(Luke 16:22) And it happened that the beggar died and was carried by the angels into Abraham’s bosom. The rich one also died and was buried. (Luke 16:23) And in hell he lifted up his eyes, being in torments, and saw Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.
It saddens me each time I hear of the news of someone passing on and leaving this life. Not so much for those who have passed but for those who are left behind. Once someone has left this life there is nothing else to be said or done until the great roll is called up yonder as the saints of old would say. My Dad often said that his Dad would say “What if the Bible is right and you wait until Judgment Day to find out? “Then there would be no time left to do anything about your soul”.
How often do we hear people say may this person or that person Rest In Peace when if as my Grand Dad would infer if the Bible is right then there are many that are leaving this life daily and looking at our scripture above in hell he or she lifted up their eyes once they left this life. If there were only a .0005 percent chance that the Bible is right. It is too much of a risk to take. Hell is not a popular topic these days but that does not have any effect on the reality of its existence. Why go through Hell in this life only to spend eternity, forever in a huge, hot and burning Hell, especially when you don’t have to.
(John 3:16) For God so loved the world that He gave His only-begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.(John 3:17) For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but so that the world might be saved through Him.
Stop watching and letting those you love and care for go-to hell when they don’t have to. God sends no one to Hell they send themselves when they reject the free gift of salvation. Read Luke Chapter 16 for yourself look at verse 22 and notice as posted above what happened to the beggar Lazarus and the rich man (23). God has provided a means of escape from the troubles of this life as well as the eternal judgment and punishment to come. You have a choice of how things end for you now and eternally.
(Rev 14:13) And I heard a voice from Heaven saying to me, Write, Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on. Yes, says the Spirit, they shall rest from their labors, and their works follow them. Should the time come, you really can Rest In Peace. Be Encouraged and Blessed