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Life's Greatest Question

Life's Greatest Question


There is no doubt as to what it is.

It is ever present in the human conscience.

Small children begin to ask it as soon as they begin to talk and inquire.

Mothers either evade it or struggle for an answer.

Old age is awed by it, and it is our most solemn thought as we stand at the graveside of a loved one.

Frankly stated, Life’s greatest question is: “Where will I go when I leave this world?”

As people get older they try hard to evade this question, to even forget it. Pride drives them from the frankness of childhood. As the prophet Amos said, they “put far away the evil day.” Amos 6:3. They try not to think about it. But the question is still there and everyone must face it.

We may face this question frankly, however, for God has assured us in His Word that we may KNOW the answer. Here is God’s statement about it: “He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life. 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.” I John 5:12-13.

So we see that we may know if we are saved or lost. We may know if we are safe in Christ and on our way to Heaven, or if we are under the penalty of our sins and on the way to the terrible place awaiting all those who despise God’s offer of pardon. (Please read Matthew 25:41, Revelation 20:15).

He that “hath the Son” hath life, eternal life. He that hath not the Son of God as his Saviour hath NOT life. It is not a question of how good a life you have lived. It is a question of God’s Son. Do you have Him as your personal Saviour? Can you truly say that you know Him, that you have come to Him and have become acquainted with Him? “Acquaint now thyself with Him, and be at peace.” Job 22:21.

“For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.” I Corinthians 1:18. So you can see, God’s Word describes some people as “them that perish,” and others as those “which are saved.” In which class are you?

Perhaps you have lived a good, respectable life, and you feel that you are good enough already, and do not need a Saviour. Or perhaps you are in the opposite class, and feel that you are too bad to be saved. God’s answer in either case is plain: “There is none righteous, no, not one.” and “there is no difference: For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.” Romans 3:10,22,23. We are all sinners. God’s Word says that we are all “dead in trespasses and sins.” Ephesians 2:1. We all need a Saviour.

“But God commendeth His love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5:8.

God’s invitation of mercy and pardon goes out to all alike. “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” John 3:16.

We beseech you to receive Him into your heart as your Saviour. For “as many as received Him, to them gave He power to become the sons of God.” John 1:12.

You, yourself, must decide the answer to Life’s Greatest Question, “Where will I spend eternity?” It depends upon what you do about God’s Son. For, “He that believeth on Him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the Name of the only begotten Son of God.” John 3:18.

We invite you to let us help you further about this great question of eternal life.

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