County Down Grand Black Chapter

          From the Pulpit












Is your name in the Lambs Book of Life?

 Today I want to take you to a very special passage of warning in God’s Word to the book of the Revelation of Jesus Christ to John on the Isle of Patmos in Chapter 20 and verse 15 – “Whosoever was  not found written in the book of life was cast into the Lake of fire”.

When John was isolated because of his personal work and witness for Jesus Christ onto this Isle he had a special Revelation of things that was, and is now and is to come.

It is to the things to come I want to direct your minds to in that 20th Chapter and the last verse of this great Book. “Whosoever was not found written in the Book of Life was cast into the lake of fire”.

This lake of fire is referred to earlier in the Chapter where we read that the beast and the false prophet were cast into this place to be tormented night and day forever and ever and beloved what the Bible teaches is that unless a man woman or young person is Born again he cannot see the Kingdom of Heaven and these words came from the lips of none other than the Lord Jesus Christ.

One needs to understand that the Book of Life that is referred to is NOT THE COMMUNION ROLL of any denomination or Organisation - it is God’s Book of Life where a name is entered when one is  SAVED IN THIS LIFE-UNDER HEAVEN NOT AFTER DEATH Acts Ch 4 v 12

The Bible tells us that Hell is a PLACE OF THE VILEST COMPANIONSHIP.  All who reject God’s way of Salvation through the Blood of Calvary will be there. It is a place described in other parts of the Bible as “a place where their worm dieth not and the fire is not quenched” a place that Jesus Christ himself described “a place of torment”, and a lake of fire where a drop of water is denied to those who find themselves there - it is everlasting – no end.

It is also a LITERAL PLACE OF TORMENT. It is a place of unutterable suffering as Jesus Christ said in Luke Chapter 16 V’s 23-25 where a person will have conscious pain where each one recognises remembers and has bodily desires but it is all too late. The rich man said I am tormented in this flame and it is the business of the Devil to keep people from coming to the Lord Jesus Christ.

It is also a PLACE OF ETERNAL PUNISHMENT.  Ten minutes in hell would be so horrible that anyone with sense would dread it and want to miss it at any cost. But the truth of the matter is that it is referred to more times by the Lord Jesus Christ in warning his hearers to flee from the wrath which is to come and repent and be converted becoming Children in the Family of God.

You might ask how can I as maybe a good Orangeman or Protestant escape this terrible place?

We are living in an age when the Sabbath day is being openly torn asunder with sports activities, Sabbath Worship is rejected and consumption of alcohol and drugs are looked upon as norm. The First commandment is “Thou shalt have no other God’s before me” and this is not negotiable it is God’s demand and God’s punishment will come upon all to defy the Word of God.

Fanny Crosby wrote:    “Draw me nearer nearer Blessed Lord to the Cross where Thou hast died   Draw me nearer nearer nearer nearer blessed Lord to thy precious bleeding side “

It is the Blood of Christ alone that saves and fits us for Heaven not any other ritual of organisation or Church on earth and that Blood was shed on Calvary.

I ask you very simply are you on the road to Heaven or are you on the road to Hell? Please be honest with yourself it is either one or the other.

If we could have manufactured salvation please ask yourself the question “Why did Jesus die”? Sinner do not fool yourself do not let the Devil deceive you about this matter come to Jesus Christ and acknowledge that you are a sinner in great need of God’s Salvation repent of all sin, renounce all where Jesus Christ is not honoured in your life and come just as you are as a guilty Hell Deserving sinner needing Christ in Salvation, needing His cleansing and ask Him to cleanse you from all sin and write your name in the Lambs Book of Life.

If you feel that I can be of help with this urgent matter please write to me at 93 Waringsford Road, Banbridge, Co Down BT32 3TH and I will be pleased to pass on to you God’s Way of Salvation booklet which will help you come to know our Loving Saviour the Lord Jesus Christ.

   Right Worshipful Sir Knight Raymond Adams

Grand Chaplain