I've had this question asked of me in various ways while witnessing on the street by numerous people. The short answer is no, but I prefer to go back to our ultimate source, the Bible, for answers. In Ezekiel 18:32, we read, "For I have no pleasure in the death of anyone, declares the Lord God; so turn, and live."
The Bible also says, "The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance" (2 Peter 3:9).
God does not enjoy it when people die and go to Hell to suffer eternal torment. He would much rather see people turn away from their sin and place their trust in Jesus Christ to be saved! That's why God sent His Son to earth in the first place, to make a way for sinful people to escape Hell and enter Heaven.
So, now that you know, will you repent of your sin (turn away) and entrust your life to Jesus Christ? He died on the cross to pay for every lie, every lustful look, and every time you've used His name as a curse word. Then, Jesus rose (literally and bodily) from the grave, defeating death and Hell.
Posted on Tue, September 2, 2014
by Ryan Muniak filed under