One of our readers asked this important question. I believe that its answer is instructive in this day of false prophets claiming the annihalation of the wicked (they say that the wicked die never to rise again). The Bible says something completely different...
- Because Jesus Christ rose from the dead, EVERY PERSON will rise from the dead. Adam's sin put you in the grave, Christ's sinlessness took you out of it.1 Corinthians 15:21-22, For since by man came death, by man came also resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam ALL die, even so in Christ shall ALL be made alive.
- Every person will rise again and go to one of two places. Eternity only has two addresses--life (heaven) and damnation (lake of fire). Wherever you end up, you will live forever. This fact is found in both the Old and New Testaments.Isaiah 26:19 Thy dead men shall live, together with my dead body shall they arise. Awake and sing, ye that dwell in dust: for thy dew is as the dew of herbs, and the earth shall cast out the dead.
Daniel 12:2, And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt.
John 5:28-29, Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which ALL that are in the graves shall hear his voice, And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the RESURRECTION OF LIFE; and they that have done evil, unto the RESURRECTION OF DAMNATION.
Matthew 25:46, And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.
- At the final judgment, ALL men will be judged.Matthew 25:32, And before him shall be gathered ALL nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats.
- It doesn't matter where your remains are, God will put you back together. It is not hard for him. The Judgment is the one appointment that you won't miss--even if you want to.Revelation 20:12-15, 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. 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. And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.
You want your name in the Book of Life.
And there's only one way to get it there.
REPENT of your sins and turn to the Lord Jesus Christ
confessing and believing on his name.
John 6:28 Then said they unto him, What shall we do, that we might work the works of God?
29 Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God,
that ye BELIEVE on him whom he hath sent.
Many big talking people have written to Jesus-is-Lord.com but the truth of the coming judgment still remains no matter how much they deny it like the fabled ostrich with his head in the sand. Hell is real and the Bible teaches us that it is never full. There is room in it for all the wicked.
Proverbs 27:20 Hell and destruction are never full...
Our lives are but a vapour and for each of us time is running out like the sand in an hourglass. We are all headed for the same appointment that our fathers have kept--physical death. We will die the first time--our sins require that--but we have a choice about the second death which is everlasting torment in the lake of fire that burneth with fire and brimstone. If we repent and believe on the Lord Jesus Christ we will live now and forever. We will not die the second death.
The scoffer thinks that he hates the Christian, but he's got that wrong. It is the Lord that he hates. The scoffer does not want to obey the Lord. He wants to do what he wants to do. He is holden with the cords of his sins (ref. Proverbs 5:22) and wants to cast off the word of God. Time is short, today is the day of salvation. Get saved while there is time. Repent ye and believe the gospel.
How to Get to Heaven
Verily, verily, I say unto you, If a man keep my saying,
he shall never see death."
The Lord Jesus Christ
What does resurrection mean?
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