John Wesley was a theologian, evangelist, and co-founder of the Methodist church. One night he had a dream which affected his life’s work, tremendously. Wesley dreamed that he died and was taken downward to the entrance of Hell. He met the keeper of the gate there.
“Have you any Presbyterians here?” asked Wesley.
“Oh, yes, many,” answered the keeper.
Wesley stood still, “Have you any Catholics?” he asked.
“Yes, yes, many”, answered the keeper.
“Are there Baptists in there?” he asked in utter amazement.
“Of course, many,” replied the keeper.
Wesley was afraid to ask the next question. “Are there any Methodists in Hell?”
The keeper of the gate grinned. “Oh Yes, there are many Methodists here.”
Wesley could hardly speak. “Tell me, have you any there who love the Lord?”
“No, no, not one, not one” he answered. “No one in Hell loves the Lord”.
Wesley was, then, taken to the gate of Heaven. He was anxious to know who had been admitted, so he questioned the keeper:
“Are there any Presbyterians here?”
“None”, replied the keeper of the gate.
Wesley was surprised. “Have you any Catholics?” he asked.
“Not one!” was the reply.
“Surely, there must be many Baptists in Heaven?”
“No, none”, replied the keeper.
Wesley grew pale. He was afraid to ask his next question. Trembling he asked, “How many Methodists are there in heaven?”
“Not one,” answered the keeper, without hesitation.
Wesley’s heart was filled with astonishment. “Then who is in heaven?” he asked.
The angel at the gate told Wesley, “ALL those whose sins have been washed in the blood of the Lamb!”
Have a blessed day!
With thankfulness to our Father through His Son, Jesus Christ.
In Jesus’ name,
Debby Mac Manes, disciple of Jesus Christ <><