"If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable" (1 Cor.
15:19). Though the blessings of God in Christ are a hundredfold in this present world, yet
they are as nothing compared to them that shall be revealed in heaven.
Human language cannot adequately describe the majestic beauty of the heavenly home of the faithful, nor can the mind of man conceive the splendors which adorn that celestial home.
"Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that were I am, there ye may be also" (John 14:1-3). To escape the torture of hell and obtain salvation in heaven is the cherished hope of every faithful follower of our Lord.
There will be a home in heaven for those who have faithfully carried out the requirements of the New Testament. The question is often asked, "Is this or that essential to salvation?" The answer is easy. Every command of God is essential, or the Lord would not have given it. Those seeking salvation from their past sins must in faith repent of their sins, confess the name of Christ, and be buried in baptism. Each act of obedience is necessary.