In light of Stephen Hawking’s new and hopefully final book beyond the grave “There Is No God,” it doesn’t matter what our personal opinions in life may be. It doesn’t matter what some or many philosophers say, teach or preach. God still exists and Jesus Christ (God’s only begotten Son) is still the Messiah and judge of all regardless, what one believes or not as it written John 5:22-23 For the Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment unto the Son: That all men should honour the Son, even as they honour the Father. He that honoureth not the Son honoureth not the Father which hath sent Him.
God’s eternal existence or lack thereof is not determined by belief or popular opinions. He lives and you cannot wish Him away nor can we remain indecisive of our eternal future. The Holy Bible is right and all men (humanity) be liar’s, for God is the truth and eternity is too long to be wrong.
Jesus Christ Is The Dividing Line Between Heaven And Hell
The bottom eternal Line is: If you do not have Jesus Christ, you do not have eternal life. If you reject Jesus Christ, you willfully reject God and therefore Jesus Christ will reject you as did Stephen Hawkings, and if Jesus Christ denies you therefore, you will not enter Heaven
Matthew 10:32-33 Whosoever therefore shall confess Me before men, him will I confess also before My Father which is in heaven. But whosoever shall deny Me before men, him will I also deny before My Father which is in heaven.
There’s a saying that comes to mind, “A king for a day, but a fool for a life-time.” Foolishness goes far beyond a life time. It continues on through eternity after, whether you believe that or not. As the Holy Bible says in Ecclesiastes 2:16 For there is no remembrance of the wise more than of the fool for ever; seeing that which now is in the days to come shall all be forgotten. And how dieth the wise man? as the fool.
Psalm 14:1 The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.
As so Stephen Hawkings, died as a fool dieth in rejection of the existence of God and the salvation of Jesus Christ. He literally believed the cross is foolishness and lead many astray in his foolery, even after His death. Jesus Christ Himself ministered many times about the reality of an eternal place of torment, hellfire and damnation as the eternal consequence for sinning and rejecting God. One of a few passages of His teachings stands out in my mind, where He uses the word in the Hebrew “Gehenna” (Hinnom valley) which translates “Valley of Hell”
Luke 12:5 But I will forewarn you whom ye shall fear: Fear Him (God), which after He hath killed hath power to cast into hell (Gehenna); yea, I say unto you, Fear Him.
He describes Hell this way because Hinnom valley was the place where people threw their trash, and burned their dead animals, outside of Jerusalem. So Gehenna is referred here as a “garbage dump.” When a person rejects God, He cannot use that individual. If something is unusable, if something is broke beyond repair what do you do? Throw it away. Hell is literally a garbage dump of souls who rejected God, whom God could not save or use because salvation is dependent upon your free-will decision, to choose to believe and follow Jesus Christ unto eternal life (according to His standards) or not and end up in Hell.
Jesus Christ further ministers, Mark 9:47-48 To be cast into Hell fire: where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.
“The fire is not quenched” shows us that Hell is not a temporary condition after death but an eternal place, “where their“ refers to sinners who followed satan either knowingly or unknowingly.“Their worm dieth not” tells us that Hell was originally designed as an eternal prison of torture and torment for the devil (the worm/snake/satan) and for his angels (demons), since satan is refered to here by Jesus Christ as a worm. But unfortunately Hell is also a place for those who rejects and denies Jesus Christ and refused to follow Him on His terms and conditions. An eternal place for those who also worships satan knowingly or unknowing according to 1 John 3:8 which are those who are not written in the Book of Life.
By now Stephen Hawkings has seen the literal face of God and now believes, but it’s too late for him to erase all his foolishness on earth, nor can he repent. Eternally lost forever and died as a fool dies because he refused to believe the evidence of God through all his studying while living on earth. Blinded by pride, arrogance and the rejection of the Creator of all life. Friend, do not die as a fool dieth. Jesus Christ is The Answer to your eternal life. Our physical body will die, but our soul will live on in eternity
Hebrews 9:27 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:
Our eternal destination is dependent upon our choices now on earth while living. This life is really a Heaven or Hell issue. Settle it in your heart to follow Jesus Christ or not today. If you choose to follow Him unto eternal life, Cry out to Him and repent from this wicked, perverse and adulterous generation. If God is drawing you don’t put off because today is the day of salvation and tomorrow or the next hour is not guaranteed. And if you died tonight or sometime in the future without Jesus Christ, you will split Hell wide open. Jesus Christ is our only way of escape from Gehenna (Hell) and the Lake of Fire, the pending eternal judgment to come. If you deny and reject Jesus Christ and continue to do so in death, this is how your judgment will play out
Revelation 20:11-15 And I saw a great white throne, and Him (God) that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the Heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them. And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the Book of Life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works. And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and Death and Hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works. And Death and Hell were cast into the Lake of Fire. This is the second death. And whosoever was not found written in the Book of Life was cast into the Lake of Fire.
Acts 4:10-12 Let it be known to you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead, by Him this man stands here before you whole. This is the ‘stone which was rejected by you builders, which has become the chief cornerstone.’ Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under Heaven given among men by which we must be saved.
How Can You Be Saved?
Romans 10:8-13 The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach; That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on Him shall not be ashamed. For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon Him. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
Confess & Repent Repentance is acknowledging and confession of all your sins to God sincerely from the heart, while turning away from the life of sinning. It’s not feeling sorry and asking God for forgiveness. It’s a full surrendering of your heart, soul, mind and body to Jesus Christ where ever you are at right now. Don’t put it off, remember, life is not guaranteed the next hour. It is also acknowledging in your heart and confessing out of your mouth
1). Jesus Christ is Lord (1 Corinthians 12:3)
2). Born by the virgin birth in the flesh, conceived by the Holy Spirit (Matthew 1:18-23)
3). Died for the remission of our sins and rebellion against God (Luke 23)
4). Raised from the dead (Luke 24/1 Corinthians 15)
Believe Believing is active faith. Faith is knowing without doubting when you ask God to forgive your sins and cleanse you from all sins and unrighteousness, He will.
Call Calling upon the name of the Lord is crying out and asking Jesus Christ to save you. Ask the Father and His only begotten Son from this day forward to come into your heart and be God and Lord of your life. Ask God to write your name in the Lambs Book of Life. And ask Him to fill you with His Holy Spirit Luke 11:9-13 And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; Seek, and ye shall find; Knock, and it shall be opened unto you. For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. If a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father, will he give him a stone? Or if he ask a fish, will he for a fish give him a serpent? Or if he shall ask an egg, will he offer him a scorpion? If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask Him?
If you have done so, the next step is to read the Holy Bible, pray (talk to God in the name of Jesus) and let the Lord lead you to the church He want you to attend. Do these faithfully as unto the Lord because this will strengthen you in your continual walk with Jesus Christ. God bless you