Full Text of Am I Ready for Eternity?
Today, your hands are busy, your eyes are watching, your mind is thinking, you are planning for the future?—?tomorrow all may be still, folded arms and closed eyes remain, but you are gone?—?gone to eternity.
Others used to be busy like you are, healthy as you are, unconcerned as you are; they are gone to eternity.
The laughing voice, the clown, the talented artist whose presence made theaters and movies attractive to you, are gone; they have moved from activity to reality?—?the reality of eternity. The shrewd merchant, whose voice was so familiar to you in the crowded market, is silent. He no longer buys and sells?—?he has entered eternity.
Your own turn to enter eternity will come soon. Ask yourself honestly: “Am I prepared for eternity?”
Give your conscience time to answer. Listen! It speaks to you today; don’t drown its voice or it may not speak again. Let the heaven and hell of the future fill your mind in all their reality; one of these must be your eternal destiny, and today is the time to make your choice. Your tomorrow may be too late?—?you may be one day too late.
For which are you living? To which are you traveling?
“These shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal” (Matthew 25:46).
“Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved” (Acts 16:31).
If you are unsaved, “Seek ye the Lord while He may be found, call ye upon Him while He is near: let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the Lord, and He will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for He will abundantly pardon” (Isaiah 55:6-7).
Let us suppose a vessel is floundering out at sea?—?exceedingly rotten and leaky, filling fast. From shore a lifeboat is launched and pulls alongside the doomed vessel. The captain of the lifeboat calls to every person on board to leave the old ship immediately. But the people on board resolutely refuse. One says, “Our vessel is not so bad; she only requires a little mending and painting.” Another says, “Get out of here with your lifeboat! We have a carpenter of our own, whose job is to mend the ship.”
Some go on with their partying, while others occupy themselves with emergency tools and paint. A few see their danger and take advantage of the only way of escape. The vessel fills and sinks. Now tell me, if everyone left on board ship drowns, who is to blame? The lifeboat was sent to them, and they refused!
Christ is the lifeboat. He came to save as many as will have Him.
Blessed are all they that put their trust in Him. “How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation?”