THERE IS ONLY ONE HOPE
AND HIS NAME IS JESUS CHRIST!
YOUR SUICIDAL TENDENCIES ARE
THE RESULT OF YOUR SIN.
YOU HAVE HEARD OF JESUS AND PROBABLY KNOW A LITTLE ABOUT HIM, BUT YOU HAVE NEVER CALLED ON JESUS TO SAVE YOU. RIGHT NOW, WHEREVER YOU ARE CALL OUT:
"JESUS, PLEASE SAVE ME!
I'M A SINNER. YOU DIED FOR MY SINS AND I CAN'T SAVE MYSELF - ONLY YOU CAN!"
Now read the rest of the paper and
find out why everybody (rich, poor, black
and white, educated or not) must call on
Jesus Christ to save them from their sins.
"Neither is there salvation in any other:
for there is NONE OTHER NAME under
heaven given among men, whereby
WE MUST be saved." (Acts 4:12)
LET'S START AT THE BEGINNING!
One of the following may apply to you:
Things may be pretty bad for you at the moment, but PLEASE DON'T KILL YOURSELF. Killing yourself won't end the agony you're going through ... it'll only start!
If you haven't received Jesus Christ as your Saviour, you will go to hell and scream in torment and agony for ever and ever.
YOUR PRESENT STATE IS THE RESULT OF HAVING MADE WRONG CHOICES
Everybody looks back on their lives and wishes they'd made different choices e.g.
# "If only I'd done that!"
# "If only I had stayed at school and learnt my maths, I'd have a good job today!"
# "If only I'd obeyed my parents/teachers/ those in authority over me, I wouldn't be feeling like this!"
# "I wouldn't be in jail if only..."
But none of us ever made any right choices because the Bible says that all of us are rebellious - rejecting parents, our teachers.
The Bible says:
"Yet man is born unto trouble, as the sparks fly upward." (Job 5.7)
Sinning comes naturally to men and women because that's the way we're made.
WE ARE ALL SINNERS & EVERYONE KNOWS THIS DEEP DOWN!
The Bible says: "For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God."
EVERYBODY IS BORN SINFUL
Do you want to know why you sin and can't help yourself? YOU WERE BORN THAT WAY! (and it's a lie of the church to pretend to be able to wash that original sin away.)
We sin because we're sinful and we can't help it. Till the day a man or woman dies, they constantly sin.
Now the Bible says that it only takes one little sin to eternally separate ourselves from God and be punished in hell forever. God is pure and holy and He can't allow sinful creatures into heaven. Everyone knows that. Even the Hindus and Moslems know that. That's why we saw on TV recently, over 13 million Hindus washing themselves in the Ganges River in a vain attempt to purify themselves and be acceptable to God.
Ever since the day we were born, everyone of us has been in rebellion - against parents, teachers, the police and the list goes on (and I've no doubt that you could justify your actions as to why you acted in certain ways and at certain times.)
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER YOU DIE?
There are only 5 possibilities (3 are lies and 2 are fact)
1. " SIX FOOT UNDER" & NO MORE FEELINGS EVER. The Bible says that this is a lie. The Apostle Paul said he had the desire to die and go home to be with Jesus. He said: "For l am in a strait betwixt the two, having a desire to depart, and to be with Christ: which is far better."
This is a lie made up by Rome to gouge money out of grieving relatives.
This is another lie. When you die you'll be judged right away. The Bible says: "And as
it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment. "(Hebrews 9:27)
This is fact. Jesus never lied.
He describes hell as a place " WHERE THEIR WORM DlETH NOT. AND THE FIRE IS NOT QUENCHED. " (Mark 9:44,46,48)
This is fact. Funny how people want to believe in heaven but not hell. The Bible talks about "heaven" and "hell" hundreds of times, as real places.
EVERYONE IN HELL NEVER
PLANNED ON GOING THERE.
Why is that? There are four reasons:
they * got baptized
* went to church
* were good people and
* did their best
WHAT DID JESUS SAY ABOUT HELL?
"And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul, but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell" (Matthew 10:28)
WAS JESUS A LIAR?
The Bible says that Jesus was sinless. No my friend, Jesus was telling the truth and time and time again He talks about hell and the awful reality of eternal flames and torment.
CUT OFF HANDS, FEET & PULL OUT EYES? Jesus warns of hell again: "And if thy hand offend thee, cut it off, it is better for thee to enter into life maimed, than having two hands to go into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched, WHERE THEIR WORM DIETH NOT, AND THE FIRE IS NOT QUENCHED. And if thy foot offend thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter halt into life, than having two feet to be cast into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched: WHERE THEIR WORM DlETH NOT, AND THE FIRE IS NOT QUENCHED. And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out: it is better for thee to enter into the kingdom of God with one eye, than having two eyes to be cast into hell fire: WHERE THEIR WORM DlETH NOT, AND THE FIRE IS NOT QUENCHED. " (Mark 9:43-48)
Now why would Jesus be warning people to dismember their bodies if hell was a figment of people's imagination? HE WOULDN'T.
For those who read and believe the Bible, they see that Jesus is serious about hell and that it is a place of terrible and never-ending pain and torment. Why would Jesus say that it's better to have only one eye, hand or foot in this life? ANSWER: Those in hell forever wish that parts of their body weren't there to get rid of some of the pain.
WHAT'S HELL LIKE?
* A lake of fire - Revelation 20:15
* A bottomless pit - Revelation 20:1
* A horrible tempest - Psalm 11:6
* A devouring fire - Isaiah 33:14
* A place of sorrows - Psalm 18:5
* A place of weeping - Matthew 8:12
* A furnace of fire - Matthew 13:41-42
* A place of torments - Luke 16:23
* Where they wail - Matthew 13:42
* Where God is cursed - Revelation 16:11
* Where there's no rest - Revelation 14:11
* A place of outer darkness - Matthew 25:30
* Where they scream for mercy - Lk16:24
* Where they can never repent - Matt 12:32
* A place of everlasting punishment Matt 25:46
* Where they gnaw their tongues - Rev16:10
* Where they feel the wrath of God - Rev 14:10
* A place of everlasting destruction - 2Thess1:9
* A place for the devil and his angels- Matt 25:41
* Where the fire never goes out- Mark 9:48
* A place of everlasting burnings - Isaiah 33:14
* Where they don't want their loved ones to come - Luke 16:27-28
THERE ARE FIVE FACTS OF LIFE -
WHETHER YOU'RE GOING TO SUICIDE
1. You are sinner.
The Bible says "All have sinned" (Rom. 3:23)
2. You will die. (Everyone knows this!)
3. You will be judged.
The Bible says so! ":..it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment." (Hebrews 9:27)
4. You can't save yourself.
The Bible says so! The good works that you do are only good in your eyes. In God's eyes, you are a hopeless sinner. "... we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags... " (lsaiah 64.-6)
5. Your only hope is Jesus Christ.
Only when you are ready to accept that:
1. You are a lost and dying sinner
2. Your good works are unacceptable to God - will you see your need for Jesus Christ to save you. He paid the price for your sins (past present and future) because you couldn't. Only by receiving Him as Saviour can you enter into heaven.
You have nothing to impress God with, except to receive Jesus by faith.
"But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. " (Romans 5: 8,9)
Pray right now for Jesus to save you. Have your sins forgiven and washed away. Take Him as your Saviour because he died for your sin. He will save you - it's a fact - He promised. Tomorrow could be too late.
By Harley Hitchcock