Do you know what will happen to you when you die?

I’m not talking about your physical body, but about your spirit or soul – the part of you that survives beyond physical death.

If you think that this idea is nonsense take a good look into “near death experiences”, especially of those who have died and been resuscitated. There is convincing evidence from that those who have been through this and have had an “out-of-body” experience. Some have reported facts they could not have known about what was going on in the room or even nearby.

As a Christian I believe the Bible teaches us that after we die physically we will ultimately end up in one of two destinations. These destinations are a place of eternal bliss – commonly referred to as heaven, or a place eternal torture – commonly referred to as hell.

The question is where will you end up after your relatively short life on this earth? The decisions we make whilst on this earth determine where we end up. In fact the Bible tells us that the answer to this question boils down to a single decision – do you believe in Jesus and put your trust in him for your eternal future?

Now you might say that you don’t believe in God, or that we simply don’t continue beyond physical death. I would suggest that there is sufficient evidence for both. Even worse would be if you believe in heaven and hell, but think that “hell isn’t that bad” or even it will be one big party! If that is what you believe then you are sadly mistaken. Hell (or the lake of fire as it is referred to in Revelation – the last book of the bible) is a place of eternal torment. It is not a place you want to choose to go to.

You might argue that you don’t believe what the bible says is true, that it is just a made up story, but if you look into it carefully you will find that there is a lot of evidence for its authenticity. I’d recommend looking at the books by Lee Strobel, especially “The Case for Christ”.

You might also say – why would a loving God send anyone to hell? The simple answer to this question is that He does not want to send anyone there – so He has provided a free way out so you don’t have to go to hell. However God is not just a loving God but a just God as well. This means that our “sin” – our rebellion against God – cannot go unpunished. However being a loving God means that He has provided a way out. John 3 v 16 tells us this…

“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”

I know that as a Christian – I along with millions of other Christians will spend eternity with Jesus. The real question is where will you spend eternity?

If after reading this you want to make a decision to believe in Jesus do get in touch. You can take the first step by working through the ABC of salvation.

A – Admit

Admit what you have done wrong and ask forgiveness.

Romans 3:23 – All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.
Romans 6:23 – The wages of sin is death.
I John 1:9  – If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.

B – Believe

Believe that Jesus died on the cross and rose again as a payment for your sins.

John 3:16  – For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.
1 Corinthians 15:3-4  – Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures.
Romans 5:8  – But God demonstrates His own love for us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

C – Confess and Choose

Confess and choose to allow God to the be in charge of your life

Matthew 16:24  – Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.
Romans 10:9  – If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.
Romans 10:13  – Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.

If you are already a Christian believer can I encourage you to share this or better still write your own appeal to encourage others to believe.

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