Who makes the choice?
Destiny is like destination. It is the place where a person arrives at the end of a journey. When you walk towards a specific destination, each step you take brings you closer to where you are going. The further you go, the more set you are in that direction.
In the same way, each human being walks towards his own eternal destination. How a person lives his life now, determines where he is headed.1Romans 2:6-8
Every person will go to one of The Three Eternal Destinies2Revelation 22:11 God the Creator does not decide for you, as though it were a matter of fate. No! You choose your own eternal destiny by the moral standards you live by – either good or evil.3Eccles 3:17; 12:13,14 Your actions reflect the choices you make in life. Those outward deeds tell you which path you are on. If you continue to walk in that same direction long enough you will eventually reach your destination.
Every person has a conscience which tells them instinctively what is right and what is wrong.4Romans 2:14-16 The deeds that we do, the things that we think – we must give account for.5Revelation 20:12-15 Destiny has accountability attached to it. That is why every man is without excuse for what he does.6Romans 1:19,20
A person’s eternal destiny is set in direct relation to how they obey or disobey their conscience. It is so wonderful that God, our Creator, has left us the freedom to choose for ourselves what our ultimate eternal destiny will be.
There is a difference between fate and destiny. It is mankind’s fate to die once. Fate, like death, is unavoidable. It is an appointment which every person must keep.7Heb 9:27
You can’t change fate,
but you can change your destiny.
It is all according to your ability to hear and respond to the “inner voice” of your conscience.
The true God is not indiscriminate in His judgments, but distinguishes between the Filthy and Unjust, the Righteous, and the Holy.
We can clearly see that there are three eternal destinies for mankind, not just two as Christianity has mistakenly taught us.
The simple truth is that God recognizes another category of people: those who are righteous according to the instinctive knowledge of the truth which is inherent within their conscience.
Perhaps you are not used to thinking in terms of three eternal destinies, yet the truth of these words resonates with your conscience. How could a righteous and just God cast righteous and just people into the Lake of Fire?
Will He condemn men and women to eternal torment who suffer to keep a good conscience? Will He treat them the same as the cowardly, self-seeking, greedy, deceitful, and sexually filthy people who defile and corrupt themselves and others?
What is the point of having a conscience anyway if God does not reward those who suffer to maintain it?