Hurray! I Wonít Go to Gehenna!
Written by Joan Y. Edwards
Copyright © 2006 Joan Y. Edwards
We told him, ďStop.† You are not a disciple of
We told him that he had not been
Donít stop him.† Let him continue. He is performing a mighty deed in my name.† He is not talking bad things about me.† Therefore, he is working for us, not against us.
I donít understand, Lord.
Anyone who gives you a cup of
water to drink because you belong to
What if someone persuaded a child to sin against you?
Anyone who causes a child who believes in me to sin will have great punishment.
How so, Lord?
It would be better if he puts a huge rock, the size of a boulder around his neck and falls into the deep sea.
You mean his punishment would be worse than drowning in the ocean.
Yes. If your hand causes you to sin, cut it off. It is better for you to go through life without any hands, than to be sent by my heavenly Father into Gehenna.†
Do you mean I should cut off my hands, Lord?
I mean that it would be better to get rid of anything that keeps you from doing Godís will.
So if my foot causes me to sin, I should cut it off.
It is better for you to go through life crippled than to have your feet take you to do evil things and be thrown into Gehenna.
The disciples decided that it was
very bad to sin or to cause someonelse to sin.† They found out if you keep someone away from
sin that would be good.† And if you get
the evil spirits out of someone, that is good.†
Now letís go to
If we are baptized and stay on Godís path, we wonít be thrown into Gehenna.†
If we love God above all things and our neighbors as ourselves, we will not be thrown into the fires of Gehenna.
Thatís absolutely right.†
I feel better
knowing that he does not want me to cut off my feet.†
Go in peace and serve on the side of the Lord, he will keep you away from Gehenna!†
Let us pray you and I use our
hands and our feet to honor God the Almighty Father through
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