That You May Know
by Randy Chambers, 2009-06-21
1 John 5:13, NIV: I write these things to you who believe in the
name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life.
Within a single statement, John clarifies to us his purpose for writing his letterthat
you may know. I recently asked a woman if she was going to heaven. She replied,
I hope so. I asked her how she could go on in such uncertainty regarding her
eternal life. She wasnt sure what to say, but then asked me if I was going to
heaven. I simply said, Yes. She asked, How do you know?
God wants us to know that we have eternal life. He has told us so in His Word. For those
who believe in the name of the Son of God, there is no reason to walk in uncertainty any