WHAT IS IT? WHAT DOES IT MEAN? IS IT EVEN REAL? IS IT RELEVANT TO ME TODAY?
THE ILLUSTRATION BELOW IS REALLY HOW MOST PEOPLE APPROACH “SALVATION” TODAY BECAUSE TO MANY IT IS AN OLD FASHIONED RELIGIOUS CONCEPT. SALVATION IS NOT A WORD WE HEAR MUCH ABOUT IN TODAY’S WORLD AND THE CONCEPT OF SALVATION IS CONNECTED TO OLD RELIGIONS, PARTICULARLY CHRISTIANITY.
You Have a Soul
again, another concept that mankind seems to have lost touch with and is no longer conscious of that fact.
God said this (yes there is a God)
4 Behold, all souls — are mine; as the soul of the father, so also the soul of the son — is mine: the soul that sinneth, it shall die.
28 And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.
What Will You Do?
Obviously God owns your soul, why? because He created souls in the beginning of creation
If God created it then he owns it and you have what we might term today, a lease on your soul.
At some point the lease will be up and the soul will be dealt with in one of two ways.
disposition of the soul
The first way
God has provided away for you to keep ownership of your soul through salvation.
You need to understand your soul is who you really are. Your body will not inherit eternal life because it is /has been corrupted by the world we live in and therefore cannot enter into the next step in our eternal existence. God has planned for that, and will give you a brand new body that will never wear out or die for your soul to take up residence in.
“1 Corithians 15:45 And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit.
46 Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual.
47 The first man is of the earth, earthy: the second man is the Lord from heaven.
48 As is the earthy, such are they also that are earthy: and as is the heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly.
49 And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly.
50 Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.
51 Behold, I show you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,
52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.
54 So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.
55 O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?
56 — The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law.
57 But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
58 Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.
The second way
This is not so user friendly. The lease comes due, and you have neglected to take care of business, or you just didn’t believe the lease would ever come due. Or maybe you just didn’t believe that you had a soul that had two different possible endings. Just like the Government says on documents that needs regular renewal, “Ignorance Is Not an Excuse”.
There is absolutely a judgment day coming, whether you believe it or not. When you die, that is not the end of things. Either way there is more to come. You will not be able to say to God that it isn’t fair.
You can either deal with it now and have a much better life in this world, plus have the certain knowledge that there is a much better future waiting for you, or be like the cat with it’s head in the bag and pretend that nothing exists.The result of that decision is listed below
“Revelation 20:11 And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them.
12 And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.
13 And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works.
14 And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.
15 And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.
Do you think for one moment that you can have your name written in the Book of Life by doing nothing, or because you don’t believe in God.
You will be in for a very rude surprise when you face God on the day of Judgement. You will not be able to tell him that all this God stuff is was just too hard to believe!
The facts are, God is making it easy to believe right now. Ask yourself, “What have I got to lose?” At this present time I suspect you’re living a life on the precipice, just waiting fearfully for the next crisis to steal your happiness, or your bank account (if you have one), or your freedom!
Yes!! Jesus is really returning to this earth to straighten the mess out. You can be a part of that, or not
What do you do now?
You have some information now, and now you need to decide what to do with that information. Are you going to ignore it and hope it will go away? Fortunately God doesn’t change, so the information will not go away. something else you will need to know is that if you read on, you will know everything you will need to now about getting saved. Once you do that you will have accessed the whole solution to your all of your problems.
If you do nothing, ultimately you will be amongst a big crowd of very sorry and disappointed people at the end. However if you do what we are about to tell your what God is going tell you, you will end up being one of the happiest people to have ever lived.