Imagine if you were famous in hell. Demons gathered to discuss your name. The devil thought of you on a daily basis. Would that make you feel good? Internationally renowned author and theologian R. T. Kendall says it should in his new book Popular in Heaven, Famous in Hell (Sept. 4, 2018).
Kendall cites Acts 19:15b (NIV) when the demon said to the imposter, "Jesus I know, and Paul I know."
"That the demons would affirm Paul like this tells you all you need to know about Paul," Kendall says. "If the devil hates Paul, that is the highest recommendation Paul could get!"
Popular in Heaven, Famous in Hell lays out two qualifications for being famous in hell. But Kendall goes further to say how being a threat to Satan's interests is not enough. You need to be popular in heaven. You need to base your decisions on what God thinks of you—even if it means risking your reputation on earth.
Kendall writes on how you can live a life that both pleases God and terrifies Satan. Learn to stop valuing your reputation with people more than your reputation with God. After all, "What good is it for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul?" (Mark 8:36).
Ruth Graham of Ruth Graham Ministries says, "If you are wanting easy solutions or something to make you comfortable in your Christian life, then put this book down! This book is dangerous for those who want to remain in their comfort zones. It will shake you to your foundation! It did me."
About R.T. Kendall: R.T. Kendall was the pastor of Westminster Chapel in London, England, for 25 years. Born in Ashland, Kentucky, he was educated at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Div.) and Oxford University (D.Phil.). Dr. Kendall is the author of more than 60 books, including Total Forgiveness; Holy Fire; Pigeon Religion: Holy Spirit, Is That You?; The Sensitivity of the Spirit; Grace; and The Anointing: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow.
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