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?
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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