“Painting by John Lawton, Edmond, OK”
THANK YOU to my friend John Lawton. John, as always your art is very evocative. Maybe you will consent to illustrate my book?👌
The debate has raged for centuries. Heaven and Hell; do they exist? Heaven OR Hell; where do we end up after our bodies breathe their last? As a follower of Jesus Christ, I believe in both. I know they exist, because God has described them in great detail for us.
“Then I saw a Great White Throne and Him who was seated on it. The earth and the heavens fled from His presence, and there was no place for them.
And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Another book was opened, which is the Book of Life. The dead were judged according to what they had done as recorded in the books.
The sea gave up the dead that were in it, and death and Hades gave up the dead that were in them, and each person was judged according to what they had done.
Then death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. The lake of fire is the second death.
ANYONE whose name was not found written in the book of life was thrown into the lake of fire.” – Revelation 20:11-15 NIV
I don’t know what you want or believe, but I know I don’t want to be in a lake of fire for eternity! What is the alternative? Read on….
“Then I saw “a new heaven and a new earth,” for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea. I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband.
And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Look! God’s dwelling place is now among the people, and He will dwell with them. They will be His people, and GOD Himself will be with them and be their GOD. He will wipe EVERY tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”
He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!” Then He said, “Write this down, for these Words are trustworthy and true.”
He said to me: “It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. To the thirsty I will give water without cost from the Spring of the Water of Life. Those who are victorious will inherit all this, and I will be their GOD and they will be My children.
But the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars—they will be consigned to the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death.” – Revelation 21:1-8 NIV (All scriptures are from the Bible app, http://bible.com)
Makes it easy for me. I choose Jesus, and eternity with Him in a Glorious new world. YOUR choice, eternity in a place of such incredible beauty that it cannot be described in any words we mortals can understand, or the place of such horror that we cannot imagine it?