state of "...everlasting fire prepared for the devil and his angels:" (Matthew 25:41). The location is hell, "the lake of fire...the second death" (Revelation 20:14). Eternal regret will characterize those who inhabit Hell. But there will be no opportunity for repentance, no change, no second chance! Where will you spend eternity?
Must I Do
The saved will have the joy of dwelling with the faithful of all the past ages; and since this is eternity, there will be opportunity to have companionship with the saved forever. But the greatest joy of all will be to live with Jesus and God. The saved, the obedient "...shall see His face, and His name shall be on their foreheads" (Revelation 22:4). Then the Lord's prayer for His own will be perfectly realized: "Father, I desire that they also whom You gave Me may be with Me where I am, that they may behold My glory which You have given Me; for You loved Me before the foundation of the world" (John 17:24).
The philosophies of today stress such things as: "Take care of yourself first;" "watch out for number one;" "if you don't look out for yourself, who will?" This concern should be applied to eternity. If you are really concerned about yourself, you will be vitally interested in your soul that will live with or without God's love forever.
The great question is: "What must I do to be saved?" The Bible answers plainly. First, we must believe in Jesus, as the Messiah and the Son of God. Jesus said: "...For if you do not believe that I am He, you will die in your sins" (John 8:24). Next, all who believe in Christ are commanded to repent of their sins. In Acts 2, when believers asked what they should do (to be saved), Peter instructed them to "repent" (Acts 2:38). Then, upon believing and repenting, we should confess the Lord Jesus Christ openly because Jesus said: "...whoever confesses Me before men, him I will also confess before My Father who is in heaven" (Matthew 10:32). Finally, those who seek to be saved must act upon their faith, repentance and confession: they must be baptized. Remember, Saul was instructed to "...Arise and be baptized, and wash away your sins, calling on the name of the Lord" (Acts 22:16).
Do you believe in Jesus? Are you willing to repent and confess Jesus before men? Will you obey God and be baptized into Christ, just as the New Testament teaches? If you are willing to do this, contact your teacher and request assistance in responding to the gospel of Christ. Then, after living a faithful life, you will spend eternity with your Lord in heaven.