WHAT THE LOST MAN DISCOVERS SIXTY SECONDS AFTER DEATH
At death all opportunities for salvation are gone.
DEATH DOES NOT END ALL
There are those who say that death is all. Ro. 1:22
- Voltaire – "I am abandoned by God and man: I shall go to hell."
- Some religious people.
- God’s word reveals the truth.
1Cor. 15:51,52 – not all sleep- some shall He. 9:27 The empty tomb of Jesus proves this is true.
Assures our own resurrection 1Cor.15:12-19; Jn. 5:28,29
THAT GOD HAS A RECORD OF HIS SIN
Rev. 20:12 – how much plainer can you get.
2Cor. 5:10; 1Pe. 1:17
God knows all about your sin. Rev. 2:23
Sees everything you do. Jer. 16:17; Ez. 11:5 – even every thought
How does that make you feel?
THAT SATAN HAS LIED TO HIM
Of course! That is Satan’s main characteristic. Jn. 8:44
He lied to Eve Gen. 3:4; everyone – Prov. 16:2; us – "God will not condemn."
But God will judge. Mt. 25:31ff
THAT THERE IS A HELL
People like to believe in heaven but not hell
There is a hell
torment Mt. 25:41-46; It never ends Mk.9:44; fire Rev.20:10
The rich man woke to torment.
THAT HE HAS MISSED THE GREATEST THINGS IN LIFE.
His own salvation
- What could be more important? Rev. 20:6
- Consider the alternative.
- To win others to Christ
Now he sees the need. V. 27,28 – but it’s too late.
- To truly love those around him. "The Greatest Man I Never Knew"
HE STILL HAS A MEMORY
He remembers every sermon.
Maybe even Jesus Himself. All the warnings of the prophets
He remembers all those times he was convicted – and turned away.
He remembers the prayers of his mother.
ALL OPPORTUNITIES TO BE SAVED ARE GONE FOREVER
There will be no second chance. He. 9:27
Death is a time of dividing and separating Mt. 25:33
This separation cannot be altered by anyone else. Ez. 18:20
- Notice he had nothing to say in his own defense.
Have you made provision for winter?