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Saturday, January 9, 2010

Hell Is

Luke 16:23 And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.

We are not only living in a time when political correctness is threatening our basic rights and freedom, but we are in a time when pulpit correctness is causing us to avoid things that people may find offensive to our “Modern Civilized Thinking”

There are 162 references in the New Testament alone which warns of hell. And over 70 of these references were uttered by the Lord Jesus Christ!

Let’s look at this place called Hell, together for a few moments this morning.

1. HELL IS A REAL PLACE CALLED HELL!

Since the days of Jesus, people have refused to believe in a place called Hell.
Some religious organizations teach the Bible does not promote an eternal hell.
The Word of God must be our reference point if we are to prove hell is a real place.

2 Peter 2:4; For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment

2. Hell is An Eternal PLACE!

Matthew 25:46; And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.

It is worth noting the same word is used to describe God (Romans 16:26) and The Holy Spirit (Hebrews 9:4). If one were to cease to exist, that same day, all would cease to exist.
This place called Hell is eternal. A place we do not want to spend eternity, nor a place we would want anyone to spend eternity.
Yet, what are we doing to see that not one person goes to this dreadful place?

3. Hell is a Dark Place!

Matthew 25:30; And cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

The significance of the darkness is that the merciful God is not there!
Where God is, there is light! [Revelation 22:5] Hell is dark, BECAUSE there is no presence of God there.
Where God is not, that is Hell!
By you and I spreading the light of Christ we are keeping them from hell!

4. Hell is a place of Fire!

The Scripture is repetitive on the subject.

Matthew 3:12; Whose fan is in his hand, and he will throughly purge his floor, and gather his wheat into the garner; but he will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.

5. Hell is a place of Intense Pain!

Luke 16:23 And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom. 24 And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame.

Webster’s dictionary defines torment as:. Extreme pain; anguish; torture; the utmost degree of misery, either of body or mind.

6. Hell is a place of no hope!

If hell were to last 1000 years, we could say at the end of the first day, we only have 999 years, 364 days left, and I'm gone.
If hell were to last 1,000,000 years, then after the first day we could say I have only 99,999 years, 364 days left, and buddy, I'm gone!
If there were even a small light at the end of the tunnel, those who would enter hell could withstand the pain, the flames, the darkness, and the horror of it all. With hope, we can survive.
Without it we cannot. In hell we have no hope, and we cannot die!

7. Hell is An avoidable Place

There is no hope in hell!
There is no hope in religion!
There is no hope in good works!
There is no hope in baptism or church membership!

Christian friend HELL IS where your parent, your child, your relatives, and your friends will go without Christ!
Can they see evidence of Christ’s salvation in you? Will they hear about Christ’s salvation from you?
Bring them to church with you and I will tell them about Jesus Salvation for you!
What ever you do don’t let the go to hell without hearing about its reality and torment from you!

Lost friend come to Christ who is your only hope as we sing the invitation hymn and avoid hell!

2 comments:

Bob said...

Hell is not a biblical word.
It is a word that has been wrongly translated.
Go to my friend's site and pick out some articls to read so you can write to me and argue that hell is real.
www.concordant.org
Bob Todd
San Jacinto, CA
k7vhq@earthlink.net

Bob said...

www.concordant.org
Read what hell really is please.
Bob Todd
k7vhq@earthlink.net