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“The memory of the just is blessed: but the name of the wicked shall rot.” (Prov. 10:7)

You get one chance, one opportunity to acknowledge the Lord Jesus Christ as just that, Lord of all. It matters little the length of your life, what you do with it, the amount of accolades you receive, if you spend it in prison, in the service of others, in self-serving, when it is over, it is done. There are no second chances to accept Christ for those who have denied Him here.

Every single religious organization that denies the sufficiency of Christ’s work on the cross replaces it with a work we must perform, and that work offers the participant an opportunity to repent after death, every one of them is a lie.

I have no Scriptural proof of this, but I believe there was, at least for a time, a “cult of Lazarus,” the friend of Jesus whom He raised from the dead. I take this conjecture from 2 Kings 18:4 and how the Scriptures recount when it was necessary to destroy the brazen serpent that Moses had made in the wilderness. The object had become a religious icon that people had started to worship. A means to an end that did not include Christ.

Peter needed to be rebuked by Paul in the same inference when he mistakenly spoke of the need to adhere to certain parts of the law, removing until he accepted correction, the sufficiency of Christ’s sacrifice. All those that deny that sacrifice as the only means to salvation will face eternal damnation. Their names will rot. “And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment.” (Heb. 9:27)

There exists no such place as purgatory, reincarnation is a myth, a lie, being judged in the area of salvation by our works is a hoax played upon nearly all men, the devils who portray themselves as ministers of righteousness fulfill their task in this area quite well. Ephesians 2:8-9 stands as truth, “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.”

There is no question left unanswered with these verses concerning salvation, there is one way to the Father, it is through Jesus Christ, by faith in Him, it is offered by grace to all who believe, no work of any kind is necessary, Jesus paid it all.

Each man that will not accept this truth kindles in his mind a way around these facts, they seek for a side door to whatever heaven they have imagined, and every single one of them, male and female, believes it is by some good deed, some work that can be held up to the Almighty as proof of their right to enter into His Kingdom.

I do not believe enough people truly contemplate their end, they know it is approaching, but it is rarely at the forefront of their thoughts. But when it is, it is almost always clouded by some work, some deed, and what they perceive as good and bad are weighed against each other.

Here is a good time for you to add Romans 5:8 as a memory verse, “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” It proves to those who will listen that the Lord does not have a set of scales before Him to weigh those deeds, we are all sinners in His eyes. “As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:” (Romans 3:10) and “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.” (1 John 1:8) These are just two verses that attest to this truth.

The Lord is not waiting for you to perform a good deed, He is not keeping track of your bad ones, He is willing to accept you just as you are.

At the moment a man repents, acknowledges the Lord Jesus as Savior, confesses his sins, he is forgiven, these actions are indistinguishable in time. From that moment throughout all of eternity your name will remain in the Book of Life, all who deny Him will face eternal separation, their names will rot.

“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 accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.” (2 Cor. 6:2)

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