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Fighting to Die (10 of 13)
There have been many tragedies in history. Certainly, the Civil War was a tragedy. There were 469,000 casualties. And, of course, World War I had 3,000,000. Still, even more tragic was World War II with 250,000 US casualties. What an unbelievable world we live in. There has been tragedy after tragedy.
There was the Hindenburg, the huge German zeppelin which exploded and fell, killing many people. There was the sinking of the Titanic, horrendous earthquakes, and disastrous hurricanes and tornados. These are unspeakably dreadful tragedies.
Time and again we have been faced with front-page news stories of tragic experiences. But I am going to tell you a much more tragic story than any of these. This tragedy is worse than all of the tragedies of the world accumulated into one. "What is it?" you ask.
It is this people are fighting to their deaths. They are endeavoring to die. They are making every effort possible to obtain the privilege of dying. They evidently desire death. There are untold millions across this world who are refusing the very thing that will give them life. Apparently, their greatest desire is to die.
Now, most of the time preachers are on the side of the saints. I think that is unfair. I think a preacher should occasionally be on the side of sinners. Thus, I am going to switch sides in this chapter and show those who are determined to die, determined to spend eternity in hell, determined to be without God, how to accomplish their desires. If there is someone who desires to go to hell, I will elaborate what he is going to have to fight.
The Church of Jesus Christ
The first thing you are going to have to fight is the church of Jesus Christ.
The Bible says in 2 Peter 3:9, "The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance." If this verse expresses the Lord's d ...
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