Why it’s difficult for many to receive the free gift of Eternal Life!
From the time we are born,we are taught,conditioned by the idea if we do something,we will mostly,get what we want.Let’s look at this for a moment.
As a baby,We learn,
if we cry,we will get fed.
if we cry,we will get our nappy changed.
if we cry,we will get picked up
if we cry,we will get burped
As a toddler we learn
Again if we cry,we will mostly,get what we want,the toy etc
If we whinge,we mostly,get what we want etc
Once we are old enough to do chores,
We learn,if we do them we will get our pocket money
if we do them,we may get to play
if we do them,we get to goto a friends place,even a sleep over
As teenagers,we learn
If we do our chores and get good grades,we get to goto the movies..We get to drive dads car.Get to go on trips/holiday camps etc
Once we are working,we know without a doubt,if we don’t work we won’t get paid,or if we dont do it properly we may have our pay reduced or even given the sack.
We could go through all aspects of life and we know we get rewarded by doing something,we recieve something contingent on our work,our works,whatever they maybe.
It is so engrained in our phyce..Our minds and thoughts and confirmed by our experience throughout life,that we naturally understand nothing is ever free,there will always be strings attached.
But there is a gift,that is absolutely free,without strings attached,without any ability needed in and of ourselves.It’s called Eternal Life.
So when it comes to simply believing on Christ and His work to receive the free gift of Eternal life,it goes against everything,we have learnt,known and experience in doing life or what we’ve been taught in Sunday school,by preachers,up until the point of hearing the gospel,that Jesus paid the debt that sin demands,so that we don’t have to pay that debt and all that’s required of us is to believe He did and we will receive the free gift of eternal life.
The free gift of eternal life is exactly that,it is both free and eternal.
What about you?
Will you believe on Christ and recieve His promised free gift of Eternal Life and from that moment, you have eternal life, will not perish and will be raised up on the last day,to spend eternity in the presence of God.
are you going to continue trying to earn eternal life and find in the end,no matter how much you did good,it falls way,way short of the perfection God requires and hear the words,depart from me I never knew you.
Jn3:15 That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.
16 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.
17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
36 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.
Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.
Rom 11:6 And if by grace, then is it no more of works: otherwise grace is no more grace. But if it be of works, then it is no more grace: otherwise work is no more work.