Is the Gospel of Jesus Christ a prompt for choosing between Heaven and Hell?

No! It is not. In simple terms, the Gospel of Jesus Christ defines the condition of man as a result of his fallen state and clearly spells out the consequences should deliverance from captivity to such condition not be sought.

Further – and of key importance – the Gospel of Jesus Christ provides us with knowledge of the origin of our existence and of the main reason for the Good News of Jesus Christ, and that is, God’s love for His human creation.

The Gospel of Jesus Christ is, therefore, not a prompt; it is a blueprint containing all the information needed for the purpose of understanding the Truth and to embrace it.  

Not choosing to accept the Truth of our existence and the Good News of Jesus Christ has definite consequences. And that is where Hell comes into it. It is spelled out as follows:

And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels, in flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ: Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power;” (2 Thess. 1:7-9)

God’s grace has a timeline. The above-quoted verses of scripture do not say, “Believe…or else!” Instead, they say, “You have refused and rejected my love for you. The time is up.” It stands to reason that for all who die before that day, without having responded positively, God’s given time will have come to an end.

So, it is not a matter of choosing between Heaven and Hell. It is a matter of the love of God for His created offspring and His provision for salvation out of the misery of our captivity by means of the only way – and that is through Jesus Christ.

Published by earthboundlife

Background marketing/advertising. Enjoy writing on the subject of the human make-up based on many years of study in this area.

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