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“If You Go to Hell You Will Have No One to Blame but Yourself!”

Lou Coleman

Lou Coleman

By Lou Coleman

It will not be God’s fault. It will not be the church’s fault. You will not be able to blame your family nor your friends. If you go to hell you will have no one to blame but yourself! For every single person who ends up in Hell can blame only themselves for being there. And no passage makes this clearer than [John Chapter 8]… Don’t be like the Pharisees. Jesus in His great love, sent the Pharisees men like the Apostle Paul, all His disciples, and James and Jude, to be huge obstacles to the unbelief of the Pharisees. Yet, the Pharisees climbed over those obstacles and continued on their way to Hell. Don’t you do it! For it is a dreadful thing to die in the very act of sin—to be caught away by the justice of God even while the transgression is being perpetrated! Jesus boldly told the Pharisees they were “serpents”, and a “generation of vipers”, and that they were going to Hell. Like the angels told Lot, you better “Flee for your life! Don’t look back, and don’t stop anywhere in the plain! Flee to the mountains or you will be swept away.” Because make no mistake about it, if you perish in your sin, you will go to Hell and you will have no one to blame but yourself!

For years now God had shown such longsuffering towards you, just as he did Sodom. Restraining his anger, giving you much time to repent and change your ways. Truly, God is love, so much so that He somberly declares, “As I live, saith the Lord God, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked; but that the wicked turn from his way and live: turn ye from your evil ways; for why will ye die…Repent and live!” For God says, “His Spirit shall not always strive with man…” Don’t be one of the multitudes of people who will lift up their eyes from Hell, crying out as they remember the “random” incidences where the Holy Spirit tried to reach them. Don’t let that be said about you.

You know Jesus told the Pharisees that He was going to send prophets, wise men, and scribes who would follow Him, and who would attempt to tell them the truth [Ezekiel 33:7] “As for you, son of man [woman], I have made you a watchman… whenever you hear a word from my mouth, you shall give them warning from Me…” and that is what I am doing today. If you do not turn from your sins and repent you will go to hell and you will have no one to blame but yourself. Remember the issue is between you and God and no one else. You must account to Him for yourself. It will be no one’s fault but your own if you deliberately seal your own doom. Don’t do it! What do you have to look forward to if Christ is not your Saviour? At best, you have only a few more years in this world with its pleasures, its troubles and sorrows. Then come death without hope and nothing beyond but everlasting doom. What folly to go on without Christ and miss heaven. Jesus says, “Come NOW, and let us reason together: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool” [Isaiah 1:18]. If you go to Hell, you’ve got no one to blame except yourself. I am preaching the truth to you. Will you take heed? Hell is a horrible place of torment, pain and misery, please don’t end up there!

“Now I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live.” [Deuteronomy 30:19]

Nursing Pioneer Linda Burnes Bolton Named Inaugural Recipient of James R. Klinenberg, MD, and Lynn Klinenberg Linkin Chair in Nursing

Linda Burnes Bolton, DrPH, RN, FAAN, (right) with Lynn Klinenberg Linkin. Burnes Bolton, vice president for Nursing, chief nursing officer and director of nursing research, has been named Cedars-Sinai's first James R. Klinenberg, MD, and Lynn Klinenberg Linkin Chair in Nursing. Her work has impacted healthcare policy, clinical practice and patient care across the nation while elevating the role and enhancing the professional training of nurses.

Linda Burnes Bolton, DrPH, RN, FAAN, (right) with Lynn Klinenberg Linkin. Burnes Bolton, vice president for Nursing, chief nursing officer and director of nursing research, has been named Cedars-Sinai’s first James R. Klinenberg, MD, and Lynn Klinenberg Linkin Chair in Nursing. Her work has impacted healthcare policy, clinical practice and patient care across the nation while elevating the role and enhancing the professional training of nurses.

LOMA LINDA, CA- In recognition of her extraordinary accomplishments in nursing leadership, innovation and clinical practice throughout her 45-year career, Linda Burnes Bolton, DrPH, RN, FAAN, has been named Cedars-Sinai’s first James R. Klinenberg, MD and Lynn Klinenberg Linkin Chair in Nursing.

​Burnes Bolton currently serves as health system chief nursing executive, vice president for Nursing, chief nursing officer and director of Nursing Research at Cedars-Sinai. Her work has impacted healthcare policy, clinical practice and patient care across the nation while elevating the role and enhancing the professional training of nurses.

“There are very few professionals who have a sure grasp of policy and practice, who navigate Washington, D.C., Sacramento, board rooms, classrooms, laboratories, patient care units and community clinics with equal assurance,” said Thomas M. Priselac, president and CEO of Cedars-Sinai. “Her devotion to patients, and the staff that care for them, is unwavering.”

In addition to her responsibilities at Cedars-Sinai, Burnes Bolton has served as president of the American Academy of Nursing, the American Organization of Nurse Executives and the National Black Nurses Association. She also was vice chair of the Institute of Medicine Commission on the Future of Nursing, as well as chair of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation committee on Transforming Care at the Bedside.

During a dedication ceremony, Burnes Bolton expressed gratitude to the Klinenberg and Linkin families, as well as, her fellow nurses.

​”This chair is much bigger than me. It is about nursing as an enduring and vibrant profession and about our responsibility to everyone who trusts us with their lives,” Burnes Bolton said.
​”It emphasizes our commitment to delivering effective, efficient, equitable and inclusive care to each patient who comes to us.”

The James R. Klinenberg, MD and Lynn Klinenberg Linkin Chair in Nursing is named for the late Dr. Klinenberg, who held various leadership roles at Cedars-Sinai during his 30-year career, and for his wife, Lynn Klinenberg Linkin, a public relations professional with a deep commitment to community and philanthropy.

Trustee Joseph Williams Selected as President of San Bernardino Community College Board of Trustee

RIALTO, CA – The San Bernardino Community College Board of Trustees elected officers for its 2017-18 academic year at its annual organizational meeting last week. Representing District 2 (Rialto and Muscoy) Trustee Joseph Williams was elected to serve his first term as President of the Board of Trustees.

“It is an honor to be selected by fellow Governing Board Members to serve as President and I’m humbled of the opportunity to help continue fostering a community college that embraces diversity and provides a world-class education to prepare our future Inland Empire workforce,” said Joseph Williams. “I am excited about this opportunity and I am most interested increasing student success. It’s my desire to see textbooks become more affordable; increase the number of people with at least a middle skill credential and ensuring our tax dollars are spent on academic initiatives and infrastructure that will continue making our colleges the jewel of the Inland Empire.”

​Joseph Williams was appointed to fill a Board of Trustees vacancy in 2013 and then elected to the position in November, 2014.

As Founder and CEO of the Youth Action Project (YAP), Joseph Williams has served youth and adults of the Inland Empire for nearly two decades. YAP empowers youth and young adults in development of the skills and habits needed for economic and social success. YAP integrates youth popular culture in its program to engage positive dialogue, decision-making, and actions that will improve educational and workforce outcomes.
​Prior to founding YAP, Joseph Williams was employed with the County of San Bernardino for nine years, working for the Department of Behavioral Health, the Workforce Development Department and the Sheriff’s Department.

He currently serves as a Executive member of the California Workforce Develop Board and the California Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities, and the San Bernardino County Workforce Development Board.

Joseph served as the SBCCD Student Trustee when he was a college student, has Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and is currently completing a Masters of Arts in Social Impact from Claremont Lincoln University.

To learn more about Joseph Williams, visit www.josephrwilliams.com