Five Vital Questions For You
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Where Did You Come From?

In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth (Genesis 1:1)

So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. (Genesis 1:27)

This simple and truthful account from the Bible concerning the origin of the earth and man still stands. Men have offered all kinds of off-beat theories and have proceeded to try to prove them, only to become more and more confused and foolish in their propositions.

We are here by the direct act of creation by an eternal all-wise and all-powerful God. We are not an accidental result of some chemical reaction. We are intelligent beings placed on this habitable earth because God wanted us here.

What Are You Doing Here?

Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and GLORIFY your Father which is in heaven. (Matthew 5:16)

For ye are bought with a price: therefore GLORIFY God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's. (1 Corinthians 6:20)

There can be only one sensible, reasonable explanation as to why God created man. That reason is that man should glorify God by his worship of God and by bringing honor to God through his every day life.

The evolutionist would leave us struggling in unexplained misery through a multitude of years that somewhere out in the future man could successfully rule his own affairs and reach the place where the Bible says Adam and Eve started. What, tell me, is the advantage of this, for some superior creature could evolve that would wipe man out altogether, thereby leaving no purpose at all for man's existence?

The philosopher would have us to believe that we are here for the purpose of learning to live with one another in peace. Since the very nature of man seems to be the struggle for self-preservation, the question remains: Could man ever live in peace with one another? The answer is: No, not unless you cfan change his nature. How can one standing in the quicksand pull another out of it?

The materialist, humanist, and others would have us turn our efforts inward and struggle to find a purpose in life within man himself.

Wouldn't it be better to see the obvious? God created us to please and glorify Him.

Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful, but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. (Romans 1:21)

Here is the explanation of the mess we are in. Man failed to glorify God and brought on himself the pain and sorrow we see every day.

Where Are You Going?

The answer to that depends on what you have done with Jesus Christ who died to save from sin by taking your place under the judgment and wrath of God.

We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord (2 Corinthians 5:8)

The saints of God, those who have trusted in Christ for salvation and are born again, will go at death to be with Jesus. His eternal throne is in Heaven, so the saved ones will go to Heaven when they leave this life.

The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all nations that forget God. (Psalms 9:17)

Those who are not saved, however noble or good they may be, are classed with the wicked who have not trusted Christ. They shall go with the wicked at death into eternal hell. Hell is the place of eternal separation from God in tormenting fire and memory.

What Are You Doing About It?

Here is the real question.

What you do with Jesus Christ determines your eternal destiny. It is not how good you are, or how much religion you get (Ephesians 2:8,9), but have you turned away from your sins and self to trust the finished work of Christ on the cross.

To do nothing leaves you in your sins. Christ will not force His salvation on you. But to believe on Him in your heart (not intellectual belief, but complete surrender to Him as you would trust a bridge to get you across a river) will bring His gracious forgiveness of sins and glorious salvation to you.

When Are You Going To Do It?

Seek the Lord while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near. (Isaiah 55:6)

For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold. now is the day of salvation.) (2 Corinthians 6:2)

These verses tell us that the time is now.

The situation is urgent. If you are unsaved, you need to trust Christ as Saviour NOW.

Why not bow your head right now and confess to the Lord that you are a sinner and tell Him that you will trust Jesus as your Saviour? Acknowledge that you cannot save yourself and completely rest on Christ to save you. Believe that He will do what He promised and from this moment on rejoice in His work of grace in your soul.

But as many as received him, to them, gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name. (John 1:12)

--by Evangelist Dr J Bennett Collins. Write to him and let him know if you accepted The LORD Jesus Christ as your personal Saviour through the message of this tract. His mail address is Sermon and Song, P.O. Box 5400, Greenville, South Carolina, 29606, United States Of America. His web site is www.sermonandsongministries.org

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