The Forewarned is Better
The Bible teaches that eternal life is not the natural inheritance of man, but something that must be sought (Acts 13:46-48; Heb 5:9; Rom 8:13; John 3:16). That those who do not fulfill the conditions set by God will not receive eternal life (Galatians 6:8; 2 Pet 2:12; Luke 12:48). God has revealed His purpose in the Bible by direct teaching, and through dramatic experiences of individuals and the rise and the fall of nations - written for our instruction, a warning to us all that the end of all things is near.
“For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.” Galatians 6:8
The state of the world today is similar to the days of Noah - a type of that which Christ Jesus warned would exist at the epoch of his coming. “The wickedness of man would certainly be great” - peoples ignoring God’s word, crimes and violence becoming more common, and atheists and also the so-called Christians distorting the Truth and distrust in God of promises to men (2 Tim 3:13). Peoples in the world are warned that it could only end in disaster, and after that God’s divine purpose shall be manifested on earth. Therefore the faithfuls of Christ are exhorted to come out from the perverse generation and false church that would inevitably be destroyed (Rev 18). For they claim to believe in God but yet they deny Him through their teachings and actions. To have faith in God means to believe and trust in Him and His promises with complete confidence. Peoples who do not obey God and His son Jesus Christ are not true disciples and do not have access to the grace of God. So man’s sins can only be forgiven through God’s grace and counted righteous if we show faith in God. The right understanding of the Truth of the Gospel and baptism (immersion) in water is the new start.
God has set a time for His purpose, and He has appointed a day He shall judge the world in righteousness through Jesus Christ whose return to this troubled earth is certainly imminent, as is evident from prophetic signs that today abound - proving that we are at the very time of his appearing (Rev 22:12).
Being just religious does not please God, but true followers of Christ Jesus must have faith in God and His offer of salvation through the Lord Jesus Christ, “Pray, focus on the things of the Kingdom of God lest you lose eternal life”.
Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of.
“Teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom”
Bro Isidore Mwibeleca (Kakuma, Kenya)