There are many people who still
believe that life is one never-ending party. We have
friends to meet, places to go, and things to get. We
seek constant amusement in the pursuit of happiness. We
need non-stop activity to fill the emptiness inside, to
fight the boredom that surrounds us. Drugs, alcohol,
immoral sex, money, and rock and roll are some of the
most popular choices in this never-ending party called
life. We don't want to think about the fact that the
party will end.
However, there is an enemy to all
this fun and excitement. It is death. We all--you--have
an appointment with death and eternity. "It is appointed
unto men once to die, but after this the judgment"
Yes, you have a God-given eternal
soul which will spend eternity somewhere when the party
is over. Where you will be in eternity may not matter to
you right now. The thought of facing a sin-hating Holy
God is a subject you probably avoid at all cost. But,
you see, the Creator who put you here for His purpose
has been trying to speak to you, and you just keep on
partying as if this life is all there is--as if there is
no life after death.
There are things that God
would like to tell you before you die, because once your
"party" is over it will be too late. He wants to speak
to you directly from His Word, the Bible. The Bible
contains all the information you need to prepare for
life after death.
God's Word declares, "For out
of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries,
fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies. These
are the things which defile a man" (Matthew 15:19,20).
We see in Scripture that we are all unclean in God's
sight because of sin. You may not think that you are a
hell-deserving sinner. After all, there probably is no
God. Right? Wrong!
God is real. God is holy and
He hates sin. Sin will keep you from being with God in
heaven for eternity. Unless you receive God's
forgiveness for sin, God's Word reveals that you will
die in an unclean, unforgiven state. Because of your
choice, you will spend eternity in hell with all of the
other people who refused God's mercy.
okay--all my party friends will be there too," you may
think. Yes, sadly, they will join you there too, but the
thick blackness of "outer darkness" will separate you
from each other (see Matthew 22:13).
choice is there? There is one. Ephesians 2:4 tells us
something about God that maybe you did not know: "God,
who is rich in mercy, for His great love wherewith He
loved us." Yes, even though you have lived a life bound
by sin and selfishness far away from God, He loves you
very much. Because He loves you and desires to have you
with Him in heaven, God sent His Son, the Lord Jesus
Christ, to the awful cross at Calvary some 2000 years
"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). The Lord Jesus provided payment for our sin debt,
the death penalty we deserve, by bearing God's wrath
there on that cross and dying. We now can receive God's
forgiveness for our sins by seeing ourselves as God sees
us--as hopelessly lost sinners, undeserving of the pure
home of God in heaven where there is no sin.
you agree with God that you are a sinner? Will you
believe that Jesus Christ died for your sins and then
rose again according to the Scriptures? (1 Corinthians
Perhaps you will say, "I have partied
too much. How do I know if Jesus will receive a sinner
like me?" Jesus said, "Him that cometh to Me I will in
no wise cast out" (John 6:37). "Christ Jesus came into
the world to save sinners" (1 Timothy 1:15).
upon the name of the Lord Jesus Christ today, confessing
to Him that you are a sinner and trusting Him as your
Saviour. Precious soul, this may be your last call. Do
not delay your answer.
"Behold, NOW is the
accepted time; behold, NOW is the day of salvation" (2
Allen A young Consultant Anaesthetist
speaks freely about
'Living life and facing death'