Skeleton Sermon: Get your own TICKET
BUYING YOUR OWN
TICKET TO HELL.
by Brother Johnny Campbell
Please open your Bible to Jonah 1:1-3.
|Jonah 1:1-3 Now the word of the LORD came unto Jonah the son of Amittai, saying, (2) Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and cry against it; for their wickedness is come up before me. (3) But Jonah rose up to flee unto Tarshish from the presence of the LORD, and went down to Joppa; and he found a ship going to Tarshish: so he paid the fare thereof, and went down into it, to go with them unto Tarshish from the presence of the LORD.|
What a joke! Jonah actually thought that he could get out of the presence of GOD! Amen! I know of plenty of people that think that.
Look what David said in Psalm 139:
|Psalms 139:7-8 Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence? (8) If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there.|
Notice in Jonah 1:3; “...So he paid the fare thereof...” Jonah paid for his own ticket to Hell. It's so sad to say, but I have met many that have bought their own Ticket to Hell.
Now please look at Chapter Two verses one and two:
|Jonah 2:1-2 Then Jonah prayed unto the LORD his God out of the fish's belly, (2) And said, I cried by reason of mine affliction unto the LORD, and he heard me; out of the belly of hell cried I, and thou heardest my voice.|
Jonah says, "...from Hell cried I..." Oh, its so sad that he paid for his own trip to Hell.
Here are four tickets that you can buy that will put you in Hell:
Many have bought a ticket called MONEY
Judas did. The rich young ruler did. Oh, think of the folks we all know who are going to Hell because they put the almighty dollar ahead of their own soul.
Many have bought a ticket called PLEASURE
King Herod bought a ticket to hell because of the pleasure he received by lusting after Herodias' daughter, after dancing, doing the twist, and the butter fly wiggle. I believe that Princess Diana shacked up with, drank with, and God knows what else, with that Muslim guy. Who knows what else she bought her own ticket to Hell with!
Many have bought a ticket called RELIGION
Mister, I want you to know that religion will send you to Hell! Everyone has some kind of religion. Ninety-nine percent of the people in Hell now have some kind of religious affiliation. Now I want to say that as a person, I liked Jack Hyles. But, he duped this world into this easy believism, and many will fry in hell because of this ungodly teaching of non-repentance! If you don’t repent, then you have bought your ticket to Hell!
In Luke 16, the rich man was religious by saying "Father Abraham" in verse 24.
Then in verse 27, he knew how to pray.
Then in verse 30, he knew how to be saved, but rejected it. He HAD Moses and the prophets.
Many have bought a ticket called TIME
I hear these all the time; "I am young Brother Johnny. I have plenty of time ahead of me."
"I'm young and want to live it up, then get saved when I'm older."
Oh, my friend, you have no guarantee of another five minutes! NOW is the accepted time!
In Acts 24, Felix said, "Paul, thou almost persuadest me to become a Christian," then he said, "I will call you, Paul, in a more convenient season." But, if you read further in the Book of Acts, there is no record of him ever calling Paul.
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