Hellish Choice

by | Jun 9, 1998 | Choices, Hell, Salvation

A highly skilled nurse died and arrived before St. Peter at the pearly gates, who explained, “We have this policy of allowing you to choose whether you want to spend eternity in heaven or hell.” “That’s easy,” the nurse said. “I want to stay in heaven.” “It’s not that easy,” said St. Peter. “You have to spend a day in each place before making this decision.”

With that, he put the nurse on an elevator and sent her down to hell. The elevator doors opened and the nurse found herself in a sunny garden, where many former friends and colleagues warmly greeted her. She had a great time all day laughing and talking about old times. That night, she had an excellent supper in a fantastic restaurant. She even met the devil, who turned out to be a pretty nice guy. Before she knew it, her day was over and she returned to heaven. The day in heaven was great as well. She lounged around on clouds, sang, and played the harp.

At the end of the day, St. Peter came and asked for her decision. “Well, heaven was great and all,” the nurse said, “but I had a better time in hell. I know it sounds strange, but I choose hell.” With that, she got back in the elevator and went back down. When the doors opened, she saw a desolate wasteland covered in garbage and filth. Her friends, dressed in rags, were picking up garbage and putting it into sacks. When the devil walked over, she said to him, “I don’t understand. Yesterday, this place was beautiful. We had a delicious meal and a wonderful time laughing and talking.”

The devil smiled and said, “Yesterday, we were recruiting you. Today, you’re staff.”

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Even though this story isn’t biblically accurate, it is a good illustration of how the devil makes sin look good and lures people away from the true peace and happiness that only comes from a personal relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ. I don’t want you to be deceived by the tricks of the enemy. The devil will do everything in his power to entice you and make you think that living your life against the Lord is where the most fun will be found, but that is a lie straight from the pits of hell. Only with the Lord as your leader will you find the true peace that He offers to all who come to Him. (John 10:9-11) (Revelation 3:20)

There are many people who do not believe in Jesus Christ, but rather put their trust in the big bang theory or evolution and believe their ancestors were monkeys, but that’s a shame because they are going to miss heaven and eternity with God. The Bible declares in Proverbs 16:25 “There is a way that seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to death.” Trusting in yourself and intellect cannot save you and get you into heaven, but only by faith and confession of the Lord Jesus Christ, for the Bible declares in Acts 4:12 “Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.”

Read and meditate on these scriptures:

Revelation 20:14-15 “And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.”

1 John 1:8-10 “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar, and His word is not in us.”

Ephesians 2:8-9 “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast.”

Romans 10:12-13 “For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon Him. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

John 6:35,37 Jesus says “I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst. All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.”

All scriptures can be found in the King James Version.

There is a great quote that I read once and I believe it is relevant to this message: “No Jesus, No Peace; Know Jesus, Know Peace”.

In Christ Service,

Dwayne Savaya Godswork@mail.com

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