John 17: 3 Eternal life is knowing God through Jesus.
John 3: 16 The way to eternal life is believing in Jesus.
Romans 10: 10 Believe in your heart and confess with your mouth.
John 14: 6 Jesus is the only way to God.
1 John 5: 11-13 The Bible was written so we could know we have eternal life. God has given us this life through Jesus.
John 1: 12 We have the power (ability) to become the sons of God.
1 John 3: 1-2 Now we are children of God.
Romans 8: 15 God gives us an inner witness that we are His children.
Zephaniah 3: 17 God sings with joy over us.
Luke 15: 7 He has joy over one sinner who repents.
1 John 1: 9 He is faithful to forgive
John 14: 1-4 Now you know the way! Share it with others.
I am, that I am - everything is within HIM!
I recently had a wonderful conversation with my dad about Salvation. He and I spoke about sin. He shared with me that that first reference to it in the bible implied "being without". My own research further revealed that in the latin languages it refers to "something missing, being without".
What a mindshift this understanding had brought.
In Sunday school class I was taught that -"Jesus died for your sins" - the focus is on the act of sin (missing the mark, breaking the law, etc) and the hopeless guilt and shame of it. This is certainly not condusive to a dymanic relationship with my Saviour as I the hopeless sinner will always sin.
Understanding that sin means I am without or missing something that can be found in Jesus my Saviour - I immediately have hope and the journey of restoration can begin bringing with it a completeness and because of that little to no chance of a repeat offence.