But the children of the kingdom shall be cast out into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth (Matthew 8:12)

Just as it is possible to be saved, so also it is possible to go to hell after one is saved. Some believers are of the opinion that it is not possible to go to hell after one is saved but the truth will be clear after reading this devotion.

Unforgiving (Matthew 18:21-35)

Unforgiving is a deadly poison that the enemy uses against believers. Any Christians that harbours unforgiveness is automatically opening the door of hell to himself. In Matthew 18:21-35, Jesus discussed the case of unforgiving servant. In verse 23 (Matthew 18:23), He compared the kingdom of heaven to how the ‘King of heaven’ will judge the case of unforgiveness. Jesus went further to categorically say that anybody (including Christians) who cannot forgive offenders will be handed over to tormentors to supervise their eternal punishment

“And his lord was wroth, and delivered him to the tormentors, till he should pay all that was due unto him. So likewise shall my heavenly Father do also unto you, if ye from your hearts forgive not everyone his brother their trespasses.” (Matthew 18:34-35).

Wickedness and Slothfulness (Matthew 25:14-30)

Another reason why a Christian may end up in hell is because of wickedness, slothfulness and inability to add value to God’s kingdom through his/her given talent.

  “And cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.” (Matthew 25:30)

God hates wickedness, particularly when a Christian is wicked to a fellow believer. Whoever you are - pastor, bishop or minister – if you are wicked to those under you, believe me sincerely, you are joking with eternal fire (Matthew 24:48-51). Also, God expects every Christian to use the resources at their disposal to profit his kingdom. Whoever says in his heart, ‘let God sort his evangelism himself’ or perhaps says ‘how much I’m I earning to pay tithe and offerings’ is courting hell fire. If God has saved us through the resources and talent of others, he expects us to use our resources and talents to bring others to Christ as well. If we default, God sees that as being slothful and wicked. Beware!

Salvation first

The first step towards avoiding hell fire is total submission to Christ Jesus. Thereafter you can ask the Lord Jesus to help you as you make up your mind to forgive all your offenders. Giving your life to Christ is easy; all you need do is repent and pray this simple prayer of salvation. You can do that right away. Tomorrow might be too late!