Biblical Concept: Evangelistic Letter
Jeff mentioned that you two were having discussions about God and eternal
life. He asked me to contribute to the discussion, and this I am glad to
Christine, I want you to know that God loves you and wants to a have a personal relationship with you for all of eternity. John 3:16 says, For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life. How can this happen for you personally?
The short answer is: Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, and you shall be saved (Acts 16:31). Hey, Christine, if you want to just do this right now, cool. Simply pray this to God the Father right now: Father God, I believe in the Lord Jesus Christ for my eternal salvation. I hope you pray it!
However, some people are not ready for the short answer. For example, in John 3:16 it says: For God so loved the world. Who is this God? Or, in John 3:16 it says that He gave His only begotten Son. Who is this only begotten Son? God gave us the Bible to provide answers about Himself. Who is the God of the Bible? The Bible declares that He is the Creator of all things and thus has awesome abilities: For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been
made, so that they are without excuse (Romans 1:20). From the complexity of biological life to the immensity of the universe; God’s attributes, power and nature are declared. Christine, the objective person knows instinctively that the universe and all that it contains is not its own cause and effect. On an instinctive level objective people know
God exists. Psalm 97:6 says, The heavens declare His righteousness, and all peoples have seen His glory. The Bible also declares that the God of the Bible is multidimensional in attributes and Persons. God exists and functions on a multidimensional basis; beyond length, width, height and time. 1 Timothy 6:16 says of God, Who alone possesses
immortality and dwells in unapproachable light; whom no man has seen or can see. To Him be the honor and eternal dominion! Amen.
the God of the Bible functions apart from time (immortality) and in dimensions
apart from the universe in which we live (unapproachable light). The God of
the Bible is indeed awesome in His abilities and characteristics. The Bible
also declares that God is multidimensional in Person: Father, Son and Spirit. 1
Peter 1:2 says, According
to the foreknowledge of God the Father, by the sanctifying work of the
Spirit, that you may obey Jesus Christ and be sprinkled with His blood: May
grace and peace be yours in fullest measure.
John 3:16 when it says that He gave His only begotten Son, it means that God the Father sent God the Son
(Jesus Christ) to be the Savior of
the world. God has provided everything for people to have eternal salvation and a relationship with Him. He wants us to believe it.
That the world needs a Savior is expressed by the following passages: But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us (Romans 5:8). For Christ also died for sins once for all, the just for the unjust, in order that He might bring us to God, having been put to death in the flesh, but made alive by the Spirit (1 Peter 3:18). For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord (Romans 6:23).
Christine, Jesus Christ, one of the members of the
multidimensional triune God, became a man and died on the cross to satisfy God’s righteous standards
behalf. He did what we could never do
for ourselves: satisfy the
God of the Bible and His righteous standards. He wants us to believe it.
Christine, I have given you more to think about in relationship to God and the potential of your eternal relationship with Him. Perhaps you will now want to pray to God the Father this: Father God, I believe that Jesus Christ died for my sins, and that He was buried and raised to give me eternal life. Amen?