John 14:6 Jesus said, "I am the way, the truth, and the life ( eternal life ), no one comes to the Father except through me"
John 11:25 Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies;-- Salvation / Eternal Life is a person not a thing nor a reward.
--- not by religion, nor by performance, nor by good works.
For it is by grace
you have been saved
, through faith
—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— 9 not by works
, so that no one can boast.-- Jesus Christ was the grace of God given to us. Grace means undeserved favor, freely given to man.
Grace = God gives
Faith = People receives
Saved = saved from the penalty of sin
For the wages of sin is death
(eternal death in hell) , but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord
1 Peter 2:24
He (Jesus) himself bore our sins in his body on the cross...-- Jesus took our sins into his own body on the cross of calvary. He paid our sin instead of us paying its penalty.
It was our sin that Jesus died, and it was his resurrection that proves that he overcame death.
But as many as received him to them he gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name.-- Salvation is a finished work of Jesus Christ. He did it for you, and what we need to do is to believe that what Jesus did was for you. You receive Jesus into your heart/life by faith. Faith is accepting and believing..
Jesus said, Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me.
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Eternal destiny is the most important thing in life.
"For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world, and forfeit his soul?