First Things First: A Choice God Requires Each of Us to Make – Spend Eternity with Him or in Hell

According to Guinness World Records, the Bible is the best selling book of all time. It is God’s writings for us to know Him and then enter into a loving relationship with Him. It is His Truth, including His promises, for man. It is what He wants us to know about Him and also ourselves, how we came to be, what our purpose is for being here, and what our eternal destiny will be depending upon our choice of how we respond to His revelation of Himself to each of us. The Bible is the most well-supported historic document in existence in terms of its preserved accuracy based on thousands of copies over thousands of years old. Won’t your read it? You can trust its truthfulness.

God reveals Himself in His creation to all of us so that we are all without an excuse and each of us must make our choice concerning Him (Romans 1:20).  If a person seeks God and sincerely chooses in their heart to receive and follow Him as their Lord and only Savior for their sins,  He will send that person His Holy Spirit to live in him or her and enable that person to love and follow Him from that point and forever. That person will experience God’s love which results in joy and peace in this life and for eternity. If the person rejects His free gift of salvation from their sins, they will be condemned for their sins at His coming judgment and they will spend eternity tormented in hell (Matthew 13:41-42). Even a choice to ignore God is a choice in itself, and will result in that person spending eternity in hell.

So everyone makes a choice. I pray you choose to follow Jesus, the Son of God. To do this:

  1. Sincerely admit you are a sinner (Romans 3:23).
  2. Understand that God loves you and offers each of us the gift of eternal life freely if we will accept it (John 3:16). It’s a gift we don’t deserve and can never earn  (Romans 6:23, Ephesians 2:8-9).
  3. To receive Jesus, call on Him by confessing Him as the Lord of your life and ask Him to save you from your sins. Then accept God’s forgiveness He offers through the sacrifice of His Son on the cross in your place to pay for your sins. Believe in your heart God raised Jesus from the dead after three days, which means Jesus’s sacrifice of Himself was sufficient to pay for all your sins (past, present, future) and that Jesus (the Son of God) proved His victory over sin and death (Romans 10:10-13), meaning we can trust we will also live eternally, with Him.
  4. Now enjoy your salvation by seeing Him work in your life as you commune with God through prayer, read the Bible, fellowship in a Bible-believing church, and serve God! It’s a life long process in which He loves and teaches you until He takes you home to eternity, and it is full of joy. May God richly bless you.

This is the most important decision you will ever make. It is a decision for an abundant life with and in the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for all eternity, which begins when you make the decision to receive Him (John 10:10, Acts 2:32-33).  Please, please call on Him now. You never know how long you have to do this.

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