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These things I have written unto you….
January 18, 2013 at 10:30 PM
Alan Almeida July 7, 2012 at 3:04 PM
Dear J P Valenzuela:
Yes you can know. God gives his promise in
1 John 5:13
– “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. ”
Look at the context of that verse. He says, “These things I have written unto you….” What are “these things”? Well, let’s see:
1 John 5
King James Version (KJV)
5 Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God: and every one that loveth him that begat loveth him also that is begotten of him. 2 By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep his commandments. 3 For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous. 4 For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith. 5 Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God?
So, tell me. Do you keep the Commandments? If you KNOW that you keep the Commandments, then you can know if you are saved. These are some of “these things” that St. John was talking about.
Today you can be saved and have eternal life, and the sure peace of knowing you are. That is God’s promise!
You can claim to save yourself and teach others to claim they save themselves all you want. But the truth is that we will all stand before the judgment seat of Christ:
But why dost thou judge thy brother? or why dost thou set at nought thy brother? for we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ.
And God will be the judge of your salvation. Not you, not I, not anyone else.
May God bless you as well.
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