The New Testament book of Romans 4:3-9: For what saith
the scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness.
Now to him that worketh is the reward not reckoned of grace, but of debt.
But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness.
Even as (King) David also describeth the
blessedness of the man, unto whom God imputeth righteousness without works,
Saying, Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered.
Blessed is the man to whom the Lord will not impute sin.
Cometh this blessedness then upon the circumcision only (Jews), or upon the uncircumcision (gentiles) also?
for we say that faith was reckoned to Abraham for righteousness.
God counts, or reckons us righteous by faith in Jesus Christ. He imputes his righteousness to those
who believe in Jesus.
You can pray and
ask The Lord Jesus Christ to come into your heart, right now, and get everlasting life. New
Testament book of Romans 10:9-11:
if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead,
thou shalt be saved.
For with the heart
man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.
No matter what happens, believers in Jesus Christ are permanently SEALED for heaven.
The New Testament book of Ephesians says:
an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, to the saints (Christians) which are at Ephesus, and to the faithful in
Christ Jesus: In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his
That we should be to
the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ. In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the
gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,
Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased
possession, unto the praise of his glory.
What tremendously hopeful words --- "believed, trusted, sealed, earnest."
God gives believers in Jesus Christ, the "earnest" (like earnest money, or down-payment) of his Holy Spirit,
certifying, sealing us, promising us, that he will come back to claim us (his purchased possession.)
See my page: They Came to Jesus -- where three people came to Jesus, in the New Testament, right before our eyes.
The New Testament book of
John has many comforting statements by Jesus Christ: Jesus said in John 3:14-18:
And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son
of man be lifted up: That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever
believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be
He that believeth on him is not
condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son
This passage is based on an account in the Old Testament book of Numbers, chapter 21.
And the people spake against God, and against Moses,
have ye brought us up out of Egypt to die in the wilderness? for there is no bread, neither is there any water; and our soul
loatheth this light bread.
And the LORD
sent fiery serpents among the people, and they bit the people; and much people of Israel died.
Therefore the people came to Moses, and said, We have sinned, for we have
spoken against the LORD, and against thee; pray unto the LORD, that he take away the serpents from us.
And Moses prayed for the people. And the LORD said unto Moses, Make thee
a fiery serpent, and set it upon a pole: and it shall come to pass, that every one that is bitten, when he looketh upon it,
And Moses made a serpent
of brass, and put it upon a pole, and it came to pass, that if a serpent had bitten any man, when he beheld the serpent of
brass, he lived.
We should notice that it is a very dangerous thing even to speak against God or his workers.
But God made a miraculous way for them to be saved.
A person only needed to do a believing “look” at the brass
serpent and he or she was immediately healed.
see my web page: They Came to Jesus
Please notice that this great hope comes with carefully believing or trusting
in Jesus Christ (New Testament book of John 6:35-40):
Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never
But I said unto you, That ye also
have seen me, and believe not. All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise
For I came down from heaven,
not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me.
And this is the Father's will which hath sent me, that of all which he hath given me I should lose nothing,
but should raise it up again at the last day.
this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life:
and I will raise him up at the last day.
Jews then murmured at him, because he said, I am the bread which came down from heaven.
In the above passage everyone who “sees and believes” gets “everlasting
life.” What a blessing that as soon as you get it, it is “everlasting” from
that point on. Wow!
The New Testament book of Romans (chapter
3 and 4) explains that a person is “reckoned righteous” on the basis of faith.
But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed
by the law and the prophets;
righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference:
For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:
Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation
through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance
To declare, I say, at this time
his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus.
Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? of works? Nay: but
by the law of faith.
Therefore we conclude
that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law. Is he the God of the Jews only? Is he not also of the Gentiles?
Yes, of the Gentiles also: Seeing it is
one God, which shall justify the circumcision by faith, and uncircumcision through faith.
Do we then make void the law through faith? God forbid: yea, we establish
What shall we say then that Abraham
our father, as pertaining to the flesh, hath found?
if Abraham were justified by works, he hath whereof to glory; but not before God. For what saith the scripture?
Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness. Now
to him that worketh is the reward not reckoned of grace, but of debt.
But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for
Even as (King) David also
describeth the blessedness of the man, unto whom God imputeth righteousness without works, Saying, Blessed are they whose
iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered.
is the man to whom the Lord will not impute sin. Cometh this blessedness then upon the circumcision only, or upon the uncircumcision
also? for we say that faith was reckoned to Abraham for righteousness.
How was it then reckoned? when he was in circumcision, or in uncircumcision? Not in circumcision, but
And he received the
sign of circumcision, a seal of the righteousness of the faith which he had yet being uncircumcised:
that he might be the father of all them that believe, though they be not
circumcised; that righteousness might be imputed unto them also:
And the father of circumcision to them who are not of the circumcision only, but who also walk in the
steps of that faith of our father Abraham, which he had being yet uncircumcised.
For the promise, that he should be the heir of the world, was not to Abraham, or to
his seed, through the law, but through the righteousness of faith.
For if they which are of the law be heirs, faith is made void, and the promise made of none effect: Because
the law worketh wrath: for where no law is, there is no transgression.
Therefore it is of faith, that it might be by grace; to the end the promise might be sure to all the
seed; not to that only which is of the law, but to that also which is of the faith of Abraham; who is the father of us all,
it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations,) before him whom he believed, even God, who quickeneth the dead,
and calleth those things which be not as though they were.
Who against hope believed in hope, that he might become the father of many nations, according to that
which was spoken, So shall thy seed be.
being not weak in faith, he considered not his own body now dead, when he was about an hundred years old, neither yet the
deadness of Sarah's womb:
not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God;
And being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he was able also to
perform. And therefore it was imputed to him for righteousness.
Now it was not written for his sake alone, that it was imputed to him; But for us also, to whom it shall
be imputed, if we believe on him that raised up Jesus our Lord from the dead;
Who was delivered for our offences, and was raised again for our justification.
Again, See my page, They Came to Jesus, for three examples of people who did exactly this, right before