Jesus challenges me to do the tough thing. There is a narrow way to life. Will I choose it or go the easy way? Will I go the Jesus WAY? Will I follow Him and be obedient?
The reality of destruction and hell should affect the way I live: — The importance of making the right choice leads to life or destruction. Yes, hell is real. Yes, hell is a place of torment and punishment that lasts forever and ever, with no end.
No, I don’t want to go there. PERIOD!
Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and there are many who enter through it. For the gate is small and the way is narrow that leads to life, and there are few who find it.
Jesus| Matthew 7:13–14
I get to choose the outcome. I choose Jesus and life! Praise God that, through Jesus, I can escape this eternal fate.
Can I choose not to go to hell? The punishment of the wicked in hell is as never ending as the bliss of the righteous in heaven. Jesus Himself indicates that punishment in hell is just as everlasting as life in heaven. The wicked are forever subject to the fury and the wrath of God. I want heaven, not hell. I get to choose! Now that is some VERY good news!
Those in hell will acknowledge the perfect justice of God. Those who are in hell will know that their punishment is just and that they alone are to blame.