On a recent road trip on several occasions I saw signs that showed the two split arrows that said, “Heaven or Hell? Your choice.”
I appreciate the zeal but it is not an accurate picture of the truth. It makes it seem like we are in some neutral ground where we can choose between the two. As one young man told me, “Why do I have to choose? I really don’t want either.”
The reason this particular graphic is misleading is that it misrepresents the message. And the message is this: we are all hell-bound. We don’t get a choice of hell. We are under the sentence of hell, now. Eternally.
The only choice we get is do we want rescued?
And Jesus is the rescue.
If we want him.