In the End: Where will you be at the end of eternity?
By Samuel Brown
Philippians 2:10-11 reads, “so that at the name of Jesus every knee will bow, of those who are in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and that every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” Regardless of what religion, philosophy or moral code a man lives by, he cannot escape this final appointment with his Maker.
At the final proclamation of God’s glory, two distinct groups of man will be present. One group will demonstrate pure and holy reverence to their King. The other assortment of people will kneel to their mighty Creator who they rejected while on Earth.
In today’s society, the lines separating Christianity from the immorality of the world have resulted in a state of secular muck. Those who live a sinful lifestyle while claiming to be a believer in Christ deceive themselves into believing that they have the promise of eternal life. Those who claim to have repented, but continue to live in sin are not part of God’s Celestial Kingdom. There is no such thing as a backslidden Christian. There is only the saved and the lost.
“Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived, neither fornicators, nor idolaters’, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals, nor thieves nor the covetous nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God,” states 1 Corinthians 6:9-10.
One should not take sin lightly, for sin separates man from God and man can only receive salvation through Biblical repentance. True repentance is the total transformation of an individual’s life from being a slave of sin to being a servant of Jesus Christ.
Repentance is a lifestyle change, not a simple “I’m sorry” to God Almighty. Only those who repent their sins and call upon the Lord Jesus Christ to be the Lord of all are willing to take part in sharing everlasting life with Christ.
Those who do not repent will spend eternity separated from Christ in the Lake of Fire. “And then I will declare to them; I never knew you; depart from Me you who practice lawlessness,” states Matthew 7:23.
When all of mankind is displayed before the Lord, what group will you be kneeling with? Will you be with the saints and servants of Christ who repented all of their sins while on earth or will you be with the ones who rejected Christ for the fulfillment of their own worldly desires? Where will you spend eternity?