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Saturday, August 25, 2012

Neil Armstrong - Heaven or Hell?

Anytime a famous person's death is published in the news, the first thought I have is, Did their eternal soul go to heaven or hell? Admittedly, I only know that I am saved and going to heaven and I cannot possibly know about anyone else.
However, I do know from the Bible that worldly fame can't take anyone to heaven.

The only one who can save is Jesus Christ. By faith in Him you can be saved, guaranteeing you a place in heaven for all eternity, regardless of your popularity, talent, or wealth.

Did Neil Armstrong ever place his faith for salvation in Jesus Christ and Him alone? Only he and God know that. The only thing that matters to him now is his relationship with Jesus Christ.

This is what the Bible says about how to be saved:
  • John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
  • John 3:36 He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.
  • Romans 3:10 As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:
  • Romans 3:23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
  • Romans 5:8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
  • Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
  • Romans 10:13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
  • Acts 16:31 And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved ...
  • Hebrews 9:27 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:
  • John 3:3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
Being world-famous doesn't save anyone from Hell. Being the first man to set foot on the moon doesn't purchase a place in heaven.
God is not impressed with worldly fame or professional achievement.

God sent His only begotten Son Jesus to die on the cross to pay for Neil Armstrong's sins. God offered him the free gift of eternal life, if only he would believe on Jesus Christ and call out to Him for salvation. God gave Neil Armstrong 82 years to accept the free gift of eternal life.

Did he ever receive Jesus as his personal Saviour? If not, it is eternally too late for him.

But it is not yet too late for you.


Anonymous said...

Wow. You are very real. Thanks for the reminder that worldly fame does not earn us a place in His kingdom.

Anonymous said...

Wow. You are real. Thanks for reminding us that no amount of worldly fame earns a place in His kingdom.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for your reflection. It brings us back to the right focus. But just as you cannot say whether or not Armstrong placed his faith in Christ, so also you cannot say that Jesus paid for his sins.
He only paid for the sins of his people. If Armstrong is not in heaven, he is now paying for his own sins. God does not 'double dip.'

Unknown said...

Amen! It's obvious that you have an evangelistic calling on your heart. I have create similar web pages. God bless you. Here's the one I created when Florence Griffith Joyner passed:

Unknown said...

Amen! It's obvious that you have an evangelistic calling on your heart. I have create similar web pages. God bless you. Here's the one I created when Florence Griffith Joyner passed:

Robert said...

Kevin, I believe God died for ALL the sins of ALL the people in the world, including Neil Armstrong. That doesnt mean Neil Armstrong is in heaven. He had to believe it. Imagine standing before God one day, knowing that eternal life could have been yours, had you simply accepted the fact that Christ died for you. In a sense, hell's occupants may be known as forgiven unbelievers.Eternal life is offered to ALL, but ALL will not recieve, sadly.

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