And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment: Hebrews 9:27
Many false teachings have arisen over the centuries in Christianity, including the doctrine of Purgatory. This is the belief where you can die, remain in Purgatory for awhile to purge your sins, then eventually work your way to Heaven. This is a total Heresy. As the scripture teaches us “We die one and then go to judgement” There are no second chances in Hell
It reminds me of the story Jesus taught about the Rich Man and Lazarus. (Luke 16:19-31) The rich man died and went to Hell and he begged Abraham to give him some relief from the torment of Hell, however Abraham reminded him once your in Hell you can’t get out! Don’t believe the lie that you can die in your sins and eventually go to Heaven, if there is a breathe left in your body, repent to the Lord Jesus Christ, for he is the only one who can forgive you of your sins
So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation. Hebrews 9:28
This is not a work based salvation, Jesus died once on the cross for the sins of all. As the old hymn says “Jesus paid it all”, there is no working your way into Heaven. You might say “ I don’t understand how Jesus can forgive all of the world’s sin”? An eternal God has control over eternity. You dont understand the power and precious blood of Christ, the blood shed by God Almighty as atonement for your sins
Just like at the end of the story of the Rich Man and Lazarus, Abraham said “If they don’t listen to Moses and the prophets (Word of God) they won’t be persuaded even if someone rises from the dead (Resurrection) (Luke 16:31) Jesus rose from the dead over 2,000 years ago and we still have people demanding a sign from God, people who still don’t believe in the supernatural, people who still reject Christ
Don’t believe the lies of this world, don’t die today and end up in Hell for eternity! Trust the Risen Savior! Repent to the only One who can forgive you of your sins and grant you eternal life, Jesus Christ , Amen!