My point is that whether one reads Strieber's 2012 or hears the apocalyptic
soundings of the Mayans or Nostradamus or Edgar Cayce, one should remember
that this life here on earth is but a fleeting moment but eternity is forever.
We all undergo physical death where our souls are separated from our bodies.
This is called the first death. Our souls are immortal, however, and will
never waste away like our bodies. They will either go to heaven to be with God
or will go to hell to be with the demons (Matthew 8:11-12). Do not fear those
who can kill the frail body but fear Him that can send you as Jesus Himself
said to 'a place of weeping and gnashing of teeth (Matthew 8:12) and '
, literally the Gehanna of fire (Matthew' 5:22), a place 'where the
worm does not die and the fire is not quenched' (Mark 9:48).Jesus spoke more
about hell than He did about heaven.
At the Great White Throne Judgment at the end of time, those unbelievers whose
names were not written in the lamb's book of life (Revelation 13:8) and have
spent time in this temporary place of hellfire will face the second death
where they are forever separated from God and will face eternal punishment by
being thrown into the Lake of Fire with Satan, the false prophet, death and
Hades to burn forever (Revelation 20:14-15).
Therefore, if you want something to scare you, to keep you up at night, than
worry about the prospect of this horrible second death not the first death of
just your physical body. All of the demons and monsters of nightmares and of
legend and storytelling cannot hurt you nearly as much as God's judgment can.
Get right with God and get into His book of life (Luke 10:20) and everything
will be all right.
God is neither vindictive nor merciless. While all of us deserve to go to hell
for our sins, God so loved the world that He sent His only begotten Son, a
Savior, who would pay the price for all our sins and that all who believed in
Him would not perish but would have eternal life (John 3:16). Jesus Christ,
God incarnate, is the solution for all our trespasses. He is the only name by
which we can be saved, however (Acts 4:12). Contrary to popular thought only
the name of Jesus Christ can save you, not Moses nor Mary nor Muhammad nor
Joseph Smith. Jesus said 'I am the way and the truth and the life; no man
comes to the Father but by Me.' (John 14:6).
Thus fear the judgment of God the Father but rejoice in the grace and mercy
of God the Son.
Do not fear aliens or demons, wars or global warming or apocalypse or famine
or pestilence or even Armageddon. Fear the God who can send you to the Lake of
Fire for eternity for your sins but also is merciful enough to have given His
only begotten Son to die for all those sins so you could have eternal life if
you so choose to accept Him as your Lord and Savior. It is a free gift. You
only need to ask for it and you will be written in the Lamb's Book of life
God has set before you life and death, blessings and curses, choose life
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