I’ve heard others make that same statement, and it is true. Have you ever really thoughtabout that phrase though, “God has no grandchildren?”
Maybe we haven’t thought enough about it, because there are a number of people who obviously believe God does have grandchildren. By this we simply mean that many think they will be “grandfathered” into the kingdom of God because they had a saintly mother or father, for example.
Thank God for saintly parents, but we each have to make our own decision concerning what we are going to do about Jesus Christ.
Even many parents think that because they are a Christian, God would never reject their child or children. The truth is our children and grandchildren must choose for themselves what they are going to do about Jesus.
People today often think there are many ways to get to Heaven. “I belong to the church. I go to church. I’m a decent person. I pay my bills, and love my family. I don’t break the laws of the land. I’m a moral person and was even baptized.” I could keep going, but you get the point. (It’s all about “I” instead of “Jesus.”)
We cannot ride into Heaven on the coattails of someone else, nor our own ‘good’ deeds.
“And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.” (Joshua 24:15)
This is a very personal Scripture passage. Each person has to decide for himself/herself who he/she will serve. Who do you put your faith in regarding where you will reside in eternity? Maybe you believe we just die, like an animal, and that’s the end of it.
“Just as people are destined to die once, and after that to face judgment, so Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many; and he will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for him.” (Hebrews 9:27-28 NIV)
God says that we are destined to die and after that is judgment. I and millions of others will not face judgment when we die, because Jesus took away our sins when we believed in Him and asked Him to save us. All those who have failed to do this will face Him in judgment.
“There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.” (Romans 8:1)
Each of us has to decide who we believe, God or man. Is God’s Word, the Bible, true or is it not? Was Jesus born by virgin birth? Was he sinless? Was Jesus really God? Did He die on the cross and rise the third day? Is He really going to return for His own? These are all personal decisions.
A growing number of people today believe little to nothing contained in the previous paragraph. I don’t know the statistics, but most probably believe nothing is required of them because their good works will outweigh their bad works and everything will work out in the end. However, not asking Jesus to save us is the equivalent of saying, “No, I don’t need Jesus. I can handle it myself.”
However, Jesus says, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” (John 14:6 NIV) There are no optional choices. The only way to Heaven, to God the Father, is through Jesus Christ.
There are many others who don’t believe there is a God and consider the Bible to be a compilation of fairy tales. Again, by their unbelief, they stand condemned.
“He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.” (John 3:18-21)
As clearly as this has been stated, millions will make a personal decision to not accept it. They prefer the lies of Satan over the Truth of God. On judgment day, at the Great White Throne Judgment, they will stand to be judged prior to being cast into the lake of fire to spend eternity in torment, because they will have no excuse. They did not choose Jesus, the only way to the Father, which resulted in a very bad personal decision with eternal consequences.
Now you must ask yourself, “What am I going to do about this?”
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