A couple of days ago, I mentioned Dr. Bill Cutrer in a blog (http://drtfoodforthought.com/2013/07/11/work-things-out/). It was not the first time I had shared his name; in fact, in March 2013, I had sent Dr. Cutrer an email sharing one of my blog entries in which I briefly wrote about him (http://drtfoodforthought.com/2013/03/25/commitment/). His response,
“Delighted to hear from you, I remember you and Fran, and a daughter along the way that came our way… lovely blog, glad you are honoring your Lord, your commitment and working to picture the love of Christ for His Bride through your marriage. Dr. C”
Today I heard that Dr. C passed away early this morning. As far as I know, Dr. Cutrer was healthy so his death is sudden and unexpected.
The school where he taught said he and his wife had plans to meet their children and grandchildren at the beach, but instead they are preparing for his funeral.
I am reminded of James 4:14, “How do you know what your life will be like tomorrow? Your life is like the morning fog—it’s here a little while, then it’s gone” (NLT).
None of us know the exact day or time when we will die, but all of us will die one day—“The same destiny overtakes all… no one knows when their hour will come” (Ecc 9:3, 12).
Do you know where you will go when you die?
There is a heaven and there is a hell, whether or not you believe it, both exist and we go to either one or the other when we die.
I used to think that being “good” or doing good things would get me into heaven, but it doesn’t work that way—it doesn’t matter what we do or how much good we do in this world, it will not get us into heaven.
The Bible tells us that there is only one way to God (who is in heaven)—through Jesus Christ, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me” (John 14:6).
Why only Jesus? Because He is different than any other prophet that existed before, during, and after Him. It is explained this way,
“…consider that no one else has done what Jesus has done. No one else has risen from the dead, calmed storms, raised others from the dead, and fulfilled numerous prophecies, etc. Though some may have claimed to be able to do one or two of these things, none have done all the things Christ has done as well as claim divinity. Since Christ has done all of these things and since He claims to be God in flesh, then it is logical to believe what He has said… that He is the only way” (http://carm.org/questions/skeptics-ask/why-jesus-only-way-heavengod).
Everyone will die—don’t you want to know how to really get to heaven?
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