Guilty people go to hell
There. I said it. That’s what happens to guilty people. Not jail. Hell. Sounds kinda bleak, doesn’t it? And even if you count yourself among the non-judging people, you probably have a few choice words for me right about now. It’s Ok. I’ve heard ‘em before.
Guilty people tend to know they’re guilty.
When I was probably around 10 or 11, and my brother and I were staying with my mom for the summer in Kansas, I remember mom babysitting some neighbors’ kids. The little kids were pulling out toys from the toy box in the playroom, when suddenly one of the was wailing like a banshee.
One little boy had decided all the toys were meant to be in his possession. And since he was little bigger than the others, he managed to hoard the toys and keep all invaders away. Of course, one of the others knew a way around his defenses. Cry out as loud as possible until an adult came to the rescue.
My mom sent me to see what was wrong, and I reported back to her what I just shared with you. And I noticed a curious thing about the little boy when my mom came to confront him about taking all the toys to himself. His face. He looked downright guilty. In fact, I could tell he KNEW he was guilty. And yet that didn’t stop him from hoarding all the toys.
How do you know you’re wrong?
If you’re just a collection of carbon matter, then there’s really no such thing as guilty people. Without a source of absolute truth, absolute right and wrong, actions just become a matter of opinion. Like I’ve said many times, “if matter’s all there is, then nothing really matters.”
But you’re so much more than a carbon footprint. You and I were made in the image and likeness of God. We know right from wrong because He wrote the truth on the tablet of our hearts.
If you’re like me, and if you’re human, you are…then you sin. And your guilt will either take you to hell or to Jesus. I recommend Jesus. He loves you. He’s the source and symbol of love. But He’s also just, righteous, and true. And He doesn’t play favorites. If you don’t want to live with Him forever, you’ve just made a horrible decision. But He won’t force you to change your mind.
If you think you can get to Heaven (you know, that “better place” they’re always talking about in movies) on your own, then you’ve got a lot of work to do. And I can guarantee you’ll never be able to get the work done. But here’s something you might not know…
Guilty people also go to Heaven.
There are no innocent people. So, it comes down to a choice. Life WITH God. Or death APART from God. You get to decide for yourself. Seems like a no-brainer to me. But most people don’t think like me. I know, on my own, I’m literally guilty as hell. And I know I’m not on my own. I chose to trust Jesus died for me, and that His innocence covers my guilt. Thank God.