Believe it or Not! Eye Openers
Born “once” – die “twice”
“Except a man be born again.” John 3:3. Jesus taught the necessity of being born twice, “of the flesh and of the Spirit.” It would be far better for a man not to have been born at all than not to have been “born again,” for his end will be “the lake of fire” which is the “second death.” – BELIEVE IT OR NOT!
All men are “immortal”
“Everlasting punishment – life eternal.” Matthew 25:46. Not only Christians are immortal-immortality is not conditional on salvation. Eternal life for the Christian and eternal death for the sinner are the same duration. – BELIEVE IT OR NOT!
Eternity cannot be “spent”
To ask a man “where will you spend eternity?” is absurd. Rather, “Where will you be in eternity?” “Spend” means “consume, wear away, exhaust.” One might “spend” a vacation, but not eternity. It cannot be spent anywhere. – BELIEVE IT OR NOT!
“Good” people go to hell!
“I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.” Matthew 9:13. Speaking to the “good” people, the moralists who prided themselves in self-righteousness (without repentance and faith in Him) Jesus asked, “How can you escape the damnation of hell?” – BELIEVE IT OR NOT!
There is a “hell”
“In hell he lift up his eyes.” Luke 16:23. There is a hell for every sinner out of Christ just as there is the Christ for every sinner out of hell. The “wages of sin” is death, the “gift of God” is eternal life,” Romans 6:23. – BELIEVE IT OR NOT!
No “unbelievers” in hell!
“Every knee should bow, of things in Heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth.” Philippians 2:10. Professed unbelievers, who never confess Jesus now, except in profanity, will some day confess that “Jesus is Lord” though lost in perdition (under the earth). – BELIEVE IT OR NOT!
Only “redeemed sinners” go to Heaven!
“The Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.” Luke 19:10. Only the redeemed shall enter Heaven. To be saved a man must first be lost, his only plea, “that Jesus died and died for me.” Accepting Jesus, as a sinner, he inherits eternal life. – BELIEVE IT OR NOT!
Death ends “all”
“After this (death) the judgment.” Hebrews 9:27. For you who dream of a chance after death, let this truth ring in your ears! Without question death “ends all” opportunity for the soul to prepare to meet its God. – BELIEVE IT OR NOT!
“He that BELIEVETH on the Son hath life – he that BELIEVETH NOT shall be damned,” BELIEVE IT! -
Clay A. Cooper