Tennyson wrote, “Our little systems have their day.”
I like that way of putting it. It reminds me that, yes, we are free to do what we want within reason, but, in the end, we answer to God.
I believe Jesus will return to this earth to take charge of the creation that belongs to Him. I believe in the final judgment. I believe we will answer for how we lived our lives. I believe in heaven and hell.
All of these things are clearly taught in the Bible, if you just let the Bible say what it says. And it makes sense. A just and loving God will hold people accountable for the decisions they make—good or evil.
We all will stand before God. Compared to that, everything else shrinks into insignificance.