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1 John 5:11 – 13 “And this is the record; that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life. 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.”
 
How Can I Know 100% Sure
I Have Eternal Life?
 
 
Did you know that God promised eternal life before the world began? The bible reveals this in Titus 1:2 “In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began;” Did you know God cannot change, meaning whatever the bible says about Him he cannot change from it?
 
Malachi 3:6 “For I am the Lord, I change not.” Did you know that God cannot let anyone into heaven that has not been born again? It reveals this in the gospel of John, so I would like to ask you a question are you 50%, 75% or 100% sure if you died today would you have eternal life with God forever? Well, if you are 99% sure there is something wrong about you not understanding from what the bible says about being 100% sure. You can know 100%. And if you are 100% sure you better know why you are 100% sure before you put this brochure down and say in your heart you are OK!!!!! I say this because what you are trusting to have eternal life JUST MIGHT NOT BE WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS HOW TO HAVE ETERNAL LIFE. Let’s just see what the bible says. We MUST believe what the bible reveals about how to be saved, how to have eternal life and not how man wants to tell us. God cannot lie but man can and will lie.
 
 
You Must Be Born Again:
The bible reveals in the Gospel of John 3:3 “Jesus answered and said unto him, verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” Why do I need to be Born Again? This is the same question that Nicodemus had if you read John 3:4. Nicodemus was a very religious, educated man, a Pharisee, a ruler of the Jews and was a very intelligent man when it came to the scriptures, the Word of God. Why would Jesus Christ say this to such a man? Well, Nicodemus needed to be born again because he was born IN ADAM!! Do you know who Adam and Eve were? God created Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden which God created. In the midst of the garden was the tree of knowledge of good and evil. God commanded Adam and Eve not to eat of this tree. But Adam and Eve disobeyed God and ate of the tree and this became the most miserable, tragic day in the history of the human race. God banished Adam and Eve from His presence and they became separated from God as well as the whole human race and now have a sinful nature, condemned and will surely die. The truth is they died spiritually because now they have been separated from God. This is the truth of Adam’s disobedience in the Garden of Eden. Can you accept that and believe it? You must because the bible reveals you are in Adam, condemned, separated from God, dead spiritually and have a sinful nature which you will see in the following bible verses which is God’s Word.
 
 
 
You are In Adam:
From the Word of God it will reveal that you are a sinner condemned in Adam. Romans 5:12 “Wherefore, as by one man (Adam) sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned” Romans 5:15 “for if through the offense of one (Adam) many be deadRomans 5:16 “for the judgment was by one (Adam) to condemnation.” Romans 5:17 “For if by one man’s (Adam) offense death reigned by one (Adam).” Romans 5:18 “Therefore, as by the offense of one (Adam) judgment came upon ALL men to condemnation;” Romans 5:19 “For as by one man’s (Adam) disobedience many were made sinners.Now seeing what the Word of God reveals can you truly confess with your heart and believe that you were born in Adam and have a sinful nature which makes you a sinner, you are condemned, spiritually dead and separated from God desperately needing to be born again, needing a change of mind, change of feeling about the sin in your life.
 
 
  
 
You are a Sinner:
God’s Word reveals that you are a sinner and why you are a sinner. Romans 3:10 “There is none righteous, no, not one.” Romans 3:12 “there is none that doeth good, no, not one.” Romans 3:23 “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.” Romans 5:12 “Wherefore, as by one man (Adam) sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned.Have you ever broken God’s Law the Ten Commandments?  Let’s look at The 9th Commandment “Thou shalt not bear false witness.” Well, have you ever told a lie? We know the answer is yes!!! You have broken, disobeyed the 9th Commandment. How about the 7th Commandment? “Thou shalt not commit adultery.” Have you ever looked on man or woman in your heart with lust? It is still adultery!! Jesus said so! Let’s be honest about it, most probably you have and disobeyed, broke the 7th Commandment. How about the 5th Commandment? “Honor thy father and mother.” Let’s be honest you know you did not when you were younger or even now if you are young and still at home. You have broken and disobeyed the 5th Commandment. Let us look at the 3rd Commandment. “Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord your God in vain.” Have you ever said the usual statement? “Oh my G- -.” That’s taking the name of the Lord God in vain. You probably have but maybe you haven’t. I will give you the benefit of the doubt. But look what James 2:10 says “For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all.” Galatians 3:10 “Cursed is every one that continueth not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them.” Now how about that! If you keep all the Commandments but break just one you are GULITY of all! Romans 3:19 “that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God.” Romans 3:20 “for by the law (Ten Commandments) is the knowledge of sin.” The Law shows us we are sinners. The Law is like a mirror. When we look in a mirror we see ourselves. When we look in the Law the Ten Commandments we see ourselves as sinners because we know we have broken His Law. Now seeing what the Word of God reveals can you truly confess with your heart and believe that having a sinful nature you have broken God’s commandments, His Law, making you a guilty sinner separated from God, needing a change of mind, change of feeling and change of attitude about sin in your life.
 
 
 
There is a Punishment for Sin:
The bible reveals God’s wrath upon sin. Now realizing you are in Adam, spiritually dead, separated from God, and a sinner condemned you need to know what God’s punishment for the penalty of sin is. The penalty for sin that you deserve is physical death, and a spiritual death which is hell, the lake of fire, the second death which is a conscious, existing torment lasting forever. Romans 6:23 “For the wages of sin is death;5:12 “Wherefore, as by one man (Adam) sin entered the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men;” 1Corinthians 15:22 “For as in Adam all die,” Rev. 20:14, 15 “And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.” Rev. 21:8 “and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.” You see, it is like you driving down the road 50 miles over the speed limit and the police pulls you over and writes you a ticket and you have to pay a fine for breaking the speed limit law. It is the same with God giving you the punishment you deserve for breaking His Law. Now seeing what the Word of God reveals can you truly confess with your heart and believe you deserve the full penalty of sin, which is the lake of fire, hell, the second death. And that you are condemned and lost needing to be saved from your sins needing a change of mind and change of direction from sin in your life.
 
 
You cannot save yourself:
 
The bible reveals that you cannot save yourself by doing good works. How are you going to escape this penalty of death? You are in a very serious dilemma, a tragic situation!!
 
Can you save yourself from this lake of fire? No! You cannot save yourself. Look what the bible reveals about this. Ephesians 2:8, 9 “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that NOT of yourselves: it is the gift of God: NOT of WORKS, lest any man should boast.” Titus 3:5 “NOT by WORKS of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy HE SAVED US,” Galatians 2:16 “Knowing that a man is NOT justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and NOT by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall NO flesh be justified.” Now seeing what the Word of God reveals can you truly confess with your heart and believe you absolutely cannot save yourself from the wrath of God upon your sin by doing any good works, good deeds, keeping the Ten Commandments, relying on your church, sacraments, Eucharist, Mass, infant baptism, adult baptism or anything else that you might consider of what might save you. You need to change your mind about how you use to think about how to be saved and believe the Bible the Word of God.
 
 
 
It is a Gift of God:
In the bible it reveals that eternal life is a gift from God. Since you cannot earn eternal life you must realize it is a gift to receive. The bible reveals the free gift in Romans 5:15 “But not as the offense, so also is the free gift: for if through the offense of one (Adam) many be dead, much more the grace of God, and the gift by grace,” Romans 5:16 “for the judgment was by one (Adam) to condemnation, but the free gift..” Romans 5:17 “much more they which receive abundance grace and of the gift..” Romans 5:18 “so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men…” Romans 6:23b “but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” Ephesians 2:8 “it is the gift of God:” You just read seven times the word “gift” to reveal to you that eternal life is a gift of God which cannot be earned in anyway. Now seeing what the Word of God reveals do you truly understand that Eternal Life is a FREE GIFT? Eternal life is not earned or worked for it is freely received by faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.
 
 
 
How to be saved to have eternal life:
Reading God’s Word has revealed without a doubt that you are in Adam, separated from God, under condemnation, a sinner deserving the full punishment of sin. Now the GOOD news for you!!! God’s Word will reveal to you who is the ONLY one that can save you from this condemnation. Romans 5:8 “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” 1Cor. 15:3, 4 “how that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day, according to the Scriptures:2Cor. 5:21 “For he (God) hath made him (Jesus Christ) to be sin for us, who knew no sin;” John 3:16a “For God so loved the world, he gave his only begotten Son,” Now the Word of God reveals what you must do to be saved. Romans 10:9 – 13 “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the Scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him. For whosoever shall call upon the Lord shall be saved.” In seeing what the Word of God reveals do you want to receive Jesus Christ as your own personal Savior?
 
 
 
If you would like to pray this prayer we remind you that it is not the words of this prayer that saves you but it is you asking the Lord Jesus Christ to be your own personal Savior. If you truly understood all what you have read from God’s Word pray and ask the Lord Jesus Christ to save you.
 
 
  
 
Dear God, in truly understanding God’s Word, I right now truly confess with my mouth that Jesus Christ is Lord, the Son of God the Savior, who shed His blood and died in my place for my sins, was buried and arose from the dead bodily from the grave the third day according to the Word of God, and do believe, trust and receive Him as my own personal Savior in my heart who alone I trust for my salvation needing to change my attitude about sin in my life. In Jesus name I pray this.

 
 
 
Assurance you have Eternal Life:
In truly understanding you received Jesus Christ as your Savior. You must realize, you need to REPENT now for your sins. Just what do I mean by that? It is to have a change of mind, change of feeling about sin in your life and a change of purpose in your life. If you REFUSE to change your mind and change your feeling about sin in your life and have a growing process of a changed life, then you HAVE NOT truly accepted Christ as your Lord and Savior, you have lied to yourself and the Lord and to the person that showed you God’s plan of salvation.
 
Remember Repent means to change your mind about sin in your life, a change feeling about sin in your life how it caused Christ to suffer, shed His blood and die in your place, and to have a change of purpose in your life not to serve sin in your life but serve the Lord Jesus Christ, and for Him to help you to change your direction in your life and to have a change of attitude about your sinful life. Read 2Corinthians 7:10 “For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death.” The assurance of salvation is found in God’s Word revealing that you have eternal life. John 3:36 “He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.” I John 5:9 – 13 “If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater: for this is the witness of God which he hath testified of his Son. He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in himself: he that believeth not God hath made him a liar; because he believeth not the record that God gave of his Son. And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life. 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.”
 
 
 
There are 4 promises that I would like to give you.
In truly understanding you received Jesus Christ as your Savior you now know your sins are forgiven, you know 100% sure you are a child of God, 100% sure you have eternal life and that God is now your Father and you now can have a personal relationship with your Savior the Lord Jesus Christ. These bible verses will give you these promises. Colossians 1:14 “In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins.” Galatians 3:26 “For ye are all children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.”John 3:18 “He that believeth on him is not condemned:” Romans 8:15 “For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.” If you TRULY accepted Jesus Christ as your Savior you need to find a church that uses the King James Bible, sings the hymns that are doctrinally sound from the hymn books, a church that preaches the gospel like you just read about, a church that has evangelism outreaches like door to door visitation or other means of sharing the gospel with others, and a church that has some standards from the Word of God to live by. In receiving Christ let us know by emailing us at houle@umich.edu or call me at 251-238-9771 and if you are a Catholic and just received Jesus Christ as your Savior you need to go to my website Rod Houle ministries an-awakening.com to understand you need to leave the Catholic Church immediately. My website will help you from God’s Word that they have taught false doctrine. And if you would like bible lessons we can send them to you free of charge. God bless and we pray that you grow in Christ and live for Him.
 
 
  
Remember now, you are no longer in Adam condemned, separated from God, spiritually dead, under the wrath of God!! Isn’t that wonderful!! It is important to read Romans chapters 3 - 8. These chapters will show you now that you are justified by faith and now have the righteousness of Christ. You are now righteous only in Christ Jesus. In Christ you are no longer condemned, separated from God, spiritually dead and under the wrath of God. It is truly important that you read those chapters I just gave you so you can understand what you just did in receiving and believing on the Lord Jesus Christ. Like I said, it is important that you find a good King James Bible believing church. I can send you a booklet which gives you ten lessons on what do I do now after I received Christ. Just send me an email with your address and I will send it to you free!!!! God Bless and pray you will grow in Christ.
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