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1 John 5:12: Whoever Has the Son Has Life


1 John 5:12
[12] Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life. (ESV)

Have you ever been told to "Get a life!"? I certainly have. The crazy thing is that people in this world are all trying to get a life, but few are going to the very one who is the only true source of life; Jesus Christ. The Apostle John makes things very clear for us. He tells us that if we want a life it is found in Jesus. If you do not have Jesus you do not have life.

Some might simply view that distinction of having a life or not having a life to be something trivial.  Perhaps they tell themselves that while they may not have a relationship with God through His Son, Jesus Christ, they still have some kind of life of their own. They have pursued the things of this world and they find life in them.

The problem with that kind of philosophy is that the opposite of the life found in Christ is not a different kind of life, but rather it is eternal death. Many do not want to hear about the reality of hell, an eternal place of torment where death reigns. Yet, for those who have rejected the Son of God, they not only face a lack of true life, they face the reality of eternal death and torment.

Are you searching for true life and meaning? Do you need to "Get a life?" I invite you to listen to the words of Jesus himself. His invitation for life is for you:

John 14:1–3
[1] “Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. [2] In my Father's house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? [3] And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also. (ESV)

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