Does the description of hell concern you? “Forever and ever” means just that! Can you stand being tormented day and night, non-stop? Think about it! I wouldn’t wish this kind of suffering on even my worst enemy, let alone on myself. Please, please, please, if you’ve never given eternity much thought in the past, or if you simply don’t care, please reconsider.
One might also ask, “Who else is going to be in heaven?” Well, the Bible states clearly, “After this, I saw a vast crowd, too great to count, from every nation and tribe, and people and language, standing in front of the throne and before the Lamb [Jesus]. They were clothed in white robes and held palm branches in their hands. And they were shouting with a great roar, ‘Salvation comes from our God who sits on the throne and from the Lamb’” (Revelation 7:9-10 NLT). These of course are those who have placed their faith in Jesus. Will you be in that crowd?
Last week, we looked at eternity, and the fact that it has no pauses, stops, or end. While in this life though, it could be redirected. In other words, one doesn't have to continue on a path that leads to an eternity of pain and suffering. As long as one is on this side of eternity, one has the opportunity to choose a different path, leading to an eternity of joy and peace.