Author, Philip Yancey, once wrote the following describing how he felt as he wrote his award-winning book, The Jesus I Never Knew:
“The Jesus I got to know in writing this book is very different is very different from the Jesus I learned about in Sunday School. In some ways he is more comforting; in some ways more terrifying.”
The first time Jesus came, he came as Savior. The Bible says the next time Jesus comes he’ll come as Judge. (cf. 2 Timothy 4:1)
Writing to those who do not know Christ, the author of Hebrews wrote,
“It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.” (10:31)
The Amplified version of the Bible renders it this way:
“It is a fearful (formidable and terrible) thing to incur the divine penalties and be cast into the hands of the living God!”
So, the Bible says that if we’ve never put our faith in Christ, it will be a terrifying experience to face Him the millisecond after death, or when Christ returns – whichever happens first.
If you’ve never professed your faith in Jesus Christ please consider doing so. Consider the claims of Christ. Investigate for yourself the reliability of the Gospels and the Resurrection.
Regardless of where you stand theologically, there’s one thing about which we can all agree: one day we all will die, every one of us. In fact, the Bible says there is a day appointed for our death – followed by judgment. When we die, what do you think is on the other side?
Should the Bible be true (and I am convicted that it is), are you ready for that day?
“It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.” (Hebrews 10:31)
Soli Deo Gloria, Nick