Responding to Dale Vernon
Amen Dale! The only escape from the Hell that is coming on earth is vertical, not horizontal, and Jesus is His name. Funny thing is, this has always been true.
Most people in the USA over the past 60 years or so didn’t have to face that truth, so busy with their personal empire building and pleasure seeking were they. But now the handwriting is on the wall (I’m once again reading the book of Daniel in my daily Bible study…so apropos) and destruction is coming. Most American citizens can feel the coming judgment, even if they can not yet name it…our lives are thick with the promise of looming disaster.
As Believers in our Lord Jesus, we know that whatever happens to us here, we will hold to His promise that nothing can separate us from our King.
Romans 8:31-39 assures us…
31 What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? 32 He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things? 33 Who shall bring any charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies. 34 Who is to condemn? Christ Jesus is the one who died—more than that, who was raised—who is at the right hand of God, who indeed is interceding for us.j 35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword? 36 As it is written,
“For your sake we are being killed all the day long;
we are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered.”
37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 38 For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, 39 nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Look up, Jesus is coming soon! Maranatha!