Some people think we live our life and die, then that is all there is. The sadducees did not believe in life after death either and how Jesus was the resurrection and the life and light of man. Paul knew of the power of Christ’s resurrection and that any gain he had was really loss for Christ, and that by faith in Him was the only way he would gain eternal life! (Philippians 3:7-11). But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ. Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ, And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith: That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death; If by any means I might attain unto the resurrection of the dead.
The world has many lords and gods, but for the true follower of Christ there is only ONE GOD and His Son the ONLY LORD Jesus Christ! Therefore some offer sacrifice unto idols, we know an idol is nothing in the world. No idol can give us eternal life, only life in Christ can. (1 Corinthians Chapter 8).
It may seem severe to say the wrath of God is on those who do not believe on the Son of God, but scripture teaches us just that. Oh how much mercy can be found in God as He has given us life through His Son yet many still turn from it. (John 3:35-36) The Father loveth the Son, and hath given all things into his hand. He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.
John 3:16-21 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.