And this is the testimony: God
has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. The one who has the Son
has this eternal life; the one who does not have the Son of God does not have
this eternal life. 1 John 5:11-12
This passage tells us that God has given us eternal life and
this life is in His Son, Jesus Christ. In other words, the way to possess
eternal life is to possess God’s Son. The question is, how can a person have the
Son of God?
God is not only perfect holiness (whose holy character we can
never attain to on our own or by our works of righteousness) but He is also
perfect love and full of grace and mercy. Because of His love and grace, He has
not left us without hope and a solution.
Romans 5:8 But God demonstrates his own love for
us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
This is the good news of the Bible, the message of the gospel.
It’s the message of the gift of God’s own Son who became man (the God-man),
lived a sinless life, died on the cross for our sin, and was raised from the
grave proving both the fact He is God’s Son and the value of His death for us as
Romans 1:4 who was appointed the
Son-of-God-in-power according to the Holy Spirit by the resurrection from the
dead, Jesus Christ our Lord.
Romans 4:25 He was given over because of our
transgressions and was raised for the sake of our justification.
2 Corinthians 5:21 God made the one who knew no
sin to be sin for us, so that in him we would become the right-eousness of
1 Peter 3:18 Because Christ also suffered once
for sins, the just for the unjust, to bring you to God, by being put to death in
the flesh but by being made alive in the spirit.