Behold, Ι set before you the way of life, and the way of death. Ι call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that Ι have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live. (Jeremiah 21:8; Deuteronomy 30:19)
Two questions, both of decisive importance, give rise to an insoluble problem for man’s understanding. God alone can answer them, and He does so in His book, the Bible.
First there is the question of sin. How can a guilty person, who has received a just sentence, be pardoned, so that he is at peace with God in His character of holiness? Answer: by believing in Jesus Christ, who has ‘‘made peace through the blood of his cross” (Colossians 1, 20). In Him “we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace” (Ephesians 1, 7).
Then there is the second question, which only the Bible answers. What happens after death?
The Bible differentiates between two classes of ρeορle: those who die as believers and those who remain unbelievers. The souls of the first group enter their rest with Jesus, awaiting glory. For the others there is no further hope, but only the awful certainty of eternal torment (cf. Luke 16:25,26).
It is possible that you find this division simplistic. You expect a more subtle distinction. But God is sovereign: no thinker or philosopher can force any other system of thought upon Him. He has given us this information so that we cαn choose our eternal destiny.
Have you made your choice?