A Buddhist monk named Athet Pyan Shinthaw Paulu who was dead for 3 days and visited hell that changed his life forever.
He was very disturbed to see Buddhist Monk in hell that he protested, “Gautama had good ethics and good moral character, why is he suffering in this lake of fire?”
The king of hell answered him, “It doesn’t matter how good he was. He is in this place because he did not believe in the Eternal God.”
“Jesus answered, “I am the Way and the Truth and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through Me. If you had known Me, you would know My Father as well. From now you do know Him and have seen Him” (John 14:6-7).
Where Will You Spend Eternity?
Jesus Christ made it very clear that a person’s relationship with God in this present life will determine his destiny in the life to come (Matthew 19:16-26; 7:13-23).
In a parable on the last judgment in Matthew 25:31, Jesus brought out this truth clearly. He concluded His parable saying, “These will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life” (v. 46).
Jesus has power over life and death because He rose from the dead (1 Cor. 15:4). “For to this end Christ died and lived again, that He might be Lord both of the dead and of the living” (Rom. 14:9). He is the very embodiment of God’s living power, conquering death and raising the dead (2 Cor. 13:4). Jesus alone gives eternal life.
Moreover, Jesus said the most sobering thing about man’s eternal destiny. Hell is the destiny of those who refuse Him. Heaven is the destiny of those who believe in Him.
Jesus not only gives eternal life; He is eternal life (1 Jn. 5:20; Jn. 11:25-26; Rom. 5:12; 1 Cor. 15:20; Gal. 2:16, 20; Phil. 1:21; 2 Cor. 4:10).
The life Christ gives is not confined to this life, but points to eternal life when the last enemy, death, is vanquished forever (1 Cor. 15:20-28; Rom. 6:22; Gal. 6:8; Rev. 21:4; 1 Thess. 4:13-17). We will be with Christ forever (Jn. 14:1-3; 1 Thess. 4:17; 2 Cor. 5:8; Phil. 1:23). This life that God gives is received by faith in His Son (1 J. 5:12).
The frightening thing is there is no escape from God’s judgment for eternity. The consequences of neglecting or rejecting God’s gift of life are tragic, we need to learn from Buddhist Monk. It is plain from God’s Word that sin will be punished (Matt. 10:15; Dan. 12:2; Jn. 5:28-29; Rom. 5:12-21). No one will be exempt. The message of the Bible is clear that there is never any indication that the punishment of sin ever ceases.