“If you died tonight, where would you spend eternity?”


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his is one of those random thought posts.  I saw an ad for burial plots and I thought, that's the last thing I need right now.  But seriously, if you died, today, where would you spend eternity, and why? When I was younger that was one of the scariest questions I've ever heard.  For me now that's the single most important question that I can ever ask myself. “If I were to die today, would I spend eternity in Heaven with God?” These are big questions that should haunt all of us at one time or another.  What happens when I die? Where will I spend eternity? Our relationship to Jesus Christ is central to the answer to those questions. The Bible tells us in I John 5:12, “These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life…” The simple truth is God wants you to know where you’re going. 
Do you ever think about life after this one?

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  1. Nope. Quite honestly I never think about it. When I awake each morning my first prayer is a selfish one in that I pray that I will be a better person than I was the previous day before and that I will take time to appreciate each minute that my eyes are open and embrace every single breath that I take. I don't believe that I will have any regrets because I would feel that I would have seen, heard, smelled, tasted, and touched, life. I lived and life is for the living. Let the big guy upstairs decide where he wants me to go. I'll be fine.

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    1. Dear Exposed, The choice is Yours! Romans 10:10 says, "For with the heart a person believes
      (In Christ as Savior) resulting in his justification (that is, being made righteous--being freed of the guilt of sin and made acceptable to God); and with the mouth he acknowledges and confesses (his faith openly), resulting in and confirming (his) salvation. AMP

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    2. I understand your point of view, Godzgirl2. But, I suppose I view this question from this angle; "Why are we here? Why am I here? What is my purpose? Why has God touched me and kept me here whereas others are not?" There are MANY people that did not reach and live to be my age (57) and many who won't. So, I ask myself; "Why has the Lord kept me?" What is my contribution to and in this overall plan?

      Am I to be the best father that I can be so that I am an example for others to pattern after? Am I to write the greatest book or paint the greatest painting, etc? Or, is it my purpose to be the BEST blog poster on the internet that will cause a reader to pause and think (wink)? LOL!!! Anyway, what's my contribution here and to the universe? In speaking only for myself, thinking like this has allowed me to slow down and really appreciate the beautiful creations and many works of God. To really see the beauty in the blooming of a flower. To really appreciate the design of a building. To look at and become involved with those things and activities that will create a better environment/world for those who will come after me, etc. Therefore, I don't have time to think about death and where I'm going. I'm really too busy living this gift of life to its very fullest that I can.

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    3. You are going to be in eternity forever. Don't you want to be sure about where you'll spend it? The questions you ask are valid. However, the Lord is the only one who can answer them. Developing a relationship with Jesus will reveal God's purpose for your life. Ephesians 2:10 says, "For we are His workmanship (His own master work, a work of art), created in Christ Jesus (reborn from above--spiritually transformed, renewed, ready to be used) for good works, which God prepared (for us) beforehand (taking paths which He set), so that we would walk in them (living the good life which He prearranged and made ready for us). My prayer for you is that you come to know Jesus and the Awesome plan He has for you. He has things only you can do; lives you can touch. People are waiting for you to come into the Kingdom so that their lives will be changed. You are special to God. Allow Him to show you His love today.

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    4. "...However, the Lord is the only one who can answer them. "--But, I believe he has answered them. He told me; "Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets." So! I believe that in diligently trying/working to live those commandments each and every single day I'll be fine. BUT, maybe not... I'm not the final determinator, but at least I would have tried and would have done my very best! I simply don't concern myself with what will, or will not, happen in the after-life. There's just too much work and things to do while living.

      Now, as to who know where MY contribution will come from I don't specifically know. I write. I appreciate art. I give to many organizations. I work with kids, et alia. But, who knows where it will come from? It just might be as simple, (but extremely compelling), as the incident shared with us by "The Internet Pastor" below.

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    5. "But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away."

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    6. The difference between YOU and the Internet Pastor is His work stems out of the love of Christ and where God has bought him from. Yours stem from your playful pride to want to do you and your sissy sins and act like your good works will get you points with God.

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    7. Well, that's quite true Anonymous. That's why, (in my opinion), each and every day is a new challenge to be a better than that person we were the day before. How does the song go? "I'm climbing up on the rough side of the mountain." Anyway, there are too many children to teach how to read, write, and do some math; there are too many little boys that need teaching about how to tie a necktie correctly; there are too many of my fellow brethren that need help with their resumes, careers, and/or schooling; there are too many women who need recognition for their work; there are too many little girls who need their self-esteem built up; on and on... If my knowledge, skills, time, money, etc can be of any help in alleviating any of this--even if just by a mustard seed, then my living will not have been in vain.

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    8. "The difference between YOU and the Internet Pastor is His work stems out of the love of Christ and where God has bought him from. Yours stem from your playful pride to want to do you and your sissy sins and act like your good works will get you points with God."--OH, REALLY??? Tell me, are you another one of these infamous COGIC "prophets" that y'all carry on about? Tell me more about myself won't you! LOL!!!

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    9. Yes REALLY!

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    10. Don't compare what you are doing with what the Internet Pastor is doing. I bet the Internet Pastor does not compare what you are doing to his works. Again your righteousness is as of filthy RAGS. God demands 100% perfection. He is 100% holy. And the only way He can declare us holy is by faith in what His Son did to MAKE US HOLY. According to GOD (not the man in the ski) we all deserved to die. But He loved us so, HE gave His Son to die in our place. Salvation is not of works lest any man should boast. Yet, continue to eat your"humble pride pie", boast in all you do, your efforts for civil rights, the children, the children, the children. It is NOTHNG, ABOSUTELY NOTHING we can do to SATISFY GOD to rid our sins. His Son bleed and died as a willing SACRIFICE to SATISFY His Father for US. The Only works He will honor are that come out of THIS FAITH we place in the LORD! That's the difference in YOUR work and the Internet Pastor's WORK!

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  2. For U.S. men, the average life expectancy is 76, while it's 81 for U.S. women.

    Of the billions and billions of people before us, all died.

    "And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:"

    YOU answer Ms. Ann, (not from mem but) from the WISE MAN SOLOMON - "Yes, a wise man thinks much of death, while the fool thinks only of having a good time now." Ecclesiastes 7:4

    Life is not worth living is one does not consider where he/she will spend ETERNITY!

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  3. * YOUR answer Ms. Ann, (not from me but)...

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  4. I believe all of humanity will, ultimately, spend eternity with God. Because God, whose very essence is perfect love, has both the intention and the power to bring every human being to a glorious end.

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    1. Where did you stumbled upon that idea?

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    2. He got that from Carlton Pearson.

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    3. Lol, ikr! People better wake up! God is Love, but He’s a God of judgement to. The soul that sinners, it shall die, for the wages of sin is death! What about those scriptures are hard to understand? Heaven is the same size, but hell has enlarged herself to accommodate the sinners that are going there. It’s in the Book, read it!

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    4. I see that we have newagers, woops, I mean newcomers coming in with comments that have the Carlton Pearson feel to it. Don't be deceived. What am I saying, it says in the Word that strong delusion will come. We're here now.

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  5. The Internet PastorThursday, 05 July, 2018

    Thanks Ann for posting the question. I saw a guy I used to hang out with on the street and he didnt look too good. I picked him up and noticed that he hadnt eaten and was visibly trying to find a way to get another “hit”. I brought him with me to a restaurant he, myself and my son. sat down to eat…after a little while of the pleasantries, reminiscing and him feeling pretty unconfortable (he knows that I have been saved for some time and that I was no longer drinking and using drugs) I asked him this very question. After sharing the gospel, he bowed his head and recieved Jesus as his personal Savior. I dropped him back off on the street, per his request. I saw him 2 years later… actually at a funeral, visibly different. He said “i havent gotten high since that day in the restaurant”. I always use this question when door knocking and any time i get the opportunity to share the Gospel. Some receive it well, some dont…. but every interaction has them thinking about their eternal future…The problem is people dont think about their future or when they will die..This world, the flesh and the devil have done a Great job of distracting folks, even christians. I believe it is not only our duty as christians to ask but a perfect question to wake folks up to the fact that one day, they will die… indeed it is a bummer (if you are enfatuated and distracted with the “affairs of this life”) yet another warning the apostle Paul gives to the brethren to avoid. I would say my friend is very grateful that this question was laid before him… causing him to ponder his eternal future and his relationship with the Lord.

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    1. What a POWERFUL testimony! I personally have a burden for lost souls. I too find this is a GREAT QUESTION to start with to share the Gospel.

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  6. I pray that I am welcomed into heaven with God and His Son Jesus.
    I am living everyday like is my last one.

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