ETERNAL LIFE: CAN IT REALLY BE MINE?
Please ask yourself three extremely important questions:
1. Do you have a sincere desire to serve and please God?
2. Do you know for certain that you will spend eternity with God? If you are not sure, please take the time to read on. The Bible does say, “These things have I written unto you that you may know that you have eternal life” (1 John 5:13).
3. What would you say to God if He asked you, “Why should I let you into heaven?” If you do not know exactly why you deserve to spend eternity with God, you are not alone, because the vast majority of people today are not quite sure about this. In any case, it would be good if you take a piece of paper and write down your answer so that you will have a record of this very interesting topic. After you have written down your answer to God’s question, please read on about “God’s purpose for people.”
God’s Purpose for People: Honor and Serve Him
God created people to honor, serve and fellowship with Him. The Bible says, “Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power: for Thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created” (Revelation 4:11). “Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God” (1 Corinthians 10:31). “Thou wilt show me the path of life: in Thy presence is fullness of joy: at thy right hand there are pleasures forevermore” (Psalms 16:11).
If God’s purpose for mankind is to honor, serve, and fellowship with Him, then what happened that destroyed this perfect relationship?