Where am I going? This question depends entirely upon the personal choices one makes.
Just like I have the choice to become a carpenter, or a car sales men, I have the choice to choose one of two final destinations.
Many want to confuse the issues surrounding our own personal choices. They want to blame their environment, their nature, their circumstances, their dumb luck, etc., but in the end every single person will be held responsible for his or her own personal choices.
And those choices will lead them ultimately to two final destinations according to the Record of God.
Of course, we all know what those two choices are in our modern era of knowledge and truth, right?
But how many know for absolute certain, which destination will be ours, and ours alone to make?
What will be the criteria that will direct the final outcome?
God has recorded in His Eternal Testimony, there are only two places in eternity a man can abide (stay or habitat).
- One, is in HIS PRESENCE (NEAR HIM FOREVER).
- TWO, is out of, or away from HIS PRESENCE (AWAT FROM HIM FOREVER).
Since God is a righteous gentleman, He desires to fully honor and respect each person’s own personal eternal decisions (for good or bad). God will not force any individual, family, group, or nation, to be forced to come into His Presence, to Abide in His Kingdom, becoming a part of His Holy Family for eternity. Only those who willingly, graciously, joyously, thankfully, and gratefully choose to be changed by His Glory will be received into His Heavenly Home. Only they will properly prepare themselves to become blessed servants and citizens of His Kingdom.
That being the case: God has created a separate place, a place totally apart from Him, and eternally separated away from His Presence. That place has been prepared for the Devil and His fallen angels that have followed him evil ways of putting their own will and selfish interests above the selfless interests of Almighty God. That place is called hell, and will become the lake of fire, where the worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched. It is a place of permanent torment and horrific suffering for eternity, where the wrath of God abides on all those you flat out rejected the free gift of salvation offered through the death and resurrection of His One and Only Begotten Son.
Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, “Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels.” Matthew 25:41 (KJV)
The first place is called heaven: for our Eternal Destination is called “Heaven.” It is the place of God. The wrath of God is permanently removed from this place, because the people of God who have chosen to make this place their eternal home, have been completely forgiveness of their sins and trespasses against their Holy God, and have been permanently cleansed, and made free to become the Sons of God by their own personal choice.
The second place is called hell; It’s the Only other option to choose from, and is the default option for all you reject God’s Heaven, and reject God’s offer of eternal transformation. Hell is the place prepared for the devil and his angels. it was never intended for men to enter. But it has now become the default option, because men loved darkness rather than the light.
John 3:17-21 (KJV) 17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. 19 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. 20 For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. 21 But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.
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