By: Robert Serreyn
Question? Could you reconcile John 6:40?
John 6:40 And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day.
The words “Every one which seeth the Son” has been a stumbling block for some BECAUSE they say “How can a person be saved IF they CANNOT see (with their eyes) the Lord Jesus.
The answer to that is very, very simple, The Greek word for SEETH is THEOREO and it means TO ACKNOWLEDGE.
In order for a person to be saved THEY MUST ACKNOWLEDGE that Jesus Christ is (God in the Flesh) who DIED and shed his blood on the cross, was BURIED, and RESURRECTED from the dead three days later as the COMPLETE PAYMENT for ALL their sins and place their Trust Alone IN CHRIST for their Eternal Salvation.
It is GOD’s DESIRE (will) that every person “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ” but he leaves it up to each and every person to make that choice by their own free will, Some will, but most will not.
Matthew 7:13, & 14 state…
Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: (14) Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.
The MOST IMPORTANT thing to know IS Jesus Christ as savior, just simply believe that Jesus Christ went to the cross and DIED and shed his blood, was BURIED and three days later RESURRECTED from the dead to pay for your sins.
The moment that you do YOU HAVE (at that second and forever) Everlasting Life which WILL NEVER be taken away no matter what.
-Christ DIED for you – Romans 5:8
-Christ PAID your sins in full – 2 Corinthians 5:21,1 Peter 2:24
-BELIEVE (Trust In Completely) in Christ ALONE as the complete payment of sin for salvation – John 3:16, Acts 16:31, Ephesians 2:8,9
“For the wages(payment) of sin is death (eternal torment in hell); but the GIFT(salvation) of God is eternal life THROUGH Jesus Christ our Lord”. Romans 6:23
IT IS THAT SIMPLE – THE GOSPEL TRUTH