Friday, March 11, 2011

Do You Belong To God Or Satan

Matthew 10:28; "And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell".

The Word of God tells us that one's existence does not end when a person 's body dies but continues on forever. It will either be in the presence of God or in a place of punishment. In the presence of God will be the ones that have accepted Jesus as their Savior and He is the Lord of their life. The place of punishment is relating to the lost.

Jesus taught that there is a place of eternal punishment for those condemned before God. Matthew 23:33; "Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell". Jesus is a righteous and loving Christ, so it seems strange that these words came from Him. Jesus was talking to ones that were furious, malicious adversaries to Christ and the gospel. He wanted them to know where they were going.

To make sure you don't go to a fiery hell there is one way to escape it and only one way. The way is to repent of your sins, ask Jesus to forgive your sins, ask Him to be your Lord and Savior and have faith Jesus will forgive your sins and be your Savior.

If you don't do this, your eternal life will be spent in a place of fire that never shall be quenched. There will be wailing and gnashing of teeth. Matthew 13:41-42; "The Son of Man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity; v. 42 And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth". In these two verses Jesus is telling what will happen to all who cause sin and do evil. There will be great suffering. This place was prepared for the devil and his angels.
This is what happens to a soul that rejects Jesus Christ as Lord God Almighty.

For the people that will not accept the Bible as the Word of God and believe the Gospel will not have a place in heaven. Not being in heaven is a separation from the presence and glory of the Lord.

John 3:16; "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". God gave His only Son so that no one would have to perish. It has never been God's purpose to send anyone to hell. The ones going to hell is because of them resisting the salvation provided to them by God.

The reality of hell should cause Christians to hate sin with a passion and wanting to warn everyone of the righteous judgment of God. Every pastor should give messages on what the true hell is like and also what heaven is like and how one gets to heaven, this is a must. Even though this can bother people they must know what is coming if they are not ready for Christ Jesus' return.

I urge each Christian to talk to people about Jesus Christ and His saving grace, the importance of accepting Him as their Savior.

Thank you for stopping by. May you always know the love, joy, and peace, of the Lord.


Jenifer said...

There is only one true way to escape hell....Christ Jesus. Yes, we should hate sin. Run from it and warn others about it. I want that passion to hate sin and warn fellow man. GReat post.

Debi said...

Jesus said, "I am the way, the truth and the life: no man comes to the Father but by me." (John 14:6)

It's one of my favorite verses. One thing I know...I will not take the chance. I'm not going to end up in the lake of fire!!! I will spend eternity with my Lord in heaven!!

Thank you for this reminder of the consequences of sin and rebellion!