Tripping Into Hell

Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have God’s Son does not have life.
I have written this to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, so that you may know you have eternal life.
— 1 John 5:12-13

 

My sister and brother in law have a spiral staircase in their home. I can’t even count how many times I’ve fallen down those darn stairs. Even when I’m trying to be careful, my butt lands on the bottom floor. Can I tell you, I’ve never fallen down those stairs and landed on the top floor. There are people who will live their lives carefully and when they meet eternity will find themselves on the bottom floor. I’m talking about hell people!

Anyone in heaven will know they made a conscious decision to get there. They took the steps necessary to make it up to heaven. Sadly, a lot of people will be in hell by accident. Maybe they never heard the Gospel. Maybe they were too lazy to take salvation seriously. Maybe they thought “I’m a good person, God wouldn't send a good person to hell.” The devil's greatest success in America is lulling everyone to sleep. I’ve never seen so many people not care about eternity. We’ll have tangible miracles in our services and no one cares. Jon will give a call for salvation and people take it as their cue to leave the service! People just don't care! 

Those people represent someone’s sister, brother, mom, dad, grandchild or friend. It’s a precious moment, a holy moment, and people just up and leave! We must do our part and tell people about Jesus. We need to sound the alarm and wake people up. Most Christians were once drowning in an ocean with no hope in life. Then they came in contact with a cruise liner. That cruise liner picked them up and place them on board. What do most Christians do after that? They go into the kitchen and grab some food, maybe even hit the hot tub. In the meantime, there are millions right outside of that boat sinking into eternal darkness. 

The job of a Christian isn't to sit pretty on top of the cruise liner while people perish all around you. The job of every believer is to bring people onto the ship of salvation! There's enough space for everyone on this ship! So we must do everything we can to bring people on board! 

If you've never accepted Jesus as Lord and Savior of your life, you cannot delay it any longer. If there was never a time you confessed Jesus as Lord of your life and believed in your heart that God raised Him up from the dead (to pay the penalty for your sins), you will go to hell (Romans 10:9)! I don't want you to go to hell and neither does God. So say this prayer out loud...

Heavenly Father, forgive me of my sins. I believe Jesus is Lord over my life. I believe you raised Him up from the dead to die for me! His death on the cross paid the penalty for my sins. I receive your forgiveness. I know I'm going to heaven! Thank you for the blood of your Son! Now, baptize me with your wonderful Holy Spirit, that I may never be the same again! In Jesus Name!

Welcome to the Family of God!