly 1 John 5: 11-13: He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life.
If you have the Son of God gives you eternal life, what do you expect to do that? The very essence of the gospel establishes John 3:16: For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. It was God’s love for you that made it possible you may have eternal life. And it’s not something that you can win with your work, it is a beautiful gift of love expensive for God; but free for you.
When we receive a gift from someone, all we do is extend our hands to take the gift. You can get today the gift of eternal life that God wants to give you just believing in His beloved Son. Believe in Him and receive Him into your heart and know for certain that you have eternal life. There is not another option to ensure that when you leave this world you will enjoy the presence of God for all eternity.
If this is the first time you hear a message like this, you might think that’s too good to be true. I understand, sometimes humanity handles complicate things more than necessary. Religions have very complex mechanisms invented to “earn” heaven; but none of them guarantees you nothing. This is not to follow religious traditions or meet a set of rules; eternal life is acquired only in life taking the decision to accept Jesus Christ. Seize tomorrow choose your eternal destiny. God bless you.