by Rex Rouis
Have you ever heard the line above? Sounds pushy doesn’t it? Unfortunately, concerning God’s free gift it is totally true. You see, you have a guarantee from God’s Word that you can ask for this free gift any day of your life and He will give it to you. You do not however have any guarantees on living another day to be able to do it. This day could be your last. This moment could be your last. Please take advantage of this and ask him into your heart NOW.
I am sorry if this photo is troubling. Death is deeply personal and showing a photo of someone’s pain is deeply intrusive. The hard truth is this, death hurts, and it hurts all of us because everyone dies. One for one, and everyone means you too. None of us are going to get out of this alive. We walk a narrow road in this life, and there is an even narrower place further down this road. This is the place where we each meet God face-to-face, and all the actions, and inactions, of this life will be discussed. There is no way around it.
We all will meet God face-to-face someday.
It is like working for a company all your adult life, and having your only performance review occur immediately before you retire, and your full retirement is based on this all important review. Please make your review good, your eternity depends on it! And remember, there is nothing after eternity.
Pray the following prayer, loud enough so that you can hear it:
“Heavenly Father, I acknowledge that you are God, and I am not. I am tired of being my own god, please forgive me. I have been disobedient and I am now sorry for my sins. I believe that Jesus Christ died for me and paid for my evil deeds. Come now into my heart, live inside of me, and be my personal Lord and Savior. I turn away from evil and I choose your will and your life.
I believe with my heart and I say with my mouth that you, Jesus Christ, are now my Lord and my Savior. I believe you died on the cross for me, and when you were raised again, I was raised with you. I totally commit myself to obeying you every day, for the rest of my life. Fill me with your Spirit and your power. In Jesus name, it is done! Thank you Jesus.”
I agree with you Rex, it sounds right that they go to heaven. They do have original sin, from being born of Adam. But you are right, they cannot be held responsible at such an early age. There is an age of accountability; but what a horrid thing to think, of say, a 10 year old boy or girl in hell. It is just to terrible to think about. But who knows the age where God will judge youth for not being born again. Accepting God’s way of escape for such a serious dilemma is sobering, to say the least. Also, we who are saved are said to work out our salvation with fear and trembling. As David said, “Examine me Lord, and see if there is any wrongdoing in me” Psalms 139:23. It is better for God to break us down in this life and deal with our sins, than be confronted in the next where everything is made visible and we are ashamed before are Father. I am thankful that we have the Holy Spirit, now, in this life to convict us of sin, and work in us both to will and do of His good pleasure. Without the Holy Spirit we are doomed.
does anyone know what happens to infants and babies at death? Where do they go?
Rick – Most Christians, myself included, believe that they all go to Heaven. There is a certain age of responsibility, I don’t know what it is, where an individual becomes responsible for their actions and they can sin. I am not saying that infants are sinless, but only that they are not held responsible until a certain age.
Like the rest of us, they go to Heaven but like all of us, they will not have a glorified body until the Rapture. Till then, Jesus is the only One in Heaven with a glorified body, which He will have for eternity. That is amazing!