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Q:

I just turned 80, and I've gotten along just fine all these years without God. You'll probably tell me I ought to be worrying about death and hell and all of that, but I don't believe in life after death. Why should I? People who try to convert me make me tired.


A:

Occasionally, I’ll meet someone or get a letter from someone like you, and it always makes me sad because I know they’re shutting their eyes to reality. The Bible warns that someday we will all die, and then “we will all stand before God’s judgment seat” (Romans 14:10).

Right now you scoff at this, but have you ever asked yourself why? The reason, I suspect, is simply because you have wanted to live life on your own terms. You know that if you were to take God seriously, you couldn’t remain in control of your life any longer — and you don’t want that to happen. Instead, you want to live by your own rules (or lack of rules), and so far you’ve been able to do it.

But let me ask you a question: Are you sure you’re right? I doubt it; otherwise you wouldn’t have written me. Please don’t misunderstand; I don’t say this to win an argument or put you down. I say it because I yearn for you to discover the greatest joy any person can ever experience — the joy of knowing God, and knowing you will go to be with Him forever in heaven.

Don’t let your pride or anything else keep you from Jesus Christ. God loves you, no matter what your past has been and wants to welcome you into His family. God’s promise is for you: “To all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God” (John 1:12).

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6 Comments

  1. Sonia B. Balbas says:

    I received Christ in my heart and life in September 18,1991 after i was recuperating from a car accident. This happened in St. Louis MO.Right now I am attending a Southern Baptist Church in California.(First Southern Baptist Church of Earlimart).Please pray for our Pastor health and his wife also for they are a faithful servant of the Lord.The Pastor’s wife is my prayer partner and we’ve been praying for BGEA also Please pray for our Church youth for their active in serving the Lord.Please pray also for the children and adults.Thank you.We love you BGEA! Praise the Lord Jesus Christ!

  2. jeff payne says:

    I want to be a part of the holy kingdom of God. How will I know I am a part of this I believe in Jesus. But want to know further

    1. valerie says:

      Talk with God, accept Christ into your heart, ask for forgiveness, and believe in Him. its that simple to know that you are Gods. Get involved with a Christian bible teaching church, and ask God to open up His word to you…and hold on for the most wonderful journey ever. Make a relationship with our Lord Jesus Christ. Know Him, trust in Him….make Him first in everything about you and ohhh how wonderful it is to just know Him!!!! Im praying for you. God Bless

  3. Ronisha says:

    God brought these people to you witness about His love and the good news about Jesus God also wants you to spend eternal life with him.

  4. Timothy Logan says:

    It is never to late to turn to God and His loving grace

  5. Sue says:

    Take a look around you and see everything that has been made the trees, all the different animals, flowers etc. Where did all the different people in this world come from, have you every thought about that? God made everything and died on the cross for our sins. We can’t see the wind but we can feel it and hear it. My Great Grandfather never went to church and he lived his life to do what he wanted but before he passed away at age 93 he asked God into his heart and became a saved born again Christian. You can do the same thing and see your life change for the better. God Bless You!