On more than one occasion I’ve heard someone say they’re going to hell.
Some even laugh as if it’s no big deal.
But, it is.
It’s a VERY big deal.
It’s not some party central where you get to spend eternity hanging out and having fun.
It’s a very sad, scary, painful place.
For those of you who don’t quite understand what it means or think it’s no big deal, here is the truth.
It is not God’s desire for any of us to go to Hell.
He loves us and wants us to spend eternity with Him.
The thing is, He cannot tolerate sin in any form.
Unfortunately, all of us have sinned and fallen short.
There is absolutely nothing we can do to fix ourselves or rid ourselves of that sin.
Only Jesus can do that.
That’s why we need Him.
To ransom us.
To cleanse us.
To rescue us.
Jesus lived and walked on this earth for approximately 33 years.
In all that time He never sinned.
He could only live sin free because while He was a man, He was also fully God.
He did it because he knew that by coming down and sacrificing His life for us He could pay for all of mankind’s sins, once and for all.
Now that He’s done that, it’s up to us to accept or reject the free pardon from sin His death, burial, and resurrection provide.
If we accept this gift, we become children of God, new creatures in Christ who have been forgiven of our sins and will spend eternity in Heaven with God.
If we reject this gift we remain in our sins and cannot enter Heaven where God resides.
The end destination for those who have not accepted this free gift and therefore cannot enter Heaven is Hell.
It’s sad, but it’s true. There is no third option.
The choice is yours, really.
Will you accept this free gift – a new redeemed life?
Or, will you remain in your sins and face an eternity of suffering and pain?
It is my prayer that you will turn to Jesus and accept this free gift He is holding out to you.
God loves you and wants you to spend eternity in Heaven with Him.
So do I.
If you have doubts or questions about accepting His gift, or just want to talk about it, please email me. I am also available to text, Skype, or FaceTime. Just let me know what works for you.