Alex Kremer 03-06-2022 // One Destiny; Two Destinations - Luke 16:19-31
Mankind shares a single destiny. At some point, unless the Lord returns, every one of us will die. Death is the just penalty of a Holy God for our sin (Genesis 2:61-17; Romans 6:23). But while we all share a common destiny, we do not all share the same destination. The truth of Scripture is that our existence does not end at death. Rather, we will continue to exist in the presence of God in His glory, or we will exist separated from Him in Hell.
In today's lesson, we are introduced to two characters. One simply known as "Rich man," the other is given a name, "Lazarus." Both die, joined together in that single destiny. But while the poor man is found after his death in the bosom of Abraham, that is heaven, the rich man finds himself in the agony of Hades; that is, Hell.
From our passage, we will draw five lessons:
All die and share the same destiny, but there are different destinations
The nature of Hell
The eternity of Hell
God's Word provides the means of escape from Hell
If we don't accept what God says in the Scriptures, we won't listen to anything else.
Thank you for listening to today's lesson. May you be blessed and encouraged through the teaching of God's Word.