For those of you who are young, it feels like you have all the time in the world.
It may feel that way right now, but time passes quickly. And the more that time passes, the deeper your spinning tires get stuck in the mud.
For those of you who are older, what have you accomplished?
Accumulated wealth? A legacy? A stable family?
You cannot bring any of those items to your grave. They simply don’t matter. The fact that you were “good” holds absolutely no weight with the Creator of the Universe.
There is only one thing that will hold any clout with God when you meet Him: that you have a relationship with His Son, Jesus.
Romans 10:13, Acts 10:2 and Joel 2:32 say that everyone who calls on the name of Jesus will be saved.
In contrast, in Matthew 25 it says that those who do not have a relationship with Him will be sent “into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels” and will “go away into eternal punishment”. (Matthew 25:41,46)
This truth is not very exciting among people who don’t have a relationship with Christ. Of course it’s not; who honestly wants to go to Hell?
Jesus Christ, the man who fulfilled over 400 prophesies, healed thousands of people, died on the cross for your sins, rose again on the third day, and sits at the right hand of God—gives you the decision.
Jesus himself said, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” (John 14:6)
There is no other way, no other religion, no other reality. Buddhism won’t save you, Islam won’t save you, Hinduism won’t save you, Baha’i won’t save you, Judaism won’t save you, Wicca won’t save you, being a monk won’t save you, Sikhism won’t save you, sitting on your butt and ignoring reality won’t save you, and not even “calling yourself a Christian” will save you.
Only a true, honest faith in Jesus Christ will save you. That and only that will allow you to go home and live with your Heavenly Father for eternity.
This section is part of a larger book that I wrote back in 2014 called Dear Friends, Family, Neighbors, World. If you'd like a free copy of this book, click here.