Friday, August 19, 2011

The Best Preachers are in Hell

One day Jesus told a story, “There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, who fared sumptuously every day: And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus which was laid at his gate, full of sores and desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man's table; moreover the dogs came and licked his sores. And it came to pass that the beggar died and was carried by the angels into Abraham’s bosom. The rich man also died and in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torment, and saw Abraham afar off and Lazarus with him. And he cried, “Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus that he may dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue, for I am in torment in these flames.” But Abraham said, “Son, remember during your lifetime you had everything you wanted and Lazarus had nothing; so now he is comforted and you are tormented.”

Then the rich man cried out, “Oh, please, Father Abraham, then at least send him to my father’s home, for I have five brothers, and I want him to warn them so they won’t end up in this terrible place of torment!” But Abraham said, “Moses and the prophets have warned them; your brothers can read what they wrote.” But he cried out all the more, “No, Father Abraham, they won’t read it! But if someone is sent to them from the dead, then they will repent (cease) of their sins and turn to God!” But Abraham said, “Son, if they won’t listen to Moses and the prophet’s teachings, they won’t listen even if someone rises from the dead” (Luke 16:19-31).

Wow, can you hear the anguish in the rich man’s voice?  His whole life was laid bare before his eyes now, and he knew God’s Truth.  He knew what life on Earth was supposed to be about, and that he had failed his test.  It was about love!  It was for learning how to sacrifice one’s own life in order to love others out of a pure heart.  It was to live everyday “doing unto others what you would want them to do unto you, for this is the law of Moses and the prophets in a nutshell” (Matthew 7:12).  In other words, whomever you meet, immediately put yourself in their shoes, and then treat them like you would want to be treated if you were them.  That, my friend, is pure unselfish LOVE!  That’s love defined in a sentence!  And that’s the whole essence of God’s law (10 love commandments) to mankind.  It’s that simple.

But unfortunately, this was EXACTLY what the rich man didn’t do.  He lived his whole life full of pride (self love) displayed in his extravagant lifestyle.  Deep down inside his heart, he didn’t care about anyone but himself!  And that pride is the very source of all sin (lawlessness or lovelessness) for it will manifest itself in a ‘love of money (dirt)’ which leads to ALL disobedience of God’s 10 love commandments — i.e. idolatry, blasphemy, hating (not forgiving), stealing (not giving), lying, covetousness, etc — which are wicked (loveless) deeds done towards people's spirits, which is doing it to God.  He could still see Lazarus lying there at his gate, head hanging down in shame, begging him, “Please, sir, could you spare me just a few scraps of food … I’m real sick and not able to work.”  But all this did was irritate him, and now his foolish, self-centered, loveless life was killing him.  And if there’s one, there’s a hundred million more in hell, screaming “OH, GOD, DON’T COME HERE PEOPLE!!! REPENT OF YOUR SINS!!! TURN FROM YOUR SELFISH LIFESTYLE AND LOVE OTHERS BY OBEYING GOD’S 10 LOVE COMMANDMENTS!!! PLEASE, PLEASE, I’M BEGGING YOU TO LISTEN!!! Their demeanor is intense, their passion is palpable, and their voice rings with conviction.  They don’t mix words.  Their doctrine is simple and pure, transcending all religions … you must turn from evil to reap eternal life!  Yes, truly, the best preachers are in hell.  But sadly, nobody hears them.

Good teaching video here: "Love of Money"
Good preaching video here: "Sold Out or Lip Service"

In Christ’s love,


Approximately 890 Weeks (Sabbaths) Remaining Till Christ's Return!

1 comment:

  1. "Yes, truly, the best preachers are in hell. But sadly, nobody hears them."


    Since no one was able to come back from the dead to warn us (spiritually impossible), we must take full advantage of the example that Jesus gave us. He revealed this incredible account to us in order for us to learn by this poor soul's eternal mistake! He actually allowed 1 out of possibly billions of messages to go through (to the other side), in order to teach and warn mankind. At least those who were privileged enough to have access to the Scriptures in their lifetimes - this was a bonus for them but still doesn't excuse the rest who haven't heard the gospel because all of mankind without a doubt has God's Word or 10 Love Commandments written on their hearts! Everyone knows that they should do good instead of evil but choose the latter unfortunately! Ever since Adam and Eve!

    Let's learn from this poor soul's mistake and choose GOOD instead of evil! Let's love one another, just like your ultimate example taught us (Jesus Christ)...even our enemies!!!

    May the Lord bless you all and open your eyes, hearts and minds!