John 3:18 – . . . but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God.
Here in Texas we have experienced over two weeks straight of 100 degree weather. It has been utterly brutal. Just walk outside and you feel it instantly. The heat offers nothing but anguish and suffering, especially to those who have prolonged exposure to it. For the most part we all have a choice as to whether or not we are going to subject our selves to this “punishment”. I can choose to stay inside and enjoy the comfort of the A/C or we are lucky enough to have a few neighbors with swimming pools that offer instant relief from this oppressive heat.
The same holds true with your salvation. Each one of us has the choice as to whether we accept Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior. By accepting this gift of grace we are assured of eternal life through Jesus’ Sacrifice. John 3:16 – “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. Though many believe such, we can not attain eternity through just being a “good person”. Ephesians 2:8-9 – For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.
For some it’s hard to see Hell as a real place. It’s a place reserved for weird cartoons, Halloween or a mythical place akin to Atlantis. In a way I wish that were true but God formed a perfect world and Hell is a very real part of it. Mathew 25:31 – Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. I know many good people. I also know many good people who have not accepted Christ as their Lord and Savior. Psalms 73:27 – For behold, those who are far from you shall perish; you put an end to everyone who is unfaithful to you.
Are you one of these people? Are you not sure what will happen to you when you die? Are you at a place in your life where you’re not fulfilled? If you believe in God and His Word then you must believe Hell is a very real place. Just like we have the choice to stay inside to avoid the heat you have the choice to accept Christ as your savior and avoid an eternity in Hell. It’s the best decision you’ll ever make! . . . feel free to contact me to discuss this in your life
Romans 6:23 – For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.