If I live unto God

(James Smith, “The Way of Salvation Set Forth”)  LISTEN to audio!  Download audio

My soul is immortal–it can never cease to be.

It is destined by the immutable decree of God, to exist eternally.

O eternity! Who can conceive your dimensions!

Forever! Who can grasp the mighty idea!

To exist forever! Solemn consideration!

Millions of ages as numerous . . .
as the stars in the skies,
or as the sands on the sea-shore,
as blades of grass on the surface of the globe,
or as leaves which fall from the trees in autumn
–are as nothing in comparison with eternity!

But where shall I exist? If I live unto God

How will I spend eternity?

In happiness–or in torment?

That will entirely depend upon the character, the state, the condition–in which I live and die.

If I live in sin, if I serve self and Satan, if I die accursed–then I must suffer the due desert of my deeds.

But if I savingly believe in Jesus, if I live unto God, if I die under His saving grace–then I shall possess and enjoy glory, honor and eternal life, and these forever!

Let the solemn fact that you are immortal, deeply impress your mind.
Try to realize the overwhelming thought:
“I must live forever!
I must live forever in unspeakable happiness–or inconceivable misery!
My eternal state depends on my present state.
If I live unconverted, then I must die accursed. I am lost–and once lost, lost forever!”

O eternity! Tremendous sound! Incomprehensible idea!

“Then they will go away to eternal punishment, but the righteous to eternal life.” Matthew 25:46

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