If there’s one thing that I hope and pray this Coronavirus Global Pandemic is doing is making people realize & think about the brevity & fragility of life and what happens after a person dies.
Some believe there is nothing after the grave and that a person just ceases to be or is reincarnated as an animal or becimes a “god” of their own planet like the Mormons believe…
But the Bible is clear: “And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment.” (Hebrews 9:27) According to God’s Word, after a person dies, he/she will be judged.
Those who have placed their faith in the Eternally Existing Son of God, God The Son, Jesus Christ alone (and not in ANY of their own works) will go before the Bema Seat to be judged for their works. Not for their sins, since they were ALL forgiven the very MOMENT the born again believer BELIEVED in the finished redemptive work of Jesus Christ alone (His death, burial & resurrection) but for their works for the issuance of REWARDS!
BUT those who rejected the FREE gift of salvation by God’s grace alone through faith alone in Jesus Christ alone, will go to THE GREAT WHITE THRONE to be judged for their works. And no matter how “good,” “upstanding,” & “ethical” they were during their lives, they will ALL fall short because they ALL failed to DO the ONLY work God ever required of them which was “to believe on The One Whom God (The Father) has sent (The Son Jesus Christ).” (John 6:29)
All of them trusted in “being a good person,” “not doing any of the major sins,” “going to church regularly,” “daily repentance of sins,” “getting water baptized” etc… But NONE of them ever trusted in their hearts in Jesus Christ ALONE for the remission of all their sins and eternal life.
And they will all spend eternity in The Lake of Fire (which is a real place, really hot & really FOREVER)… a place I wouldn’t want my worst enemy to go to. (Rev 20)
But the GOOD NEWS is that you don’t ever have to worry about going there if you would repent (change your mind) & BELIEVE on the Lord Jesus Christ alone RIGHT NOW for the remission of all your sins past, present and future & eternal life. If you have not yet done so, I would encourage you to do it TODAY! For TODAY is the day of salvation and tomorrow is promised to NO ONE!
“And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment.”
Eternal life through FAITH in Jesus Christ ALONE!!!
Hope to see you at The Bema Seat soon!