Sermon Illustrations

“Christianity asserts that every individual human being is going to live forever, and this must be either true or false. Now there are a good many things which would not be worth bothering about if I were going to live only seventy years, but which I had better bother about very seriously if I am going to live forever. Perhaps my bad temper or my jealousy are gradually getting worse – so gradually that the increase in seventy years will not be very noticeable. But it might be absolute hell in a millions years; in fact, if Christianity is true, hell is the precisely correct technical term for what it would be.” Mere Christianity, bk III, chap. 1 para. 9, pg 73