LIFE DOWN HERE IS NOT FOREVER

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LIFE DOWN HERE IS NOT FOREVER

Discover the 'Five Essential Truths' you need to know before you are put 6 feet deep. Are you prepared for what comes after this life?

I.

Life is Short

Purpose Beyond Paychecks

Living without purpose, focused only on the next paycheck or bucket list item, leaves us unfulfilled. Have you considered the brevity of life and what truly matters?

Wealth vs. Eternity

What profit is there in gaining all the status, wealth, and possessions you desire if you lose your soul? Material gain is temporary, but your eternal destiny is at stake.

The Ultimate Question

If you died tonight, where would you go? This sobering question cuts through distractions and forces us to confront our mortality and spiritual state.

II.

Sin has Consequences

1. The Voice of Conscience

God gave us a conscience to guide moral decisions. It accuses or excuses us based on our actions, like when we lie or remain faithful to our partner.

2. Dulling of the Conscience

The Bible teaches that our conscience can become dulled and hardened through repeated sin. This gradual process desensitizes us to wrongdoing.

3. Short-term Pleasure, Long-term Pain

While sin may offer fleeting pleasure, it brings devastating consequences both in this life and the next. The effects reach far beyond the moment of temptation.

III.

Time is Fleeing

1. Childhood Memories

Recalling games of hide-and-seek with childhood friends feels like yesterday, yet those days are long past. Our youthful energy fades with time.

2. Changing Technology

Once we knew phone numbers by heart, now we struggle to keep up with advancing technology. Our mental faculties change as we age.

3. Limited Lifespan

The reality of aging sets in as we lose energy and vitality. We must face the fact that our time on earth is limited - no one lives past 120 years.

IV.

Hell is Real

What happens after death?

Sinners are kept in Hell until called to stand before God, the Supreme Judge, to give an account of their lives. There is no purgatory or intermediate state.

What is Hell really like?

Contrary to popular belief, Hell is not a party. It's a place of eternal torment for the devil, his minions, and unrepentant sinners. There are no second chances after death.

Who goes to Hell?

Those who find pleasure in sin and continue to disrespect God will face eternal punishment in the lake of fire. It is a nightmare you don't want to experience.

V.

Jesus Christ is the Only Way to Heaven

1. God Became Man

God came to earth as Jesus Christ to pay the penalty for our sins. He lived a perfect life, then died on the cross as if He were a criminal.

2. The Resurrection

After His death, Jesus' body was placed in a guarded tomb. But on the third day, He rose back to life, conquering death and sin.

3. The Ascension

Forty days after His resurrection, Jesus ascended to heaven and took His place on the throne next to His Father. He is now our highway to Heaven.

You Must Respond

"Now God commands everyone everywhere to repent of their sins and turn to Him. For He has set a day for judging the world with justice by the Man He has appointed, and He proved to everyone who this is by raising Jesus Christ from the dead."

(see Acts 17)