WHERE WILL YOU SPEND ETERNITY?
Dear Reader: Do you know that the most important question in all the world to you is
that of the salvation of your soul? Comparatively speaking, it makes little difference
whether you attain the things people usually esteem and seek after; but it makes all the difference in the world where you will spend eternity. At most, you will be in this world but a short time. You will be in eternity forever so what would it profit you, if you should gain the whole world and lose your own soul (Mark 8:36)?
There are two ways before you. If you have never accepted Jesus Christ as your personal Savior, you are on the broad way that leads to eternal punishment. The Bible says, “After death comes judgment” (Heb. 9:27), and “These shall go away into everlasting punishment” (Matt. 25:46), and “The wicked shall be turned into hell” (Ps. 9:17). If you are not looking to Christ for salvation and to Him alone, you are lost. You do not have to wait until you die to be lost; but without Christ you are lost NOW! “He that believeth not is condemned ALREADY, because he hath not believed in the Name of the only begotten Son of God” (John 3:18). “All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned everyone to his own way” (Isa. 53:6). “For all have sinned” (Rom. 3:23). “There is none righteous, no, not one” (Rom. 3:10).
The best news in all the world to you is, “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” (John 3:16). Without Christ you are lost and condemned, but God in His great love sent His Son to die in your place and raised Him from the dead so that He could offer you eternal life by accepting Christ as your Savior. Jesus said, “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation, but is passed from death into life” (John 5:24). Again we read, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved” (Acts 16:31). You are saved not by what you do or not do, but solely by accepting the risen and glorified Son of God as your Savior. (Eph. 2:8-9). Won’t you accept God’s gracious offer of life in Christ NOW? “For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed” (Rom. 10:11). Satan says, “Wait until tomorrow”, but for you tomorrow may never come. God says, “Now is the accepted time” (II Cor. 6:2). The moment you accept Jesus Christ as your Savior, you have eternal life, you are born again (I John 5:1), you become a member of the family and household of God (Eph. 2:19). Won’t you yield to God’s pleading and look to His Son for life now?