Most assuredly, I say to you, if anyone keeps My word he shall never see death.
When a person reads what John 8:51 says, and his heart is one that puts everything in doubt, he can think that this is impossible. Jesus said, Most assuredly, I say to you, if anyone keeps My word he shall never see death. An unbeliever thinks that death is inevitable and that it would be useless to follow what this Bible verse says because certainly all will see death. But we must take into account that the author of the words written in John 8:51 is the author of life.
The words of Jesus are mentioned in the Bible, especially in the four Gospels, at the beginning of the book of Acts of the Apostles and Revelation. I recommend you look those books in your Bible and read what the Lord said. In many Bibles, Jesus’ words are written in red letters, so it is very easy to distinguish what He says from what others said or the narrative of who has written the book. Remember that, according to John 8:51, by keeping His word you will not see death.
You might ask how is it possible that I do not see death if I keep the word of Jesus? Let’s see what the Lord says in John 6:51: I am the living bread which came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever; and the bread that I shall give is My flesh, which I shall give for the life of the world. Jesus, living bread, bread of life, the manna from heaven, offers His own flesh as food to give us the opportunity to live forever. That’s the same as saying you will not see death.
Now it is time to stop and clarify something about “eating” the flesh of Jesus Christ. Eat a piece of bread in a religious ceremony and call the flesh or the body of Christ is not to keep the word of God written in John 6:51. We act in any way that assures us that we will live forever. Jesus stated in Luke 22:19 that eating bread in the holy supper is to remember His memory. That repeats Scripture in 1 Corinthians 11:24. In addition, the sacrifice of Jesus is unique and unrepeatable, which is testified in Hebrews 10:10-12.
In John 8:23-24 says the Lord: He said to them: And He said to them, “You are from beneath; I am from above. You are of this world; I am not of this world. Therefore I said to you that you will die in your sins; for if you do not believe that I am He, you will die in your sins.” Those words were addressed to the Jews two thousand years ago; but its effect is as current as the day they were spoken. Every man and every woman, regardless of race, national origin or religious belief is from below of this world and he or she is doomed to die in his or her sin unless he or she believes in Jesus Christ.
One of the best known verses in the Bible is John 14:6: Jesus said to him, I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me. He alone leads us directly to eternal life with the Father; there is no possible way that prevents us from seeing eternal death. Again, the Lord reaffirmed in John 10:9: I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture.
There may be many doors, but only one leads to salvation. That door is the Lord Jesus Christ, keep His word, believe in everything He says because His word is true and abundant life. What are you waiting to take the step of entrusting your life to who gave His in exchange for your salvation? God bless you.