Eternal Life in ChristPosted by: bbcadmin
Life can be intimidating even for the strongest among us. The uncertainties and perplexities of tomorrow tend to rob us of joy and hope to the point of spiritual paralysis. Of course, the devil takes great pleasure in such a dilemma. He knows that a fearful Christian is a defeated Christian. But this is not the end of the story. Scripture makes it clear that, while we are all mortal because of sin, God offers immortality to all through faith in Christ.
Physically, there was a day when we arrived on this earth and there will be a day when we leave. All of us are mortal, that is, subject to physical death. Why is that? The Bible teaches that, since Adam and Eve chose to disobey, all of us stand guilty before a holy God. One of the results of sin is that physical death has been the experience of everyone since the beginning of time (Rom. 3:23; Rom. 5:12). No matter the life style, diet, or exercise routine we choose, death will claim all of us sooner or later. In addition, all of us are spiritually separated from God due to our sinful nature and our sinful actions. This is not encouraging news, but these are the facts and we must act accordingly.
On the other hand, God is immortal. He had no beginning and he has no end. He is eternal. Scripture teaches that he made us and that he has compassion on our mortal condition. He does not want any one to leave this earth still separated from him because of their sin (1 Tim. 2:4). And because he loves us, he has provided a way for us to live eternally with him. How is that possible? It is possible through faith in Jesus Christ. That is why Jesus died on the cross, to suffer the punishment for our sin. The Bible says that anyone who will admit their sinfulness to God, turn from it (repent), and trust Jesus as their Savior, will have eternal life (John 20:31; Titus 3:4-7; 1 John 5:11).
Will you receive God’s gift of immortality through faith in Christ?