Dear Brethren and Friends,

The Final Exam – Are You Prepared?

How well do you think you would do on a final exam if you have never opened the textbook or attended class at all? You would probably fail the exam. One day in your life, you are going to take your LAST final exam. But you may tell me that you have already completed your school days and isn’t it time to celebrate with no more exam to take? No, there is still ONE final exam for everyone on earth to take. What is this course? It is called your life’s course. At the end of this course which is at the end of your life, you will stand before your Creator God to take the exam. Are you ready for it?

So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God.” Romans 14:12

Why Do I Have To Stand Before God For This Final EXAM?

If you do not know the answer to this question, then you probably have not opened the textbook for life which is the Bible. The Almighty God is your Creator and you belong to Him. If you create, or invent, or compose something, this makes you the owner of that work. Similarly, God is the Lord and owner of your life. Man does not come from nothing or nobody. Everything in this world that you see is created by someone. It is the same with man and woman.

So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.” Genesis 1:27

What Will I Say To God In My Final EXAM?

You may say to God that you are a good upright person and have done reasonable amount of good deeds. You can even boast that you have not killed nor injured anyone. But if God will to ask you these simple basic questions :

Have you ever lied?

Have you ever said a selfish word?

Have you ever lusted?

Have you ever hated anyone?

I believe an honest answer is a YES. You and I will definitely fail our Final EXAM. We have sinned against God. In fact, all men without exception will not pass the Final EXAM before a pure and perfect God. The penalty for failure is DEATH. It is physical death, spiritual death away from the presence of God, and eternal death in the Lake of Fire.

For the wages of sin is death.” Romans 6:23a

How Many More Days Do I Have To Prepare To Take My Final EXAM?

God has not told us when is the last day of our life that we will need to take our Final EXAM to face Him for judgment. But the day will come. Our life on earth is very fragile. An accident or a natural disaster or a virus can snatch away our life in a moment when we are least prepared. Hence, the Bible warns us in this way:

Prepare to meet thy God.” Amos 4:12b

We must prepare now. It is today. Tomorrow may not come to us.

How Then Can We Pass The Final EXAM And Be Found Acceptable To God?

But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5:8

God loves you so much that He is willing to pay the penalty for you. Jesus is the Son of God. Born of a miraculous virgin birth, Jesus came to this earth for us. He lived a perfect life, and then died on the cross, bearing the punishment of your sins. He rose victorious from the grave on the third day, proving that His sacrifice is acceptable to God the Father. The only way to pass our life’s Final Exam is to believe in the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. May you do it today to turn from your sins and put your faith in Jesus Christ only.

Elder John Leong