Do You Have an Eternal Perspective?

We know that God expects us to provide for our families. This also includes saving for retirement and possibly leaving a financial legacy to our heirs, as well as contributions to ministries and charities we care about.

 

These are all important, however, since we are only on this earth for a very short period of time, (A mere vapor, Psalm 39:5) (James 4:14) (Psalm 90:10), much more important is what happens at our death and where will we spend eternity?  (Romans 6:23)

Do you feel this question is important? If you strongly believe that we just turn to dust when we die and there is no afterlife, then I suppose the question really doesn’t matter much. However, if you hope and believe there is some sort of afterlife, then no other question could be more important. How would you personally answer these questions?

 

  • What do you think happens to you when you die, or do you even care?

  • Do you believe that heaven is a real place as well as hell, and that you will spend eternity in one of those two places?

  • Do you believe the entire Bible is reliable and trustworthy, and is the inspired and authoritative Word of God? If not, what do you believe about the Bible and how do you determine which parts you believe?

  • Do you know what the Bible says you must do to assure you gain salvation and are able to enter heaven?

  • Would you like to know?

  • Did you know that a very strong and rational case can be made for the reliability, accuracy, and trustworthiness of the Bible and the deity of Jesus Christ, including how science and the Bible can comfortably co-exist?

  • Would you be interested in learning more by receiving some information?

 

After careful reflection and study on my own, I personally believe in the truthfulness and accuracy of the Bible and the deity of Jesus Christ.

 

If you were to make a similar examination yourself of the evidence and were to come to the same conclusion, then what? The Bible says you must be born again to enter the Kingdom of Heaven, (John 3:3) (John 3:36) and that salvation is limited to those who exercise personal faith in Jesus Christ as their Savior.

 

  • Have you taken the necessary steps to become born-again?

  • Have you recognized you are a sinner and therefore separated from God and heaven?

  • Have you admitted these sins to Jesus, repented, and asked for forgiveness? (Romand 10: 9-10)

  • Have you asked Jesus to come into your heart as your Lord and Savior?

  • Have you determined to be obedient to the Lord, and are you attempting to be more Christ-like with assistance from the Holy Spirit? (Romans 8:9)

According to the Bible, this is what it takes to become born-again. It's certainly more than going to church every Sunday and participating in church activities. It's more than doing good works. (Eph. 2: 8-9)  (Titus 3:5) It's also more than being a good person. While all of these are important as a Christian, they won't get you into heaven.

 

As a born-again Christian, it is my belief that there is a literal heaven and a literal hell, and that to spend eternity in heaven each individual must repent of their sins and ask Jesus for forgiveness, as well as deciding to obey Him and ask Him to take over as Lord of their life, thereby becoming a new creation.  (2 Cor. 5:17).

 

While certainly not a requirement for salvation, I do believe the Bible clearly indicates our responsibility to demonstrate our obedience to the Lord by being baptized through water immersion.  This symbolizes our sin-life by going under, and then rising from the water to a new life of salvation, guided by the Holy Spirit going forward? (Acts 2:38 (Romans 6:4) 

 

Now I recognize that the majority of people in this world do not feel as I do (1 Cor. 2:14), however, that certainly doesn’t make my convictions incorrect. As a matter of fact, I feel I have a strong basis for my belief based on a large number of rational, logical, and factual arguments. If you are a seeker in this area, you might be interested in exploring why I decided to become a follower and disciple of Jesus. If so, please contact me and I would be happy to discuss it with you and also send you some information to review.

 

Physical death is inevitable unless you are raptured with other Christians at some point in the future, therefore, I believe it is vital that we all live with an eternal perspective. If you do, then everything else in life will make sense. Life will have purpose, hope and joy.

 

Have you made the choice for Jesus? An amazing, wonderful, awesome future lays ahead of us with Jesus Christ! (1 Corinthians 2:9) (Revelation 21:3‑4) (Revelation 7:16‑17) So, what on earth are you doing that’s just so important that you won’t grab hold of that future? What sins are you committing that are so temporarily enjoyable that you would neglect your eternal salvation when you’ve got so much better ahead of you in Heaven? Turn to Jesus right now and ask Him to forgive you of your sins and be your Lord and Savior.

 

Think of the future that you have. Don’t write Hell off as not a real place. The God of the Universe who is outside of time and who knows what is beyond here has told us in the Bible exactly what our afterlife will be like. In the Bible we can know our future, and it's going to be wonderful.

 

You have a decision to make today, because other than God, who really knows about tomorrow? Will you be rescued from judgment and Hell, or will you be saved for Heaven by placing your trust in Jesus Christ? The decision is yours, and it must be made.

 

In making the most important decision you will ever make in your life, shouldn't you examine why you believe what you do?   We can assist you in this effort by sending you some information that I believe can be helpful. Please contact us today and request it! Thank you and God Bless You!