“Whoever believes in Him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe has already been condemned, because he has not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son.” John 3:18
How can we be forgiven and righteous before God? How can we have eternal life? Through faith in Christ Jesus — Period. Those who trust in Christ and His atoning sacrifice on the cross have God’s pardon and forgiveness. Those who do not believe stand condemned already because, apart from faith in Christ, there is no forgiveness, and there is no eternal life!
O gracious God, grant me faith in Christ Jesus that I might have Your pardon, forgiveness, and life eternal. Amen.
[Scripture is quoted from the Majority Standard Bible, freely available at www.biblehub.com. ]