People often get asked if they are saved, or concerned about their salvation or being afraid of death.
Initially God created us to be with him in the Garden of Eden. However, Eve and Adam ate the forbidden fruit, bringing sin into our lives. And the sin separates us from God. There is no life without God. Sin brings death...
It's your sins that have cut you off from God. Because of your sins, he has turned away and will not listen anymore.( Isaiah 59:2 )
For sin is the sting that results in death, and the law gives sin its power.( 1 Corinthians 15:56 )
What about those who do not sin?
If we claim we have no sin, we are only fooling ourselves and not living in the truth.( 1 John 1:8 )
Not a single person on earth is always good and never sins.( Ecclesiastes 7:20 )
What does it mean to be separated from God?
The person who sins is the one who will die. The child will not be punished for the parent's sins, and the parent will not be punished for the child's sins. Righteous people will be rewarded for their own righteous behavior, and wicked people will be punished for their own wickedness.( Ezekiel 18:20 )
God is light, God is love, God is life. Being separated from God means being separated from life. This is what we can see from the following verses.
The Word gave life to everything that was created, and his life brought light to everyone. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it.( John 1:4-5 )
This is the message we heard from Jesus and now declare to you: God is light, and there is no darkness in him at all.( 1 John 1:5 )
For the Spirit of God has made me, and the breath of the Almighty gives me life.( Job 33:4 )
We know how much God loves us, and we have put our trust in his love.God is love, and all who live in love live in God, and God lives in them.( 1 John 4:16 )
How can we reunite with God and have eternal life?
If God is in heaven and we are on earth, what can we do to reach and reunite with God?
No one has ever gone to heaven and returned. But the Son of Man has come down from heaven.( John 3:13 )
"He has come from above and is greater than anyone else. We are of the earth, and we speak of earthly things, but he has come from heaven and is greater than anyone else. For he is sent by God. He speaks God's words, for God gives him the Spirit without limit.( John 3:31-32,34 )
Jesus Christ came down from heaven, what does he say about salvation?
"For God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life. God sent his Son into the world not to judge the world, but to save the world through him.( John 3:16-17 )
So, we just need to believe in the Son of God to have eternal life? Even if we sinned? How will we be judged?
"There is no judgment against anyone who believes in him. But anyone who does not believe in him has already been judged for not believing in God's one and only Son.( John 3:18 )
"I tell you the truth, those who listen to my message and believe in God who sent me have eternal life. They will never be condemned for their sins, but they have already passed from death into life.( John 5:24 )
What about any other ways to reunite with God, our father?
Jesus told him, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me.( John 14:6 )
What does it mean to believe in God and Jesus Christ?
To believe in Jesus Christ, you need to know more about Him than just a name. Better to read the whole Bible, as it's impossible to get a clear picture without knowing the whole story. You need to read about the Messiah and his role in Israel, Judea and the rest of the world in Old Testament. Then read Jesus' story in the New Testament and decide for yourself if you believe that He is the Messiah, the anointed one. To get you started, here are some verses.
What is the relationship between Jesus Christ and God?
Christ is the visible image of the invisible God. He existed before anything was created and is supreme over all creation, For God in all his fullness was pleased to live in Christ,( Colossians 1:15,19 )
Satan, who is the god of this world, has blinded the minds of those who don't believe. They are unable to see the glorious light of the Good News. They don't understand this message about the glory of Christ, who is the exact likeness of God.( 2 Corinthians 4:4 )
What does Jesus Christ himself say about that?
Jesus replied, "Have I been with you all this time, Philip, and yet you still don't know who I am? Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father! So why are you asking me to show him to you?( John 14:9 )
For when you see me, you are seeing the one who sent me.( John 12:45 )
And few more verses about Jesus...
The Son radiates God's own glory and expresses the very character of God, and he sustains everything by the mighty power of his command. When he had cleansed us from our sins, he sat down in the place of honor at the right hand of the majestic God in heaven.( Hebrews 1:3 )
So the Word became human and made his home among us. He was full of unfailing love and faithfulness. And we have seen his glory, the glory of the Father's one and only Son.( John 1:14 )
Now you know more about salvation. However, if you are still concerned about whether you're saved, you need to know the following.
If you try to hang on to your life, you will lose it. But if you give up your life for my sake, you will save it.( Matthew 16:25 )
Now, instead of worrying about being saved, focus on understanding the Gospel, the true image of the God through Jesus Christ the Son. And follow him. Jesus will take care of the rest.
Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.( Matthew 6:33 )