I have had a hard time believing that there is a Heaven. I know people who live a Christian life because they want that great reward in Heaven. I’ve always had difficulting believing there is a heaven. I mean the scriptures I’ve read aren’t real clear. Lots of scriptures about how to live but all those promises of Heaven and the Kingdom of Heaven have always been too vague for me to believe.
I choose to follow Christ, but I’m not convinced I will ever receive any reward. When this life is over that may be the end of it, but I hope I can at least say I did the best I could and if this is all there is then I guess this is all there is.
I’ve always believed in Hell. The Bible has some pretty good information on Hell and who’s going there and what they can expect. Seemed pretty clear to me that Hell is real.
During praise and worship at one of the First Conference nights at Gateway Church, God spoke to me. It was so funny. It came from nowhere. I wasn’t thinking about anything in particular, and God said: “why would you believe Hell is real if you don’t believe Heaven is real?”
I still don’t want to be one of those people who only does the right thing because they want to be rewarded when they get to Heaven. I want to do the right thing because it’s the right thing. If I receive any reward, I will be amazed, and if I don’t I won’t be disappointed.