Summary: A message addressing the reality of hell.
It Makes No Sense!
A Message on Hell
1. As real as the Bible’s teaching on Heaven is, is
its teachings on Hell.
It is not a popular subject, and not a popular place.
It is as negative a teaching as found in Scripture,
and as emphatic as any truth in the Bible.
2. The Bible says Hell is a literal place, and states
clearly that a man will spend eternity in Heaven or
Hell, without exception.
3. The Bible teaches Hell, is a place of torment and
punishment for sin.
4. Many cults and false teachers have tried to water
down what the Bible says about Hell, or have taught
it does not exist. They teach:
Jehovah Witnesses’ - Man is annihilated. On eternal
Roman Catholic’s - Hell or Purgatory only is temporary.
There you pay for your individual sins that one did not do
penance for while on earth. Prayers for the death, by the
living help one get out quicker.
Oriental religions - There is no hell, only reincarnation. If
you do good works you are reincarnated to a better state. If
no one is reincarnated in some not to be desired form. Karma
is the ultimate goal, where you become one with the universe.
Mormons (LDS) - Teach a second change after death. A
living person is baptized in proxy for someone who is dead.
That allows the Mormon missionaries to go and explain the
Mormon Gospel to the deceased person. If that person
accepts the Mormon Gospel, then they begin the process of
exaltation, with all the necessary works being done in their
temples by living people.
5. Statements made about Hell:
a. Some say the teaching of hell is unreasonable.
Ought sin not be punished?? A man brutally
murders over two girls, yet many says he should not
be punished? Are you saying man should not have
to take responsibility for his actions?
Are you saying that the person who has become so
degenerate he can commit horrible crimes should
allowed to live, and continue to be a burden to the rest
b. Some say then, we should punish but only to reform?
Say three men murder an entire family and rob them.
They are caught several weeks later.
One criminal, sobbing confessing he took part in the
murders, cries "I’m so sorry, its haunting me night
and day, its killing me, I’ll never do it again."
Should he be punished? He is seems to be reformed!
It is doubtful he would ever kill again. Shall he be
turned loose because he claims to be reformed.
Second criminal, is such a tenderhearted fellow, after
only a month in prison, he is thoroughly reformed and
has made up his mind never to do it again. Should he
be turned loose?
Third criminal, is a harden, criminal, the more you
punish him, the harder he gets. Should he not be
punished because it will only make him worse?
The answer in each case is that they each must
suffer punishment for the crimes they did.
6. Some say, they do not believe in a God of wrath.
God is love, and He could not let men suffer in hell
for eternity for their sin.
a. Those who say this do not understand one important
Man is by nature a sinner. He has a sinful nature
and will sin!
READ: Romans 1:18-32....wickedness of man