LISTEN NOW! John, Steve, and Pat discuss how Hell is real too. There has been a lot of talk recently about the afterlife especially since the new movie “Heaven is for Real” has been released. In a previous segment we shared how Heaven is for real but it is also important to know that Hell is for real too. Everyone has a choice. No one has a default setting for heaven or hell we get to choose where we will go by exercising our sovereign will. According to statistics from the Barna Group regarding what people believe regarding heaven, hell, and the afterlife. They found out that 76% of Americans believe that heaven exist, while nearly the same proportion 71 % said that there is no such thing as hell. They continued to discuss that although 71% of Americans believe hell is real only one half of one percent expects to go to hell upon their death. They begin to ask who then is going to hell? Those who reject Jesus as their Lord and Savior. Today many people don’t have a problem believing in heaven or that they will go there but when it comes to hell that is a different story. Jesus spoke about hell more than any other subject. It stands to reason since he gave his life so that no one would go there. The Bible says in 2 Peter 3:9 “The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.” God’s desire is for everyone to choose His son Jesus. The word is very clear that there is only one way to heaven and that Jesus is the way, the truth and the life. They also discussed a study in which some Christians have accepted Jesus into their life but have redefined grace to mean that God is so eager to save people from hell that he changed the criteria for an individual’s benefit. God doesn’t have different criteria for salvation for other people nor do you or anyone else have the right to falsely represent Him as if he does. Some also fear the stigmatization of talking about hell with their friends. The question is can a Christian truly be okay with having a “friend” at the expense of Jesus losing a soul because they were afraid of losing a friendship by sharing Jesus with them. So many people are trying so hard to live in this life while not paying attention to the life that is to come. The Bible says in Matthew 10:28 “Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the One who can destroy both soul and body in hell.” They encourage us not to miss the opportunity to exercise our will and to choose Jesus from our heart. You must first believe that he exists, receive Him in your heart and take up your cross and follow him. Make him not just Savior but Lord of your life. Hell is a very bad place one which you will not want to go; one which was never created for you choose follow Jesus to live with Him for eternity.
Heaven is for Real and according to pollsters 76% of Americans Agree; Time to Show People how to get there
Tags: eternity, free will, choice