THERE SHALL BE NO NIGHT THERE
Revelation 21:25; 22:5
A little girl was looking up at the stars with her dad. Her dad could tell that she was deep in thought about something, so he asked her ďwhat are you thinking about?Ē She replied, ďIf the top of heaven is a beautiful as the bottom, I want to go there donít you?
I think it would help us all in our walk of faith to stop and consider how beautiful heaven must be and how there is no darkness there. When we look around our world and see how it is full of both good and evil things, it should help us to think about how heaven will be nothing like this place we live at now. I wish I could tell you how beautiful heaven will be with great detail, but the truth of the matter is that no one can adequately describe its beauty or what it will feel like to be there.
However when we take time our busy lives to think about this wonderful place it should put a smile on our face and make it possible for us to continue the day knowing that if we live faithfully that that beautiful place where there is no darkness will be our home.
Before I begin talking about heaven and how we should long to see it. I want to first talk about the alternative. The reason I want to do this is because we can gain a much a deeper appreciation for heaven, when we understand how horrible hell will be.
Luke 16:19 " There was a certain rich man who was
clothed in purple and fine linen and fared sumptuously every day.† 20 "But there was a certain beggar named
Lazarus, full of sores, who was laid at his gate,† 21 "desiring to be fed with the crumbs
which fell from the rich man's table. Moreover the dogs came and licked his
sores.† 22 "So it was that the
beggar died, and was carried by the angels to Abraham's bosom. The rich man
also died and was buried.† 23 "And
being in torments in Hades, he lifted up his eyes and saw Abraham afar off, and
Lazarus in his bosom.† 24 "Then he
cried and said, 'Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus that he may
dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in
this flame.'† 25 "But Abraham said,
'Son, remember that in your lifetime you received your good things, and likewise
Lazarus evil things; but now he is comforted and you are tormented.† 26 'And besides all this, between us and you
there is a great gulf fixed, so that those who want to pass from here to you
cannot, nor can those from there pass to us.'†
27 "Then he said, 'I beg you therefore, father, that you would send
him to my father's house,† 28 'for I have
five brothers, that he may testify to them, lest they also come to this place
of torment.'† 29 "Abraham said to
him, 'They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them.'† 30 "And he said, 'No, father Abraham;
but if one goes to them from the dead, they will repent.'† 31 "But he said to him, 'If they do not
hear Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded though one rise
from the dead.' "
The first thing we
learn is that there was a rich man who was just living life to it fullest. He
had everything a worldly man could want and we also that he was very self
centered and only cared about himself. Then we also learn about this poor man
named Lazarus. He did not have any worldly riches. In fact he was destitute and
all he could do to survive to beg for help from others. We see that he was at
the gate of this rich man just hoping that he would share some of the crumbs
from his table but apparently this rich man was even to greedy to this. We see
that Lazarus was in bad shape and had sores on his body. He must have been
struggling with strength because allowed these dogs to come and lick his
So while living on
the earth the rich man had it good and the poor man had it bad. But we learn
from this story that is much more to life than what we live here on this earth.
As the story continues on we learn that rich man and Lazarus dies. You no
matter how rich or how poor you are we will face death on day and this story
teaches us that everyone after they die there soul will be separated from the
body and they will go to one or two place. The first place we see from our
story is that the angels take Lazarus to this place called Abraham bosom and it
tells us that the rich finds himself Hades as well but he is in a different
area where he is being tormented. In fact he describes it as place full of
I donít know of any worse pain than that of being burned or
any worse torment of being surrounded by unending fire. Now we to keep in mind
that God can burn something without destroying it. For example, when the Angel
of the Lord spoke to Moses out of the burning bush one of thing that Moses
observed in Exodus 2:2 was that the bush was full of flames yet the bush was
not consumed or burned up. Then you add
the fact that a person soul never dies shows us how a person can continually be
We also learn from
our text that in this waiting place that we are conscience. We can see just as
the rich was able to see Abraham and Lazarus. We also learn that we communicate
as the rich man cried to Abraham. We learn that all our senses our working as
the rich man was experience the torment of flames and how he desired to have
his tongue cooled by a drop of water from Lazarus. We also learn that Lazarus
was able to experience what true comfort felt like after the hard life he lived
while on the earth. Here we see a role reversal because now the rich men is
begging for just a drop of water just like Lazarus had begged for the crumbs
from rich man table. The difference is that Lazarus cannot give the rich
man† anything because there is a great
gulf that separates them.
Another thing that
we learn from Abraham is that the rich man is going to have to think about he
lived his life for the rest of eternity. Can you even begin to imagine how it
would make you feel if you realized that you could of done things differently
while you lived on the earth that would have kept from being in that awful
place. Those who have made poor choices are all going to have plenty of time to
think about those mistakes they made.
One last thing we
learn from our story is that the rich man also can remember his family that
this left behind on the earth and because he now knows the reality of his
situation he desperately wants his family to know the truth about God so that
they donít have to come that horrible place. However learn that from Abraham
that no one is one is going to come back alive from the dead to go warn his
family and if that did happen they most likely would not believe that person.
He concludes by basically saying that they have word God and that should be
enough to persuade them because if it wonít nothing else will. So we learn from
our story that when a person dies their soul either goes to Abrahamís bosom or
this or place of torment where we will all wait for our finally judgment as
either go to heaven or to hell.
Now real quickly I
want to show where I get the idea that these 2 places in Hades are also called
First lets deal with
I say to you, today you will be with me in
You see when Jesus died
his soul left his body and his soul went to Hades. Surely no one would every
think that he went to the place of torment. So, from this I conclude that the
place the Lazarus went to is also called
Now lets look at the word
2 Peter 2:4 †For if God did not spare the angels who
sinned, but cast them down to hell and delivered them into chains
of darkness, to be reserved for judgment;
This is the only time
this Greek word is used in the Bible as we see translated as hell. Notice this
also the place where the angels who have sinned are held until the day of
judgment. So this is why I conclude that place where the rich man is also
called tartaros. This passage also shows that this realm called Hades is a
waiting place until the day of judgment occurs. Please note the following
Revelation 20:12 And I saw the dead, small and great,
standing before God, and books were opened. And another book was opened, which
is the Book of Life. And the dead were judged according to their works, by the things
which were written in the books.† 13 The
sea gave up the dead who were in it, and Death and Hades delivered up the dead
who were in them. And they were judged, each one according to his works.† 14 Then Death and Hades were cast into the
lake of fire. This is the second death.†
15 And anyone not found written in the Book of Life was cast into the
lake of fire.
John 5:28 "Do not marvel at this; for the hour is
coming in which all who are in the graves will hear His voice† 29 "and come forth -- those who have
done good, to the resurrection of life, and those who have done evil, to the
resurrection of condemnation.
According to Paul in
1 Cor. 15 it is at this time that we will receive or immortal bodies that will
last throughout eternity and Mat. 25 Jesus says at this time that there will be
a division between the righteous and the righteous and that there eternal
destination will be sealed at that time.
these will go away into everlasting punishment, but the righteous into eternal
Now I want you to think
about this for a minute. If the waiting place know as Hades was full of torment
and it was just a preview of what was going to happen in the final place called
hell then can you even begin to imagine how much worse actually hell will be or
to even begin to imagine spending eternity there. Now that we have examined the
waiting place now let take a look at what the Bible says about hell itself.
Now the Greek Word used to describe this place is Gehenna. This word is found twelve times in the Greek New Testament and† Jesus himself uses this word 11 times. It interesting to note that Jesus spoke of ďhellĒ more frequently than he did of† ďheaven.Ē
The word Gehenna comes from an Old Testament Hebrew expression, ďthe
When† Jesus would teach people about things such as
heaven or hell he always used something that they could relate to in the 1st
century and so he used this term Ghenna to describe where the sinner would end
up and horrible it would be. Now of course mere words can only come close to
describing how dark and terrifying hell will be. Now one will now the true
horrors of Hell until they get there and hopeful none of will find our way
Now lets take a
look at some more passages that talk about this horrible place called hell.
Fist note what Jesus said.
Matthew 5:29 "If your right eye causes you to sin,
pluck it out and cast it from you; for it is more profitable for you that one
of your members perish, than for your whole body to be cast into hell.† 30 "And if your right hand causes you to
sin, cut it off and cast it from you; for it is more profitable for you that
one of your members perish, than for your whole body to be cast into hell.
Now Jesus is not
literally saying that we should cut parts of our body but he makes this
statement to show how important it is for us to get the sin out our life no
matter what the cost because no sin is worth the Horrors of Hell. This teaches
us that we must take sin very serious and not allow it to drag us down to the
pits of hell. In another place where Jesus was teaching the parable about tares
and the wheat he conclude by saying.
"The Son of Man will send out His angels, and they will gather out of His
kingdom all things that offend, and those who practice lawlessness,† 42 "and will cast them into
the furnace of fire. There will be wailing and gnashing of teeth.
Now this idea of wailing
and gnashing of teeth is something that happens when someone is great
discomfort and the only thing they can do from torment they are is to cry and
gnash there teeth in pain. Again notice another point that Jesus makes about
"If your hand causes you to sin, cut it off. It is better for you to enter
into life maimed, rather than having two hands, to go to hell, into the fire
that shall never be quenched --† 44
"where 'Their worm does not die, And the fire is not quenched.'† 45 "And if your foot causes
you to sin, cut it off. It is better for you to enter life lame, rather than
having two feet, to be cast into hell, into the fire that shall never be
quenched --† 46 "where
'Their worm does not die, And the fire is not quenched.'† 47 "And if your eye causes
you to sin, pluck it out. It is better for you to enter the kingdom of God with
one eye, rather than having two eyes, to be cast into hell fire --† 48 "where 'Their worm does
not die, And the fire is not quenched.'
Here we see Jesus is
describing this awful place where the worm does not die and the fire is not
quenched. This teaches us that those who find themselves in this place will
never die but will have remain in this fire that can never be quenched. I cant
even begin to imagine of the pain of being burned or exposed to fire over and
over again with no end in sight. You some people who struggle with the health
and feel miserable they long to leave this world so no longer will suffer the
pain they are going through right now. But just try to imagine being tormented
in hell a never being able to escape the suffering that will be there.
Mat. 25:30 describes hell
as place of outer darkness
Mat. 25:46 say that is a
place of everlasting punishment.
Rev. 21:8 describes it as
lake burns with fire and brimstone.
Finally take a look at
"he himself shall also drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is
poured out full strength into the cup of His indignation. He shall be tormented
with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence
of the Lamb.† 11 "And the
smoke of their torment ascends forever and ever; and they have no rest day or
night, who worship the beast and his image, and whoever receives the mark of
You see there is no rest
in horrible place. Those who are opposed to God will be tormented fire and
brimstone and notice it says the smoke of their torment ascends for every and
ever. So, please realize the Hell is a reality and no one should want to go
there but unfortunately many will.
Matthew 7:13 "
Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the
way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it.
Jesus is telling us that
heaven is place for a prepared people but hell is a prepared place for
"Then He will also say to those on the left hand, 'Depart from Me, you
cursed, into the everlasting fire prepared for the devil and his angels:
So not only is Hell
prepared for the devil and his angels, it prepared for all those who do not
choose to obey God.
2 Thessalonians 1:7 when
the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven with His mighty angels,† 8 in flaming fire taking vengeance
on those who do not know God, and on those who do not obey the gospel of our
Lord Jesus Christ.† 9 These
shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord
and from the glory of His power,
Every single person who
disobeys God word will go to this horrible place. Paul gives us an general list
of those who will end up in hell in,
Galatians 5:19 Now the
works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness,
lewdness,† 20 idolatry,
sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish
ambitions, dissensions, heresies,† 21
envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries, and the like; of which I tell you
beforehand, just as I also told you in time past, that those who
practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.†
There will even be a
great number of people who claim to be religious there because they have never
fully obeyed Godís word.
Matthew 7:21 "
Not everyone who says to Me, 'Lord, Lord,' shall enter the kingdom of heaven,
but he who does the will of My Father in heaven.† 22 "Many will say to Me in
that day, 'Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in
Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?'†
23 "And then I will declare to them, 'I never knew you;
depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!'
We also learn from the
Bible that there will be Christians the end up in this bad place if they are
not living faithfully to God.
Revelation 3:15 "I
know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I could wish you were cold
or hot.† 16 "So then,
because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of My
Here Jesus was writing to
a church and he wanted them to know the being Lukewarm is not acceptable to God
and unless they repent he will vomit them out of his mouth. So this teaches us
that we must not become lazy in our Christianity because Jesus promises us a
crown of righteous only if we are faithful until the end.
Revelation 2:10 "Do
not fear any of those things which you are about to suffer. Indeed, the devil
is about to throw some of you into prison, that you may be tested, and
you will have tribulation ten days. Be faithful until death, and I will give
you the crown of life.
This tells us that we
must be very careful to stay committed to the Lord and serving him. This is why
I believe Paus tells us,
Philippians 2:12 Therefore, my beloved, as you have
always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence,
work out your own salvation with fear and trembling;
1 Corinthians 9:27 †But I discipline my body and bring it into
subjection, lest, when I have preached to others, I myself should become
So far we have
learned a lot about this horrible place called hell. While the Bible gives us
many images about this horrible place, this place of darkness and torment will
most likely be far worse than can be described my mere words.
The great news is
that we can avoid this awful place because of Jesus did for us on the cross. We
should be thankful because none of us deserved what Jesus did for us. Now, that
we have idea horrible hell will be, let us now talk about the wonderful place
The first thing I want to point is that heaven is literal place. For instance Jesus talks about heaven as being a real place in:
"In My Father's house are many mansions; if it were not so, I
would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.† 3 "And if I go and prepare a
place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there
you may be also.† 4
"And where I go you know, and the way you know."
Now when it says that
Jesus is preparing a place for us this carries the idea that he is making
reservation for us. For instance when a King would travel to another city they
would prepare that is to make ready the place he was going to stay and that is
what Jesus is doing for us and when he comes again he will take all those who
are saved to heaven.
Whenever Stephen was
being stoned for preaching the truth he also speaks of heaven as a place.
Acts 7:56 .. "Look! I see the heavens
opened and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God!"
Please notice that Paul confirms the realty of
Philippians 3:20 †For our citizenship is in heaven, from which
we also eagerly wait for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ,
And finally Peter also makes this truth known.
1 Peter 1:3 Blessed be the God and
Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has
begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ
from the dead,† 4 to an
inheritance incorruptible and undefiled and that does not fade away, reserved
in heaven for you,† 5 who are
kept by the power of God through faith for salvation ready to be revealed in
the last time.
So without a doubt the Word of God makes it very
clear that heaven is real and it ours to have if we live our of life for God.
Now letís look at few Biblical names that heaven
is called within the Bible.
Now there maybe more names than this but I just
wanted to show you sometimes the Bible refers to heaven by different names.
Another thing I want to point out about heaven is
that real people will be there. For instance Jesus will be there.
Acts 1:9- Now when He had spoken these things,
while they watched, He was taken up, and a cloud received Him out of their
sight.† 10 And while they
looked steadfastly toward heaven as He went up, behold, two men stood by them
in white apparel,† 11 who also
said, "Men of
Here we see the record of Jesus ascending to
heaven to site at the at the right hand of the father in heaven. Jesus is heaven
right now and just as the angels told the apostles one day Jesus will return
from heaven just as he ascended into heaven. So we can see that Jesus is in
Now 2 Characters that I find very interesting are
also in heaven. There names are Enoch and Elijah. These are only 2 men recorded
in the Bible that did not have to physically die before they went to heaven.
Lets look at verses that show this.
Hebrews 11:5 †By faith Enoch was taken away so that he did
not see death, "and was not found, because God had taken him"; for
before he was taken he had this testimony, that he pleased God.
2 Kings 2:11 Then it happened, as they continued
on and talked, that suddenly a chariot of fire appeared with horses of
fire, and separated the two of them; and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into
heaven.† 12 And Elisha saw it,
and he cried out, "My father, my father, the chariot of
Even though we have these
2 instances recorded where someone went to heaven without having to physical
die. The exact same thing will happen to every faithful Christian who is alive
when Christ comes again. That Paul teaches us in,
1 Corinthians 15:51 Behold,
I tell you a mystery: We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed
--† 52 in a moment, in the
twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the
dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
Some other real people
that will be in heaven are found in,
"And I say to you that many will come from east and west, and sit down
with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven.
Not only will these men
be there so will people like Moses and Stephen the first Martyred Christian. If
fact that Bible teaches us that every faithful child of God will be there in
Rev. 2:10. So we can clearly see that not only is heaven a real place real
people will be there as well.
The next thing I want to
talk about is how heaven is place of bliss.
I like what David says in
Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoices; My flesh also will rest in
hope.† 10 For You will not
leave my soul in Sheol, Nor will You allow Your Holy One to see
corruption.† 11 You will show
me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; At Your right
hand are pleasures forevermore.†
David understood that God
had the power to keep him from remaining is the place called Sheol and as you
can see from the text he knew that God could show him the pathway to a life
that was full of joy and happiness forevermore and that is just one aspect of
what awaits us in that beautiful place called heaven.
I like how the apostle
Paul describes this place of bliss and how every person should long to be
2 Corinthians 5:1 For we
know that if our earthly house, this tent, is destroyed, we have a
building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.† 2 For in this we groan, earnestly
desiring to be clothed with our habitation which is from heaven,† 3 if indeed, having been clothed,
we shall not be found naked.† 4
For we who are in this tent groan, being burdened, not because we want
to be unclothed, but further clothed, that mortality may be swallowed up by
life.† 5 Now He who has
prepared us for this very thing is God, who also has given us the Spirit
as a guarantee.† 6 So we
are always confident, knowing that while we are at home in the body we are
absent from the Lord.† 7 For
we walk by faith, not by sight.† 8
We are confident, yes, well pleased rather to be absent from the body and to be
present with the Lord.
I really like what Paul
says here because he shows us that we can be confident knowing that if we walk
by faith with Godís Word being our guide that we can enter into this wonderful
place of bliss where we can experience and fully embrace this place called
heaven which is not made with hands. We also learn from the text that old
physical bodies will be done away with and we will be provided with new
spiritual bodies. This fact is further shown in several other places in the
1 Corinthians 15:50 Now this
I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; nor
does corruption inherit incorruption.
You see we must go
through a change before we can enter into heaven.
Philippians 3:20 For our
citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for the Savior, the
Lord Jesus Christ,† 21 who
will transform our lowly body that it may be conformed to His glorious body,
according to the working by which He is able even to subdue all things to Himself.†
Now know one knows
exactly what that new spiritual body will be like not even the apostle John.
1 John 3:2
Beloved, now we are children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we
shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we
shall see Him as He is.
However we do know that
this new body that we are given is one that last through eternity. We learn
more about what will happen to us in heaven from the discussion that Jesus had
with some Sadducees in,
Luke 20:27 Then
some of the Sadducees, who deny that there is a resurrection, came to Him and
asked Him,† 28 saying:
"Teacher, Moses wrote to us that if a man's brother dies, having a
wife, and he dies without children, his brother should take his wife and raise
up offspring for his brother.† 29
"Now there were seven brothers. And the first took a wife, and died
without children.† 30
"And the second took her as wife, and he died childless.† 31 "Then the third took her,
and in like manner the seven also; and they left no children, and died.† 32 "Last of all the woman
died also.† 33
"Therefore, in the resurrection, whose wife does she become? For all seven
had her as wife."† 34 And
Jesus answered and said to them, "The sons of this age marry and are given
in marriage. †35 "But
those who are counted worthy to attain that age, and the resurrection from the
dead, neither marry nor are given in marriage;†
36 "nor can they die anymore, for they are equal to the
angels and are sons of God, being sons of the resurrection.†
In this text the
Sadducees were trying to trip up Jesus and of course they failed to do so. But
we learn several more things about what will happen in heaven. For instance we
see that on the judgment day when all Christians are resurrected in heaven we
will no longer marriages and we will be equal with angels. Right now as we live
and breath we are considered to be a little lower than the angels according to
Heb. 2:9. Now please note this our text does not say that we will become angels
it only says that we will be like them. We also learn from this text that in
heaven there will be no more death. Can you imagine it? No more death, what
thing to look forward to.
Well the book of
Revelation gives us even more insight in,
Revelation 21:1 Now I
saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had
passed away. Also there was no more sea.†
2 Then I, John, saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down
out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.† 3 And I heard a loud voice from
heaven saying, "Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He
will dwell with them, and they shall be His people. God Himself will be with
them and be their God.† 4
"And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more
death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former
things have passed away."† 5
Then He who sat on the throne said, "Behold, I make all things new."
And He said to me, "Write, for these words are true and
faithful."† 6 And He said
to me, "It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the
End. I will give of the fountain of the water of life freely to him who
thirsts.† 7 "He who
overcomes shall inherit all things, and I will be his God and he shall be My
son.† 8 "But the
cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers,
idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with
fire and brimstone, which is the second death."
Here I believe John is
talking about heaven itself and in this symbolic description we learn several
things about the bliss of heaven especially in verse 4. Please notice this
4 "And God will wipe away
every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor
sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the
former things have passed away."†
Think about how wonderful
this place will be. No more funerals or cemeteries. No more hospitals,
medicines, contacts lenses, wheel chairs, cains. No more headaches or colds.
All of these things will be gone when we make it to heaven. We will get to rest
from our labors and the greatest thing of all is that we be in the very
presence of God. So clearly we can see that heaven is a placed of bliss.
Now I heard people ask
the question will we know each other in heaven and I believe the answer is yes.
We can see from the story of the Rich man and Lazarus that even though the rich
man was in the bad place he was able to recognize both Abraham and Lazarus.
"And being in torments in Hades, he lifted up his eyes and saw Abraham
afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.†
I believe this shows without a doubt that we will be able to recognize one another and I also believe that is someway we will know who other people like Rich man was able to know who Abraham was.
Well now that we have examined things about heaven let us now take a look at how heaven is described in the book revelation. Now this is long read but I want you to visually what is being said to the best of you ability.
Revelation 21:9 Then
one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls filled with the seven last
plagues came to me and talked with me, saying, "Come, I will show you the
bride, the Lamb's wife."† 10
And he carried me away in the Spirit to a great and high mountain, and showed
me the great city, the holy
Now think about this. No matter how great you imagination is or how vivid a picture you had in your mind from this description it will not even come close to real beauty of heaven. It actual beauty will be realized until we get there.
The great news is that every person that is willing to love
God enough to obey His will can go to the beautiful city of
I want to understand that you are not guaranteed of another day on this earth. If you walk out this building and get struck by a car and die, your time is up and your destination cannot be changed. If you have sin in your life right now, if you were to die you will have to spend eternity in the horrible place called hell. I urge you to repent of the sin that is your life because it does not matter what it is it is not worth losing your soul and spending eternity with the devil and his angels.
If you are here tonight, and you have never obeyed the gospel, why are waiting? What is preventing you from obeying Godís plan of salvation? Before you can ever begin to walk up that difficult road that leads to eternal life in heaven, you must become a Christian.
Godís plan of salvation is easy to understand.
John 8:24 †for if you do not believe that I am He, you
will die in your sins."
Luke 13:3 "I
tell you, no; but unless you repent you will all likewise perish.
Therefore whoever confesses Me before men, him I will also confess before My
Father who is in heaven.† 33
"But whoever denies Me before men, him I will also deny before My Father
who is in heaven.
"He who believes and is baptized will be saved;
Acts 2:38 Then
Peter said to them, "Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in
the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins;