Four Great Certainties
John W. Robbins
Life is filled with uncertainty. Floods, fires, earthquakes, and hurricanes destroy our homes and cities; criminals take our lives, our property, our families, and our friends. The nightly news brings reports and rumors of war. We may lose our jobs, our homes, our health, or our businesses; people we trust may break their promises; friends may disappoint us. Things and people that we count on may let us down.
Everyone is trying to find something certain, someplace to stand. And there are some things that are certain. Here are four things that we should never doubt–four great certainties. In a world filled with uncertainty, there are some things that we can know for sure.
First Certainty: And as it is appointed for men to die once,
Second Certainty: but after this the judgment,
Third Certainty: so Christ was offered once to bear the sins of many.
Fourth Certainty: To those who eagerly wait for him he will appear a second time, apart from sin, for salvation.
–The Holy Bible