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PJ here from the island of Guam by way of Macon, GA and being born in Brooklyn NY. My life is filled with many gifts from our lord and savior, Jesus Christ. I believe that a personal relationship with Christ is a personal journey. In the end, the only thing that matters is that I put Jesus in the center of my life. I do not claim to be the perfect Christian, but my faith in Christ is true. I believe that Jesus is the son on God, who died for our sins and who will one day return.

Why do we record ourselves helping others?

Spent the weekend in Atlanta for the Joel Osteen, Night of Hope. Walking back to the hotel, I noticed someone giving a couple of dollars to a homeless person. I then noticed a person next to him recoding the whole thing. After “donating” the person looks at the camera, smiles and throws a peace sign. They then place the camera in front of the man who just got a couple of dollars.

Was this really necessary? I am sure the person receiving the money is grateful, but I can’t stop thinking he would want some dignity as well. PJSLB.

Are there levels of suffering in Hell

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In today’s Christian Post, I came across a very interesting read.  Leah MarieAnn Klett presents 5 reasons some will suffer more than others in Hell according to Theologian John Piper.

You can find the article HERE. Below are some notes from the article:

Piper then identified five reasons some will suffer in hell more than others.

First, Luke 12:48 states that “To whom much is given, much will be required.” Thus, “the more light you have, the more knowledge you have, the more truth you have, the worse your sin and punishment at rejecting it,” Piper said adding: “That’s right there in the texts.”

Second, the more “kindness God shows you” in “giving you many undeserved pleasures in this life,” the “more grievous will be your unbelief and sin, and the worse will be your punishment in hell,” he said.

Third, those who continually reject light and kindness will experience worse suffering in hell: “In other words, time comes into the picture,” the pastor explained. “Day after day after day, you keep on rejecting light after light after light, kindness after kindness after kindness. The longer this goes on, the worse things are going to be.”

Fourth, Piper argued that certain sins are “more heinous, more destructive, more blasphemous than others.” Thus, “not only the amount of sinning over time makes things worse, but also the degree of ugliness and horror, heinousness, and blasphemy also increases the suffering.”

Fifth, certain individuals demonstrate greater arrogance, greater conscious defiance, and more insolence than others, and therefore will experience a greater degree of punishment, the Don’t Waste Your Life author posited.

While John points are valid, I will say that regardless of what “level” your sins is, the price of sin is still death (hell).

Romans 6:23Romans 6:23 (ESV): 23 For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

The good news is that we have a loving God who is waiting for us to come to him.  Like the Prodigal Son, we can always come home!!!

PJSLB