Do You Have an Eternal Perspective?
“Christianity is a statement which, if false, is of no importance, and if true, is of infinite importance. The one thing it cannot be is moderately important.”
– C.S. Lewis
We know that God expects us to provide for our families. This expectation 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 we will 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.
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.
Do you agree with this particular scripture? The choice is yours and you must make it. However, before making the most important decision of your life, you might want to take some time to educate yourself.
If you are uncertain what you believe or why you believe it, I would encourage you to take advantage of the following resources to continue your exploration and increase your knowledge. This will provide you with an Intelligent Faith, and enable you to deliver on the command to "Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that is in you." 1 Peter 3:15
Resources for Those Who Prefer Audio and Video Learning:
YouTube Channel -
Resources for Those Who Prefer the Written Word:
Websites to Explore:
www.jesusonline.com (I would also suggest you download their app (Scroll down on the Home page to Get the FREE JO App Now - also gives an option for your computer)
versebyverseministry.org (In-depth studies by verse of the Bible - Ex. Revelation, Matthew, John etc.)
Reasonablefaith.org (Reasonable Faith aims to provide in the public arena an intelligent, articulate, and uncompromising yet gracious Christian perspective on the most important issues concerning the truth of the Christian faith today
josh.org/resources/apologetics/ (Christians today face growing challenges to show that their faith is both relevant and credible. This site provides resources and articles that will equip you with a ready defense for this decade and beyond.
answersingenesis.org. (AIG focuses on providing answers to questions about the Bible—particularly the book of Genesis—regarding key issues such as creation, evolution, science, and the age of the earth.)
icr.org (ICR takes a scientific approach concerning creationism. Their goal is to comprehend and communicate as accurately as possible the ways in which our great Creator built and sustains the world.
holylandsite.com (A wonderful site with numerous videos of holy sites and important places in Israel-check it out)
christianprophecy.org (Lamb and Lion Ministries - provides exceptional prophetic understanding)
olivetreeviews.org (Designed to help people understand the end-times according to the Bible)
Books to Purchase:
In Defense of the Gospels by John Stewart
Explores these 6 important questions related to the Gospels:
Dates? (When were the Gospels written)
Writers? (Eyewitnesses or hearsay)
Biased? (Can converts be fair and honest)
Missing? (Lost Gospels)
Changed? (Same today as original)
Accurate? (Confirmed by history/archeology)
The Fate of the Apostles - Examining the martyrdom accounts of the closest followers of Jesus by Sean McDowell
Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life by Donald S. Whitney (for the purpose of Godliness)
The End Times in Chronological Order and Understanding the Basics of Bible Prophecy books by Dr. Ron Rhodes
Unearthing the Bible - 101 Archeological discoveries that bring the Bible to life by Titus Kennedy
Links to Documents:
The Greatest Week in History (Lukes account of the Passion Week)
Links to pdf's of complete Books:
More Than a Carpenter.docx. (A fairly short and very readable book by Josh McDowell)
The Historicity of the Resurrection of Jesus (A book by Michael Licona)
Why We Believe the Bible.pdf (The complete book by George W. Dehoff)
Can We Still Believe the Bible.pdf? (The complete book by Craig Blomberg)
Can We Still Believe in the Rapture.pdf. (Book by Mark Hitchcock and Ed Hindson)
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