Has anyone ever loved you enough to ask you, “Where will your soul spend eternity?” If no one has, then please take a few moments to read this.
God’s word tells us that the soul of man will spend eternity in one of two places: heaven or hell. There is no purgatory and no middle ground. There is only heaven or hell.
What is hell? Hell is a real place where God upholds his justice against unforgiven sin. The Bible says hell is a place of eternal wrath and torment. Lost souls in hell will spend eternity in a degraded condition as a worm that is an abhorrence to all flesh. In Luke 16, the lost soul cries out in torment from the flames of hell for just a single drop of water. There is no rest (and no life) for a soul in hell.
Romans 3:23 says, “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.” Romans 3:10 states, “There is none righteous, no, not one.”
Regardless of your professional position, the accomplishments and titles you have achieved in life, or who you may think you are, God’s word says you are a sinner who falls short of the glory of God. We are all sinners who deserve the wrath of God because of the sins that we have committed. Therefore, we deserve to spend eternity in hell. However, there is good news.
“But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:8)
We do not have to spend eternity in hell because of our sins. The Lord Jesus Christ chose to suffer the anguish, torment, and pain of God’s wrath against our sins when he died in our stead at Calvary. He died as the only sacrifice that God will ever accept from you and me. Jesus Christ was made sin for us (he who knew no sin), so that we may freely have eternal life with God the Father and his Son.
“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel… By which also ye are saved… how that Christ died for our sins … And that he was buried and rose again the third day according to the scriptures.” (1Corinthians 15:1-4)
That is the gospel that saves a soul from eternal torment in hell. It is the good news of salvation!
“And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.” (John 17:3)
Eternal life is knowing Christ. Your eternal life can begin right now if you make the choice, in the quietness of your own mind, to simply place your trust in the finished work of Christ. Why not settle the issue of where your soul will spend eternity today? Trust Christ, and he, solely by his grace, will forgive your sins and save your soul from hell.