THERE IS A REAL PLACE CALLED HELL
76% of people believe there is a Heaven.
6% of people believe there is a hell.
94% of people are WRONG about hell. What say you?
God tells us this, “Then the King (Jesus) will say to those on his left, ‘Go away from me. You will be punished. Go into the fire that burns forever that was prepared for the devil and his angels." “These people will go off to be punished forever, but the good people will go to live forever.” (Matthew 25:41,46)
Yes, there is an "eternal place" called hell. It is the awful alternative to Heaven. Jesus spoke about hell more than He did about Heaven and love, but because He loves us, He warns us about this terrible place. Hell is full of lost souls. These are the souls of people who never accepted God's gift of redemption in Jesus Christ.
Revelation 20:12-15 "And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Another book was opened, which is the book of life. The dead were judged according to what they had done as recorded in the books. The sea gave up the dead that were in it, and death and Hades gave up the dead that were in them, and each person was judged according to what they had done. Then death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. The lake of fire is the second death. Anyone whose name was not found written in the book of life was thrown into the lake of fire."
In the Old Testament, Sheol ("the grave") is mentioned 31 times. In the New Testament, Hades ("the grave"), Gehenna ("a place of burning") is mentioned 23 times. All 54 uses mean God's place of torment.
I HEAR A LOT ABOUT HELL. WHAT IS IT?
Hell is the place of eternal exile where the ungodly (non-believers) experience God's just retribution against sin (disobedience to God). It is a place of conscious punishment for a persons sin. It is a place of confinement. It has levels of punishment, but none are good.
It's real! Individuals can ignore hell, pretend it's not real or not be able to take the thought of hell. Their thinking and opinions doesn't change the fact that hell exists. God said there is a hell so you should believe it. Don't can't believes the good parts of the Bible regarding Heaven and reject the bad parts about hell. If you do, you are now calling God a liar. You are picking and choosing. Building your own god.
News Flash! Heaven is NOT man's default destination when he dies. Most people think so. For every 1 person who believes they're going to hell, there are 99 who believe they're going to Heaven. That's pretty optimistic but very contrary to Jesus' words. Matthew 7:13-14 tells us: “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction (hell), and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life (Heaven), and only a few find it." Did you see that... "only a few find it." Are you one of the few?
So what keeps us from Heaven and destined for hell. It's simple: SIN. Sin separates us from a holy, pure God. "For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God." (Romans 3:23)
God is so holy He cannot allow sin into His presence (Heaven). "Your eyes (God's eyes) are too good to look at evil; you cannot stand to see those who do wrong." (Habakkuk 1:13)
Sin. Evil. Wrong. Death. This is ALL of humanity. Why? Because Satan, who is mentioned over 80 times in the Bible, lied to the first created human beings, Adam and Eve. They lived on a perfect earth created by a perfect God. Satan helped them forget all the good and perfect things God had provided for them by telling them "You can be like God." This is the same reason that forced God to kick Satan and his minions (1/3 of created angels) out of Heaven. It was for the sin of pride. "I can be like God." This is IMPOSSIBLE! No one comes close to God.
Do you want an eye opener for what happens to people who do not accept Jesus Christ as their Savior? Open a Bible and read the judgments of God in the last book called Revelation. Picture yourself as one who receives these Godly actions. Do it! It may change your outlook.
WHY WOULD A LOVING GOD SEND ME TO HELL?
Don't blame God! You send yourself to hell due to your own rebellion and unbelief in Jesus Christ. God gives all of us the ONLY way to get to Heaven, but many people openly or secretly reject Jesus, who is the way, the truth and the life. Unbelief = HELL.
John 14:6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.
God gave enough warnings throughout the Bible regarding the consequences of unbelief and going to hell. What decision individuals make will result in where they go. Heaven or hell.
You can't board a plane destined for Chicago and demand the pilot to land in Denver.The pilot is in control - not you. You will go where he told you he was taking you. You booked the flight! Consider Almighty God as your pilot to ETERNITY.
"I don't like the fire and brimstone your talking about." Friend, I'm not speaking. A Holy God is warning YOU!
- Hell is real and you don't want to spend eternity there.
- Hell is punishment in the fire FOREVER.
- Ungodly people will go to hell, but sinners who are redeemed by Jesus Christ are destined for Heaven.
- Your thinking and opinions don't change the fact that there is a hell.
- From the moment you are born you are on a journey to die. The question is, "Will I have eternal life in heaven or eternal death in hell?"
- God will demonstrate His wrath against unbelieving sinners. It is an eternity in hell.