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You Must Know!

There are a lot of things you and I can’t know and there are a lot of things you and I can know but then there are somethings that we must know! I can’t know for sure who first discovered America, Columbus, Erikson, or Vespucci. I can’t know how many stars there are in the sky. I can’t know how many people have walked on this planet. I can’t tell you the exact date of the flood or the name of Cain’s wife. I can speculate on the things I can’t know but it has no bearing on my eternity. I can know the multiplication table. I can know the distance around the globe. I can know when it’s a good time to go fishing. I can know how to make lasagna. There are many things I can know that are helpful to me but not many of them have an effect on my eternity either. There are somethings you and I must know:

  • If you would escape hell and live in hope of heaven you need to know how to get there. 
  • Thankfully 1 John 5:13 tells us, these things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.
  • God wants you to know and he doesn’t want you to live in doubt about your eternity.
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  • You must know you are a sinner before God
  • You are a sinner by nature- Romans 5:12
  • You are a sinner by practice- Romans 3:23
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  • You must know that there is a consequence for your sin
  • Romans 6:23
  • Physical death- Romans 5:12
  • The second death- Revelation 21:8
  • You must know that your good works will not merit your entrance to heaven
  • Ephesians 2:8-9
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  • You must know that Christ paid that consequence while on the cross
  • Because he was the only one qualified- John 3:16
  • Because he loved us- Romans 5:8
  • Through him the door to heaven is open! John 10:9
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  • You must know that eternal is a gift from God that was paid by Jesus.
  • Jesus must be accepted to be saved! Romans 6:23
  • Romans 10:9-13
 
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