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I overheard a little lady say, “Why is it that we’re born and then we die and that’s all?  What’s it all worth?”  These are great questions and need a solid Bible, Christian, Godly answer because many and I mean MANY believe something like this.  Please pray that I’m up to the task.  I need your prayers and thank you.  Let me take you to a quote from The Mummy, “Death is only the beginning”.  It’s amazing how God’s words can speak even through a worldly, secular medium. YES!!  Death, contrary to what many think, is truly ONLY THE BEGINNING.

I don’t mean to upset anyone’s religious applecart.  I’m glad that we can agree to disagree and still love the Lord and one another.  Even my wife disagrees with some of my opinions, and I--some of hers, but I love her greatly.  Let’s see what the Bible tells us about DEATH.

Hebrews 9:26-28 26 For then must he often have suffered since the foundation of the world: but now once in the end of the world hath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself. 27 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment: 28 So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.  Jesus came to set us free from DEATH.  If you know Jesus in the free pardon of sin LIFE is only beginning when you lay these ol’ bodies down.  You have FOREVER to live in JOY, PEACE and HAPPINESS in the LORD.  PRAISE GOD!!!

Romans 14:17 17For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.

Contrary to popular worldly belief, there are ONLY two possibilities for existing when you lay these bodies down.  They’re both eternal.  It’s a CHOICE!!  Do YOU know the Son of God in the free pardon of sin or not?  DON’T BE FOOLED!!  God will not be mocked.  Galatians 6:7 7Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.

There is a consequence for not accepting God’s FREE gracious gift of LIFE--and it’s ETERNAL too.  MOST IMPORTANTLY:  WHY WOULD ANYONE REJECT THE LOVE OF GOD AND ETERNAL LIFE!?!?!?  I’m confessing again.  My life truly began when I accepted Jesus Christ as my Savior.  THANK YOU, LORD!!  PLEASE!!!  Consider the decision NOT to accept Jesus Christ as YOUR Lord and Savior.  These are a few that follow:  Matthew 10:28 28And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell. Matthew 25:41 41Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels: Matthew 25:46 46And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal. Mark 9:43 43And if thy hand offend thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter into life maimed, than having two hands to go into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched: Mark 9:48 48Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched. John 3:36 36He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.  John 5:29 29And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation. Romans 2:6-8 6Who will render to every man according to his deeds: 7To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honour and immortality, eternal life: 8But unto them that are contentious, and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, indignation and wrath,  Romans 6:23 23For the wages of sin [is] death; but the gift of God [is] eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.  2 Thessalonians 1:9 9Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power;  Revelation 20:15 15And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.  Revelation 21:8 8But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.

I’m reaching out to all who read this article.  If you doubt LIFE.  COME TO JESUS!!  If your doubt your salvation.  COME BACK TO JESUS!!!  If you don’t know Jesus.  ASK FOR JESUS TO COME INTO YOUR LIFE.  If you think hell is a party place.  PLEASE!! I’M BEGGING YOU—COME TO JESUS!!!

BTW!!!  DID YOU NOTICE THERE’S A LOT MORE WARNINGS OF GOING TO HELL THAN TO HEAVEN…  GOD DOESN’T WANT ANYONE, AND I MEAN “ANYONE” TO GO TO THAT AWFUL PLACE—BUT IT’S A CHOICE.  WHAT’S YOUR CHOICE!!!

As I noted at the beginning of this article—"DEATH IS ONLY THE BEGINNING”!!

Matthew 16:26 26For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?  Mark 8:36 36For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?  Luke 9:25 25For what is a man advantaged, if he gain the whole world, and lose himself, or be cast away?

PLEASE GOD, SAVE US FROM OURSELVES!!! Just COME AS YOU ARE. God Bless!!!  I LOVE YOU!!! Sincerely, Reggie Kelley.

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