John 5:27-28 …for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice, And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation.

It is not a question of if there will be resurrection from the dead, but when the dead are raised, where will you spend eternity? The bible is very clear in teaching that in the resurrection of the dead there will be two different groups – the just and the unjust (Acts 24:15). The just will be raised to everlasting life and joy, and the unjust to everlasting sorrow and suffering.

And what will be the determining factor in which resurrection a person will be a part of? Do you believe that The Lord Jesus Christ died on the cross for your sin? Do you not only believe that He died for your ungodly and shameful sins, but for the morally “good deeds” that you have done (see Isaiah 64:6) and for your self-righteousness as well? Do you believe that on the third day Jesus Christ rose again from the dead and that He sits now at the right hand of The Father in heaven as your righteousness, advocate, and Lord? Nobody said it better than Jesus Himself. “Jesus said unto her, ‘I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this?’” (John 11:25-26). 1 Peter 1:18-21 reads: “Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot: Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you, Who by him do believe in God, that raised him up from the dead, and gave him glory; that your faith and hope might be in God.”

What you believe before you die will determine where you will spend eternity after you die. To choose to live without Christ on earth is a choice to live apart from Christ for all eternity. Selah.