Hell is Out of Fashion
Today, the topic of hell is out of fashion. Most people assume that only fanatics believe in it.
Religious intellectuals now teach Universalism (the belief that everyone will go to heaven), Annihilationism (you just cease to be– like an animal) or proclaim hell to be figurative. But this is not what the Bible teaches at all. (21 verses about hell and what the Bible says about hell )
Talking about hell is unpleasant. Darkness, pain, and fire for eternity…who really wants to think about that for long? Not me. We shudder at the thought, and let our minds flit away and land on something of meaning…the Red Sox, Food Network, or politics. We file hell away in our mind as a fable.
Even Christian people downplay it. They talk about going to heaven instead. We talk about a “Christless Eternity.” But we don’t want to call hell what it is…hell.
I am going to say something very unpopular.
JESUS CHRIST DID NOT DIE
A BLOODY, BRUTAL DEATH ON A CROSS
TO SAVE US FROM A FABLE OR A FIGURATIVE PLACE.
JESUS CHRIST DID NOT DIE
SO THAT YOU COULD THEN WORK YOUR WAY TO HEAVEN.
JESUS CHRIST DIED TO SAVE YOU FROM HELL.
What do you think about that? Because what you believe about Jesus Christ determines it all.
We will all die someday.
If you believe that the Bible is God’s word, don’t you think you should read it to see what it says?
Our soul will live somewhere for eternity: either heaven or hell. Though the topic is uncomfortable, isn’t forever too long to risk not being sure where you’ll end up?
You can be sure of heaven. (The Bible says you CAN know for sure you are going to heaven—God says he wants you to know–even though the Catholic church teaches that this is presumption.)
Avoiding Hell is not hard for us. It was made easy by Jesus’ payment on the cross.
We make it hard by insisting that we are not sinners, and by trying to live the “good” life to work our way to heaven. We don’t want to admit that we need Him. But we do.
You can’t work your way to heaven.
You can’t do good to avoid hell. Your works are not weighed out when you die on a divine scale.
You can’t reason with God after death, and tell Him what a great guy you are and why He should let you in.
It comes down to one thing: What did you do with HIS SON, JESUS CHRIST. Did you accept Him or reject Him?
Jesus said, I am the way, the truth, and the life. No man comes unto the Father, but by me.
If you are not sure if you will go to heaven or hell based on what the Bible teaches, would you read more at Two Ways To Live?
If you are a mom, isn’t it time to think about this for you and your kids?
If you are a Christian already, sharing the gospel is imperative. If you had the cure for cancer and kept it to yourself, that would be unforgivable. How much worse is it to keep the cure for eternal damnation to yourself?
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