This vision of eternity calls each hearer to a here-and-now choice with eternal consequences. 28 Rather than offering a speculative theory of eternity, Wesley asked his hearers personally and earnestly, if your life is indeed cast within time, which stands always in relation to the eternal, what are you choosing to do with it? Eternity places a decisive challenge before our lives, calls us to a specific decision: a relation of eternal happiness with the eternal Life-giver, or a relation of eternal misery in turning away from that eternal happiness. We are rational creatures and have the power to choose.
Oden, Thomas C. John Wesley’s Teachings, Volume 1
Eternity places a decisive challenge before our lives, calls us to a specific decision..