WHEN YOU DIE
The most important, and often least discussed, issue in human life is our life after death. When we pass from this life to the next the Bible declares that we either spend eternity in the presence of the Lord or forever separated from Him. (Hebrews 9:27; John 5:24) We believe that the most fundamental question people ponder is: What will happen when I die?
The problem for all of the human race is that we were born into sin. Every one of us, regardless of the amount of good we have done, have committed unrighteous sin against a holy God. (Romans 3:23) Our sin separates us from God. There is nothing we can do, no amount of good things, to make ourselves right with God. (Ephesians 2:8-9) Because of this, our consequence is death, or eternal separation from God. Hell, in other words. (Romans 6:23)
The Bible also declares that there is a solution to our dilemma. God’s gift to us is eternal life through Jesus Christ. (Romans 6:23) Jesus paid a price that we couldn’t pay; He gave His life at the cross as the final sacrifice for all sin for all time. When we put our trust in Jesus and ask Him to be our Lord and Savior, we are accepting the righteousness of Jesus and He is taking our sins. He paid the price for us. We just need to surrender to Him and be His disciple to receive the free gift. (Romans 10:9-10)
If you would like to accept Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior we invite you to pray these words out loud and believe them in your heart: Dear Heavenly Father, I am a sinner. I have done things in my life that fall short of Your glory. I need a Savior. I believe that Jesus died on the cross for me in my place. I believe that He is my Savior. I invite You into my heart; I receive Your gift of salvation by faith. In Jesus name, amen.
Congratulations! If you prayed that prayer by faith the Bible says you are a child of God! This is the best decision you have ever made! What you do next is every important. We encourage you to get a Bible and begin to read it every day. We recommend starting in the Gospel of John. It is also vitally important to get plugged onto a Bible teaching church and begin your journey as a disciple of Christ. Please contact us if you need help with these next steps. Blessings!