Choosing heaven or hell is to be made on earth PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 18 July 2015 13:23

KAKAMPI MO ANG BATAS

BY Atty. BATAS MAURICIO

LIFE’S INSPIRATIONS: “… the day of the Lord will come… That day will bring about the destruction of the heavens by fire, and the elements will melt in the heat…” (2 Peter 3:10, 12, the Holy Bible).

* * * *

REMINDER FOR THE RICH AND THE MIGHTY: HELL IS REAL: Here is a reminder for the rich, the mighty, the powerful and those who indulge in earthly pleasures. There is an end to everything, and for those who mocked God in not listening to His Word, the Bible, and in not obeying His commands, indeed, there is hell to pay. Let me list down here proof that there is hell. Read on:

God is good, and God is great, for He has shown that there is hell, through a news story in the Philippine Daily Inquirer issue of June 24, 2010 , which reads: “Astronomers glimpse distant planet’s lethal moods, Agence France-Presse. June 24, 2010. PARIS—A planet named after ancient Egypt’s Lord of the Dead is a place where human beings would be simultaneously boiled, poisoned and ripped apart by superstorms, astronomers reported on Wednesday.

“The distant world, orbiting a bright star in the constellation of Pegasus 150 light years from Earth, is known officially as HD 209458b, but has been nicknamed Osiris, the god of the Egyptian underworld. The label is especially fitting, given insights into the planet’s climate system reported in the science journal Nature…”

* * * *

REALITY OF HELL, AND WHO WILL GO THERE: The Bible also contains descriptions of hell, where sinners will be thrown away at the end of time. Jesus, our God and Savior, said in Matthew 13:49-50: ‘This is how it will be at the end of the age. The angels will come and separate the wicked from the righteous, and throw them into the blazing furnace, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth…”

Revelation 21:8 of the Bible declares: “… the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars—they will be consigned to the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death…”

2 Peter 3 says: “… the day of the Lord will come like a thief. The heavens will disappear with a roar; the elements will be destroyed by fire, and the earth and everything done in it will be laid bare…”

Malachi 4, on the other hand, declares: “… `Surely the day is coming; it will burn like a furnace. All the arrogant and every evildoer will be stubble, and the day that is coming will set them on fire,’ says the Lord Almighty. `Not a root or a branch will be left to them’…”

* * * *

CHOOSING HEAVEN OR HELL IS MADE ON EARTH: In their quest for riches and extravagant lives, rich and powerful people forget that one day they will die, and will have to go to one of two eternal lives—the eternal life with God, and the eternal life in hell. The choice as to which eternal life a person goes to is given to him while he is still living on earth, not when he has already died.

Jesus Christ told the rich people of His time, “sell your possessions and follow me.” Yet, He was ignored, for the wealthy cared more for their wealth and riches than where they will go after they die, which is really sad. How about you, you who are reading this now: what eternal life have you prepared yourself for? The time to think about this is now!

* * * *

PLEASE LISTEN: “Ang Tanging Daan” (The Sole Way), a Bible study and prayer session on radio, airs Mondays to Fridays, 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., at DWAD 1098 kHz on the AM band. For replays, go to www.facebook.com/angtangingdaan or www.facebook.com/ANDKNK and scroll for “Ang Tanging Daan” broadcasts. Phone: 0922 833 43 96, 0918 574 0193, 0917 984 24 68. Email: batasmauricio@yahoo.com.