The Lake of Fire And The Teachings of Jesus

 
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Jesus Christ said, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me" (John 14:6). Every single person needs Jesus Christ because every single person is born in a state of spiritual separation from God. "For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God" (Romans 3:23). It might be hard to see the impact sin has on your spirit, but the impact it has on your body is an inescapable reminder. "The wages of sin is death" (Romans 6:23). Our bodies were not designed to die! Sin is like a fatal disease we're all born with. The death we experience in our body is a reflection of the reality in our spirit. When our sins are forgiven and we enter a relationship with God, our spirit is resurrected, just like Jesus Christ was resurrected! "And you He made alive who were dead in trespasses and sins..." (Ephesians 2:1). We are made alive just like a branch on the ground is made alive when it is grafted into a vine! It is true that a branch on the ground may seem to be alive; it may have life in it for a period of time, but it will eventually turn brown and wither, just like our bodies eventually wither and die. Jesus is the Vine. When our spirit is connected to the Vine it is connected to the life source and will live forever - forever in heaven! When you stand before God, the only thing that will matter is whether or not you are connected to the Vine; what He will say if you are not is no mystery - "then I will declare to them, 'I never knew you; depart from Me...'" It would be unimaginably terrifying to stand before God on the edge of eternity and hear Him say "depart from Me..." (Matthew 7:23). Jesus spoke figuratively of what would happen next - "if anyone does not abide in Me, he is cast out as a branch and is withered; and they gather them and throw them into the fire [the lake of fire], and they are burned" (John 15:6-8).

If the clock is still ticking then you still have time. When your body dies and you enter eternity, the clock will stop ticking and your decision will be set in stone, the decision to place your trust - your confidence, your hope - in Christ for the remission of your sins. When you make this decision in your heart, that which separates you from God will suddenly be no more, and you will find yourself in a personal relationship with God forever, forever connected to the source of life.

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