"But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:" 1 Peter 3:15 (KJV)
You Have the Right to Go to Hell
Today a thought crossed my mind: You have the right to go to hell if you want to. You may be one that refuses to acknowledge Jesus as the Son of God, you refuse to recognize your sinful nature, your need for repentance and, you do not believe that you must give your life to Jesus according to the Biblical reality of the Gospel. Guess what? You have the right to do so.
You may think that you do not need Jesus to go to heaven; you may think that you can go to heaven by placing your trust in the Muslim faith or you may become a Jehovah Witness, a Mormon, etc. The constitution of the United States gives you the freedom to do whatever you want, as long as you do not violate the law and the freedom of others.
That same constitution gives you the right to believe in the spiritual journey of your preference or believe in nothing that goes beyond you. My dear friend, this nation and God give you the right to go to hell if you so desire. The Bible tells us in 2 Peter 3:9,
The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance. (NIV)
You don’t have to be a doctor in theology to know that, even as God does not want anyone to end up in hell, many will end up there. That is because God has given all of us a free will.
I have been saying for some time that the church is distracted trying to change the world. The Bible is clear in letting us know who is the god of this world system, that is Satan according to 2 Corinthians 4:4. The Bible is also clear in letting us know that we do not belong to this world (John 17:14-15)
We, as Christians, should place our emphasis in pursuing the fulfillment of the first commandment of loving God above all things. We should be a people that embrace the process of sanctification. We are holy people, separated for God. We should not be behaving like the world. We also should be an example to the world by loving one another as a united family. If we do these things we will be able to impact the world more effectively than to trying to change laws, policies and our constitution.
Church! This is not our world and this is not our Kingdom. Our job is to make sure that we have the power, according to Acts chapter two, to be effective witnesses for our Lord Jesus Christ in the mix of this fallen world.
We need a Christ-centered life style and a life-centered message. There is a great portion of the church that has gotten involved with politics; they love to dance with the powerful. There is another portion of the church that has gone after higher learning and the prestige and fleshly dignifying and prideful attitudes that come alone with it. They sound good, but they have no power and no revelation.
We need the good old Gospel and all that the Gospel tells us to be, to do and to say. As for the rest of the world, even as rude and as heartless as this may sound, they have the right to their same sex marriage. They are gaining territory as they change their own laws to kill innocent children in their mother’s bellies. By the way, the killing of children was one of the last sins Israel got involved with before they were taken into captivity. That is prophetic of our times; perhaps our own captivity is coming. The world has the right to continue and promote their immorality. They have the right to promote their violent message through music, video games, movies, etc. They have the right to reject our loving God, but, make no mistake about it, they also have the right to go to hell.
An independent thinker with a profound call to see the orthodoxy of the church and passion for Christ manifesting together. Angel was born in Brooklyn, New York in April of 1968, he was raised on the beautiful island of Puerto Rico where he earned his B.S. degree in Sociology with a minor in Education from the Inter American University in San Germán in 1991. That same year he moved to Jacksonville, Florida. After working construction jobs for a year and learning the English language, his first job working with foster-care children in the capacity of youth care worker was with Jacksonville Youth Sanctuary in September of 1992. With JYS he was promoted several times as group home supervisor, legal caseworker, and program director.
While in Jacksonville, Angel studied a couple of martial arts styles. After earning his black belt, he became the founder of Good Fight Ministries as he used martial arts as an instrument to preach the gospel. In 2004 Angel was selected Martial Arts Instructor of the Year for the State of Florida and in 2005 Angel was inducted in the USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame where he also received the Christian Spirit Award. In July of 2005 Angel accepted his call to pastor a bilingual church in Winton, NC where he served for a couple of years. Five months later he lost his first wife to cancer in December of that same year. This initiated a deep valley of suffering in his life, a mountain of costly mistakes and the embracing of lifestyles of sin that are well documented through this blog.
In August of 2012 Angel moved to Fairbanks Alaska with his wife Rayette Casiano and six children who are now adults. In Alaska, Angel continued his social work-related career and his ministry of preaching, teaching and writing. Angel is the author of two books, Hope for the divorcee: Forgiving and Moving Forward and 7 Banderas de Esperanza: La Bendición de Yokdzonot. In January 8th of 2020 Angel and his wife moved to Arizona.
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