What "WORKS" must one do in order to obtain "ETERNAL LIFE"
November 10 2007 at 10:49 PM
One way to tell a true Church of Christ, from a fake one, is to see if they require a certain amount or constant amount of works or actions. The INC requires a 6 month process to be saved, other religions require this and that, do this and that.
But what does Jesus Christ himself teach what "WORKS" are required for "ETERNAL LIFE"?
25When they found him on the other side of the lake, they asked him, "Rabbi, when did you get here?"
26Jesus answered, "I tell you the truth, you are looking for me, not because you saw miraculous signs but because you ate the loaves and had your fill. 27Do not work for food that spoils, but for food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you. On him God the Father has placed his seal of approval."
28Then they asked him, "What must we do to do the works God requires?"
29Jesus answered, "The work of God is this: to believe in the one he has sent."
"THE WORK OF GOD IS THIS: TO BELIEVE IN THE ONE HE HAS SENT"
30So they asked him, "What miraculous sign then will you give that we may see it and believe you? What will you do? 31Our forefathers ate the manna in the desert; as it is written: 'He gave them bread from heaven to eat.'[c]"
32Jesus said to them, "I tell you the truth, it is not Moses who has given you the bread from heaven, but it is my Father who gives you the true bread from heaven. 33For the bread of God is he who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world."
"FOR THE BREAD OF GOD IS HE WHO COMES DOWN FROM HEAVEN"
34"Sir," they said, "from now on give us this bread."
35Then Jesus declared, "I am the bread of life. He who comes to me will never go hungry, and he who believes in me will never be thirsty.
"HE WHO COMES TO ME WILL NEVER GO HUNGRY, AND HE WHO BELIEVES IN ME WILL NEVER BE THIRSTY"
36But as I told you, you have seen me and still you do not believe. 37All that the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never drive away. 38For I have come down from heaven not to do my will but to do the will of him who sent me. 39And this is the will of him who sent me, that I shall lose none of all that he has given me, but raise them up at the last day. 40For my Father's will is that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in him shall have eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day."
"I WILL NEVER DRIVE AWAY. FOR I HAVE COME DOWN FROM HEAVEN"
Here is the second point.
"AND THIS IS THE WILL OF HIM WHO SENT ME, THAT I SHALL LOSE NON OF ALL THAT HE HAS GIVEN ME".
So, all who come to Jesus are saved by belief and belief only. Secondly, all those who have come to Jesus, it is the Father's will that we will never be lost or driven away. That means, once we accept Jesus Christ, we are never lost from Jesus, that is, Eternal Security. Once we are saved, we are allways saved, otherwise Jesus Christ would NOT be completing the will of the Father.