The Sinner’s Destiny
For the souls of men the Bible
Has two destinies-heaven or hell.
Out of 264 chapters in the N. Testament
234 verses speak of eternal hell.
There are 27 Books in the N. Testament,
If life’s road were 27 miles in course,
And there were 234 signs saying this road
Leads to hell, I’d change my course.
In Jeremiah, their ways shall be slippery
In the darkness. In Deut. Their feet shall
Slide in due time. In Isaiah, Hell from
Beneath will meet them as they fall.
Jesus declared, “…depart from me
You cursed, into everlasting fire…these
Shall go away into everlasting punishment.”
Because sinful ways have been appeased.
But Jesus said, “He that hears and
On me has everlasting life and shall not
Come into condemnation, but is passed
From death unto life.” In hell be not caught.
“Christ died for our sins…” “Believe on
The Lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved.”
“To as many as received Him, to them gave
He power to become the sons of God.”
I asked God to forgive and cleanse me,
To come into my heart. I promised, as shown,
To live for Him, as a Christian should,
He forgave, and claimed me as His own.
(c) Rex H. Henderson 2003
The Sentence of Life
Children may play in make-believe
World. “When I was a child, I thought
As a child…as a man I put
Away childish things.” As we ought.
Jesus introduces stern realities.
Every man is under the sentence
Of life. The way of the broad gate
Is self destruction, self indulgence,
Broad to begin, but narrows to
Destruction under crushing pressure.
The narrow gate by repentance and faith,
But widens to abundant life secure.
The Pharisees refused to face reality.
They chose the broad way, indiscreet,
Given to rituals and duties. They reminded
Jesus of children playing in the street.
Like Children playing, they played at Religion. They
took the broad way
Of shifting sand where angry roares the
Storm, and the house is swept away.
Jesus calls aloud in the streets. “O heedless
Ones, how long will you choose to mock.”
Be like the wise man who built wisely
His house upon the Rock.
(c) Rex H. Henderson 2003)