Partying in Heaven

I was in a cemetery when a headstone caught my eye.
It was adorned with unopened beer cans; but it doesn’t end there.
Engraved on the headstone was “partying in heaven!”
I guess I should not be too surprised.
Many people have their own idea about heaven and hell and I’ve heard the partying theory about both.
However, it is not what you or I think that counts; it’s what God says that counts.
It is written in Heb 9:27, it is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment.
Notice it says judgment and not partying.
Rom 14:10-12 – For we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ. For it is written: “As I live, says the LORD, Every knee shall bow to Me, And every tongue shall confess to God.”
So then each of us shall give account of himself to God.
Again it speaks of judgment, accountability, and confession; not partying.
Jesus told the story of a couple of people that died; a rich man and a poor man named Lazarus.
Lazarus was given comfort after he died, though it doesn’t say that he partied.
The rich man ended up in torment in hell and did not party.
Now I am not going to say that the individual buried at the “party” headstone is in hell. I cannot make that judgment but there are some misconceptions on living a pleasing life for Christ and I don’t think a drinking party is it.
I do know the Word says in Gal 5:19-21, when you follow the desires of your sinful nature, your lives will produce these evil results: sexual immorality, impure thoughts, eagerness for lustful pleasure, idolatry, participation in demonic activities, hostility, quarreling, jealousy, outbursts of anger, selfish ambition, divisions, the feeling that everyone is wrong except those in your own little group, envy, drunkenness, wild parties, and other kinds of sin. Let me tell you again, as I have before, that anyone living that sort of life will not inherit the Kingdom of God.
From Phil 4:8 you’ll find this; Whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure , whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy — meditate on these things.

4 thoughts on “Partying in Heaven

  1. Until you give your heart to Jesus, you live in the world. These are all things I used to think were okay, normal, participated in, so I can understand the mindset of the people who left their “memorial”. I don’t believe we will “party hardy” in Heaven, it’s going to be way better than these people can even fathom. These are the lost ones right here in our community that we need to pray for and reach out to. May Jesus touch them in some way, in their hearts, so that they to can receive God’s gracy and mercy, which are sufficient.

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