By Raymond Harris
It is truly the folly of follies to suppose that there will be no resurrection, no judgment, and no eternal life.
In John 5:28-29, Jesus said, “Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in which ALL that are in the graves shall hear his voice, and shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation.”
Hence, you cannot change reality either by disbelief or self-deception! “. . . it is appointed unto man once to die, but after this the judgment.” Jesus said,” When the Son of man shall come in His glory, and all the Holy Angels with Him, then shall He sit upon the throne of His glory: and before him shall be gathered all nations; and He shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats; and He shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left” (Matt. 25:31-33). And in Rev. 20:13-15, the Apostle John wrote, “And the sea gave up the dead which were in it, and death and Hades gave up the dead which were in them; and they were judged, everyone of them according to their deeds. And death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. This is the second death, the lake of fire. And if anyone’s name was not found written in the Book of Life, he was thrown into the lake of fire” (N.A.S.V.)
My friend, life is short, death is sure, and eternity is certain. Today is the day of God’s mercy, grace, and salvation! God has done His part to make your salvation possible. Now it is up to you. What is the condition of your soul?
Guardian of Truth XXIX: 22, p. 691
November 21, 1985