Summary: According to the scriptures many people are choosing the broad way that leads to eternal death. There is a reason for why people are making such a choice.
Why People are Choosing Hell
There are six woes given in the verses of scriptures read this morning as a warning to those who have gone the way of evil.
Jesus spoke more of hell than heaven because of the urgency to warn the people of this dreadful place
Vs.14 Hell hath enlarged herself
See: Isaiah 66:24 Isaiah ends his prophecy with a picture of this dreadful place
Why is this statement made over 2700 years ago so true today?
1. The Falsehood of Religion
See: Isaiah 1:10-17 The worshipped the LORD in vain
Statistics tell us there are thousands of different religions in our world today!
There are billions of people today that are trusting in a ritual and their own righteousness trying to obtain spiritual favor with God.
Mention: matt. 15:14 They be blind leaders of the blind, and if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch
The best a false religion can do for man is clean up the outside of the vessel he resides in!
2. The Failure to Witness and Warn
Mention: Psalms 142:4 No man careth for my soul
See: Ezekiel 2:1-7, 3:14-17
See: Ezekiel 33:7-11
God has called us to be…
a. A Living Witness
See: Matt. 5:16
2 Cor. 3:1-2 Ye are our epistle
b. A Verbal Witness
See: Acts 20:25-31 Paul’s testimony
One writes “If every Christian could spend 5 minutes in hell we would not be complacent”
Mention: Luke 16:27-28 send Lazarus to my father’s house…
3. The Fact of the Scriptures
Mention: Matt. 7:13-14 The many that will go through the wide gate and the broad way that leadeth to destruction
See: Luke 13:22-24 Many will seek, but shall not enter in
4. The Fashioning of this World
See: Isaiah 5:20 Those that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light and light for darkness…
The world system is designed to lead people away from and not unto God!
Mention: 1 John 2:15-17, 5:19 The whole world lieth in wickedness
Method: Movie, Music, and Media
Mention: John 12:31 The prince of this world…
Also: 2 Cor. 4:3-4 The god of this world
5. The Fatal Choice of Man
George Barna: 78% of adults do not believe in a literal hell (52% just separation from God, 16% no after life) 32% of the adults in America believe in a literal hell
Mention: Deut. 30:19 Choose life or death
Also: Joel 3:14 multitudes in the valley of decisions
Rev. 9:20 And they repenteth not of the works of their hands
People are choosing hell a place with no laughter, light, or love!