1 John 5:11-12 (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.
How do you have eternal life? Simply by accepting Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior. If you have Christ, then you have eternal life. It boils down to this one point. This is the message of salvation in a nutshell. Many ask how can I be sure that I am saved. The way to know is very simple. “He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life.” It is that simple. Religion, rituals, church membership, and good works cannot save you. We are saved in Christ alone by grace alone. Going to church does not save you. Being part of a church ministry or any other ministry of any other religious organizations does not save you. What really matters is, do you have Christ? Is Jesus your Savior? Are you trusting in Jesus, no matter what happens in your life? My friend, if you answer “No” to anyone one of these, then you have not turned over your life to Christ. To be saved, you must trust Christ completely in all facets of your life. It means that Christ is your Lord and Savior, and your trust is in Him, completely and wholeheartedly. Jesus is your lifeboat, your lifeline and your only hope. We are lost without Jesus, but if we have Him, then we have life. “He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life.” My friend, it can’t get any clearer than that. Do you have Christ? Is Jesus your Savior? The Lord Jesus Christ, God the Son, 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). Jesus is absolutely unique. Jesus is God the Son, the second person of the Triune Godhead, the Trinity. This is very important. For only God the Son can pay the penalty for our sins. Do you have Jesus Christ, God the Son, the second person of the Triune Godhead, as your Lord and Savior? If you want to know if you are saved, then this is the only question you need to answer. If you have Christ, then you have life and you are saved. “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” (John 3:16 NKJV). That is God’s promise to everyone. Do you believe God? But, before you answer, let me remind you that God does not lie. My friend, the only thing that is keeping you from coming to Christ is the sin in your life that you don’t want to give up. Only you can make the decision to repent of your sin and accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior.
God Bless and have a great day in God’s Word.