Friday, October 2, 2009

SOMETHING is true about eternity.

SOMETHING is true about eternity.
You may believe reincarnation, paradise, Nirvana, Heaven or Hell, or nothing comes next, but SOMETHING is true, and the answer matters. This page is here to encourage you to ask yourself two questions about eternity:

1) What do you believe?
2) How do you know what you believe is true?

SOMETHING is true about eternity, and since we will all be dead a lot longer than we will be alive, we should take these questions seriously. Don't tell yourself truth is relative, because that would make that statement itself relative and meaningless. Not all beliefs are compatible. Many world views teach ideas that are in direct opposition to each other. If what someone believes doesn't matter, explain Hitler, the Inquisition and 9/11. There are important philosophical questions that need to be wrestled with, and I would encourage you to wrestle with them.

2000 years ago a man walked this earth who claimed to not only have the answer, but to be that answer. He said he was the way the truth and the life. He fulfilled prophecies written hundreds of years before his birth, silenced the critics of the day with his philosophical brilliance, healed the sick, raised the dead, and finally raised himself from the dead after predicting he would do so. Don't believe it? Look into it yourself with an open mind and you'll find it to be true. And if a man can walk off into eternity and come back to tell us what's there, that's a man we should listen to.

That man was Jesus. He message was to repent, or turn from our sins. What do you have to repent of? Have you lied? The Bible says all liars will have their part in the lake of fire. Stolen anything, regardless of the value? The Bible says no thief will inherit the kingdom of God. Looked with lust? Jesus said that was the same as adultery. Hated someone? Than God sees you as a murderer, and no murderer has eternal life in him. If THIS is what is true about eternity, judgment for our sins, and hell if we fall short of God's standards, we are all in trouble.

But Jesus said something else. He said no one could come to the Father except through him. Why Jesus? Because he died on the cross. When he was dying on the cross the wrath of God, which should have been poured out on us for our sins, was poured out on him instead. He paid our fine, our sin debt, so we could go free. Then he rose from the dead, proving he had power over death. Not only was this the most incredible miracle the world has ever seen, but the greatest act of love. If Jesus is who he claimed to be, God in the flesh, he could have stopped his death. But instead he chose to die to save those who rejected him, mocked him and nailed him to a cross.

So what should you do? Repent, or turn from your sins, and trust in Jesus Christ to save you. Only he paid for your sins, so only he can save, if you trust in him. So let him pay the price for your sins, or you will have to pay it yourself. And remember, choosing not to make a choice or to put it off IS making a choice. This world is uncertain, and none of us is promised a tomorrow, so don't waste your time on things that don't matter. If you look with open eyes and an open heart, if you examine your conscience and see that you are a sinner, and examine the evidence of the fulfilled prophecy of the Bible and its historical reliability, you will discover, as I did, that THIS is what is true about eternity. I pray that you discover it soon.

I'm not a pastor, I don't do this for a living, and I don't want you to join my church or send me money. But your soul DOES matter, to God and because of the change he's made in my life, to me. So please, consider these things, talk to me if you have questions, and study these things yourself to see if they are true.