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Summary: Hell is filled with people we love, and our neighbors and friends, who give to Charities, always there to lend a helping hand, people who we would say were GOOD people if they were judged by their works!

The Horrors of Hell

Luke 16:19-31

As beautiful as Heaven is! That is how Horrifying HELL is!

The Horror of HELL is NOT only for those who are the Mass murderers, or Hitler, or the really EVIL of this world!

But Hell is filled with people we love, and our neighbors and friends, who give to Charities, always there to lend a helping hand, people who we would say were GOOD people if they were judged by their works!

--C. S. Lewis

"The safest road to hell is the gradual one--the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts."

The Bible’s description of hell

It is called a Lake of Fire -

A bottomless pit -

A horrible tempest -

A devouring fire -

A place of weeping and wailing -

A place of torments - everlasting destruction -

A place of outer darkness -

A place where men have no rest -

A place where men are tormented with fire and brimstone -

A place where the fire is not quenched.

Billy Sunday said:

Hell is the highest reward that the devil can offer you for being a servant of his.

The subject of Hell isn’t a very POPULAR subject, but it is, indeed, a very IMPORTANT subject.

1. Jesus preached often about this horrible place for one basic reason: HE DOES NOT WANT YOU TO GO THERE!

2. The Lord Jesus Christ thought it was very necessary to preach on Hell and WARN lost people of this horrible place.

A picture of hell:

Luke 16:19-31 NIV

19 "There was a rich man who was dressed in purple and fine linen and lived in luxury every day. 20 At his gate was laid a beggar named Lazarus, covered with sores 21 and longing to eat what fell from the rich man’s table. Even the dogs came and licked his sores.

22 "The time came when the beggar died and the angels carried him to Abraham’s side. The rich man also died and was buried. 23 In hell, where he was in torment, he looked up and saw Abraham far away, with Lazarus by his side. 24 So he called to him, ’Father Abraham, have pity on me and send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue, because I am in agony in this fire.’

25 "But Abraham replied, ’Son, remember that in your lifetime you received your good things, while Lazarus received bad things, but now he is comforted here and you are in agony. 26 And besides all this, between us and you a great chasm has been fixed, so that those who want to go from here to you cannot, nor can anyone cross over from there to us.’

27 "He answered, ’Then I beg you, father, send Lazarus to my father’s house, 28 for I have five brothers. Let him warn them, so that they will not also come to this place of torment.’

29 "Abraham replied, ’They have Moses and the Prophets; let them listen to them.’

30 "’No, father Abraham,’ he said, ’but if someone from the dead goes to them, they will repent.’

31 "He said to him, ’If they do not listen to Moses and the Prophets, they will not be convinced even if someone rises from the dead.’"

Many people laugh and joke about hell.

You see cartoons, commercials and sitcoms joking about hell as the place where all the "bad" people spend eternity drinking and having fun.

1. Hell is a place of separation from God.

2. Hell is a place of destruction

3. Hell is a place of sorrow

Second Samuel 22:6 says, “The sorrows of hell compassed me about; the snares of death prevented me.”

4. Hell is a place of pain

Psalm 116:3 says, “the pains of hell gat hold upon me; I found trouble and sorrow.”

5. Hell is a place of unsatisfied desires.

6. Hell is a place of hopelessness.

7. Hell is a place of suffering.

8. Hell is a place of consciousness and feeling –

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

9. Hell is a place of constant regret (Those who knew that they should have made a change)

IT’S NO JOKE, HELL IS A PLACE OF HORROR

1. Because of those who will be there.

Hell is a place of vilest companionship.

a) THE WICKED?

{Revelation 21:8}

"But the fearful, and the unbelieving, and the abominable, and murders, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake that burneth which fire and brimstone: which is the second death."

b) Satan.

{2 Peter 2:4}

"And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever."

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