At a funeral, I once overheard someone say of the deceased, “He was close to his god. He’s safe now.”
At times like that, I wish it were true that everyone could have their own god, live in whatever way they wanted, and also be assured of eternal life in heaven. Then we wouldn’t have to think too seriously about death. We wouldn’t have to be concerned about where our unbelieving loved ones went when they died.
But the Scriptures say that there is only one true God. “The Lord our God, the Lord is one!” (Deuteronomy 6:4). And He is holy (Leviticus 19:2). He says that we don’t measure up to His standard for a relationship with Him. “All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23). Our sin has alienated us from Him.
In love, the heavenly Father provided the way to Himself through his perfect Son Jesus who died to pay the penalty for our sin. “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life” (John 3:16). But we need to humble our hearts and receive His gift of forgiveness.
There is only true God. He is holy and has provided the only way of eternal life through Jesus. Is He the God you are trusting in? Think about it – seriously. – Anne Cetas
There is a place reserved in heaven
For everyone who has received
Forgiveness and eternal life
From Christ, n whom they have believed. – Sper
To get into heaven, it’s who you know that counts.
- October 31, Vol. 15, Our Daily Bread