How To Find Eternal Life
If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us (1 John 1:8-10).
And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them, and said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven (Matthew 18:2-3).
If thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek; for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved (Romans 10:9-13).
And he [Jesus] said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned (Mark 16:15-16).
Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do? Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost (Acts 2:37-38).
For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast (Ephesians 2:8-9).
Some Examples of God's Grace
(206) The Crucifixion
SAnd the thieves, who were crucified with Him, also threw the same insults at Him as they hung there. "If you are the Christ," one said, "save yourself and us." TBut the other suddenly believed, and rebuked him, saying, "Don't you fear God, since you are under the same condemnation? UWe indeed are punished justly, for we have received the reward we deserve for our deeds; but his man has done nothing wrong." VThen he said to Jesus, "Lord, remember me when you come into your kingdom." WAnd Jesus said to him, "Truly, I tell you, today you shall be with me in Paradise."
(106) The Woman Caught in Adultery
Jesus went to the Mount of Olives. Early in the morning He came again to the temple, and all the people came to Him; and He sat down and taught them.
Then the scribes and Pharisees brought to Him a woman caught in adultery. And when they had placed her in the midst of the crowd, they said to Him, “Master, this woman was caught in adultery, in the very act. Now in the law Moses commanded us that such a one should be stoned. But what do you say?”
They said this to trap Him, so that they might have something to accuse Him with. But Jesus stooped down and wrote on the ground with His finger, as though He did not hear them. So when they continued asking Him, He straightened up and said to them, “He who is without sin among you, let him cast the first stone at her.” Then He again stooped down and wrote on the ground.
And those who heard this, being convicted by their conscience, went out one by one, beginning with the oldest. They all left. And Jesus was left alone, with the woman standing in the midst of the temple.
When Jesus straightened up and saw no one but the woman, He said to her, “Woman, where are they, your accusers? Has no man condemned you?”
“No one, Lord,” she said.
“Neither do I condemn you,” Jesus said to her. “Go and sin no more.”
(106) The Woman Caught in Adultery
John 8:1-11, KJV
Jesus went unto the mount of Olives. 2 And early in the morning he came again into the temple, and all the people came unto him; and he sat down, and taught them. 3 And the scribes and Pharisees brought unto him a woman taken in adultery; and when they had set her in the midst, 4 They say unto him, Master, this woman was taken in adultery, in the very act. 5 Now Moses in the law commanded us, that such should be stoned: but what sayest thou? 6 This they said, tempting him, that they might have to accuse him. But Jesus stooped down, and with his finger wrote on the ground, as though he heard them not. 7 So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her. 8 And again he stooped down, and wrote on the ground. 9 And they which heard it, being convicted by their own conscience, went out one by one, beginning at the eldest, even unto the last: and Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst. 10 When Jesus had lifted up himself, and saw none but the woman, he said unto her, Woman, where are those thine accusers? hath no man condemned thee? 11 She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more....