Nearly three years ago, our entire world shut down.
We could turn on any news channel and hear up-to-the-minute death tolls. People hid in their homes, afraid of having contact with another human being. Schools sat empty, businesses closed, supplies ran low and fear was the driving force behind it all.
So, what were people afraid of? They were afraid of death. The thought of contracting a virus, becoming ill and ultimately dying terrified an entire population of people.
What’s interesting is that while people took drastic, preventive measures to stay healthy—doing whatever the media instructed to avoid any risk of infection—their ultimate fear was dying. People were determined to stay alive.
It’s interesting to note that most people think death is the worst thing that can happen to them. It’s shocking when we reflect on the choices people made in the name of self-preservation and yet people rarely talk about what comes after death.
- People vigorously avoid the topic of heaven and hell.
- There is no mention of the judgment to come.
- There is no urgency to talk about Jesus Christ and the cross.
What people should truly fear is what they will face after this life, if they die without knowing Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.
There is a day coming where all will give account of their actions and motives, and even the intents of the heart. It is called The Great White Throne Judgment in Revelation 20:11-15. That will be a terrifying day for the unbeliever. Imagine the ultimate fear of standing before the Holy God you have rejected your entire life and being told that you will spend eternity in hell.
Experiencing endless, agonizing terror is just one of the horrific aspects of hell. It will be a place of utter darkness, isolation, atrocious demons, putrid odors, lack of oxygen, confusion, hunger, thirst, deafening screams, weakness, exhaustion, burning heat, fire and brimstone and hopelessness…in addition to the fear!
A lot of people think they will reconcile this issue on their deathbed, or if they are diagnosed with a fatal illness. They believe they will have ample opportunity to make decisions about faith, salvation and eternity later on in life. Why do people believe they can go all through life and ignore this terrifying reality?
Jesus said in John 14:6 that He is the truth, and no one comes to the Father, except through Him. Repentance of sin is a requirement for salvation. Make no mistake; spending eternity in hell, separated from God and His goodness, in never-ending torment is the thing you should fear the most.
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Bill Wiese is the author of New York Times best selling book, “23 Minutes In Hell,” the story of his life-changing visit to hell in 1998. Bill has since authored six additional book titles, and continues to share his experience around the world. He and his wife Annette founded Soul Choice Ministries in late 2006 and have dedicated their lives to reaching the unsaved. For more information about Bill Wiese and Soul Choice Ministries please visit us at: https://soulchoiceministries.org/.You can find more of Bill’s teachings at: https://www.youtube.com/user/BillWieseTV.