Death spares no one, though its icy grip ensnares some before others. It’s not death that is the ultimate tragedy but death without Jesus Christ. For any person who does not know Jesus Christ as Savior, the tragedy of death is compounded by eternal separation from God (2 Thessalonians 1:9; Hebrews 10:31).
Acts of religious devotion do not gain for us access into God’s eternal presence. Entrance to heaven is a free gift received by faith in Christ – believing He lived, died, and rose from the grave to rescue us from the penalty of sin.
If you’re not depending on Jesus, you’ll suffer the ultimate tragedy. Don’t let it happen to you. – Dave Branon
Salvation is a gift of God,
Not something earned or won;
He freely gives eternal life
To all who trust His Son. – Sper
You can have tons of religion without an ounce of salvation.
- June 14, Vol. 18, Our Daily Bread