Imagine a courtroom where you and I and a whole multitude of individuals are going through a judgement. Imagine that there is one judge who is so bright that the human eye cannot see and so awe-inspiring that we cannot gaze upon that judge without feeling like we would die - let's call that complete holiness. Now let's imagine in this giant courtroom that we see mighty looking creatures that are around a book who has a man who looks very familiar looking through that book. His gaze is very piercing and he has this clear and precise glow about him reminding us of a lamb and a lion - his hands and feet are worn with a scare that were clearly pierced for transgressions.
Now imagine in that book are written names who have said with their mouths, their tongues and their confessions: "That is the whole truth, nothing but the truth, so help me God." Now imagine that those that their names are not written in that book are called out for all of their transgressions, all of their lies and all of the things that separate them from this eternal heaven - sending them to a fiery lake of fire that was intended for the devil and his fallen angels.
Now imagine that the attention focuses on you and all eyes both from humans, angels and the throne are bearing down on you, then the voice speaks, "Do you know my Son? Is your name written in the Book of Life? If you answer yes and your name is written in that Book - Praise God! Praise Him for his Son, His Spirit and His Holiness that abounds throughout all of the earth to see.
Suppose your answer is, "I don't know" or even worse, your name is not there? Then what? Matthew 7:21-23 (NIV)
True and False Disciples
21 “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. 22 Many will say to me on that day,‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name drive out demons and in your name perform many miracles?’23 Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!’
Jesus Christ IS the Whole Truth: John Chapter 1
Jesus is nothing but the truth (actually he is everything AND the truth): John 14:6
So help me God: Proverbs 3:5-8
If you know God's Son - they you have the whole truth. Your theology is given to you through His Word, through His Spirit and through our worship praising Him.
If you believe in His Son and he calls you to be his then praise be to God our Father!
The Apostles Creed:
I believe in God, the Father almighty, maker of heaven and earth; And in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried. He descended into hell. The third day he rose again from the dead. He ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father almighty. From thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead. I believe in the Holy Ghost, the holy catholic Church*, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.
*meaning the universal Christian church--all believers in Jesus Christ
What is your theology?
Where will you go when you die?
How can you be sure?