Topic: Eternal Question
And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham’s bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried; And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom. (Luke 16:22-23 KJV)
Yesterday, I read one of car bumper stickers that said, “If you die today, where would you be—Heaven or Hell?” Most today’s Americans wish to go to Heaven, but they have different method to go there. I was surprised to hear from one of gentlemen, who claimed himself as Christian, said that he doesn’t care where he would be after this life. His statement indicates that he doesn’t care about his life and he’d not worry if his life would end at Hell.
God didn’t create Hell for anyone to enjoy suffering, but He created it for Satan and demons. Unfortunately, God let us to choose to go there. We read in Luke 16 how the rich man ended his life in Hell. It is a terrible place for anyone would spend eternally. Even God doesn’t like anyone to end up in Hell, yet, some people would like to live without God in their lives.
God didn’t send His Son to die for our sins, so we could have happy life. No! John 3:17 says, “…God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.“ That is why Paul said in Romans 5:8, “…God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”
So, where you would be after this life? Heaven or Hell? There is no third way to spend eternality. Mormon believes that there are three levels of heaven and no hell. If that is true, then why Jesus came to die for our sins? It would be useless. But Mormon couldn’t approve where three levels of heaven be. Mormon also couldn’t approve if God gave the founder some missing links to the Books of Gospel.
If you’d like to know Jesus Christ as your personal Savior, I’d like to encourage you to do two simple things. First, confess your sins and invite Jesus Christ to your life. Paul said in Romans 10:9-11, “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” There is no sinner prayer formula. Instead, you just talk to God at where you are now. Secondly, I’d like to encourage you to find a good solid biblical teaching church and Christian friends. They can help you to build strong relationship with God.