I Received God’s Gift of Eternal Life
IT WAS ONLY THEN THAT I WAS TRULY SAVED!
It was that night, for the very first time in my life, that I truly received the Gift of Eternal Salvation. Not in the future, but right then and there. My life changed in that very moment. Let me spell out for you exactly what had happened to me…
That night, I was born again.
Despite being raised a Catholic, despite being baptized and confirmed in the Catholic Church, despite having been tasked with “educating” both youth and adult, that very night and for the first time in my life, I finally trusted that Jesus Christ paid my sin debt in full on the cross at Calvary. I trusted that His sacrifice alone, through God’s grace, is the only way to Eternal Salvation and that there is nothing more that I can do to add to that. I finally trusted that nothing else, not my own efforts, not the sacraments of the Catholic Church, not the priest on the altar nor in the confessional, nothing here on this earth could contribute anything to my salvation. It is Christ’s sacrifice ALONE that saves us.
Finally I was saved, once and forever.
“Verily, verily, I say unto you, he that heareth my word and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.”
– John 5:24
Can that be any more clear? “Hath” (has) eternal life… not “will have” some time in the future. Right here, right now, I have it. And so can you. You are entitled to the amazing Gift of Eternal Life which God has promised to all of us who Trust in Christ Alone for their Salvation. Just believe this. Just believe this with all your being. Tell Christ that you accept Him as your Savior and that you need nothing more to receive the Gift of Heaven and you WILL be Saved.
And do you know what else? When I read the Holy Scripture for the first time after I was Saved, I read it with the counsel of the Holy Spirit to help me understand. And I kid you not: when I read the Scriptures for the first time with the Holy Spirit by my side, I literally wept. Actual tears of joy rolled down my face. It was the most incredible experience of my life.
But there’s a little bit more of my story to share…
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