How long is 'Forever'? I used to make myself dizzy thinking about it. Can you imagine spending 'Forever' in the presence of God? That is our next core belief:
In His own time, God will bring this current world to an end when Jesus will return as King to judge all those (living and dead). Those displaying Christ Righteousness will be given their reward of eternal life with God. The unrighteous will be sent to everlasting punishment in hell. My life is victorious based only upon how I follow Christ not upon my accomplishments. Final victory will be met with these words from my Savior “Well done, My good and faithful servant”. My hope is found in the eternal Victory and Joy of living in the presence of God forever.
So, there are two parts to this:
1. Jesus Righteousness will Save You. Read Romans 3:20-25 - 'For no one can ever be made right with God by doing what the law commands. The law simply shows us how sinful we are. But now God has shown us a way to be made right with him without keeping the requirements of the law, as was promised in the writings of Moses and the prophets long ago. We are made right with God by placing our faith in Jesus Christ. And this is true for everyone who believes, no matter who we are. For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard. Yet God freely and graciously declares that we are righteous. He did this through Christ Jesus when he freed us from the penalty for our sins. For God presented Jesus as the sacrifice for sin. People are made right with God when they believe that Jesus sacrificed his life, shedding his blood.'
This means our 'Forever' is not based on our 'rightness' but upon the 'rightness of Jesus'. We trust in Him, Follow Him and then God gives us 'Forever with Him' based upon this!
2. That Saving is Eternal/Forever. A great verse would be John 3:16 but also look at Romans 6:23: 'For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord.'
You and I are created as 'eternal'. We are going to continue after our human bodies stop. Our 'Forever' can be with God and in perfection...Or...stay tuned for tomorrow.