MONDAY August 6, 2018
The Opportunity for Eternal Life
Jesus said to him [His disciple Thomas], “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.”
People who deny the truth and have not accepted Jesus Christ as the only way to receive eternal life, will not go to heaven; they will die in their sins (Romans 6:23).
There is a big difference between heaven and hell. In heaven, there will not be any sickness, sorrow, death or darkness (Revelation 21). Yet people in hell will be in darkness, not for a hundred years, but for all eternity, as they think back over their lives and all the sins they committed––never to be erased. Understand, a person in hell never dies; they remain completely conscious of everything.
Imagine how Hitler, after he killed 6 million Jews, must be tormented in hell! There are degrees of punishment in hell. For all eternity there will be gnashing of teeth, wailing, torment, screaming and yelling. I believe one of the worst things to happen to a person is that they will never be able to see the light; they will never see God. Instead, they will spend all eternity in darkness with every foul demon and wicked person––that is the second death (Revelation 20).
People do not understand or realize that the only opportunity they have to accept God’s plan of salvation is right now. Once they close their eyes and take their last breath, that is it––they are done (Hebrews 9:27). The angels come and take them to hell. When a Christian dies, the angels take them to heaven. When the thief on the cross was being crucified alongside Jesus, he said; “Lord, remember me when You come into Your kingdom.” Jesus told him: “Assuredly, I say to you, today you will be with Me in Paradise” (Luke 23:42-43).
Seriously, Jesus is the only way to heaven. Please, I beg you, do not wait––accept Jesus Christ as you Savior today!
Behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.
~2 Corinthians 6:2~