I believe that a person in order to make an educated choice must first be educated.
I recently heard an analogy that goes like this "Suppose that your father died and left a will to the living family, but you did not have time to read it so you did not bother. Then shortly you saw your mom driving a Jaguar, and you brother buying a mansion, and so on, but you're living in a cardboard box on the side of the highway, because you did not bother to read the will..." You see this is what Satan wants, he wants us to not read our will (the bible) because if we did we would be heirs to all of the glories in heaven, so he tells us lies like "The bible is boring", or "Jesus isn't important"; he does this to keep us from going to heaven.
There was a man a few centuries ago who saw in a vision what hell was and he said that after seeing that he would not wish it on his worst enemy.
Do you know how simple it is to receive eternal life?
Do you realize that eternal life means going to heaven and that the bible clearly shows how to get into heaven and it clearly shows that it is not by works alone but by the grace of God... what this means is:
ALL YOU HAVE TO DO TO RECEIVE ETERNAL LIFE IS TO ACCEPT JESUS AS THE SON OF GOD AND YOUR PERSONAL LORD AND SAVIOR
It does not mean read the bible everyday.. many religions teach
that to get into heaven you must say chants, mantras, or vain repetitions, such
as "OM" or "50 Hail Mary's". Nowhere in the book does it say
that you must do anything but believe in Jesus Christ as your Lord to get into
heaven. In fact the bible says it is not by works that you get into heaven! This
means you can be a wonderful person, always helping the poor, or working at a
soup kitchen, or kind, or loving, but if you do not accept Jesus as Lord, it
will not get you into the gates of heaven. All of the other things you do in the
gospel (like reading the bible, going to church, helping others) give you
rewards once you are in heaven, but it is not needed to get there.
Eternity is too long to be wrong.
There are a few more intriguing things like: who gets to go to
heaven first, what will happen when Satan sends us the antichrist.
I saw a bumper sticker recently...
Most people who are waiting for the 11th hour to accept Jesus as Lord.. Die at 10:30
Wouldn't you like to be a whole new person? Wouldn't you like to know that you are going to Heaven? It's easier than you think. Just follow the simple steps in the scriptures below and you will begin your new life today!
Realize that you are a sinner: "for all have sinned and
fallen short of the glory of God." (Rom. 3:23)