First John 5:11-21 is John’s encouragement to the believers. He encourages them about everlasting life, prayer, wickedness and understanding. Today we will look at what he had to say about everlasting life.
Eternal Security (V 11-13)
And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.12 He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.13 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.
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. (John 3:16)
Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life. (John 6:47)
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. (John 3:36)
We never have to be unsure about our salvation. He says that we know that we have eternal life. Unfortunately, many believers do not have assurance of their salvation. This causes a problem. If they do not believe God can keep them saved eternally, what else might they not believe?
The answer is as simple as reading the Bible and believing it.
Tom Stearns, WASI Chaplain, 907 715-4001