This man goes to hell and has been allowed back to tell us what it was like. Some may laugh, but at the end of the day, this is just one of thousands of people we know about that have been through the same thing.

By Nerti U. Qatja@VOP_Today

Give it a watch and make your own mind up.

1 John 3:7-8………Little children, let no one deceive you. He who practices righteousness (keeps to what God commands us, to live a holy set apart life, puts Jesus first in everything) is righteous, just as He (Jesus) is righteous. He who (wilfully sins, doesn’t make an effort but runs into it, without fear of God) sins and is of the devil.

So what does the bible say about a righteous man?

James 5:16…..Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer (MEANING Having or displaying a passionate intensity) of a RIGHTEOUS man (meaning just, right, upright, rightful, fair, honest) AVAILETH much.

So what is righteousness? Righteousness meaning to walk with God, to turn from sin. We cannot be righteous if we continue in sin deliberately, this is not pleasing to God. Yes we can be forgiven, but how can we be called righteous if we continue without fear of God.

To many Christians today take Gods GRACE for granted, they go to church giving him praise, but with the same tongue later gossip about others. With one hand they seem to be serving God, with the other they slave themselves to sin. The bible tells us we need to be perfect and holy before God, getting rid of anything that is not pleasing to him.

2 Corinthians 7:1…..Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh (meaning sin of the flesh, bad habits not pleasing to God) and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.

The spirit and the flesh are in conflict with each other, so we are NOT to do whatever we want. We MUST continually check how we are living each day, making sure what we are doing is what we are meant to be doing.

Galatians 5:19-21……The acts of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; idolatry (idolatry meaning ANYTHING that you put before God, it does not just mean other gods) and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this WILL NOT INHERIT THE KINGDOM OF GOD.

It’s important that we don’t underestimate the consequences of habitual gratification of our flesh. This is why Paul issues a warning in verse 21: “I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God.” Heed Paul’s words, and don’t try to explain them away! He warns those who embrace “acts of the flesh” that they will not inherit the kingdom of God. In other words, hell is the destination of all who live by these acts, regardless of how much knowledge they have, how articulate they are, or what position they have in the church. This is deadly serious—so don’t be deceived.

So how do we be righteous? The answer is clearly seen in the scripture below.

Galatians 5:22-25…..But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit. Let us not become conceited, provoking and envying each other.

And one final scripture……….

James 4:17……. If anyone, then, knows the good they OUGHT to do and doesn’t do it, TO HIM IT IS SIN.