In today's churches, topics such as 'hell' and the 'wrath/judgement of God' are not considered 'seeker-friendly'. The 'love gospel' is very trendy nowadays, the idea that God is just SO loving and SO caring that He would never send anyone to eternal hell. However, preaching this false gospel to the masses is to do them a major disservice. Indeed, Jesus Christ Himself is the original fire-and-brimstone preacher. So what is hell you may ask? Let me ask you a personal question first. Have you ever experienced a deep or profound loss in your life? Whether it be loss of a person through death, loss of love, loss of a job, or financial/material loss, I can't think of anyone who hasn't experienced loss at least once in their lifetime. If you took all your losses and doubled them, you still wouldn't even come close to what hellish loss is like. It is personal loss on a scale you cannot even possibly comprehend. It is total loss. It is a crushing loss. It is a crippling loss. Worst of all, being in hell is an eternal loss. Being seperated from God's perfect, eternal love is beyond anything you can describe. The word 'anguish' does not describe the sheer desolation that awaits the lost residents of hell. Am I making this up? Go read your Bible and tell me what you think. I don't have the space to do this topic justice but if this scares you, my friend I'm here to tell you that you have a choice. YOU DON'T HAVE TO GO TO HELL IF YOU DON'T WANT TO GO! Ask Jesus Christ to pardon your sins and I promise you that He will save you if your prayer is sincere. Nobody has to go to hell. Nobody should be afraid of death. Christ is my Rock of Salvation. Make Jesus your own personal 'Rock' today. You won't be disappointed.
In case you were wondering, Ariel Sharon is still (barely) in the land of the living. He is still in a permanent coma, or what you would call a persistent vegatative state (PVS). Unlike the late Terri Schiavo, Mr. Sharon has no hope for improvement. Not a big fan of euthanasia, but I think it's time for Israel to let go of one of it's favorite sons (and one of the Arabs most hated enemies). So no, you haven't missed Sharon's funeral. Watch this space for when the inevitable occurs.
Two items as it concerns Afghanistan:
1) Five Canadian soldiers were wounded, one seriously as he was taken to Landstuhl, Germany.
2) How NOT to win hearts and minds Dep't: While in a foreign country, drive like a maniac. Then, when you cause a massive traffic accident, start shooting your guns in the air. And above all, NEVER look like an occupying army. The locals hate that.
As our American friends commemorate Memorial Day, a touching tribute from a USMC officer to his fallen comrades.
Dismay and fury from Mr. Hugh Fitzgerald of Jihadwatch:
From the CBC, a link about the forces of Nature that interact and surround us on a daily basis (cool link of the day).
Apparently, all is not well with EU/Russian relations. Wow. Like I didn't see that one coming AT ALL!!
The Man in Black