Your Choice of Eternal Destiny

This past weekend, I spoke to my local church about the choice of our eternal destiny. That’s right, we spoke about heaven and hell; probably two topics that have become alien to some ‘Christians’.

I do accept this blog post may not naturally fit into the ideologies or theology of all my blog readers. But that’s okay; someone needs to read this message anyway. Sharing my faith on this platform is a pivotal part of my journey.

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The destiny of eternal bliss

Life on earth is very short. 120 years compared to eternity is like trying to scoop all the waters of the ocean with a teaspoon.

The Psalmist in chapter 90 verse 9 says our life is a like story being told. Every story has an end and someday we will all be gone. But there’s more to life after death.

Scripture speaks about the reality of heaven; a place of eternal bliss and pleasure in God’s presence. I want to think you’d love to experience a life without pain, without sickness, without death…

Our time on earth is temporary and may be littered with sufferings, moments of difficulties and challenges.

But there’s a place where God will wipe away every tear from our eyes, where we can enjoy eternal bliss, without the moral pollution around us today.

He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away — Revelation 21:4.

Whatever you miss on earth, don’t miss heaven!

The destiny of eternal damnation

The narrative of Jesus in Luke 16:19-31 of Lazarus and the rich man was not a parable. By divine revelation, we get a glimpse into the horrific outcome of a man who made the wrong eternal choice.

The rich man made a choice; he chose his wealth, not God. He chose to trust his money, not Creator. He chose this friends, not Jesus. He chose self-centredness, not empathy. Consequently, he chose a destiny void of bliss but full of pain.

You are faced with a choice today as well.

And just as it is appointed for man to die once, and after that comes judgment – Hebrews 9:27.

What will you do?

Eternity of pain is not what you desire; that much I know. Several years ago, I made a decision that changed my life forever.

I came to a Saviour who inputed and imparted His righteousness to and on me; he took away the guilt of my many sins and I’ve continued to enjoy the precious joy of knowing Him and hope of seeing Him someday.

I’ve made my choice and have no regret. What will you do today? What’s your choice of eternal destiny?

Further reading: Romans 3:10; 6:23; 10:9-10; Acts 4:12.

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About Joseph Iregbu

From a homeless, near-school-dropout to living a story worth telling. Purpose is my passion. What's your story?

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