WHY YOU SHOULD WANT TO BE A CHRISTIAN

If you focus more on heaven; the better this life will be. Our motivation for living now, should be for the life we shall have forever and ever. What may a Christian expect and what will a non-believer receive?

However, the number of people who do not believe there is a God is increasing continually. It should not come as a surprise as the Bible says in the later days many will be deceived. A survey stated that 10% of Americans did not believe there was life after death and 9% were not sure. It shouldn’t surprise us to know there are thousands of false teachers who are continually trying to persuade those who have never studied the Bible are teaching the truth. But are they? The Bible states that when a person dies they will either go to Heaven or Hell. False teachers are telling us there is no life after death. In fact, many of our colleges and universities are teaching evolution and there is no God.

The Bible tells us there will come a time when our world and all of its evil will be gone forever. A new kind of heaven and a new earth will be created. This new world must be different to allow a person’s body to last through eternity. Our diets will be different as we eat fruit from the Tree of Life. It is believed many things on earth will be similar to the old earth but the main differences are: There will be no sun, Satan will be defeated, sin will be banished, people will live with God, the curse will be removed, and all sins, tears and sorrows will be gone. The main thing is, death will be defeated and believers will live with God forever. We will be as Adam and Eve were at the very beginning. As God provided everything for them, the same will be provided for believers.

Revelation 21:1–4 “Then I saw “a new heaven and a new earth,” for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea. I saw the Holy City, the New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Look! God’s dwelling place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. ‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”

It is believed, as God walked with Adam and Eve, He will do the same with believers by walking among them. Leviticus 26:11–12 “I will live among you, and I will not despise you. I will walk among you; I will be your God, and you will be my people.” With the great physician with us, death would be rare to impossible and sickness would come only from a cursed world and not from the new one.

Imagine living where there will be no stress or pain, to live a life of peace, joy and opportunities that are planned by God. This is after the 1000 years that Christ rules on this present earth. During that time it is possible to have death but we will have new bodies and Satan will be released prior to the end of those 1000 years.

Revelation 21:7–8 “Those who are victorious will inherit all this, and I will be their God and they will be my children. But the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars—they will be consigned to the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death.”

John is being told to write down the following: God is saying He will make all things news and you can count on what He is saying. The Bible starts with God creating the universe and the Bible ends with God creating a new heaven and a new earth; completing the cycle. Some have estimated that the new earth could hold a total of 12 billion believers. Scripture says unbelievers and cowards will receive a second death. The first death is physical and the second one is a spiritual death. The non-believer’s eternity is in the ‘Lake of Fire’ and separated from God forever.

Revelation 21:26-27 “The glory and honor of the nations will be brought into it. Nothing impure will ever enter it, nor will anyone who does what is shameful or deceitful, but only those whose names are written in the Lamb’s book of life.”

Those who will be brought into the city will be rewarded for what he or she has done. Matthew 16:24-27. If we die with Christ, we will also live with Him. Matthew 19:28-30 – We will live inside the city with imperishable bodies. 1 Corinthians 15:42-58. Once we are caught up into the skies with Christ, we will be with Him forever. I Thessalonians 4:13-18 – ​The Holy City will be beyond the imagination when it comes to beauty. God’s kingdom will remain forever for those whose names are in the Book of Life. Nothing evil shall ever be allowed in this city. It is very clear in verse 27, only those names that are written in the Lamb’s Book of Life will be allowed to live in the New Heaven and the New Earth. All others, the resurrected unbelievers who are dead, will be suffering eternal agony in the Lake of Fire. God’s foreknowledge is absolute. He has known from the beginning of time who would worship Him and who would not.

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