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Where Are You Going? Heaven or Hell?

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Where Are You Going? Heaven or Hell?

by Grover Cauthron

If we were given the privilege of going to hell for one minute, and then coming back to this life, I am positive we would do everything within our power to avoid that terrible place of pain and strife.

Luke 16 gives us a bird’s eye view of where we are going if we do not prepare while here we live. The rich man lived lavishly every day, and had no care for the sick and needy, and would not give.

When he died he was sent to hell, and in his excruciating pain, saw Lazarus, who to God’s way clung. Still thinking of himself, he cried for Lazarus to bring him a drop of water to cool his tongue.

He said, "For I am tormented in this flame." It is hard for us to grasp torment will be forever. We are so full of every day’s activities, we don’t seem to have time for the Lord–never.

No doubt many will say to themselves in hell, "Why didn’t I listen to others and the Lord supernal? There is no place to get away from the burning heat, for your bodies will continue to suffer eternal.

You’ve heard it said, "If mom and dad go there I guess I’ll go there too." But they’ll not want you there. The rich man asked for Lazarus to be sent back to warn his brothers not to come this flame to bear.

In hell there will be moaning, crying and gnashing of teeth because of the intense pain from the flame. Those that are in torment will look back and think, "Oh why didn’t I reverence His holy name?!"

We are no doubt in the last days, and the Son of man will be coming in the clouds with great glory, for it is prophesied in 2 Timothy of the second coming of Christ, and doom will be pronounced sorely.

"In the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God, having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof." Doesn’t this sound like the world today? Sports and pleasures have their sway.

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