The Choice

Proverbs 8:32-36

We all have choices to make each day. What to wear, what to eat, and what we watch or listen to. We have the free will to do just about anything we want to but that does not mean that we will always choose to do something that is wise or healthy to ourselves or others. We have to think about the outcome of the choices that we make. Especially when it comes to our souls. God has set two things before us (Deuteronomy 11:26-28)

A choice more important than any other we could ever face is life or death. God’s Son and life eternal or this world and death. Both are real and both are permanent. We either choose a life of abundance in eternity with Jesus or a death like life that ends in eternal Hellfire. You get one choice. No changes, no mulligan, no do-over. God loves you so much that He sent His Son to die for you so you could have such a simple choice (John 3:1-21). He loves you so much that He would allow you live just like you want to regardless of the outcome. He has done all the work for you and He wants you to be saved but He wants you to choose Him (2Peter 3:9, Isaiah 48:18-19, Deuteronomy 5:29) not by force but by love and through the precious blood of Jesus. He even tells you the outcome of each choice (Jeremiah 17:7-13) you even make a choice when you decide to wait.

Please don’t wait! Have fellowship with Him today and look to the wonderful future that you will have in eternal bliss in Heaven or wait and take the chance of ending up in eternal pain and torment in Hell.

Choose today. Choose Jesus!!!

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About Clint Rodgers

I am a father of 2 wonderful children and the husband of a beautiful woman who has taught me more about compassion for goofballs than I could have ever learned. I have know Jesus for many years but about 5 years ago I truly met Him and now I do my best to follow Him as I walk in this world
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2 Responses to The Choice

  1. gracehead says:

    Hello.

    at the risk of sounding nit-picky…

    Hell (as an eternal dwelling of the damned) is a teaching, like purgatory, that has no basis in scripture. It is a tradition that has become orthodox, but scripture as in most cases runs contrary to traditional viewpoints.
    Consider John 3:16 … “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, so that as many as believe in Him may not PERISH but have Eternal Life.”

    Life is a gift … we are not owed life, but we each have it for a time. But it is inherently TEMPORARY … having a beginning and an end. The doctrine of hell depicts no end … no “PERISHING” … but continued and unending conscious torment.

    In reality, to accept the very Life of God is to be made alive by His life … a Life that is unending and unbeginning .. .ETERNAL. To reject that Life is to remain temporal … having no Eternal destiny.

    To perish is to be UNFORMED to nothing .. and those that receive the second death to be made “no more” will have no thoughts to realize they have received it or not. Thoughts perish with those perishing

    The serpent said: “You shall surely not die.” … and the church has been repeating the refrain, even when such teaching goes against the most popular verse … John 3:16. Has not God said: “The soul that sins will die.”??? Exact opposite of the serpent and the popular church dogma about hell.

    Perish means perish.

    Consider this:
    1/14/06 – From God the Father
    …Shall I, even I, torment My beloved, they who are tormented continually by he who is, and has, torment in his vesture? Satan is the tormentor. … Become, again, a child of God, and learn to walk uprightly, leading others into love, by love, not fear.MORE of this letter about unbiblical “hell” HERE

    18 reasons why in a single verse

    Theological Myth – Unending conscious torture

  2. Clint Rodgers says:

    Thanks for the comment

    And no you are not nit-picking. I appreciate that you believe what you believe strongly but just remember that I believe what I beleive not because I follow a certain teaching but I follow the word of God. I follow what Jesus Christ teaches not man and man can’t understand that a person can be cast into a place of eternal torment – a place of outer darkness away from the presence of God.
    Man can’t comprehend that thought because we don’t truly understand righteousness when we try to rely on our own reasoning.
    And I would say that outer darkness away from the presence of God would be worse than death. Imagine complete and total darkness forever. If I only had to worry about death and then nothing, I could live like I want because what would I have to worry about – I would just cease to exist.
    Mark 9

    42 “But whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to stumble, it would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were thrown into the sea. 43 If your hand causes you to sin, cut it off. It is better for you to enter into life maimed, rather than having two hands, to go to hell, into the fire that shall never be quenched— 44 where

    ‘ Their worm does not die
    And the fire is not quenched.’[d]

    45 And if your foot causes you to sin, cut it off. It is better for you to enter life lame, rather than having two feet, to be cast into hell, into the fire that shall never be quenched— 46 where

    ‘ Their worm does not die
    And the fire is not quenched.’[e]

    47 And if your eye causes you to sin, pluck it out. It is better for you to enter the kingdom of God with one eye, rather than having two eyes, to be cast into hell fire— 48 where

    ‘ Their worm does not die
    And the fire is not quenched.

    Matthew 5:22

    But I say to you that whoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment. And whoever says to his brother, ‘Raca!’ shall be in danger of the council. But whoever says, ‘You fool!’ shall be in danger of hell fire.

    2 Peter 2

    1 But there were also false prophets among the people, even as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Lord who bought them, and bring on themselves swift destruction. 2 And many will follow their destructive ways, because of whom the way of truth will be blasphemed. 3 By covetousness they will exploit you with deceptive words; for a long time their judgment has not been idle, and their destruction does not slumber.

    4 For if God did not spare the angels who sinned, but cast them down to hell and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved for judgment; 5 and did not spare the ancient world, but saved Noah, one of eight people, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood on the world of the ungodly; 6 and turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah into ashes, condemned them to destruction, making them an example to those who afterward would live ungodly; 7 and delivered righteous Lot, who was oppressed by the filthy conduct of the wicked 8 (for that righteous man, dwelling among them, tormented his righteous soul from day to day by seeing and hearing their lawless deeds)— 9 then the Lord knows how to deliver the godly out of temptations and to reserve the unjust under punishment for the day of judgment, 10 and especially those who walk according to the flesh in the lust of uncleanness and despise authority. They are presumptuous, self-willed. They are not afraid to speak evil of dignitaries, 11 whereas angels, who are greater in power and might, do not bring a reviling accusation against them before the Lord.

    12 But these, like natural brute beasts made to be caught and destroyed, speak evil of the things they do not understand, and will utterly perish in their own corruption, 13 and will receive the wages of unrighteousness, as those who count it pleasure to carouse in the daytime. They are spots and blemishes, carousing in their own deceptions while they feast with you, 14 having eyes full of adultery and that cannot cease from sin, enticing unstable souls. They have a heart trained in covetous practices, and are accursed children. 15 They have forsaken the right way and gone astray, following the way of Balaam the son of Beor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness; 16 but he was rebuked for his iniquity: a dumb donkey speaking with a man’s voice restrained the madness of the prophet.
    17 These are wells without water, clouds carried by a tempest, for whom is reserved the blackness of darkness forever.

    Revelation 20
    11 Then I saw a great white throne and Him who sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away. And there was found no place for them. 12 And I saw the dead, small and great, standing before God, and books were opened. And another book was opened, which is the Book of Life. And the dead were judged according to their works, by the things which were written in the books. 13 The sea gave up the dead who were in it, and Death and Hades delivered up the dead who were in them. And they were judged, each one according to his works. 14 Then Death and Hades were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. 15 And anyone not found written in the Book of Life was cast into the lake of fire.

    Notice that death is cast into the lake of fire along with those whose names were not written.
    and we will have to agree to disagree at this point
    Thanks for the comment

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