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Summary: You must Choose Heaven or Hell or Christ or Satan

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What¡¦s your Destination?

Mt 25:46 = Mt 7:13-14 = Lk 13:23-24

Introduction

Some time ago, a man was attempting to trace his family roots. In the process of his research he visited several cemetaries collecting information from the markers. At one place he came across a monument with the following inscription:

Pause now stranger, as you pass by

As you are now, so once was I

As I am now, so soon you¡¦ll be

Prepare yourself to follow me

Next to the marker he noticed someone had placed a board with the following words:

To Follow you, I¡¦m not content

Until I know, which way you went.

The engraving on the tombstone was a reminder of our common mortality. If the Lord tarries his return ¡V we shall all face death in time. The bible often speaks of all flesh being death and the grave. (life is short/death is sure). The grave awaits us all. The person who wrote the second poem, however points out that though we all will one day die ¡V we will pass on to one of two places.

Where would you spend eternity? Heaven or Hell? Paradise or Perdition? The Haven of Rest or the Lake of Fire? When your body dies ¡V your soul shall live on the question is where? Do you know? Do you care? Have you made preparation for your final destination?

1. Two Destinies (the only two) Mt 25:46

And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.

A.God sees only Two Kinds of People

The Righteous The Wicked

The Saved The Lost

Heavenbound Hell-bound

„Ã The Bible tells us over and over again that everyone of you here today will either go to

„à Heaven or hell. Sad many ignore or deny this truth. Some suppress it because they don¡¦t want to deal with it. Young people across America delay and postpone thinking about it to their soul¡¦s damnation.

„Ã God tells us Two Destination

„à The language of the KJV is very clear and unmistakeable ¡§Shall¡¨ go away. Not maybe, might, should, could, ought to, or possibly. But shall. In Acts 17:31 For he has set a day when he will judge the world with justice by the man he has appointed. He has given proof of this to all men by raising him from the dead."

„à The Lord Himself say¡¦s ¡§Go Away¡¨ we will go somewhere! (for the wicked = banished, punished, and exiled) & (for the righteous = accepted, welcomed, and embraced) into his presence surrounded by joy and peace, contentment, and blessing. There is only tow eternal destinies: Everlasting punishment for those who reject Christ and eternal life for those who trust Him.

Dan 12:2 And many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, some to shame and everlasting contempt. (NKJ)

John 3:36 "He who believes in the Son has everlasting life; and he who does not believe the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him."

„Ã There is no evidence from Scripture that God predestines people to go to Hell. If sinners listen to Satan, and follow his ways they will end up where he ends up in the torment of hell.

John 5:24 "I tell you the truth, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be condemned; he has crossed over from death to life.

John 10:27 "My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me. 28 "And I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand 29 "My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of My Father’s hand.

2. The Two Roads

"Enter by the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the way is easy, that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many. 14 For the gate is narrow and the way is hard, that leads to life, and those who find it are few. Matt 7:13-14

If you want to know where you will spend eternity ¡V you need to start by finding out what road your traveling.

Two Roads diverged in a wood, and I took The One Less Traveled,and that has made all the difference (Robert Frost)

„à If you are not a Christian yet, you got to believed that Jesus Christ is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. If you are a Christian you have to decide to take the next step of following Christ, that¡¦s discipleship.

„à Often people asked me, what does it take to get to heaven? Join the church? Be baptized? Give money? Pray? Be religious? No! You¡¦ve got to enter the right gate and walk on the right road. Someone once said ¡§Turn right and go straight.¡¨

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