Sunday, July 20, 2008


Hell is a place where there is eternal torment and pain in unquenchable flames. Hell is a place of terrible memories and horrible thirst. Hell is a place of eternal separation from everything of beauty that resides in this world. Hell is a place of eternal separation for the presence of God. Hell is a place prepared for the devil and his angels, but all those who reject Jesus as their Savior will go there for all eternity. I can only think of one thing worse than going to Hell; and that would be going to Hell with Heaven in your mind. Does that really happen? The Bible gives us several vivid examples…
  • Judas Iscariot – He kissed the gates of Heaven and went to Hell - Matt. 26:49 And forthwith he came to Jesus, and said, Hail, master; and kissed him. Acts 1:25 That he may take part of this ministry and apostleship, from which Judas by transgression fell, that he might go to his own place.
  • Felix – He looked into salvation, but he wanted to wait to a more convenient time - Acts 24:25 And as he reasoned of righteousness, temperance, and judgment to come, Felix trembled, and answered, Go thy way for this time; when I have a convenient season, I will call for thee.
  • Agrippa – He stepped up to the very door of Heaven and turned away - Acts 26:28 Then Agrippa said unto Paul, Almost thou persuadest me to be a Christian.
  • Festus – He heard claims of the Gospel and called them the ravings of a mad man - Acts 26:24 And as he thus spake for himself, Festus said with a loud voice, Paul, thou art beside thyself; much learning doth make thee mad.

As far as we know, every one of the men I mentioned died and went to Hell with Heaven on his mind! The same thing happens all around us. People come in and out of our churches. They hear the Gospel message; they are challenged to repent of their sins and to turn to Jesus; They leave lost and on their way to Hell. If they don't repent and trust Jesus Christ as their Saviour, they will die and go to Hell with Heaven on their mind.

Again, allow me to repeat; As far as we know, every one of them mentioned above died and went to Hell with Heaven on his mind! Don't let that happen to you! Look at your life. What do you trust to give you eternal life? Good works? Clean living? A good name? All those things will fail! You might have a lot going for you, but if you do not have Jesus Christ, you are lost, doomed and headed to Hell. Don't be satisfied to just think about eternal things, come to Jesus today and get your eternity settled. Don't go to Hell with Heaven on your mind!

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