In the aftermath of the Islamic massacre that recently took place in Paris France people are scared, worried and wondering what is going on in this world. The chaos and carnage that any tragic event creates makes us wonder if there is or will ever be hope and real peace. Perhaps you are asking those questions now.
So is there hope? Can there ever be real peace?
The answers are clear in the Bible as to what our future is but sin and hatred of God keeps people rejecting what God says about it. There is going to be final judgment coming against lawlessness, the breaking of God’s moral law (sin) and all evil.
“It is appointed for men to die once but after this the judgment” see Hebrews 9:27
However we can have eternal peace and hope in the face of uncertainty and world chaos. This is not to say one will feel at peace about what is going on with the evil and destruction we experience and see in this life but we can know the Prince of Peace and escape coming judgment in Hell.
After you die, where will you go?
Heaven or Hell? or something else?
God is holy and perfect and He cannot have sin in His presence.
Have you ever lied?
Do you put God first in your life?
Ever used God’s name as a cuss word to express disgust?
Hitler and Mohammed are not hated this much.
Lusted? Jesus said lust is the same as adultery of the heart. (Matthew 5:27-28)
As the good person test reveals and God word says, we have broken God’s perfect standard, His Moral Law (the Ten Commandments) and because of God’s perfection and holiness we deserve judgment in Hell.
“All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” Romans 3:23
Upon honestly answering those questions, it quickly becomes apparent we are all guilty before God of breaking His perfect standard. Therefore, we need a Savior—a way of escape from His judgment of sin. (James 2:10)
Trying to keep God’s commands or doing good things is not the way but there is a Way which only God can provide for escape because He is the Judge.
Jesus said “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” John 14:6
He sent His Son Jesus Christ—God manifest in the flesh—to die on a cross paying the penalty for our breaking His Law (Sin). (Ro. 5:8)
Jesus rose from the dead after three days defeating sin and death. (1 Cor. 15:3-4)
When you repent from your sin (turn from it as in changing your mind about committing sin) and trust in Jesus Christ alone to save you from the wrath to come (judgment against sin), you will have eternal life! (John 3:36, Titus 3:4-7, Ro 6:23)