The spirit world is a reality. The Lord God of the Highest Heaven, and his holy angels, are a reality. Satan, his angels, and hell are also real. Jesus rightly stated: “If I have told you earthly things, and you believe not, how shall you believe, if I tell you of heavenly things?” (John 3:12). Heaven is a reality and salvation is a reality!
Jesus stated that many people will not go to heaven: “Enter in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leads to destruction, and many there be that go in there at: Because strait is the gate and narrow is the way, which leads to life, and few there be that find it” (Matt.7:13, 14).
Our journey in life leads either directly to heaven, or directly to hell. It is therefore correct to say that the closest that those who believe in Christ will ever come to hell, is the current life on earth. As far as sinners who do not believe in Christ are concerned, life on earth is the closest that they will ever come to heaven.
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