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I think "hell" is just a myth. It's just an idea that various religions dreamed up in order to scare people into following their beliefs. I assume you don't agree, but I challenge you to prove that you're right and I'm wrong.


A:

Let me ask you a question: If you went to the airport and were told there was a 10 percent chance your flight was going to crash, would you get on board? No, of course not. It would be too great a gamble to risk taking that flight.

And yet that’s exactly what you’re doing with your soul. What if there is only a 10 percent chance that you’re wrong, and that hell actually does exist? (I’ll get to hell’s reality in a moment.) Why gamble with your soul — which is exactly what you’re doing? After all, you can’t prove that hell doesn’t exist; you only hope it doesn’t.

But hell does exist; it isn’t just something religious people dreamed up. I know it because Jesus warned us about it — and Jesus spoke with the full authority of God Himself. He called hell a place of “darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth” (Matthew 25:30). As I’ve often said, not one word in the Bible about hell would ever make you want to go there.

My real question for you, however, is this: Why do you reject hell — and God and Jesus? The reason, I suspect, is because you want to run your own life. But that’s a dead-end road, and I urge you to stop and reconsider. God loves you, and Christ died for you. Don’t gamble with your eternal soul, but repent of your sins and give your life to Christ without delay. You’ll never regret it — never.

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5 Comments

  1. Caitlyn 6 says:

    God will honor your efforts. Start with something like a dollar and pray that God would help to soften you heart and allow you to give more. It wasn't easy for Jesus and the Father to give. Jesus didn't give 10, he gave everything he had to give us

  2. Caitlyn 5 says:

    We feel like we deserve our pay, because we work for it, and though we work hard, its by God's grace that we have the ability to work. I don't know what currency and pay is like in Africa, but if giving 10 is hard, then start smaller.

  3. Caitlyn 4 says:

    Pray that God would give you an accountability partner, someone who you can trust and be honest with, and they are honest with you. Let this person help challenge you in you faith and encourage you. Third, money can be hard to give up for everyone.

  4. Caitlyn 2 says:

    I know that God is the same everywhere. His love never changes, his grace never ends. Everyone struggles at some point with their faith. Even David and the disciples all had their ups ad downs. First of all, I would encourage you to pray everyday.

  5. Akuffo says:

    I am grateful for this words. I am from Ghana west Africa. My worship with God is up and down. I do not pay my tithes. its really hard for me. Please can you give me any suggestions. I love God and always eager to hear His voice.