Can we achieve eternal life while on this earth? Jesus said we can:
~John 5:39 Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.
He taught us that if we search the Scriptures, we will be able to find the answers to the age old question, “How can I get to Heaven?” Furthermore, Jesus states in the latter part of the verse that eternal life is brought to us through Him. There are not many roads to Heaven – there is but one road and that is through Jesus Christ.
One can listen to a wise old guru or a seemingly spiritual minister, but how can one be sure they are being guided in the right direction? Does one simply assume that this person will lead them in the right direction? Jesus said to “search the Scriptures,” not man. If we could find eternal life through a man, He would have said so. He could have told the people to follow after the Rabbis, John the Baptist, etc. After all, they knew the Law inside out. But instead, He chose to point His listeners to the Scriptures.
So what is stopping you from searching the Scriptures? Are you afraid? Are you too lazy to search the matter out for yourself? Are you so entrenched in your church’s doctrines that you would put them ahead of what Christ said? If you are, you are foolish.
~Proverbs 9:6 Forsake the foolish, and live; and go in the way of understanding.
~Psalm 119:130 The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple.
© Kate Plourde 2009