Christmas is a popular holiday that is celebrated by exchanging gifts with friends and family. You probably already know that Christmas is the holiday celebrating the virgin birth of Jesus Christ. You may not know that people began exchanging gifts on Christmas to celebrate the amazing gift God offers to all of mankind. Have you received the Gift of God?
“For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” Romans 6:23
God Bought You A Gift.
A gift is something that someone else purchases and offers to you with no strings attached. The value of a gift is limited by the wealth of the one buying it. Almighty God has unlimited resources. Imagine how valuable the gift He bought for you must be!
The Gift of God is Eternal Life.
God wants you to live forever with Him in Heaven. Heaven is a real place of no sorrow, pain or death where we can live in eternal fellowship with God and one another.
Our sins disqualify us from going to Heaven, so (more…)
You are closer to Heaven than you think! Only five simple steps separate you from eternal joy with God in Heaven. Follow these steps to settle your eternal destination.
1. THINK ABOUT YOUR SOUL.
“Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: Though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; Though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.” Isaiah 1:18
When is the last time you considered the miracle of your existence? Why are you here? Why can you think, reason and feel far above the animal kingdom? Are you a temporary cosmic accident with no true purpose? Is there nothing beyond the mysterious veil of death? My friend, you have a lot to think about before you dismiss the afterlife and the eternal destination of your soul! The Bible teaches that you are a special creation of God. You are here because He wanted you to exist. He has given you an eternal soul that will live forever. Long after your body expires, you will still be, know, and feel. Your soul includes your personality and the part of you that is reading, understanding these words, and thinking about them right now.
Most people will enter eternity without ever truly thinking about their soul beyond popular quotes, philosophical bullet points, or preconceived ideas. Take the time to learn what God says in the Bible about salvation before you wager your soul (more…)
As you celebrate Christmas this year, stop in the midst of all the festivities to remember that Christmas is about the Saviour Who came to give you eternal life. Do you believe the Truth of Jesus Christ? The Gospel of Jesus Christ is not one truth among many, but THE Truth above all. Salvation is not found in a philosophy, religion, or denomination. Salvation is found in Jesus Christ and Him alone. In John 14:6 Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”
The Bible record of Jesus Christ is clear.
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It is a wonderful thing to be a Christian! I’m so glad that I have come to saving knowledge of Jesus Christ and placed my faith in Him for the forgiveness of sin and the salvation of my soul! The Bible warns us repeatedly that satan would try to infiltrate the church through false doctrine and foolish heresies. We must be on guard.
Christianity is being polluted and diluted by many unbiblical ideas. False Doctrine is infiltrating Christianity at an alarming rate. False Teachers and unbiblical philosophies are being accepted by many. Some groups that were considered cults from their beginning have now been included into “Christianity”. Every doctrine and idea must be compared to Scripture. It is our sole authority for faith and practice.
One of the oldest false doctrines is the idea that once you are saved by faith in Jesus, you can be unsaved; once you are forgiven, you can be unforgiven. It teaches that you are not secure in salvation until you reach Heaven. This false doctrine causes a lot of damage to the cause of Christ. The Bible teaches us God wants us to know that we have eternal life.
What about the verses that make it sound like you can lose your salvation? There are some and these should be studied thoroughly. There are great gems of truth in these verses once studied that will help you. However, after years of study I do not know of one verse in Scripture that teaches the loss of salvation. One of the laws of Bible study is that you don’t use an obscure verse to override an obvious verse. If you ever have been saved, you always will be saved. You didn’t save yourself and you can’t lose yourself. The question is have you been truly born again? Only you and God know for sure.
The security of the believer is a wonderful truth. It is not a license to sin, but an overwhelming reason to live for God. You can live in confidence knowing that you are saved and spend your life telling others about your wonderful Savior.
Here are 25 Biblical reasons you can’t lose your salvation:
The Bible Says you can KNOW that you have eternal life.
1 John 5:13 “These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.”
Everyone wants to be loved. Is there any better feeling than to know that you are loved and accepted in spite of all your shortcomings? Love stories are popular in books and movies because they reach into the deep place of the heart where we desire to be truly loved and live happily ever after.
I have good news for you today. The greatest love story ever told includes you! God loves you. He sacrificed Himself so that you could be with Him forever in Heaven. You are so loved!
God Defines His Love For You.
God’s love is far superior than mankind’s love. It is deeper, broader, higher and completely fulfilling.
It’s a Great Love
Ephesians 2:4–5 “But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)”
The word “great” in this verse speaks of the amount of God’s love. Not only does He love you, but He is the ever flowing fountain of love. His love is greater than all your sin. (more…)