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Afterlife Day 5

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Scripture: 1 John 5:11-13 And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life. I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life.

Devotional: There are certainly times in our lives when we can begin to waver in our assurance of salvation and eternity.  Today’s passage is a great foundation to our faith, especially in these times.

In every other “religion” people have to wonder if they have done enough to earn favor with the god they seek to appease.  But only in Christianity is salvation not about what we do, but what has been done for us.  And when we receive that, we may KNOW that we have eternal life.  Not hope, not wonder, not question, but KNOW. 

So when you find yourself struggling with the wonderings or doubts, be encouraged by this passage.  And commit it to memory so that you can combat whatever doubts may come your way.

Reflect:

  • What do you think compelled John to write these words in his Gospel account?