Mark 8:37-38 “or what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?”
I just happened to accidentally found this short clip movie on youtube.com and I find it interesting. It is only 5mins though.
While watching it I don’t really understand the moral of the story or what the author’s message of the story then I scrolled down on the comments, then this comment caught my eye and I was enlightened, 🙂
It says like this “The moral of the story is not to sell your soul for material things.You’ll become trapped in a world of deception and dilusions.” LITTO V
Setting our affections above could gain us so much done trying to fill in the holes we have while we are here on earth material things, beautiful expensive clothes, gadgets and money that perisheth and could not even make us happy continually the whole day. Colossians 3:2-3 “Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.” We might be glad of these possessions but only for a due season of time. As what the wisest man hath said “because wanting cannot be numbered”. Ecclesiastes 1:15 “That which is crooked cannot be made straight: and that which is wanting cannot be numbered.”
The sad thing about it, is sometimes it’s too late when we realize and we cannot escape anymore. Like the little Boy Doll riding on the bike trying to escape. When you choose this world over what God hath been trying to give you w/c is Eternal Life in Christ Jesus. You have no escape anymore.
THE BIBLE’S DESCRIPTION OF HELL
Hell is described in the Bible as a place of great despair, sorrow, and agony. Read the following verses, and you will see what I mean.
Matthew 8:11-12, “Many shall come from the east and the west, and shall sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in the kingdom of heaven: but the children of the kingdom shall be cast out into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.”
Matthew 13:41-42, “The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity; and shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.”
Matthew 13:49-50, “So shall it be at the end of the world: the angels shall come forth, and sever the wicked from among the just, and shall cast them into the furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.“
Yes, hell is truly a place of torment. And those in hell will face not only physical torment, but mental anguish as well. For, you see, those in hell will be fully aware of the fact that they could have gone to heaven if only they had not chose to reject Christ. Luke 13:28, “There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when ye shall see Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, and all the prophets, in the kingdom of God, and you yourselves thrust out.” In hell people will learn the true meaning of regret.
“BUT THE WORLD IS SO BAD NOW, I FEEL THAT HELL IS RIGHT HERE ON EARTH”
To those who say, “hell is right here on earth,” you haven’t seen the half of it. Think about it. No matter how bad things seem here on earth, your life here will some day end. You will live what? 80 years? 90 years? Then theoretically your death would put an end to this earthly so-called hell. Here on earth you have an escape from all sickness or evil. Death is your escape.
But the real hell which awaits those who reject the Lord IS NEVER OVER. That is how I know that hell is not here on earth, because where hell is concerned, there is no escape! Mark 9:44 says that hell is “Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.” And Matthew 25:46 tells us, “And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.” And in Revelation 14:11 we read, “And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever; and they have no rest day nor night…” Friend, a heart attack cannot end the true hell. A bullet to the head will not end hell. Nothing will put an end to the torment of hell.
Your worst experience here on earth pales in comparison to the place called hell that Jesus spoke of. Therefore, comparing the evil that is happening on earth to hell is like comparing a slight sunburn to being set on fire — a fire that cannot be quenched. There is no comparison!