We have all been to a funeral or seen a post that includes condolences that look like this…
“I am sure he is in a better place.”
“Now she is looking down on us.”
“She is dancing with Jesus now.”
“Have a beer up there for me buddy…”
I find it intriguing that people who are self-proclaimed atheists, or even those people who use God and Hell as references in their every day speech, are so quick to believe in Heaven, but could care less to believe that Hell exists.
I once heard a pastor say, “The best evangelists in the world would be those people who are in Hell.”
Just this last Sunday, the pastor at a church we visited described a funeral he officiated for a 20 year old man who died in a car crash while driving drunk.
At the funeral, the man’s family searched for words of comfort and assurance that he was now in heaven.
Knowing that God is the final judge, the best thing the pastor could say to the family was, “I am sure God will judge him fairly…”
Do you know with utmost certainty what will happen to you when you die?
Why are we so quick to believe in a glorious place called heaven that we certainly don’t deserve, and yet, we deny Hell as a possibility for the majority of everyone we know that was “a good person”?Continue reading