Queen Victoria's Conversion
This incident was published in the Court News and came to the notice of a preacher named John Townsend. After reading of Queen Victoria's question and the answer she received, he prayed and then sent the following note to the queen: To Her Gracious Majesty, our beloved Queen Victoria, from one of her most humble subjects: With trembling hands, but heart-filled love, and because I know that we can be absolutely sure now for our eternal life in the home that Jesus went to prepare, may I ask Your Most Gracious Majesty to read the following passages of Scripture: John 3:16; Romans 10:9–10. I sign myself, your servant for Jesus' sake, John Townsend
John Townsend was not alone in praying about his letter to the queen. He took others into his confidence, and they offered up prayer to God in Her Majesty's behalf. About two weeks later he received the following letter: To John Townsend: I have carefully and prayerfully read the portions of Scripture referred to. I believe in the finished work of Christ for me, and trust by God's grace to meet you in that home of which he said, "I go to prepare a place for you." (Signed) Victoria Guelph
After Queen Victoria's discovery she used to carry a small booklet to give away. It's title was Safety, Certainty, and Enjoyment. This is what she found in Christ.
Can we know that we are sure of salvation?
Many people want to know that they have guaranteed salvation to be in Heaven, many people believe that we can't be sure at any particular time! Who is right?
Are we to remain without assurance throughout our spiritual lives on this cursed planet earth?
Perhaps this true and publicly known example will help you to know for yourself.
This Salvation is freely offered to everyone -- royalty or not!
Queen Victoria died on January 22, 1901. Her reign had lasted nearly 64 years! She was laid to rest beside Prince Albert in the Frogmore Royal Mausoleum at Windsor. Above the Mausoleum door is inscribed the following words from Victoria, "farewell best friend, here at last I shall rest with thee, with thee in Christ I shall rise again."
The Finished Work of Christ
"It is finished"
For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.
Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead, even by him doth this man stand here before you whole. This is the stone which was set at nought of you builders, which is become the head of the corner. Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.
1 Timothy 2:3-6
For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth. For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.
But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God.
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