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Tough Questions From Kids

If I Haven’t Been a Witness, Will I Still Go to Heaven?

-Wallace Grant

Salvation is the gift of God, by grace through faith (Eph. 2:8-9). “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith-and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God- not works, so that no one can boast.” There is no mention of witnessing here! A gift is a gift. You do no work for a gift.

Notice, also, salvation is by grace, meaning: “God gives us something we not deserve-the gift of saving us from our sins-which allows us to go to Heaven someday. If witnessing was part of salvation, then you could boast about how many people you witnessed to. Witnessing is a good work. God says salvation is “not for works”; it is through faith alone.

Now, write down these two verses, Eph. 2:8-9; Titus 3:5, on a piece of paper. Hang it on your bathroom mirror. Read it every day! Memorize it. Thank god for your salvation, the gift of God.

In John 10:28 Jesus says, “I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish.” When you receive eternal life you have a forever relationship with Jesus. Romans 8:35 says, “Who shall separate us from the love of Christ?” The verses that follow tell us no one! Once you are saved, you are saved forever.

I hope you will witness for Jesus when you can. God wants you to tell others the good news and that will bring joy to your heart-but it will not add to or take away from your salvation.

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