Do You Want to Live Forever?

October 23, 2009 at 9:31 am | Posted in Eternity, Salvation | 25 Comments
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You have probably heard the expression, “Life is short.” In one sense, it is. No one will live forever in this world. However, in eternity, everyone will consciously exist forever. Do you know what your eternal existence will be like, and, if your answer is yes, upon what are you basing that knowledge? The Bible tells us that Jesus Christ is the only Mediator between God and man (I Timothy 2:5). If this is true, then it is absolutely crucial that you know Him personally. You will spend eternity in the presence of God. The presence of God through His Mediator will be absolute bliss, blessedness, and joy (Revelation 21:1-7). The presence of God without His Mediator will be unbearable torment (Revelation 14:10).

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