THROUGH THE BIBLE IN THREE YEARS
((Thanks Jenny, for reminding me of this one!))
A very wealthy, and long-term politician died.
The angels ushered him to the pearly gates.
St. Peter said, "Hmm...we've never seen someone quite like you."
The man said, "Just let me in."
Peter said, "Well, you're gonna hafta tour both places & tell us your decision."
So the man was taken in a LONG elevator ride to hell.
There he saw a wonderful golf course, and all his friends.
They played a round of golf, and ate a marvelous dinner.
Next day, he took that LONG elevator ride back to heaven.
On his tour, he saw lots of people riding on clouds and playing harps.
He told Peter, "I really think hell is the better place!"
So, he was taken in that LONG elevator ride once again to hell.
There he found FIRE, AWFUL heat!
The place was filled with hatred, fighting, biting, gnashing of teeth!
The devil came over to talk to him.
The man said, "I don't understand! Yesterday it was wonderful!"
The devil said, "Yesterday, we were CAMPAIGNING! Today you VOTED!"
But who may abide the day of his coming? and who shall stand when he appeareth? for he is like a refiner's fire, and like fullers' soap:
There are only two places to spend eternity.
And, one must make the decision while living.
After dying, the decision is already made.
Heaven is built by God for His people who commit to Jesus.
It is a place of ethereal beauty and glory.
There is no sickness, sorrow, dying, pain!
That's because there is no sin!
Hell is built by God for those who refuse Jesus.
It is a "lake of fire burning with brimstone" FOREVER! (Rev. 19:20)
It is a place of "weeping and gnashing of teeth" (Matt. 25:30).
Jesus' first advent was as "a Lamb" (Isaiah 53:7), sacrificed for our forgiveness.
His second advent will be to "smite the earth with the rod of his mouth"
Jesus IS the "Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom;" (2 Tim 4:1).
So, "who may abide the day of his coming? and who shall stand when he appeareth?"
Only those who have surrendered to Christ, Who "loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood," (Rev 1:5).
Have you made your decision?