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Hellish Choice


A highly skilled nurse died and arrived before St. Peter at the pearly
gates, who explained, "We have this policy of allowing you to choose
whether you want to spend eternity in heaven or hell." "That's easy," the
nurse said. "I want to stay in heaven." "It's not that easy," said St. 
Peter. "You have to spend a day in each place before making this

With that, he put the nurse on an elevator and sent her down to hell. The
elevator doors opened and the nurse found herself in a sunny garden, where
many former friends and colleagues warmly greeted her. She had a great
time all day laughing and talking about old times. That night, she had an
excellent supper in a fantastic restaurant. She even met the devil, who
turned out to be a pretty nice guy. Before she knew it, her day was over
and she returned to heaven. The day in heaven was great as well. She
lounged around on clouds, sang, and played the harp. 

At the end of the day, St. Peter came and asked for her decision. "Well,
heaven was great and all," the nurse said, "but I had a better time in
hell. I know it sounds strange, but I choose hell." With that, she got
back in the elevator and went back down. When the doors opened, she saw a
desolate wasteland covered in garbage and filth. Her friends, dressed in
rags, were picking up garbage and putting it into sacks. When the devil
walked over, she said to him, "I don't understand. Yesterday, this place
was beautiful. We had a delicious meal and a wonderful time laughing and

The devil smiled and said, "Yesterday, we were recruiting you. Today,
you're staff."

Author Unknown

Even though this story isn't biblically accurate, it is a good illustration
of how the devil makes sin look good and lures people away from the true
peace and happiness that only comes from a personal relationship with the
Lord Jesus Christ. I don't want you to be deceived by the tricks of the
enemy. The devil will do everything in his power to entice you and make you
think that living your life against the Lord is where the most fun will be
found, but that is a lie straight from the pits of hell. Only with the
Lord as your leader will you find the true peace that He offers to all who
come to Him. (John 10:9-11) (Revelation 3:20)

There are many people who do not believe in Jesus Christ, but rather put
their trust in the big bang theory or evolution and believe their ancestors
were monkeys, but that's a shame because they are going to miss heaven and
eternity with God. The Bible declares in Proverbs 16:25 "There is a way
that seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to death." Trusting in
yourself and intellect cannot save you and get you into heaven, but only
by faith and confession of the Lord Jesus Christ, for the Bible declares in
Acts 4:12 "Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name
under heaven given among men by which we must be saved."


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