No trial or tribulation

Or pain and torture too,

Will ever compare to those in hell:

A place that’s real and true.

We like to believe all rest in peace

Without the writhing in agony too,

When our humanistic and worldly ways

Want to determine what is true.

When God says ‘Depart from Me’

To those who believe were His,

Imagine the level of deception

And the lies that have bred within.

When Jesus sits at the centre

Of our heart and in all we do,

There is clarity in our decisions

With His wisdom that is true.

Our friends may appear sincere

But their opinions can lead us to hell,

When they’re not grounded in the word of God

Where truth and righteousness does dwell.

Because the gate is truly narrow

As Christ proclaims He is the way,

And the truth and life that leads to God

Where this fact always remains.

Jesus spoke of hell

And several times indeed,

And we sincerely know He never lied

But warned us gently to take heed.

When we examine ourselves

And forgive those who do us wrong,

God’s forgiveness will extend to us

With His grace so pure and strong.

These words are penned with love

And never to judge or to condemn,

But as a warning and a timely reminder

That God’s judgement will be sent.

A loving God demands justice

As He’s sincere and holy too,

And given that we all fall short

We need the Holy Spirit to be renewed.

As long as there is breath

There’s time to repent and change:

To rest in greener pastures

Where God’s mercy will remain.

Nothing will compare 

To God’s grace and forgiveness too,

Hence the sacrifice of Jesus Christ

Who expressed His love for me and you.

(C) P.B. 2021

“Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction and there are many who go in by it.”  Matthew 7:13

“Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven.  Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’”  Matthew 7:21-23

“It is better for you to enter the kingdom of God with one eye, rather than having two eyes, to be cast into hell fire – ‘where their worm does not die, and the fire is not quenched.’”  Mark 9:47-48

“For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.”  Romans 3:23

“For if you forgive men their trespasses, your Heavenly Father will also forgive you.  But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.”  Matthew 6:14-15

“Therefore the Lord will wait, that He may be gracious to you; And therefore He will be exalted, that He may have mercy on you.  For the Lord is a God of justice; Blessed are all those who wait for Him.”  Isaiah 30:18

“Now ‘if the righteous one is scarcely saved, where will the ungodly and the sinner appear?’” 1 Peter 4:18

“Repent, and let every one of you be baptised in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.”  Acts 2:38

“Jesus said to him, ‘I am the way, the truth, and the life.  No one comes to the Father except through Me.’”  John 14:6