Assuming You had Just 24 Hours To Live What will you do?
Assuming you had just 24 Hours to live what will you do?
You will be amazed by the answers some people gave to the above question, such answers are:
1. I will steal a cop’s car
2. I would try to be a better person (In such a short time)
3. Could you give me a day to think about it?
As funny and clever as these answers might be, it is of crucial importance to think about these questions. Regardless of our various dispositions or proclivities, one universally acknowledged truth is that 10 out of 10 die. This is absolutely indisputable, it is a fact that both scientists and philosophers cannot redefine. Death is inevitable; it comes to us all, regardless of our age, gender, race or social class. It is the only thing that knows no prejudice, is not bigoted, not racist, acknowledges no social status/standing, nor is it swayed by emotions or the lack thereof. Death is a respecter of no one, it is dreaded, a source of pain, a heart breaker and a cruel dictator who moves grown macho men to tears and drives many insane.
According to the bible, death crept into the world as a result of sin. It was originally not mean for mankind, but sin opened the door and gave him access to torment mankind. If people had the ability to eradicate death forever, they would absolutely get it done without any hesitation, but the unfortunate thing is that no human being has that ability. But there is hope though.
How can death be defeated?
There is only One man (in the history of eternity) Who has authority over death, His name is Jesus Christ. Death tremble before Him, the grave could not hold Him, He triumphed over death, totally crushed and subdued death. He boldly proclaimed “ I am the resurrection and life, anyone who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live, and he who lives and believes in Me, shall never die.” (John 11:25-26). It is only Jesus Christ can defeat death and give us eternal life, it is He alone who saves and delivers us from the lives of sin.
Why do we need a Saviour?
Romans 3:23 says “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God”, we are born in a fallen world, a world that is very sinful, so much so that it has become intrinsic to our nature. We don’t need to be told of the sinful things that are going on in the world as it is very obvious, all one needs to do is turn on the TV at any given moment and a barrage of despicable acts such as rape, murder, theft and all other detestable infamies will come flooding. Sin is ingrained in our nature, it is the greatest cancer of all time, and there is none good enough to eradicate sin, but Jesus Christ the Son of God. And that is why He came and died for the sins of all mankind, that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have everlasting life. Eternal life is one spent in heaven (A flawless place where God dwells), and the opposite is hell, which is also known as “The second death”. Jesus Christ paid the ultimate price for all our transgressions so as to enable us to escape hell and to most importantly to reconnect us to our loving, kind, generous, benevolent, beneficent God, whose love for mankind is totally enormous and unconditional. I hope that you who is reading will one open the door of your heart and accept God’s free gift to you, and my heart’s desire is that you will do it now that you still have the chance, and I guaranty your life will never remain the same ever again.
How do I know the bible is true?
We know the bible can be trusted more than any other religious books because of the following reasons:
1. Archeological discoveries (for more info on the discoveries visit http://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/)
2. Biblical prophecies that have come to pass (http://www.reasons.org/articles/articles/fulfilled-prophecy-evidence-for-the-reliability-of-the-bible)
3. The bible accurately describes the following:
• The spherical nature of the earth Isaiah 40:22
• The earth’s suspension on space Job 26:7
• The stretching/expansion of the universe Isaiah 40:22
• The uncountable amount of Stars Genesis 22:17
All of these were written hundreds of years before the secular scientist discovered them to be so. To see more of these visit http://www.eternal-productions.org/101science.html