What Do We Have to Lose?

“Heaven Is So Real”. That’s the name of a book I couldn’t quite finish reading because most of the content left me wondering what is real and what isn’t. However, the author, Choo Thomas, did describe Heaven and Hell in some detail and how attainment of each is realized, which also had me wondering how many people have ever given these two places any thought at all.

Christianity makes up one-third of the world’s population. This religion teaches that the only way to Heaven, God’s abode, is to believe in Jesus, His Son…that he was born to save us, that he died to save us, and that he lives to save us from going to Hell. I believe. I believe I am not going to Heaven because I am a good person, do good deeds, live a good life, do not hurt anyone…I know that none of these things will get me into Heaven…only my belief in Jesus will get me there.

So far no one can “prove” that Heaven or Hell exists. However, after reading many descriptions of what Hell is presumed to be like, I am certainly glad I’m a believer.

It has been said that it is better to believe that God exists and to die and find out he doesn’t, than to not believe in him and die and find out that he does. In my opinion, that’s where Hell awaits.

Weighing the options; learning about the way, the truth, and the life (John 14:6) and choosing to believe, seems to me the best way to stay out of the “hot seat”.

What do we have to lose?

2 thoughts on “What Do We Have to Lose?

  1. My beloved grandfather was one of those who thought it “better to believe and find there was no God, etc.” To me, that’s not faith, it’s “hedging a bet!” The kind of faith required for heaven’s sake goes far beyond that in a sincere emotional state. I know the bible gives only glimpses into heaven and hell, but I take them as proof that they exist…because the Father includes them in His word. Besides, the entire message of the bible is to live for a better place than this world, by loving God with all you have and caring for others in the way you’d like to be cared for! Where else could that be except in God’s house…?

    A level of “child-like” faith needs to exist in Christians. I like the old saying…”God said it, I believe it, and that’s the end of it!” This may sound elementary, but true faith and devotion is based on this simple principle. This is a good post Patricia Ann, thanks for sharing it!

    Steve πŸ™‚

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