Is This As Good As It Gets?

In the movie As Good As It Gets, a man who suffers from obsessive compulsive disorder leaves his psychiatrist’s office angry and worried. As he walks into the waiting area where other patients are seated and stops and asks…

“What if this is as good as it gets?” he asks and then he leaves. The patients remain frozen, pondering the possibility.

It’s a funny moment but it also gives me pause to think seriously about the future.  Such as, where will you go after you die?

I attend Bible Study Fellowship at a local church.  We meet in small groups and discuss the Bible study lessons we were given the week before.  Afterwards there is a lecture on the Scripture we just studied.  During the discussion group we had a visitor from another BSF group across the country.  He related something remarkable from his prior week’s lecture at his home group.  What he said was…

“If you have not accepted Christ as your Savior, then this life is as good as it gets.  If you have accepted Christ as your Savior, then this life is the worse it will ever be for you.”

So what’s your perspective?

If you claim Christ as your Savior then you have a destiny that is wonderfuly beyond your imagination.  Forget the cartoons portraying Bugs Bunny with wings and a halo sitting on a cloud playing a harp.  Never get your Bible doctrin from cartoons.  It is a marvelous glorious destiny we have that has defied explaination from those whom have witnessed it and returned to write about it.

If you don’t need Christ or God or you think all the fun people will be in hell, then whatever you have in this life will be your reward.  That’s it.  It’s all you get.  Hell will not be a forever party.  That will be happening in the new Heaven and the new Earth.

It’s the best offer in all of history.  Believe in Christ, ask Him to forgive you, and you will go to Heaven.  Simple as that.

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