Is There an Afterlife?

Revelation 20:11-15 NKJV[11] Then I saw a great white throne and Him who 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, standing before God, and books were opened. And another book was opened, which is the Book of Life. And the dead were judged according to their works, by the things which were written in the books. [13] The sea gave up the dead who were in it, and Death and Hades delivered up the dead who were in them. And they were judged, each one according to his works. [14] Then Death and Hades were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. [15] And anyone not found written in the Book of Life was cast into the lake of fire.

Is your name written in the Book of Life?

Romans 3:23-24 NKJV

[23] for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, [24] being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus,

Jesus Christ is the only one who can save us from our sins and eternal death in the lake of fire.

1 Timothy 2:5 NKJV

[5] For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus,

John 14:6 NKJV

[6] Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.

John 3:16-18 NKJV

[16] For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. [17] For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved. [18] “He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.

2 Corinthians 5:21 NKJV

[21] For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.

1 John 1:8-9 NKJV

[8] If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. [9] If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Acts 16:30-31 NKJV

[30] And he brought them out and said, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?” [31] So they said, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved, you and your household.”

Matthew 16:24-26 NKJV

[24] Then Jesus said to His disciples, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me. [25] For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it. [26] For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?

John 6:37 NKJV

[37] All that the Father gives Me will come to Me, and the one who comes to Me I will by no means cast out.

Matthew 7:21-23 NKJV

[21] “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. [22] Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ [23] And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’

We have all sinned. We must acknowledge, confess that we have sinned against God. We must believe in the Lord Jesus Christ because He is Lord and God and the only one who has died for our sins. Then He rose from the dead to prove it, victorious over sin and death on our behalf. Believing in the Lord Jesus Christ means believing He is Lord, surrendering to Him as Lord and following Him as Lord. We are saved from our sins by faith and repentance, not of anything we can do to earn His grace and mercy and salvation. We are saved by faith in Him alone. But, our faith is made evident by our surrender to Him and the work He does in our lives to change us into the disciples He calls us to be. The Bible says there will be results of your salvation and evidence of your faith lived out as the Holy Spirit works in your heart.

Without Jesus, we are still in our sins. Through faith and surrender to the Lord Jesus Christ our sins are forgiven and we pass from spiritual death, eternal death in the lake of fire to eternal life. We are born again of the Spirit. We are made new. We are set free from sin and death and have life eternally and abundantly, secure in our God.

As it is written, all who’s names we’re not found in book of life were cast into the lake of fire. In the gospels Jesus describes it as everlasting punishment and torment, outer darkness, a lake of fire, where there will weeping and gnashing of teeth. Utter torment and hopelessness for eternity. Eternal consequences for sinning against the holiness of the eternal God. But in His perfect love for us He has provided a way for us to be saved from His judgement upon sin. The Lord Jesus Christ who took our place on the cross. 

Be saved by faith in the Lord Jesus Christ today and watch the amazing work He will do in and through your life. 

2 Corinthians 5:20 NKJV

[20] Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us: we implore you on Christ’s behalf, be reconciled to God.

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