Yellowstone…our first national park…should rank high on a vacation list. Probably the first thing
you think of is “Old Faithful” geyser. No, it’s not the tallest…”Yellowstone” geyser is
the tallest, but Old Faithful is the most dependable, shooting hot water into the air on an average of every 92 minutes. And
roaming among the bubbling places are elk, wolves, grizzley and black bears, deer, and buffalo, which are more comfortable
wading deep snow than fighting insects on hot summer days.
And when you’re roaming Yellowstone park, you’re tempting nature. Because it can be said that
you’re standing on a gigantic volcano that’s just waiting to blow. Hot, bubbly liquid is gurgling up out of the
ground in hundreds of places, and even where there’s clear, pretty, water springs, their beauty can scald you to death.
Yes…if you want a stronger belief about a real hell, Yellowstone National Park is it. People there say
it’s “where hell bubbles up.” And in fact, the Bible, when speaking of hell, indicates that it’s “down.”
And even though we don’t see any indication of that raging fire so hot that it melts stone, it’s here beneath
us, too. The center of the earth is a molten substance that the Bible describes as a lake of fire…fire and sulphur…and
brimstone, where those who don’t accept Christ will, and I quote, be “cast into the lake of fire, and whosoever
was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.” That’s in the 20th chapter of Revelation,
while the 21st chapter talks of both that hell and the Heaven Christians will receive, and chapter 22 continues describing
some of the heaven we’ll enjoy.
Reading there about what happens to us after our death, it’s easy to see that the sin of this life is
NOT “as good as it gets,” as the commercials say. Hell is as BAD as it gets, while Heaven is so good that the
Apostle John, who actually saw it in a vision, did not have words to describe it.
And considering the fact that there are people around this earthly globe, dieing every minute, you’d
do well to make things right with Christ right now, “before you dot another eye,” as old Scrooge told his clerk,
once he had seen the light.
My point in writing to you here, is to hope you choose the right road. Talk to Christ about it.