Every year around 60 million people die in the world. That is approximately 2 people per second.
And they will all live forever, either in Heaven or Hell. It all depends on whether the Lord Jesus Christ is their Savior or their Judge.
The most popular perception is that Jesus is all about love and peace. That is true for those who believe in Him.
For those who repent from their sins and acknowledge Him as Lord and Savior, there will be eternal love, joy and peace.
But...What about those who reject Him?
In Luke 12:51 Jesus says that he is not come to bring peace but division
"Do you think that I have come to give peace on earth? No, I tell you, but rather division.” — Luke 12:51 ESV
Jesus is a divider. He came to divide the whole world.
Judgement is coming.
He describes that judgment in verse 49 with these words: “I have come to cast fire upon the earth.”
In John 9:39, He said, “For judgment I came into the world. "
In the fifth chapter of John and verse 22:
"For the Father judges no one, but has given all judgment to the Son, that all may honor the Son, just as they honor the Father. Whoever does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent him. Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life. He does not come into judgment, but has passed from death to life.” — John 5:22-24 ESV
The difference between judgement and life is what you do with Jesus Christ. He will either be your Savior or your final Judge.
Jesus came to be the divider between those who are in the light and those who are in the darkness, those who have been forgiven and those who have not.
"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God. And this is the judgment: the light has come into the world, and people loved the darkness rather than the light because their works were evil. For everyone who does wicked things hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his works should be exposed. But whoever does what is true comes to the light, so that it may be clearly seen that his works have been carried out in God.” — John 3:16-21 ESV
Christ came the first time to love us and release us from our sins by His blood. He comes the second time to establish His authority and to judge.
Salvation from sin and death and judgment is provided by faith in Jesus Christ alone.
In light of that reality of His own death, the Lord gives us three vivid illustrations.
"And why do you not judge for yourselves what is right? As you go with your accuser before the magistrate, make an effort to settle with him on the way, lest he drag you to the judge, and the judge hand you over to the officer, and the officer put you in prison. I tell you, you will never get out until you have paid the very last penny.” — Luke 12:57-59 ESV