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The Ultimate Question

 

Despite what others may say, Jesus Christ made it clear that there's no way to God but through him. This is what he said about himself: "I am the Way (to God), the Truth (about God), and the Life (of God), no one can come to God except by me" (John 14:6).

Quite a claim to make - that he is the only one to give the gift of eternal life - a place in heaven when we die (John 14:6).

Quite a boast too, but is it true?

Well, Jesus can only be mad to say that, or totally deceived - or it is true!

God himself said �turn to me and be saved all you people, for I am God and there is no other� (Isaiah 45:22).

Jesus' response to this is to claim himself to be the only Saviour, the only one who offers eternal life - life for ever.

 

What will happen when you die?

If you're not a Christian and you're reading this, then, whatever other questions or arguments you may have about the Christian faith, here is a question you need to answer: �If Jesus Christ is who he says he is, and is alive today, then, what will happen when I die?�

 

Putting it simply

During the course of our life on this earth we all experience a mixture of good and bad. Every living person experiences something of the goodness of God's heaven in their lives and something of the evil of hell in their lives.

Heaven is where God is and hell is where there is a total absence of the goodness and love of God.

The Bible makes it clear that the death of our physical body initiates 'sort out time'. Jesus referred to it as the separation of the sheep from the goats (see Matthew 25:31-46). St Paul, one of the writers of the New Testament part of the Bible, when speaking in Athens, said - �In the past God overlooked such ignorance (regarding our philosophy of life and view of God), but now he commands all people everywhere to repent. For he has set a day when he will judge the world with justice by the man he has appointed (that is, Jesus). He has given proof of this to all men by raising him from the dead" (Acts 17:30-31).

When we die, therefore, the Christian leaves hell behind for ever and the non-Christian leaves heaven behind for ever - an awful prospect for the non-Christian. St Paul again� God is just: He will pay back trouble to those who trouble you and give relief to you who are troubled, and to us as well. This will happen when the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven in blazing fire with his powerful angels. He will punish those who do not know God and do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus  They will be punished with everlasting destruction and shut out from the presence of the Lord and from the majesty of his power on the day he comes to be glorified in his holy people and to be marvelled at among all those who have believed. This includes you, because you believed our testimony to you (2Thessalonians 1:6-10. Also, if you have a Bible have a look at Revelation 20:11-21:4).

 

True or false?

If this is not true, then whatever you do, it doesn't matter anyway.

But can you prove it's not true?

And, what if it is true?

If it is true then surely you need to do something about it, and that post-haste!

The Bible says: This day I call heaven and earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live and that you may love the LORD your God, listen to his voice, and hold fast to him. For the LORD is your life... (Deuteronomy 30:19:20).

 

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This message comes to you from the members of the Southgate Christian Fellowship. The SCF is a Christian Church meeting in North London whose members come from a variety of different backgrounds, but whose lives have been changed through meeting Jesus.

If you would like to know more about Jesus Christ or what it means to be a Christian, you can look at other items in HAVE FAITH IN GOD, look at other items on this site, explore the suggested links, or you could contact us by e.mail.

 

 

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