The concept of a coming Day of Judgment is not a fantasy or fable. It is a fact. Paul told the people in ancient Athens that God “hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness” (Acts 17:31). All people that have ever lived on the earth will be brought before the throne of God, and His glorious Son will judge each one of them (Matthew 25:31-33). Some things will be missing on that great day, so do not expect to see or hear them.

“There is no God.”

According to the Bible, that is what fools say while living in this world (Psalm 14:1). However, on judgment day this truth will be clear to all: “He is” (Hebrews 11:6). “So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God” (Romans 14:12).

“One religion is as good as another.”

On that day all will know without a doubt that only through Jesus can people come to the Father (John 14:6). All will see that only those washed in the blood of the Lamb are redeemed from sins (Revelation 5:9), and the only way for His blood to keep on cleansing a person is for that person to continue to walk in the light of His word (1 John 1:7).

“I regret that I did my best to follow Jesus faithfully.”

Friends, the crown of life is for the faithful—period! (Revelation 2:10). It is the good and faithful servant who will hear on that day, “Well done . . . enter thou into the joy of thy Lord” (Matthew 25:23). Regret such a reward? Never!  Every service attended, every prayer offered, every minute spent in Bible study, every visit made, every mile walked for the Cause—all of this and more will make us think, as the hymn says, “Heaven will surely be worth it all.”

May we all give diligence to make our calling and election sure (2 Peter 1:10-11). —Roger Campbell, Cleveland, Tennessee

 

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