1 Timothy 6:7 This Is Certain

1 Timothy 6:7 (KJV)
For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out.

All my life, I have heard it said that there are only two certain things: death and taxes. I would be the last one to dispute that. It does seem to be accurate. But the Bible tells us of another certainty. When death happens, we can take nothing of this earth with us. This is such a reality that the two major worldviews each have their own way of dealing with it.

Those who believe there is nothing after death choose to, “eat drink and be merry.” 
In other words, they attempt to get as much out of life as they can because they believe when it is done, they have and are nothing. 

Those who believe there is life after death do what they think will yield them the greatest potential in the afterlife. 
This is true of Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, and Christendom. Each has its own teachings on how to accomplish a better life after death. Only one of these religious positions has the advantage of One who died, rose from the grave, and then teaches us to lay up our treasures in Heaven. That is Jesus. 

By the way, the message He left us tells us another certainty, 1 John 5:13 (KJV) 
These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God. 

Have you placed faith in Christ such that you know you have eternal life?

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1 Timothy 6:7 This Is Certain

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Marvin McKenzie was born in the Pacific Northwest and became a Christian at the age of eighteen. He has been in the Baptist ministry for thirty years and has planted and pastored churches in Washington and Oregon. Besides his pastoral ministry, Marvin has been actively involved in training men for the Baptist ministry. He has conducted local church Bible Institutes in those churches he has pastored, from which a number of men have entered the ministry. Marvin also served as: Vice President of the Western States Baptist Bible Fellowship, The Board of Directors of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA, Dean of men at Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, Executive Vice President of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA and Executive Vice President of Heartland Baptist Bible College in Oklahoma City, OK. Marvin is married to Anita. They have two sons, Bohannan and Caleb. Both are Baptist pastors in Washington State. Marvin enjoys camping, fishing and horses.

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