The Shadow of Reality
Revelation 21:6-8 (NIV)
6 He said to me: “It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. To the thirsty I will give water without cost from the spring of the water of life.7 Those who are victorious will inherit all this, and I will be their God and they will be my children. 8 But the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars—they will be consigned to the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death.”
Three topics (reasons for Hell) to be covered:
1 – The Vindication of the Victims
2 – The Earnestness of Life
3 – The Weight of Sin
A reading from “The Didache” (from The Apostolic Fathers – Greek Texts and English Translations, Third Edition)
1 There are two ways, one of life and one of death, and there is a great difference between these two ways.
2 Now this is the way of life: First, you shall love God, who made you. Second, you shall love your neighbor as yourself; but whatever you do not wish to happen to you, do not do to another.
Readings from The Great Divorce by C.S. Lewis
David is a Theologian and Ethicist.