1 John 5:11-13 (NKJV) 11 And this is the testimony: that God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son. 12 He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life. 13 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.

Eternal life is to have the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God. This is the gospel in a nutshell. How do you know that you are going to heaven? It is simple either you have Christ or not. If you have Christ you have eternal life. How do you have Christ? By simply believing in Him. Hear God’s Word again, “He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life. How do you get to heaven? God did not say by belonging to a religion or by being a member of a church. It does not matter what religion or church you belong to. Neither your religion or your church membership will save you. The only way to God the Father is through the Lord Jesus Christ, His Son. For “he who has the Son has life.” Do you have the Son of God? Do you have Christ? Is He your Savior? Are you trusting in God’s Son, Jesus Christ, in such a way that no one and no circumstance can shake your confidence in Him? My friend, to be saved means you believe in the Son of God, you trust His finished work on the Cross for your salvation, and it means that you have accepted Christ as your Lord and Savior. “He who has the Son has life.” If you have Him, then you have life. On the other hand, “he who does not have the Son of God does not have life.” God can’t make it any clearer than that. Forget about what religion and what church you belong to. The important thing is do you have the Son of God; do you have the Lord Jesus Christ? Is the Son of God your Savior? This is the reason the Apostle John is emphasizing that the Lord Jesus Christ is the Son of God. The Lord Jesus Christ is the only one who can save us. “Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved” (Acts 4:12 NKJV). There is no one else like Him. Jesus is the only begotten Son of God. Do you have Christ as your Savior? If you have Him, then you have life. This is God’s Word to us. Do you believe God the Father, or don’t you believe Him? If you don’t believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, then you don’t believe in God the Father. For you make both the Father and the Son a liar. But the Word of God tells us that God can’t lie, see that in Numbers 23:19, 1 Samuel 15:29, Hebrews 6:18 and Psalm 89:35. Which is the truth the Word of God or your religion? Is your religion keeping you from accepting Jesus Christ for who He is? He is the Son of God. John is making it very clear; he is getting right down to the point so you can’t miss it. The only thing that is keeping you from coming to Chris is your sin, the sin of unbelief that you don’t want to give up. This is the only thing in the world which will keep you from having the Son of God. That is the decision you make. John’s purpose in writing down these words is “that you may continue to believe in the name of the Son of God,” and “that you may know that you have eternal life.” It is not a matter of what religion you belong to. It is not a matter of what church you attend. It is not a matter of how much faith you have. It is whether or not you believe in the Son of God. That is all important.

God Bless and have a great day in God’s Word.