One of the most intriguing questions is, "Will there be a Judgment Day."
Some live like it will never happen. They refuse to listen to God’s word when it comes to saying what things are sins (Galatians 5:19ff).
Each person one day will give an accounting. On that day, it will be too late to change what has been done in life. Live like there is no God, no judgment, and the day of reckoning will come.
Jonah realized his mistake and was given opportunity to change. Why not take the time to study God’s word, believe it and obey it. God has blessed man with the opportunity to follow him. Ignore him if that is your desire, but one day it will be seen that one cannot get away from God.
Knowing that Judgment Day will come should make everyone search for the truth in all religious matters.
"For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad" (2 Corinthians 5:10).
It is popular in society not to even believe in God.
David wrote, "The fool hath said in his heart, there is no God" (Psalm 14:1).
Some reject the evidence that is seen each day and choose to believe a theory of how man evolved from apes.
"The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament showeth his handiwork" (Psalm 19:1).
It takes more faith to believe evolution than to believe in God.
God’s word has been given to man that he might come to understand God’s love and God’s terms for forgiveness.
James wrote, "But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves" (James 1:22).
Those who refuse to listen to God will find one day that God will not listen to them.
"Therefore it is come to pass, that as he cried, and they would not hear; so they cried, and I would not hear, saith the Lord of hosts" (Zechariah 7:13).
Luke tells of one who ignored God during his lifetime and realized too late what he had done.
"And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame. But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented. And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed: so that they which would pass from hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to us that would come from thence" (Luke 16:23-26).
God loves everyone and wants all to be saved, but he created man to have free will, so that one can determine what they are going to do. If a person looks into what it takes to obey God it is readily seen that obedience is a must.