Monday, July 18, 2011

A handbaskets journey through Hell

What come to your mind when you think about Hell?? Most people think of fire, brimstone, gnashing of teeth, A Justin Bieber concert, algebra, etc... I'm about to give my view of Hell so prepare to get into the fetal position, suck your thumb and wet your pants. Or all three at once...
"Hell is a concept that many people stridently reject because it makes sinning less fun." Page 137 of A Comedians Guide To Theology by Thor Ramsey. And I totally agree with him. Sin tends to lose its allure when you think it will set your rump aflame for eternity. Alot of people though don't believe in Hell. In fact some Churches and I'm not naming names but some Churches don't preach about Hell at all. Hey guess what! To those of you who are removing Hell um removing Hell from the Gospel changes the Gospel. Sorry dudes but there is no way around it. "Hell makes a distinction between righteousness and unrighteousness, between justice and oppression, between gracious help and exploitation, between what GOD loves and what GOD hates. Take away Hell and GOD is no longer holy, repentance no longer matters and Calvary becomes a sham." Page 143 of A Comedians Guide To Theology by Thor Ramsey. And I'm just gonna say one great big AMEN! Cause if there is no Hell then what the Hell did Jesus die for?? Without Hell it wouldn't matter if we sinned or not. Without Hell Jesus died for nothing... Some people after being saved or before being saved will continue to strive to be good enough so they won't go to Hell. They think they can save themselves from Hell. If you can save yourself from Hell then what the Hell did Jesus die for?? They think they can make up for there mistakes or that there righteous acts will save them... Wrong! Jesus plus something equals nothing. I forget who said that but anyway its true. Tell me something. If you are one of those people who think they can be good enough for GOD then please explain how a finite, messed up, sinning human being can possibly make themselves good enough for an infinitely holy,just,righteous,good and perfect GOD. (There is more to His character but this blog doesn't have the room to go into every aspect of His character because He never ends.) The disciples asked Jesus who can be saved and this is His answer 'Jesus looked at them and said "with man this is impossible but with GOD all things are possible." Matthew 19:26 NIV translation. Even Jesus said we can't save ourselves from the fires of Hell. And just to clarify Jesus didn't come to save you from Hell He came to save you from sin which in turn saves you from Hell. We sin in thought, word and deed. We can't help ourselves. But we do have hope. Jesus is the way, the truth and the light. Jesus came to this earth and paid the full price for our sins. Because Jesus died for us on the cross we can be forgiven for every past,present and future sin. Jesus died because He loves you. GOD loves you more then words can possibly say. In fact I'll go one step further and say that GOD is proud of you. You are precious in His sight and He wants nothing but the best for you. If you haven't accepted Jesus into your heart then please do so now. Don't wait till tomorrow. You might die in the next few seconds. No one know for certain when they will die. So if you are ready to accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior then please say the following prayer "GOD, I'm sorry for my sin. I turn from it right now. I thank You for sending Jesus Christ to die on the cross for my sin. Jesus, I ask You to come into my heart and life right now. Be my Lord, Savior, and friend. Help me to follow You all the days of my life as Your disciple. Thank You for forgiving and receiving me right now. Thank You that my sin is forgiven and that I am going to Heaven. In Jesus name I pray, amen." Of if you've been away from Jesus and wish to come back then please say the following prayer "GOD, I am sorry for my sin. I am sorry that I have strayed from You. I ask now to be forgiven as I repent of my sin. I don't want to live like a prodigal any longer. Renew and revive me as I once again follow You as my GOD. Thank You for Your forgiveness. In Jesus name I pray, amen." Welcome to the family or welcome back to the family... If you didn't pray those prayers and haven't yet accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior then I want you to focus on the alternative. Hell where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. Eternal torment. Being punished for eternity. To face GOD's wrath forever. Forever misery,pain,anguish and sorrow. Never ending torture...

1 comment:

Arcane Skywolfe said...

AMEN to that. another thing people don't realise is that EVERYONE should be concerned About where they go when they die. some have the belief that hell is on earth and yet find out later the real thing is much worse than humanly imaginable.

keep up the good work Jen love the writings ;)