There is danger in many of the beliefs in our modern society. Things like “all religions lead to God” or as long as you are a “good person” you will go to heaven; give people a false and distorted sense of security in their eternal destination. Unfortunately, a hard-hearted person may believe that they would rather spend eternity in Hell partying with their friends than floating on a cloud strumming a harp with the “Bible-thumpers”
The reality is unless a person has received Christ as their personal savior they will spend their “after-life” separated from God and in complete isolation from others. No one (except for Christ between the crucifixion and the resurrection) has ever been separated from God. Yes, there are times that we do not feel his presence; but that separation is due to our hard-heartedness.
And when they did not agree with one another, they began leaving after Paul had spoken one parting word, “The Holy Spirit rightly spoke through Isaiah the prophet to your fathers, saying,
‘Go to this people and say,
“You will keep on hearing, but will not understand;
And you will keep on seeing, but will not perceive;
For the heart of this people has become dull,
And with their ears, they scarcely hear,
And they have closed their eyes;
Otherwise, they might see with their eyes,
And hear with their ears,
And understand with their heart and return,
And I would heal them.”’ – Acts 28:25-27 (NASB)
The good news is that even if you have hardened your heart there is a way back. Search the scriptures, pray, talk to your pastor or a trusted godly friend, BUT don’t put it off. We never know when our last day is and I would be grieved knowing that you read this and left his earth with a hard-heart and a future of unimaginable pain and sorrow.