We Have the Benefit of Eternal Life through Jesus Christ      

          Read from Scripture  what the Ultimate Father did“For God so loved the world, He gave His one and only Son, that whoever, believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.”  (John 3:16)  Those who receive the Father’s gift,  receives all the Father has.  The Bible gives us this wonderful truth, “What I am saying is that as long as the heir is a child, he is no different from a slave, although he owns the whole estate.  He is subject to guardians and trustees until the time set by his father.  So also, when we were children, we were in slavery under the basic principles of the world.  But when the time had fully come, God sent His Son, born of a woman, born under law, to redeem those under law, that we might receive the full rights of sons. Because you are sons, God sent the Spirit of His Son into our hearts, the Spirit who calls out, ‘Abba, Father.’  So you are no longer a slave, but a son; and since you are a son, God has made you also an heir.”  (Galatians 4:1-7)

Romans 6:23 “For the wages of sin is death but the gift of God is eternal life.” Sin means death. Christ means eternal life. John 10:27-28 says, “My sheep know my voice and I know them and they follow Me and I give unto them eternal life.” Jesus said, “I am the resurrection and the life.  The one who believes in Me will live, even though they die;  and whoever lives by believing in Me will never die.”

“In the chapel of St George, in West Minster Abbey, is a memorial of World War II.  It consist of four bound volumes that contain the names of the 60,000 civilians who were killed in the city of London by enemy action.  One volume lies open at a time on the shrine and a light shines down upon the typescript names that appear on that open page.  Each day a page is turned.  Thus will the names of those who were rich or poor, titled or of the common people, old or young, healthy or ill, sound body or crippled, famous or infamous, stand together to be revealed in the light for all to see as a page of the book is turned each day.  It is known as the book of death.   The Bible tells of a book of life.  It is in Heaven.  In that book, too, will be found the names of men and women from all classes and conditions on earth.  All will be in the light, and all will be honored of God.  For the Book of life will reveal, in that coming day, the names of those who through faith in God and His Christ have been regenerated from death to life in Jesus Christ” (In the Lamb’s Book of Life; Knight’s Master Book of Illustrations, Knight)