ou are Eternal (expanded from home page)
(Scripture references are at the end of the chapter).
You are eternal.
You will exist for eternity.
Why? Because God made man into His own image and likeness (Genesis 1:27, 2:7).
God is eternity. He is of course eternal. Therefore, man is eternal.
Eternal Life and Eternal Death
Those who know Jesus have eternal life. If they continue on with Him, they will live forever in heaven, God’s home, a place of absolute glory.
Those who do not know Jesus Christ are spiritually dead. When they die, they will spend eternity in hell, the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels.
The Choice: God or Self
God has given every person a choice. The choice is between God and self.
This choice determines a person’s eternal destiny: heaven or hell.
God has given man a free will, because He made us into His image and likeness.
The first person God created was given the choice. The two trees mentioned specifically in Genesis represented the choice between God and self.
Choosing God results in eternal life. Choosing self results in eternal death.
Tragically, most of the 108 billion-plus people throughout history have chosen self. Those who choose self miss heaven.
Heaven is God’s home, full of the glorious splendor of His majesty, and infinitely more.
Those in heaven will fellowship with God, with Jesus Christ, forever.
They will have and be everything they want, need, desire, long for and hope for.
They will have fullness of love, faith, joy, peace, happiness and infinitely more.
They will worship, serve and learn from the Father and Jesus, forever.
They will discover and experience the mysteries and secrets of the kingdom of heaven, minister to others, grow, and eternally more.
They will live in mansions, walk on streets of gold and be in awe of the spectacular beauty and majesty of heaven.
They will celebrate the Lord Jesus forever, praise and worship God, be in awe of their Father’s glorious presence and home, and infinitely more.
Jesus will shepherd and feed them. He will lead them to living fountains of waters. The Holy Spirit will live within and with them, forever.
They will drink freely of the fountain of the water of life. They will eat delicious fruit from beautiful trees. They will enjoy the stunning beauty in heaven, of homes, buildings, mountains, hills, fields, trees, flowers, grass and more . . .
They will attend thrilling worship services. Their praise and worship will literally be collected and presented before God.
They will never hunger or thirst. They will never have sorrow, sadness or pain. God will wipe away all their tears. There will be no more death, sorrow or crying.
They will thank, praise, worship, and bow down before the Father God Almighty and His Son Jesus Christ, in the power of the Holy Spirit, and forever be in awe of the only true God, who sent His Son to die for them, and of their Savior, the Son of God, Jesus the Christ.
The unsaved will miss heaven.
The unbelievers, those who do not know Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, whose names are not written in the Lamb’s book of life, will spend eternity in the lake of fire prepared for the devil and his angels.
They will be tormented with fire, brimstone and burning sulfur, forever. The smoke of their torment will ascend forever and ever. They will have no rest day or night.
The lost souls in hell burn in fire forever. Their flesh literally burns and falls off their bodies. Worms and maggots crawl inside them.
Hell is a place of continual fire, torment, loud wailing, weeping, screaming, and gnashing of teeth.
The lost souls feel and know everything going on. They remember their life on earth and how they could have repented.
They suffer a literal eternal death. Human beings exist forever, because we are eternal beings, made in God’s image. Their souls exist forever.
Jesus Christ spoke about hell often in the gospels, in: Matthew 5:22,29,30; 10:28; 11:23; 12:40; 16:18; 18:9; 23:15; 23:33; 25:41; Mark 9:44,46,48; and Luke 16:19-31.
Hell is currently located in the center of the earth. At the end times, it will be thrown into the lake of fire.
In hell, a person has ALL their senses – sight, smell, hearing, taste, and touch – and all five are a lot stronger there. The spirit realm is on a much higher level than the natural realm.
Receive Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior. Receive the glorious Holy Spirit, who is the Spirit of the Father and of Jesus Christ. Spend eternity in heaven.
Genesis 1:27, Genesis 2:7, John 6:51, John 6:53, Matthew 25:31-46, Genesis 2:15-17, Matthew 7:13-14, John 14:2, Revelation 21 and 22, John 14:16, Genesis 2:15-17, Matthew 7:13-14, Matthew 25:41, John 14:2, Gospel of John, Revelation 4:14, Revelation 7:17, Revelation 13:11, Revelation 21, Revelation 20:15, Matthew 5:22,29,30; 10:28; 11:23; 12:40; 16:18; 18:9; 23:15; 23:33; 25:41; Mark 9:44,46,48; and Luke 16:19-31.
After Adam fell, God sent mighty, glorious cherubim and a flaming sword to protect the tree of life (Genesis 3:24).
In that verse, cherubim is plural. We don’t know how many cherubim were there. We just know it was more than one. Some believe it was two, just like the cherubim over the Ark of the Covenant.
Cherubim protect the glory of God. The cherubim and the sword protected the tree of life. Why? If Adam had eaten from it, he, and every person after him, would have lived forever on the earth as sinners.
God in his unspeakable wisdom was protecting His peoples’ salvation.