Where will you spend eternity?
Here’s something that you don’t hear everyday, and probably don’t think much about, but must be asked…If you died today, where do you think you would go? Some of you may say “in the ground” some may say “to heaven” and others may say “I don’t know, but I’ll cross that bridge when I get there”. Well, If you would like to be sure, I would encourage you to read on. Nothing is more important than knowledge of the result. Nothing.
Ask yourself he following questions and we should get to the verdict quite easily. Most people would agree that if there is a heaven, only “good people” will go there after they die. Let’s find out if you’re one of them:
1)In your life time have you told more than 20 lies? (“white lie” fib, half-truth, false witness, ect.)
2)Have you ever stolen anything regardless of its value? (robbery, $1.00-$1,000,000.00, paperclip, pen, ect)
3)Have you ever taken God’s name in vain? (Ex. O.M.G ect.)
Explanation: This is called blasphemy. It is taking the name of your Creator who gave you life, eyes to read this message and check out this site, ears to enjoy the music on it, and the one who is controlling your very heartbeat at this moment enabling you to breathe involuntarily, and using it in the place of a 4 letter curse word. That’s why its a big deal.
4)Jesus says in Matthew 5:27-27 “ You have heard that it was said “Do not commit adultery” (Exodus 20:14) But I tell you that whoever looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart” Have you ever looked at anyone with lust?
In summary, this would make you a:
✓ Adulterer at heart
These are only 4 of the 10 Commandments, God’s Moral Law (Exodus 20:2-17). And chances are you’ve broken all of them. In fact, the Bible says to have broken one is to have broken all.
So when you die and stand before God, and if He judges you by the 10 Commandments, would you stand innocent or guilty?
Thinking innocent? Consider this: Take for instance someone murdered someone very close to you.The murderer was caught and stood trial before the judge, and the judge let him go free because he is a “good” judge. Would you claim the judge has done his job? Would you say justice has been served in the murder of your loved one? NO! Because if the judge was really a good judge, that means he hates evil, and if he hates evil, he must PUNISH it SEVERELY and execute justice right? The Bible describes God as both good and just, and according to His Law, you are NOT. You stand guilty and deserve punishment, and God’s punishment for sin is hell (Rom 6:23).
If you are guilty, does that mean heaven or hell? Well if you’re a rational thinker, and true with yourself and God, you know you deserve Hell, a place Jesus describes in the Bible as a place of weeping, and gnashing of teeth (Matt. 13:4) torment (Luke 16:28) eternal fire (Mark 9:43) and eternal punishment (Matt. 25:46). I think you understand eternal is the opposite of temporary. Hell is a REAL place people.
Do you know what God did for you, so that you would not have to suffer in Hell? Over 2000 years ago, God, because He loves you, sent His Son Jesus to this earth in the flesh to be born of a virgin, to live a perfect sinless life that we couldn’t live, and to suffer and die on a Roman cross by crucifixion. On that cross, God His Father, charged all of our sin to Jesus, and poured out His wrath on Him. Jesus, taking all of our punishment that belonged to us (Isa. 53:4-6), died and was laid in a tomb for 3 days and was raised back to life by God defeating death and proving that God has accepted the sacrifice Jesus made for us on the cross. Basically, Jesus paid our fine in His life’s blood. God laid all our sin to His Son, and placed His Son’s righteousness to those that believe. If Jesus has taken our punishment then justice has been served. And if justice has been served, those who believe are legally declared righteous in his sight. Not based on anything we have done, but based solely on the merit and virtue of jesus christ. make sense?
So what does that mean for you? That means that by belief and trust in what God has done for you through His Son, you can be saved from God’s wrath, and in response to His great mercy and love, you must repent (turn) from sin and turn to God. The moment you do that, you’ll pass from death to life, God will place His Holy Spirit inside you, give you a new heart,(Ezk. 36:26-27) and as a result, you wont spend your life chasing your own desires, but you will be anxious to do the will of God (1 Pet. 4:2), and He will make you both a child of His and an heir to His Kingdom.
Good works do not save you. Jesus saves. Good works prove you have been saved and are in Christ. “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith-and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God-not by works so that no one can boast. For we are God’s workmanship created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” Eph. 2:8-10
So what your response to these things:
1)Repentance (turning from sin to a life lived for Christ)
2)Faith (trusting Jesus for your salvation and obeying to Him as Lord)
If you don’t have a Bible, pick one up as soon as possible. We suggest one that is easy to read and understand. Here a a few tried and true translations:
New International Version (NIV)
New King James Version (NKJV)
English Standard Version (ESV)
Here at HeirBorn Music, we care about you, we want you to think about your eternity, and we also want you to know about the great unfailing love the Father has lavished upon us through Jesus Christ. Please consider these things today and ask God for forgiveness of your sins. You may not have tomorrow.
If you have any questions regarding salvation, Christianity, or the bible, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. any comments or questions that are disrespectful or degrading in nature will not be regarded or answered.
Thank You for taking time out to read this.
E the Kerusso