How far is it to hell?



"As a Christian was on his way to a meeting, a young man who came out of an inn and mounted his horse, said: "Can you tell me how far it is to Hell?" The Christian paused, reflected for a moment and then replied: "It is not far off; you may come to it sooner than you expect." The young man laughed, put spurs to his horse, and was soon out of sight. The Christian walked on and, as the road made a turn, he noticed a crowd of people before him. Coming up to the spot, he saw the young man to whom he had just before spoken the words of warning, lying a corpse upon the ground. His horse had become unmanageable and thrown his rider, who, falling on his head, was killed on the spot."


From: SIN, THE TELL-TALE By William Edward Shepard, God's Revivalist Press, Ringgold, Young and Channing Sts. Cincinnati, O.