In a survey conducted by Pew Research Center, November 10, 2015, it was discovered that most Americans do believe in heaven and hell. They discovered that 72% believe in heaven, “defined as a place ‘where people who have led good lives are eternally rewarded,’” (Pew Research Center’s 2014 Religious Landscaped Study). However, Pew Research Center found that “58% of U.S. adults also believe in hell, or a place “where people who have led bad lives and die without being sorry are eternally punished.”
In Luke 16:19-31, Jesus told a story of two men, the rich man and Lazarus. This is a story of contrasts and opposites, for these two men have nothing in common, with the exception that they live, die, and enter eternity.
This past Thursday, August 22, 2019, the news released a current update on the Titanic that sank the night of April 14, 1912. In less than two hours the “unsinkable ship” was engulfed by the Atlantic Ocean, and more than 1,500 people entered eternity. For the past 107 years those 1,500 individuals have been in eternity, and their time there has only just begun.
According to the Scriptures, and the teachings of Jesus, everyone that has ever lived, is alive, or will live, will spend eternity in one of two places, heaven or hell. Where you will spend your eternity?