How to Have Eternal Life

Do you have eternal life? Would you like to know that you do?

  • Yes.
  • No.
  • I don’t know.

The question of eternal life is too important to leave unanswered.  If you’re wrong, the consequences are eternal so of all the things you want to know in life, this is the most important thing to know. Fortunately, the LORD wants you to know this too. Here’s how.

Understand that you’re a sinner who will face God’s judgment

The Bible says in Revelation 21:8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and ALL LIARS, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.  If you have told a lie, then you are a part of this group.  Isaiah 59:2 But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear.

Your sin has made you guilty before God.  Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death.  

But, I’m a good person!”  God says you’re not as good as you think you are.

Sin isn’t paid for with you being good on the days you want to be good. The wages of sin is death, unfortunately.


Hebrews 9:27 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:  Right now, you are the one who will be paying for your sin. Absent a savior your body will be placed in the ground when you die and you, the real you, will face judgment in what the Bible calls the second death.

If we stop here, there is no hope.

Jesus Christ died for you

Now why would you to choose to go to hell with your sins paid for? The Bible is so clear on this point.  For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself a ransom for all. 

Jesus Christ died a death that was acceptable to God the Father. The wages of sin is death and so Jesus died and the Father was satisfied.

What do I do?

Paul preached in Acts 20:21, repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ. But as many as received Jesus Christ, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name.

If you’ll trust in Jesus Christ who is eternal life, died in your place by repentence toward God and faith in the LORD Jesus Christ, you’ll have eternal life because you’ll have Jesus Christ.

I need Jesus Christ!

Dear Lord, I know I am a sinner. I need you to save me and give me eternal life. So, right now, the best way I know how, I repent and ask you to save me. I receive you as my Saviour. Fill me with your Holy Spirit and help me to live as a Christian, in Jesus’ name, Amen.