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“He who believes in the Son has everlasting life; and he who does not believe the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him.” (John 3:36 NKJV)
Heaven or Hell?
What happens to men and women when they die? Do people simply cease to exist as some people say, or is there life after death?
The Bible tells us that it is “appointed unto men once to die and after that the judgment” (Hebrews 9:27). In Matthew 25, we read that when Jesus returns to earth He will sit on His judgment throne and separate the people of all nations into two groups. Those on His right will hear the words, “Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.” Those on His left will hear the words, “Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels.”
This glimpse into the future makes what we do in this life a very important matter. Today is the day we must submit ourselves to Jesus, put our faith and trust in Him, and do the things He asks of us. None of us will escape this judgment. 2 Corinthians 5:10 says, “For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.”
In eternity, where will you be? Heaven or hell? I hope you will be with all of those on Jesus’ right hand because of the choices you made in this life. Heaven is a destination you cannot afford to miss.