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Truths About Eternity

Updated: May 3, 2022

There are big questions that haunt all of us.

What happens when I die? Where will I spend eternity? The single most important question that you’ll ever face is this: “If I were to die today, would I spend eternity in Heaven with God?” Your relationship to Jesus Christ determines the answer to that question.



The Bible tells us in I John 5:13, “These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life…” The simple truth is that God wants you to know where you’re going! So here it is in a nutshell:



You must understand your need for a personal Savior.

The Bible is clear that we all have a huge problem called sin. Romans 3:23 says it this way: “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.” This verse means that none of us are perfect. Are you willing to admit that?




Sin has a high price tag.

Romans 6:23a says, “For the wages of sin is death…” In other words, the price for sin is eternal death apart from God in a place called Hell – not a good thing! Because of our sin, none of us can make it into Heaven by merit alone.




Here’s the good news – God sent help!

The rest of Romans 6:23 says, “…but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” Again in Romans 5:8 God says, “But God commendeth His love toward us in that while we were yet sinners Christ died for us!” This leads us to the next step.




You must believe that Jesus Christ wants to be your Savior!

Jesus Christ came to earth as God in the flesh, lived a perfect life, and then voluntarily died on a cross because He loves you. On that cross, He literally paid for all of your sins. He took your blame! He punished Himself for your wrong-doings. What a great gift!



John 3:16 says, “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.” God, in His awesome love, came to earth to make a way for you to be forgiven of your sins and given eternal life!



Finally, you must place your full trust in Jesus Christ as your personal Savior.

Romans 10:13 says, “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” In verse ten of that same chapter God says, “For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” He says it’s as simple as believing and receiving! It’s as simple as asking!



If you’ve never asked Jesus Christ to be your personal Savior, you can do that right now! With Him in your heart, life will make a lot more sense. You could stop right now and sincerely pray something like this:


Lord Jesus, I believe that You are God, that You died for my sin, and that You rose again from the dead. I know that I am a sinner, and I ask You now to be my personal Savior. I’m placing my full trust in You alone, and I now accept Your gift of eternal life. Thank you for keeping Your promise! Amen.


You’ll never regret that decision! If you have just trusted Christ, we would love to know about your decision and give you a Bible and some other materials to help you learn more about your new relationship with Jesus Christ! Give us a call at 502.361.4665, contact us and let us know of your decision, or join us this Sunday to learn more about growing as a new Christian.

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The Harvester

At 'The Harvester,' we delve deep into the heart of our faith, community, and the vibrant life we share at Harvest Baptist Church in Fairdale/Louisville, Kentucky. This blog is our digital pulpit, a place where we connect, reflect, and share the essence of our church's mission and the teachings of Christ.

 

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