Where will you spend eternity?
All of us know we will not live forever. Some do not believe in eternity, while others have many opinions. But have you considered Christ?
We face many hard questions. What happens when I die? Where will I spend eternity? The single most important question that you will ever answer is this - “If I were to die today, would I spend eternity in Heaven with God?” We have Good News for you! Jesus loves you, and you can know you are going to Heaven.
The Bible tells us in I John 5:13, “These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life...” The simple truth is God wants you to know where you're going! So, here is the truth you need to know.
There is no one that is perfect.
-Recognize Your Condition
"For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God." (Romans 3:23) No one is good enough to go to Heaven on his own merit. We want to think that we are good enough, but since Adam and Eve disobeyed God, sin has been the natural condition of mankind. We must not let our pride get in our way, refusing to admit that we are sinners.
-Realize the Penalty for Sin
"For the wages of sin is death..." (Romans 6:23)
We understand that word, for we receive wages when we work. Wages are what we earn, and we would say it is what we deserve. Sinful men and women, separated from God, cannot go to God on their own. And without God, all we have left are those wages. Just as there are wages for doing good, there are wages for doing wrong. The penalty for our sin is eternal separation from God in a place called Hell. It is called our "wages."
It is a true that we are all born sinners, but there is hope in Jesus Christ alone. Nothing can provide us eternal life except to find safety in the plan of God, by His grace, and through placing our trust and faith in His gift of Salvation through Jesus Christ.
Jesus is the way.
-Believe that Jesus loves you!
Our sin separated us from God. We could not get to God on our own. That is why Jesus came. He came, without sin, to die for the rest of creation. 1 Peter 3:18 says, "For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit:"
God loved the whole world, not just certain people, but everyone. That includes YOU! John 3:16 explains “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.” Through the death and resurrection of Jesus, He became the payment for our sin. We could not pay for our own sins even if we wanted to do so, but Jesus came for us. Because of his grace, salvation is available.
Today, you can "come unto God" through Jesus Christ. (Hebrews 7:25) "Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them."