A big problem from what happened in the Garden of Eden is the unintended consequences from their action — the total destruction/end of everything.
You could say we are living on borrowed time extended by God’s love and grace —
not willing that any should perish..”
The supernaturally initiated alternative is access to heaven and a new earth with people from this earth.
It took a supernaturally conceived Son of God with a Jewish mother to make this possible through His death and resurrection.
Here’s the great escape from the death and destruction to come — “…whosoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting.”
We think of time as past, present, and future. But there really is only one time — NOW.
What we think of as the past is really just a pile of NOWs.
What we think of as the future is really just anticipated NOWs — either with excitement or dread.
NOW is always the time. HERE is always the place.
God is timeless in the eternal HERE and NOW.
Faith is the conduit through which the eternal HERE and NOW embraces the human HERE and NOW becoming one HERE and NOW forever.
I am here now. But when standing on a new earth I will say, “I am here now.”
What I choose to believe HERE and NOW will determine where I will be in a forever HERE and NOW.
People believe what they want to believe.”
Sometimes you hear the expression about having a “come to Jesus moment.”
Well, at the moment of death, there WILL be a come to Jesus moment and people will either hear — ‘Well done you good and faithful servant”
Welcome home to heaven and the new earth forever.
– Or –
Depart from me I never knew you” Hell is waiting for you — forever!
This choice is more serious than a life and death choice. This is a life and forever choice.
Do it NOW.
It’s the only time there is.
But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions-it is by grace you have been saved.