Where Will You Spend Eternity
“Well,” you ask, “how would I know?”
Thank God, according to the Bible, not only can you know, you can choose where you will spend eternity.
We know that life is short. The Bible itself asks, “What is your life? It is even a vapor, that appeareth for a little time and then vanisheth away” (James 4:14). Many claim to believe in heaven and in hell, yet, unfortunately, show little concern over their eternal destiny. We are far more concerned about this life that the next, yet we know that eternity is endless. The Word of God describes it as being “…forever and ever.\” (Revelation 22:5).
Just think … an eternity to be spent forever, either in the perfect paradise called heaven or in the terrible torments of hell. Surely we’ll agree that it is just good sense to prepare for eternity now, before it is forever too late. God says, “It is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment” (Hebrews 9:27).
“Well,” you say, “I believe in God, go to church, and live the best I can. What else can I do?”
Now believing in God, attending church and doing one\’s best are all admirable; yet according to the Word of God, the Holy Bible, these cannot get us to heaven. But God has provided an answer to the matter of life and death, heaven and hell. It is an answer so simple it is frequently overlooked. “You must be born again.” Christ Himself said, “Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God\” (John 3:3)
For those who want to know how to be born again, here is the answer from God\’s Word.
Recognize that we are all sinners. The bible says, “All have sinned and come short of the glory of God.”
Repent of our sins. The Bible says that God “commanded all men everywhere to repent\” (Acts 17:30). Jesus said, “Except you repent, you shall all likewise perish” (Luke 13:3). And it is not so difficult to repent as we pause to think of what our sins have cost God. It was for our sins that God, the Creator and King of this universe, left His home in heaven and came to earth in the Person of the Lord Jesus to suffer and bleed and die … that we might be forgiven. “Hereby perceive we the love of God, because He laid down His life for us” (I John 3:16).
Then Jesus rose from the dead, proving His victory over sin and death.
We must receive Christ into our hearts and lives as our Savior. We read in the first chapter of John, speaking of the Lord Jesus, “He was in the world, and the world was made by Him, and the world knew him not. He came unto His own, and His own received Him not. But as many as received Him, to them gave He the power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on His name” (John 1:10-12).
The moment we open our hearts to the Lord Jesus and place our complete trust in Him – and Him alone – as your Savior, God promises to forgive our sins, save our soul, and reserve for us a home in heaven. Then, on the authority of the Word of God, we can know where we\’ll spend eternity. God says, “These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that you may know that you have eternal life” (I John 5:13). And Jesus promises, “He that hearth My word, and believeth on Him that sent Me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life” (John 5:24).
Now, are you willing to settle the matter of your eternal destiny? Will you do it? You can, right this moment and we sincerely hope that you will. If you are concerned about your eternal salvation or want to know more about God and his word, click on the bible below and ask for help. Be sure to leave your name and e-mail address (and / or) phone number and someone will respond to you. Email us, call us, write us, but please don’t ignore the most important decision of your life.