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The Asha movie is based on John 3:16
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For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16 NIV
Heaven in heaven is God. Angels do not worship mansions or glittering roads. Neither gates nor jewels make the hosts sing. . . God does. His majesty awakens the poets of heaven and the awe of her citizens.
They enjoy an eternally long response to David’s prayer: “One thing I ask the Lord. . . to look upon the beauty of the Lord ”(Ps. 27: 4). What else does a look warrant? Inhabitants of heaven marvel forever at the sins God forgives, the promises He keeps, the plan He carries out. He is not the great marshal of the parade; he is the parade. He is not the main event; he is the only event. His Broadway has a single scene and a star: himself. He hosts the only production and invites every living soul to join.
At this moment, he is sending out invitations to millions. He whispers through the kindness of a grandparent, yelling through the storm of a tsunami. Through the funeral, he warns, “Life is fragile.” Through an illness, he recalls, “Days are numbered.” God can speak through nature or care, majesty or bad luck. But through everything and everyone, he invites, “Come, enjoy me forever.”
Still, many people have no desire to do so. They want nothing to do with God. He speaks; they cover the ears. I commands; they mock. They do not want him to tell them how to live. They mock what he says about marriage, money, sex or the value of human life. They regard his son as a joke and the cross as complete folly: 1 They spend their lives telling God to leave them alone. And at the moment of their last breath, he honors their request: “Get away from me, you hurt. I never knew you ”(Matt. 7:23 NCV). This verse escorts us to the most bleak Christian realities: hell.
No subject creates greater resistance. Who will think of eternal punishment? We prefer to settle the issue, make jokes about its residents, or turn the noun into a flippant adjective. “It was one hell of a steak.” Strange that we don’t do the same with minor tragedies. You never hear “My golf game is imprisoned.” Or “This is an AIDS in a traffic jam.” Seems a conspiracy has gone to minimize hell.
Some prefer to sanitize the subject and dismiss it as a moral impossibility.
“I don’t even feel that any person,” defied atheist Bertrand Russell, “who is truly deeply human can believe in eternal punishment.” 2 Or, as is more commonly assumed, “A loving God would not send people to hell.” Religious leaders increasingly agree. Martin Marty, a church historian at the University of Chicago Divinity School, canvass a hundred years of some scientific journals for posts about hell. I didn’t find one. “Hell,” I observed, “disappeared, and no one noticed.” 3
Easy to understand why. Hell is a loathsome subject. Any person who discusses it lightly or proclaims it with pleasure has failed to consider it deeply. Scriptwriters dip pens in bleak ink to describe its nature. They speak of the “darkest darkness” (Jude 13), “eternal destruction” (2 Thess. 1: 9), “weeping and gnashing of the mouth” (Matt. 8:12).
A glimpse into the pit will not brighten your day, but it will enlighten your understanding of Jesus. I did not avoid the discussion. Remove the opposite. I’ve planted a caution sign with a word between you and hell. “He that believeth on him shall not perish, but have everlasting life” (John 3:16).
Jesus often talked about hell. Thirteen percent of his teaching mentions eternal judgment and hell.4 Two-thirds of his parables relate to resurrection and judgment.5 Jesus was not cruel or capricious, but he was blunt. His candlestick is stunning.
He speaks concrete. “Fear of him,” he warns, “who is capable of destroying both soul and body in hell” (Matt. 10:28). He quotes Hade’s rich man praying for Lazarus to “dip his fingertip in water and cool my tongue” (Luke 16:24). Words such as body, finger and tongue presuppose a physical condition in which a neck longs for water and a person asks for relief – physical relief.
The apostles said that Judas Iscariot had traveled “to his own place” (Acts 1:25 NASB). The Greek word for place is topos, which means geographical location.6 Jesus describes heaven with the same noun: “In my father’s house are many mansions. . . . I go to prepare a place for you ”(John 14: 2). Hell is like heaven a place, not a state of mind, not a metaphysical dimension of liquid spirits, but an actual place populated by physical beings.
Unhappy, this thought. God has quarantined a neighborhood in its vast universe as a deposit for the hard-hearted.