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Whatever Road One Follows Will Lead to God … Eventually!

Updated on August 8, 2019
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I have been studying and teaching Bible doctrine for over 48 years and the shepherding teacher for home based Churches. Sola Scriptura

Remember: it is never about from where we have come but where we are going.

You Do Not Want To Be Here!

There will be no joy this day.
There will be no joy this day. | Source

All Roads Will Eventually Lead to the Throne of God.

You have the co-exist crowd, Oprah Winfrey, Joel Osteen and the like preaching and teaching that everyone can serve God and get to Him (or Her or It) in their own fashion. While this is partially true; the path, the timing and the arrival place will be greatly disappointing to the masses.

The Path: if it is not directly into the presence of God upon one’s death, there is a terrible detour via hell. Now, one does not need to believe in hell should they so choose. One could also choose not to believe in gravity, but I guarantee that you will not find many that would put gravity to the test (i.e. – stepping off the top of a tall building) to see if it was real. Funny thing; the only way to test to see if hell is real, is to die; something most people avoid with every fiber of their being. Sadly, this is what the majority of mankind is doing; waiting until they die to see if it really exists.

The Timing: the side-effect of this path is that it lasts a long time and you have nowhere to go. If one died today, it would be a few years before the beginning of the millennium which adds another one thousand years to the temporary sentence. Many religious types are already there (i.e. – “…many shall say Lord, Lord…”) and they will spend every moment hoping beyond hope, that they will be able to talk their way out of judgment. You see, no has been judged as yet; they are in sort of a purgatory without hope. All they can do is wait, knowing that it is only going to get worse.

The Arrival Place: the Great White Throne. The crowds from hell will find themselves on the wrong side of the bar. This is not a happy place, for the vast majority of mankind is facing God and He is not wearing His happy face. The weeping and wailing will be deafening as the books are opened and each one’s personal judgment is decreed. There will be no cheering from the heavenly crowd for this is a solemn event…but everyone judged will bend their knee and give glory to the King of Kings.

God's Way of the Cross.

My path is of my God's choosing and in Him I will trust.
My path is of my God's choosing and in Him I will trust. | Source

Finding the Path: My Testimony.

Once I was blind but now I see has been the basis of my testimony for over 50 years. My problem was that I was trying so many different things to make me happy when the Truth had been staring me in the face for years. The church I attended as a kid I coined the term "amalgamatedmethalbapterian"; a church that believes nothing and preaches nothing. I remember discussing in the youth group what it meant to be a Christian. Answers like: believe there is a God, born in America, not Jewish or one of those Asian religions. We, as a group, never came to the Truth and went back to discussing the morality of the latest movie or TV show. Weirdly though, it seemed like every girl I found attractive turned out to be prudish Christians, with families that were really nice. As I look back now, I wonder why any of them allowed me to date their daughters, being that I was ignorant towards everything Christian. This continued into college, where I also ran into Campus Crusade for Christ; I could never shake those guys. I dropped out of school after the first year and joined the Marines in 1967; a very tumultuous time in America's history.

Long story, short: by September 1968, while recovering from injuries and a lost love; a deep, dark depression consumed me. I took leave to go home and see if there was something in life to make it worth living. I had enough prescription drugs in my possession to make my pain go away permanently. On the 19th, with hope running out, strangely I went to visit the father of my lost love. That night I found myself on my knees asking for mercy and forgiveness. The burdens of my soul disappeared in the twinkling of an eye; joy and peace filled every part of my being. I had found the Path and by my Lord's grace and keeping, I am on the Way.

God is Never Late, Perfectly On Time.

There is a time to every purpose under heaven ... Eccl. 3:1
There is a time to every purpose under heaven ... Eccl. 3:1 | Source

Fifty Years of God's Faithfulness and an Eternity With Him Awaits.

While the lost stumble around, trying to find the meaning of life or attempting to stay alive for one more day, I long to be with my Savior and Lord. I cannot comprehend how quickly these fifty years have passed, but I feel like a kid waiting for Christmas to come as I wait for Christ's return or my home going. Though the years have flown by, they carry with them the scars of battles fought and the joys of victories won.

A child of mine asked me one day: wouldn't I like to be twenty again? My answer was quick, Lord have mercy..NO! The years have been filled with trials and tribulations, such as the deaths of an infant daughter, my parents and all of my siblings, along with dear friends. I have learned some very hard lessons along the way: being betrayed by someone I unwisely trusted, the unfaithfulness of supposed brothers and sisters in Christ and too many situations of my own making. There is no way I want to go through all of that ever again. I know that other trials await me, such as those that accompany aging. I once believed that the older I got, the easier it would be to live a righteous life...wrong. God is still working on this old wretched sinner: He seems to be able to expose areas of my life that need improvement that I either didn't know existed or I hoped He didn't notice. If this is the worst I have to suffer this side of heaven; I am blessed beyond measure.

Heaven Awaits Those Who Love God.

There is a new day coming and it belongs to those who long for His appearing.
There is a new day coming and it belongs to those who long for His appearing. | Source

Forever In the Presence of God My Savior.

As the Word states, hell is never satisfied and neither are those who abide or should I say are imprisoned there. Satisfaction and hope no longer exist and are only a distant memory to those awaiting their judgment. God in His grace has erased my memory of the pain of those days when I wandered without hope. I have suffered some very dark days but I have never been without Hope since the day He saved me.

As First John 3:2 states, "...it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when He shall appear, we shall be like Him...". This is comfort to my soul, for how could I be able to stand and watch judgment pronounced on those I once knew and loved in my present condition. Every person will be resurrected, some to everlasting life and many to eternal damnation. As I cannot imagine what heaven will be like, neither can those souls who are destined for the Lake of Fire comprehend what awaits them, including those currently in hell.

God has set me on my current path, my time is eternally in His hands and He has prepared a place for me. My prayer is that the reader knows this to true in their life as well. May God bless.

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    • The70thweek profile imageAUTHOR

      David Campbell 

      2 years ago from Winlock, Washington

      I cannot say for any other person's salvation yea or nay, but someone will have to give an account for their preaching and teaching a watered down Gospel of half-truths. I may not know everything, but it is not for the lack of studying to show myself approved. It is the know-it-alls that have weakened the church and the people that have followed them are also without excuse. There will be a day of reckoning.

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      charlie 

      2 years ago from From Kingdom of God living on Planet earth in between the oceans

      amen and they have blinded so many to truth it is sad and sickning

    • The70thweek profile imageAUTHOR

      David Campbell 

      2 years ago from Winlock, Washington

      In this present world, the Truth has become one of the rarest items on earth. The church is blind and too worldly and become dull of hearing. Keep the faith.

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      charlie 

      2 years ago from From Kingdom of God living on Planet earth in between the oceans

      that I certainly can agree with It is so good to have someone else speaking truth, it is so rare on her and just about anywhere else

    • The70thweek profile imageAUTHOR

      David Campbell 

      2 years ago from Winlock, Washington

      charlie, you are absolutely correct. We will live with God on the New Earth within the New Heavens. Heaven becomes more of a term referencing where God resides, we will be there with Him. It is His choice of permanent residence with His children. As the Word say, no eye has seen, nor ear heard or has entered into the heart of man what has prepared for those who love Him. Our address is going to change and it will be "heaven" for us. Have a good. one.

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      charlie 

      2 years ago from From Kingdom of God living on Planet earth in between the oceans

      This article is similar to one of mine and is the only other article I have ever seen on the subject of hell/hades being the place of torment for the wicked and of rest for the disciples while waiting for the judgment.. I think we have discussed that heaven is not where the eternal kingdom of God will be but on the new earth where God will join all of his sons to live eternally with and among them. I believe If I remember correctly that you prefer the term heaven? but i just see that Rev 21 makes it clear, have you considered it , or maybe I remembered wrong?

      Rev 21:1-8

      21 Now I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away. Also there was no more sea. 2 Then I, John,* saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. 3 And I heard a loud voice from heaven saying, "Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people. God Himself will be with them and be their God. 4 And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away."

      5 Then He who sat on the throne said, "Behold, I make all things new." And He said to me,* "Write, for these words are true and faithful."

      6 And He said to me, "It is done!* I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. I will give of the fountain of the water of life freely to him who thirsts. 7 He who overcomes shall inherit all things,* and I will be his God and he shall be My son. 8 But the cowardly, unbelieving,* abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death."

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