Here’s Hope: Jesus Christ is risen from the dead. When life happens, never forget the truth: that God causes all things to work together for good to those of us who love God and have been called by Him according to His purpose. He has conquered death, and He lives forevermore. There is no pain in a believer’s life that He cannot transform into a blessing, there is no fear that cannot be used by God to make us fearless, and there is no foe that we cannot learn to forgive. My hope is in Jesus Christ; it is because He lives that I now live. It is because of His grace that I have new life and strength in my soul. He alone possess the power to work all things together for good in the life of those who follow Him, and by His grace, I am going to love this God and trust Him. I am not perfect, but I serve a perfect God. God bless.
Malcom Young, ac/dc guitarist, was on a highway to hell. Millions of people lauded him and his brother Angus, yet “what shall it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses his own soul?” – Jesus Christ.
Like all of us, Malcom was human. He was forced to retire from the rock-n-roll band in 2014 due to dementia. It breaks my heart to see the masses of people influenced through the music of this man and the lyrics of his songs, yet there is hope.
Hope is not found in a man, a cool rift from a guitar, or a lyric in a song. Hope is found in a Person. A Person so filled with love that He would willingly lay down His life for you and has.
Hope is found in Jesus Christ alone; because of Christ, no man or woman has to travel the highway to hell and end up in hell where there is weeping and gnashing of teeth, eternal torment and physical suffering, unceasing emotions of regret and guilt, incessant anxiety and fear, and outer darkness.
A rock-n-roll star can sing about hell all he wants in stadiums and arenas on this earth, but he won’t be singing in hell; he will be weeping and begging for mercy, he will be tormented in flames, and he will wail because of the pain and suffering induced upon his immortal soul. He will find no mercy because it’s too late.
All of us must repent of our sins and believe in the Lord Jesus Christ before we take our last breath on this earth, or there is no more hope of salvation:
“It is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment” – Hebrews 9:27.
Hell isn’t a sing along with Satan and his demons.
Hell is a place of punishment and eternal, conscious damnation.
The Lord Jesus Christ is a man’s or woman’s only hope in this life to escape the eternal consequences of our sinful lives.
The Lord Jesus Christ died on the cross for our sins according to the Scriptures, He was buried, He rose from the dead on the third day according to the Scriptures, He ascended into heaven where He presently sits at the right hand of God the Father, and He will one day return to this earth, destroy the ungodly, and establish His righteous rule on it.
All who repent of their sins and believe in Him will receive eternal life and remain with Christ for all eternity.
I hope that Malcom repented of his sins and believed in the Lord Jesus Christ before he died, and I pray that you will do the same.
May the Lord Jesus Christ open your eyes to His goodness, love, and grace. May you know Him who is from the beginning.
God bless you, dear friend.