“Then I saw a great white throne and him who was seated on it. The earth and the heavens fled from his presence, and there was no place for them. And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Another book was opened, which is the book of life. The dead were judged according to what they had done as recorded in the books. The sea gave up the dead that were in it, and death and Hades gave up the dead that were in them, and each person was judged according to what they had done. Then death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. The lake of fire is the second death. Anyone whose name was not found written in the book of life was thrown into the lake of fire.” (Revelation 20:11-15)
Receiving the message of the gospel is a risk worth taking. We do many things in our lives without having the full assurance that the outcome will always be positive. We take risks. Believing the gospel to be a truthful message is one of those risks. It’s not hard to believe. If you can imagine it, you can believe it. People have died before others like soldiers on the frontline. Jesus too died too for us. People have been buried honorably after battle. Jesus too was buried honorably. People too have been brought back to life even after they were buried for several days. Jesus too was brought back to life after having been buried for three days. The only difference is that his death, his burial and his re-gaining life were not accidental. They were just as planned. He said they would happen and they did happen.
If you believe the message and nothing happens to your heart then feel free to disbelieve it. I guarantee you that if even for a microsecond you believe that this message is fully true, then you will never be the same again.
With God’s help, you can believe. If you don’t believe that God exists, how can you believe that He has a son? How can you then ever believe that the Son died for you and for me and the world, unless you believe that everything that God says is true.
“And Jesus cried out and said, “Whoever believes in me, believes not in me but in him who sent me. And whoever sees me sees him who sent me. I have come into the world as light, so that whoever believes in me may not remain in darkness. If anyone hears my words and does not keep them, I do not judge him; for I did not come to judge the world but to save the world. The one who rejects me and does not receive my words has a judge; the word that I have spoken will judge him on the last day. For I have not spoken on my own authority, but the Father who sent me has himself given me a commandment—what to say and what to speak. And I know that his commandment is eternal life. What I say, therefore, I say as the Father has told me.””
God can help you see Jesus. Without God, you can’t see Jesus. If you don’t have a heart for God, you won’t have a heart for Jesus.
“No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws them, and I will raise them up at the last day. It is written in the Prophets: ‘They will all be taught by God.’ Everyone who has heard the Father and learned from him comes to me. No one has seen the Father except the one who is from God; only he has seen the Father.” (John 6:44-46)