I recently caught a brief snippet of an interview that Freddie Mercury did years ago.
The question I heard was this:
“Do you think you’re going to get to Heaven?”
The British rock singer’s answer made my stomach hurt:
“No. I don’t want to.”
He smiled when he said it, just slightly.
The follow up was, “You don’t want to?”
This time his smile widened.
“No,” he said. “Hell is much better.”
I stared at the image of his smiling face in disbelief.
I don’t know why I was surprised, really.
This man’s lifestyle and preferences were common knowledge; and I had heard others say that they planned on going to Hell because all their friends would be there and it would be one big party.
I find myself wondering how anyone can be so …. well …. ignorant as to say an eternity in Hell is going to be better than an eternity in Heaven.
How could anyone say that Hell was better than Heaven?
And with that question came others:
I understand that these people are not believers, that they have no concept of what Hell will truly be like; but shouldn’t they have even the slightest inkling as to how bad it really will be?
Even Hollywood alludes to Hell as a place one wishes an enemy to. Movies and television show people telling their enemies that they will see them in Hell.
If an enemy wishes one will go there, can it really be a good place to spend eternity?
And then other questions came popping into my head that I would have liked to ask this singer:
Do you truly think Hell is going to be better than Heaven?
Why would you want to go there? Do you think Hell is going to be one endless party?
If you think Hell is going to be better than Heaven, just what do you think Heaven is going to be like?
Do you think the idea of going to Hell is a joke?
The choices made today will determine where we spend eternity, and Hell is not a laughing matter, it is not a joke.
Hell is a place of endless torment, where the souls of the lost spend eternity in misery and darkness, away from the God who loves them.
And once you die, you cannot change your mind.
Unfortunately, it is too late for this man. He died in 1991 from AIDS. Whether he changed his mind before it was too late, and where he will spend eternity is unknown to all but him and his Creator.
If anyone reading this feels the way Freddy Mercury did, come back for my next few posts.
I am going to show what the Bible says about Hell and what it says about Heaven.
And then you can make your decision about where you want to spend eternity.
© Drusilla Mott and https://drusillamott.wordpress.com, 2012