So much is uncertain about the future. If we cannot even be sure of where we will be tomorrow, is it mere speculation to suggest we can be sure of where we will be when this life is past?

The Bible points out that we do not know what will happen tomorrow to those who boast of tomorrows activities. It says in James chapter 4 ‘ye know not what shall be on the morrow'.

In contrast to tomorrow’s activities that cannot be guaranteed, Scripture does point out that there are things which are certain:

The 'certainty of an appointment with death and after this', is highlighted in Hebrews 9 verse 27. The fact that the Lord Jesus Christ finished what was required to forgive sins is shown in John 19, by the words of the Lord Jesus, when he cried from the cross, 'It is finished'. The certainty of this is also shown in Hebrews chapter 10 where the Bible states, that He offered “one sacrifice for sins forever”.

But really the most delightful certainty that the Bible shows is that whoever ‘believeth on the Son hath everlasting life’ as stated in John chapter 3 verse 36. Those who suggest that it is possible to lose this ‘eternal life’ should think of the meaning of eternal. Is eternal life eternal or is it short term? Ephesians chapter 1 verse 13 speaks about those who have heard the Bible message and have believed it for themselves, and of them it says ‘after that ye believed, ye were sealed’. The bible teaches it is possible to be sure of Heaven.

Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.

James 4 v 14