SUNDAY July 15, 2018
Will You Choose Heaven or Hell?
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.”
Paul taught the truth of the Resurrection in 1 Corinthian 15. For the child of God he gave a solid, doctrinal implication that there was something eternal when they died––it was eternal life:
So also is the resurrection of the dead. The body is sown in corruption, it is raised in incorruption. It is sown in dishonor, it is raised in glory. It is sown in weakness, it is raised in power. It is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body (1 Corinthians 15:42-44).
When a Christian dies they go to heaven. But a non-believer, who chooses not to repent of their sins and accept Jesus Christ as their Savior, will condemn themselves to hell––a place of torment in outer darkness (Matthew 8:12; Matthew 25:41).
Chuck Smith gave an illustration of darkness when he went into the Oregon caves. He walked downward, deep into the earth, and then the guide turned off the lights. Chuck said there was an eerie feeling, because you could not even see your hand. Imagine being in such darkness forever, never to see the light, and while in darkness, to remain in torment and pain. In hell, a person has their memory and will be able to go back over the years they lived on the earth––thinking, for all eternity, of everything they did. That is real torture and torment.
In Revelation 20:10-15, Satan, the Antichrist, and all the demons, along with hell and death, will be cast into the Lake of Fire. When the Book of Life is opened, whoevers’ name is not found written in the Book was also cast into the Lake of Fire forever. Think about how horrible that is!
I cannot preach on hell, unless I preach with tears.
~D. L. Moody~
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