If You Were To Die Today, Where Would You Spend Forever?

Created by Jimmie Burroughs

This query appeared on the 1st page of Google, and some fellow was announcing that he saw it on a huge road sign on the side of I-86 in North Carolina and he finished his statement with the “Laugh Out Loud” LOL symbol. He posted it to see what answers he would get from that very same question on Yahoo Answers. I checked out the answers given by different folk, and out of 25 only 5 gave the proper answer. It is amazing how few really understand something as vital as their eternal destiny.

On Yahoo’s best answer 85% voted this as the best answer:” Same place that I have always been .” Hence that the best answer to “If you were to die today, where would you spend eternity?” Since when does any person ever stay where they have frequently been in any sense of the word? Life is ever-changing and no one remains in the same place.

Here are some other answers that were given:

“It does not seem fair or right for me that in 80 years we are going to be judged and sentenced to an eternity of hell or sublime rejoicing. It doesn’t even seem fair. It’s truthfully despicable, but that is just me.”

“I know that I have sinned during the past and that I haven’t been perfect, but who is. The sole good thing about my life and the true reason that explains why I deserve to be in heaven is actually because I always had faith and was true to my word. I am only being who you made me to be god. You didn’t make me perfect or anyone else, why punish me for someone you did not make me to be. I need to be in heaven with my savior, you are my savior.”

“After you die dear, you do not go anywhere. Life is over and that’s it. Your fairy story is pleasant though. I do prefer to fly to Treasure Island with Peter Pan, if that’s OK with you of course.”

If we stopped people at streetlevel and asked them the same query, “If you were to die today where would you spend eternity?” We’d have many various answers and many would think that they were alright and must do nothing. What we think does not actually matter unless it is based on what the Bible says. So what does the Bible say the solution to that question is? It asserts that it is going to be either heaven or hell and it’s up to every individual to decide which. The Bible announces, “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.” Romans 3:23. It also says, “For the wages of sin is death.” Romans 6:23.

It is hard to believe that any person would reject that they have sinned. Nonetheless many would query why that they would be cast into hell due to their sin. The same ones would expect someone who breaks the law, whether it was breaking speed laws or taking somebody’s life, to get arrested and needed to pay the penalty. When we sin, we have broken God’s law and the penalty is death. Not just physical death but also spiritual death which is separation from God.

Being separated from God in this life may not appear to be so bad to most since they have all their things as well as buddies and relatives. But after depth it takes on an entirely new meaning. It implies to be totally alone, separated from God’s love, joy, peace, friends and family and friends and everything for all eternity without end. Whatever else hell may be , the idea of being totally alone in darkness forever is beyond comprehension.

It doesn’t need to be that way, for the same verse that claims that “the wages of sin is death” also claims “but the gift of God is eternal life.” Romans 6:23.

Forgiveness and boundless life is as straightforward as A, B, C:

Admit you are a sinner: “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.” (Romans 3:23)

Believe in Jesus as your savior: “For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son that whosoever believeth on him should not perish but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16)

Confess Jesus as your savior: “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus and shalt trust in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thy shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto goodness. And with the mouth confession is made unto salvationFor whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

It is clear from those scriptures that the sole way you can be sure of going to 1 is by having faith in in 0 Christ. To trust in : includes a eagerness to repent, or turn from a life of sin and to follow 9 in a new lifestyle. When we come to terms with that in our heart, all that is left is to confess that with our mouth according to the scripture. You can do that by telling the Lord in prayer what you believe in your heart and what your motives are.

Here’s a sample of what you can say, “Lord 1 I Know I’ve sinned; I turn from my sins and turn to you for 3. I believe that you died for me and rose from the grave and I would like to follow you for the remainder of my life. Thanks for saving me”

If you have trusted in your heart the book of Christ, that he died for your sins and rose from the grave and you have repented of your sins, according to his word he has saved you.

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About the author: Jimmie Burroughs is an inspiring speaker and writer who has been concerned in teaching Christian Private Development for at least 30 years. He’s a dedicated disciple of Jesus Christ, and considers helping folks to become their very best through personal expansion is his first focus in life. His site contains over 600 articles on preparing yourself for success through private development and the things that go with personal development. His writing centres on the truth instead of fluff that just tickles the ears.