Jesus said, “With all the earnestness I possess, I tell you this:
“Unless you are Born Again, you can NEVER get into the Kingdom of God. What I am telling you so earnestly is this: Unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he CANNOT enter the Kingdom of God. The Holy Spirit gives NEW LIFE from Heaven.”
“And as Moses lifted up the bronze image of a serpent on a pole, even so I must be lifted up upon a pole, so that ANYONE who believes in Me will have Eternal Life. For God loved the world so much that He gave His only Son so that ANYONE who believes in Him shall not perish, but have Eternal Life.”
“There is no eternal doom awaiting those who TRUST Him to SAVE THEM, but those who do not trust Him have already been tried and condemned fo ot believing in the only Son of God. He has come from Heaven and is greater than anyone else.”
“Those who believe Him discover that God is a fountain of TRUTH. For this one sent by God speaks God’s Words, for God’s Spirit is upon Him without measure or limit. The Father loves this man because He is His Son… And all who TRUST HIM–God’s Son–to SAVE them HAVE ETERNAL LIFE. Those who don’t believe and obey Him shall NEVER see Heaven, but the wrath of God remains upon them. ”
(The above excerpts were taken directly from the “Living Bible, ” the Gospel of John, chapter 3.)
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