Abandoned and Forgotten
What worse fate could there ever be than to feel abandoned by God for all eternity? There is none. But dear reader, always remember, no matter what, God has not forgotten YOU! He has not abandoned YOU! So whatever you do, don't abandon God.
This is why it is imperative that the message of Easter be known and understood by all mankind—otherwise millions of people will eventually feel abandoned by God.
God is a God of perfect holiness
Many people argue that if God is a God of love, how could he allow such suffering that exists in the world today—let alone send people to Hell—the place of ultimate abandonment? They don't realize that God is also a God of perfect holiness in whose presence no sin or sinners can ever survive. As some germs cannot survive in light, neither can mankind with the disease of sin ever survive in God's presence. It just isn't possible. In God's presence the "light of his infinite holiness" will automatically consume all that is evil.
God is a God of perfect justice
Furthermore God is not only a God of infinite holiness, but also a God of perfect justice. Unlike some human judges who, at times, make a mockery of the judicial process with their imperfect judgments, God's judgments are always just, perfect and right. And the just judgment of all sin is death—both physical and spiritual—the latter of which is eternal separation from, and abandonment by, God in Hell—whatever and wherever Hell is. This much we do know, Hell is a place from which there is no escape—ever!
God is a God of perfect love
The wonderful news is that because God is also a God of perfect love, he gave his own Son, Jesus, to pay the penalty for all mankind's sin. When Jesus died on the cross, he literally died in your place and mine, so we could be forgiven for all our sins, and receive God's gift of eternal life in Heaven to live with him forever.
In reality, God doesn't send people to Hell. We send ourselves there if we fail to accept God's full and free pardon. Furthermore, it's not so much that God abandons us. It is we who abandon God when we reject his pardon and turn our backs on him.
Accepting Jesus' death on your behalf
and his pardon, is obtaining your
"Passport into Heaven." Whatever you do,
don't leave earth without it.
Admitting and confessing your sinfulness to God, believing that Jesus is the Son of God and that he died on the cross to pay the penalty for all your sins, and accepting God's pardon, is how you obtain your "Passport to Heaven." Whatever you do, don't leave earth without it. Forgiveness and eternal life is then God's gift to you.
A simple, sincere prayer such as the following is all one needs to do to obtain his or her "Passport to Heaven."
"Dear God, I confess that I am a sinner and am sorry for all the wrongs that I have done. I believe that your Son, Jesus Christ, died on the cross to pay the penalty for all my sins. Please forgive me for all my sins and I invite you, Jesus, to come into my heart and life to be my Lord and Savior. I commit and trust my life and way to you. Please give me the desire and the help to be what you want me to be and to do what you want me to do. Thank you for dying for my sins, for your free pardon, for your gift of eternal life, and for hearing and answering my prayer. Gratefully in Jesus' name, amen."
1. From www.eSermons.com
2. See Matthew 25:46.
3. Matthew 27:46 (NIV).
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