In looking over my account books, I meet again and again with the name of one and another who has finished his course. Soon, dear reader, your turn and mine may come.
Are you prepared for eternity?
Affectionately I press this question upon you. Do not put it away. Nothing is of greater priority than this point. Yes, all other things, however important in their place, are of exceedingly small importance in comparison with this matter.
Do you ask how you might be prepared for eternity, how to be saved, how to obtain the forgiveness of your sins?
What Jesus Christ Has Done For You
The answer is: believe in the Lord Jesus, trust in him, depend upon him.
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:16, NIV).
“Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God’s wrath remains on them. (John 3:36, NIV)”
“For my Father’s will is that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in him shall have eternal life, and I will raise them up at the last day” (John 6:40, NIV).
“And this is eternal life: that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent” (John 17:3, ESV).
Jesus fulfilled the law of God and was perfectly obedient to God even unto death in order that we disobedient, guilty sinners, if we believe in Jesus, might on his account be reckoned righteous by God.
Jesus was punished by God in our place on a cross in order that we who have all broken God’s law might not be punished for eternity if we believe in Jesus.
Ponder these things, dear reader, if you have never done so before.
For, “There is salvation in no one else! God has given no other name under heaven by which we must be saved” (Acts 4:12, NLT).
Through faith in the Lord Jesus alone can we obtain forgiveness of our sins and be at peace with God.
And, believing in Jesus we become through this very faith the children of God—have God as our Father—and may come to him for all the temporal and spiritual help that we need.
This article is an adapted from an excerpt titled “Are You Prepared for Eternity” from George Muller’s book, Answers to Prayer, which can be found in the Public Domain. All Scriptures were added by Bibles.net
Would you like to learn more about Jesus? Open the Bible and start reading in the Book of John, which is “written that you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name” (John 20:31 NIV).