Heaven and Hell Contrasted by Christ
Jesse M. Hendley
"And I say unto you that many shall come from the east and west and shall sit down with Abraham and Isaac and Jacob in the kingdom of Heaven. But the children of the kingdom shall be cast out into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth."
These are the words of the Lord Jesus Christ, and in them He contrasts Heaven and Hell. These are His very words. He believed in a Heaven of bliss for the saved, and in a Hell of misery for the unsaved. No man can read these words and deny that Jesus believed and taught that there was a Heaven and Hell in the future life, and (He ought to know because He made them both. "All things were made by Him and apart from Him was not anything made that was made." Some of these words are blessed to think about, and some are terrible. The part about Heaven is wonderful, but the part about Hell and that which has to do with the unsaved is horrible. Our Lord, in being faithful to the souls of men, tells us about Heaven and Hell and brings both before us, and urges us to seek Heaven and to flee from Hell, and with all my soul I urge you to turn from your mad rush toward Hell and seek Heaven with all your might.
Our Lord tells us about Heaven in these words. "AND I SAY UNTO YOU THAT MANY SHALL COME FROM THE EAST AND WEST AND SHALL SIT DOWN WITH ABRAHAM AND ISAAC AND JACOB IN THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN."
Notice the words, "I say unto you." It is on the authority of the Lord Jesus Christ that we say there is a Heaven and that there is a Hell. Any man who claims to believe on the Lord Jesus Christ must accept His plain statement as a fact. There is a Heaven, and there is a Hell.
Notice then the word "many." Thank God, there are going to be many people in Heaven. God's house shall be full. Everybody will not go to Hell, thank God! You may go to Hell by today rejecting Jesus Christ as your Saviour and Lord. Someone in the heart of darkest Af ...
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