I like daily devotionals from Greg Laurie. His 8/7/18 devotional impressed me with its simplicity and straightforwardness. It was called “A Certainty for Everyone” and talked about death.
“Everyone has to face death. It’s a certainty we all know.
Ecclesiastes 3 says, “To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die” (verses 1–2 NKJV). And Hebrews 9:27 tells us, “It is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment” (NKJV). Death may come sooner than expected, or it may come later. But it will come.
Then what? According to Scripture, if you believe in Jesus, then you’ll go to Heaven. If you don’t believe in Jesus, then you’ll go to Hell. If you’re a Christian, praise God for that. But if you know people who aren’t Christians, my question is what are you doing to reach them? We want to do everything we can to keep people out of that horrible place.”
Coming from atheistic background I understand to certain degree how is it that people do not believe in God. But since I know both sides now, it puzzles me why they do not want to believe in God. The life is SO MUCH BETTER on the other side.
Here is where air-conditioning comes into light… Imagine being outside in Arkansas in August… Now imagine Arkansas in August… and a nicely air-conditioned room with a glass of ice cold tea…
Where do you prefer to be?