Humans Understand Beginnings and Endings
Birth and death of lifeforms, Nations and even stars are all easily grasped by the human mind but, what about eternity? The Bible teaches GOD always was and always will be can we really understand what that means? I cannot claim to know how to answer that; my perspective is pretty limited when one considers all of human history and all the people who have lived or, even contemplating the reality of seven billion plus humans alive right now. Perhaps some understand this concept of infinity better than others; can any temporal being envision what eternal means.
Christians gain eternal life when accepting Jesus
Eternal life sure makes us feel better than the alternative: the second and complete death after the judgement. On that basis alone people should consider Jesus’s offer if for no other reason. Can you imagine being nothing? Can you imagine the eons before you were born? I find it extremely difficult to contemplate the oblivion of nothingness I could have faced if I had died and, I had not secured eternal life by accepting Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior.
GOD Knows How We Think
GOD expresses things in terms of beginnings and endings for our benefit: Jesus was born and died for example. Yes, in GOD’s Word we read about eternal things but most of the Bible introduces us to people who were born, lived and died.
The process of living, in terms of beginning our lives in ignorance as a baby, acquiring knowledge and experience as we grew, and the use of free will to determine our ultimate destiny.
The Bible Reveals How We Can Gain Eternal Life Before Death
Excerpts from the bible esv
John 3:16 ESV
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
Genesis 1:1 ESV
In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.
Matthew 24:21 ESV
For then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been from the beginning of the world until now, no, and never will be.
2 Timothy 3:1-5 ESV
But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty. For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good, treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power. Avoid such people.
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