The Basic Truths of Life
Rick St.James - Old Paths Baptist Mission ©
Everyone that ever walked on this planet must
come to terms in this life with some basic
These will be the basic truths that no one can
argue with, if they are sane.
Of course, if you believe what God says in His
Own BOOK about you, then you will
have no problem with accepting these basic truths.
1. The Brevity Of Life
"For what is your life? It is even a
vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then
vanisheth away." (James 4:14b)
Our life is brief! like a vapor, or like smoke.
"Is there not an appointed time to
man upon earth? are not his days also like the days
of an hireling?" (Job 7:1)
He is born, and then he will die!
This is certain! (The exception being Enoch and
Elijah, and also, those believers in Jesus Christ
who are alive when He comes for His Church.)
2. The Brevity Of Your Remembrance
You will soon be forgotten.
A man is remembered only a little while, and then
he is forgotten.
"He shall return no more to his house,
neither shall his place know him anymore. Are not my
days few? cease then, and let me alone, that I may
take comfort a little, Before I go whence I shall
not return, even to the land of darkness and the
shadow of death; A land of darkness, as darkness
itself; and of the shadow of death, without any
order, and where the light is as darkness."
(Job 7:10 & 10:20-22)
3. The Sureness Of Trouble
Life is bale full of troubles.
I have also found this very true!!!
"Man that is born of a woman is of few
days, and full of trouble. He cometh forth like a
flower, and is cut down: he fleeth also as a shadow,
and continueth not." (Job 14:1).
4. The Verity Of The White Throne
"And as it is appointed unto men once to
die, but after this the judgment" (Hebrews
You will not miss this one unless YOU ARE
HID in the CLEFT OF THE ROCK!
5. The Eternality And The Finality Of
What You Do With Jesus Christ:
We will all be held accountable over this issue.
It is a hard fact of life, my friend.
Now will you take God's offer of eternal life ...
purchased by His Son ... for all those who will put
their trust in Him ... a thumbs down?
You will everlastingly suffer the consequences!
6. That Men Never Learn From History
We learn from History That Men Never Learn
It is a heart problem!
Men refuse to learn the "lessons" afforded by the
light of HISTORY: the recorded
historical events which occurred as fulfillment of
Now, these are the basic truths with which we all
must deal with one way or another!
7. What Should You Do?
"But what saith it? The word is nigh
thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is,
the word of faith, which we preach;
That if thou
shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and
shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised
him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with
the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him
shall not be ashamed.
For there is no difference
between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord
over all is rich unto all that call upon him.
For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord
shall be saved"; [Romans 10:8-13]