“A kind of notion has come through false teachers, all over the world, that there is a great eternal progress beyond this life, and that no difference how we live, nor how we die, away out beyond the grave somewhere, sometime, we are going to reach the perfection of God Himself, and it is by the false lie that the devil has planted into the hearts of the people that hundreds and thousands are going down to hell day after day.
“This little Savior lying in the crib of Bethlehem would never have made His bed with the cattle if there had been a salvation after the judgment. He never would have come here and appointed His apostles to preach the Gospel to the ends of the world saying, then shall the end come, if all this were only the beginning, and the end should come after a while. The Apostle Paul, recognizing this great truth, wrote to Titus saying: Live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world. Now is the time to live right, not in a thousand years from now. Now, the present world.
From The Eternal Epistle. By Simon Peter Long. “The Wonder Of All Wonders.” on Titus 2:11-14.