The "Eternal Present."

Dean Gotcher

The "eternal present" is only as long as your next breath. After that you meet reality, God judging you for your carnal thoughts and carnal actions. All you will have after that is eternal death.

The "eternal present," i.e., the "here and now" is eternal. After death you will either spend it in Heaven or in Hell. Although a man might have, in this life, "no fear of God before his eyes," he will "give account of himself to God" on the day of judgment. (Psalms 36:1, Romans 14:12) Where you spend your "eternal present" after death depends upon what you are doing with it now.

"The transgression of the wicked saith within my heart, that there is no fear of God before his eyes. For he flattereth himself in his own eyes, until his iniquity be found to be hateful. The words of his mouth are iniquity and deceit: he hath left off to be wise, and to do good. He deviseth mischief upon his bed; he setteth himself in a way that is not good; he abhorreth not evil." Psalms 36:1-4

"But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment." Matthew 12:36

"Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it." Matthew 7:13, 14

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