Can Someone Be Saved After They Die?

Our Opportunity to Choose Christ is Short

The Bible tells us that our eternal fate is sealed once we have departed this life. We cannot offer prayers for those who have departed this life as the Bible teaches that once we die we immediately go either into the presence of the Lord in Heaven (2 Corinthians 5:8) or we are cast into Hell forever (Matthew 25:46; John 3:18).

The testimony of the Bible is that God is “not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance” (2 Peter 3:9). If you will examine John 3:16, you will see from this verse that if you repent from your sins and then place your trust and your faith in the love of God that put Jesus on the cross for you, and to let Jesus come into your heart as your Savior and your Lord, that you are then assured that you will not “perish,” but you will have “everlasting life,” and that you will go to Heaven and not Hell when you die.

If you have never trusted Christ as your personal Savior, or you are not sure if you would be in Heaven should you die suddenly, may I invite you to settle this question right now? If you are willing to repent of your sins, by confessing to the Lord that you are a sinner and that you will pray the following prayer, from a humble and sincere heart, God will save your soul right now: “Lord Jesus, have mercy upon e a sinner, and come into my heart and life as my personal Savior and Lord, and forgive me of my sins and save me for your sake. Amen.”

Romans 10:13 tells us:

“For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

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Dr. Elmer Towns is a college and seminary professor, an author of popular and scholarly works (the editor of two encyclopedias), a popular seminar lecturer, and dedicated worker in Sunday school, and has developed over 20 resource packets for leadership education.His personal education includes a B.S. from Northwestern College in Minneapolis, Minnesota, a M.A. from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, a Th.M. from Dallas Theological Seminary also in Dallas, a MRE from Garrett Theological Seminary in Evanston, Illinois, and a D.Min. from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California.He is co-founder of Liberty University, with Jerry Falwell, in 1971, and was the only full-time teacher in the first year of Liberty’s existence. Today, the University has over 11,400 students on campus with 39,000 in the Distance Learning Program (now Liberty University Online), and he is the Dean of the School of Religion.Dr. Towns has given theological lectures and taught intensive seminars at over 50 theological seminaries in America and abroad. He holds visiting professorship rank in five seminaries. He has written over 2,000 reference and/or popular articles and received six honorary doctoral degrees. Four doctoral dissertations have analyzed his contribution to religious education and evangelism.

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