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There is a warning taken from Revelation 22 of the Bible. Most specifically it is Jesus’ warning which says … “Behold, I am coming soon.” This current existence, as we know it today doesn’t go forever, and Jesus Christ will come back to earth to begin His reign.

Fifty-six million people die every year, and we need to realize that we are all part of the ultimate statistic: 10 out of 10 of us die. And if a person doesn’t have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ they will spend a conscious eternity in the Lake of Fire away from the presence of God, which makes this a very serious issue.

Every religion except for Biblical Christianity teaches that you can be saved by your own merit, like “being good” or doing certain “rituals.” But the Bible says no one can be right in God’s eyes by doing “Good Works” (Romans 3:20) and that all have sinned and fell short of the Glory of God (Romans 3:23). The Biblical standard of getting into Heaven is to be perfect, totally sinless or righteous as the Bible calls it.

Many people think they will go to Heaven when they die, but they think all they have to do is just live a “good life” and they’re in for a big shock! Because it’s not enough! God has a standard of absolute perfection to get into Heaven.

You see, when Jesus was on this earth He lived a totally perfect life because He was God, and He died for us on the cross to pay the penalty for our sins, and rose from the dead. This was not because He was a “Good Guy” but it was because He, and He alone, met the requirements of being perfect. Jesus is Righteous, and only the righteous will inherit Heaven.

Our eternal destiny is at stake and is going to depend on what we do with Jesus Christ. If we confess and repent our sins and humbly receive Him as our Lord then we too will be with Him in heaven forever. Salvation is for all mankind, no one is excluded. His resurrection is God’s guarantee that everyone who believes on Him as Lord and Savior will not perish but have everlasting life.

 

Ken Blinco, 

Portland

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