Tuesday, September 27, 2011

The Place Called Hell

Note: All Scripture quotations found in this article are from the text of the Authorized King James Version of the Bible.

As the world becomes more and more "politically correct", the subject of Hell is mentioned very rarely. The fact is, Hell is a very important subject to cover and Hell is a real place where the lost go after death.

The location of Hell is in the core of the earth. Scientists have recorded that the earth's crust is less than twenty miles thick and that beyond the crust are rivers of lava in the center of the earth. Bible believers call this Hell.

Matthew 12:40 "For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale's belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth."

Ephesians 4:9 "(Now that he ascended, what is it but that he also descended first into the lower parts of the earth?"

Isaiah 14:9 "Hell from beneath is moved for thee to meet thee at thy coming: it stirreth up the dead for thee, even all the chief ones of the earth; it hath raised up from their thrones all the kings of the nations."

The people that go to Hell will suffer for eternity. Do not be deceived, Hell is not a party as we can see by reading Luke 16. We read that the rich man that went to Hell was in constant torment and agony. He begged for just one drop of water to cool his tongue because of the fire burning his soul. We also read that the rich man did not want anyone else to go to this place called Hell.

Luke 16:22 "And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham's bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried; 23 And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom. 24 And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame. 25 But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented. 26 And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed: so that they which would pass from hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that would come from thence. 27 Then he said, I pray thee therefore, father, that thou wouldest send him to my father's house: 28 For I have five brethren; that he may testify unto them, lest they also come into this place of torment."

Hell is a place of sorrow, darkness and everlasting fire that never stops burning. The Jehovah Witness's are wrong about Hell, it is a place of fire that lasts forever.

2 Samuel 22:6 "The sorrows of hell compassed me about; the snares of death prevented me;"

Mark 9:45 "And if thy foot offend thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter halt into life, than having two feet to be cast into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched:"

Matthew 22:13 "Then said the king to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast him into outer darkness; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth."

When a person dies without Jesus Christ, they go directly to Hell to burn until the White Throne Judgment. At the White Throne Judgment they are judged by God then confess that Jesus is Lord. After this they are cast into the Lake of Fire to burn for Eternity.

Revelation 20:14 "And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. 15 And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire."

Hell was not created for man, rather the devil and his angels. If you go to Hell, you are going there by your own free will. God is not a Calvinist that would force you accept or reject Jesus Christ. It is your decision to make.

Matthew 25:41 "Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:"

God does not want anyone to go to Hell and that is why He sent His only begotten Son to die for the sins of the world.

John 3:16 "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life."

2 Peter 3:9 "The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance."

Hell is real and should be preached. Jesus Christ preached about Hell constantly in all four Gospels of the New Testament. If you have a preacher that does not preach on the subject of Hell then he is not Christ-like in his preaching.

Matthew 23:33 "Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell?"

There are many other verses on Hell in the Bible, but the verses I listed alone shows that if the Bible is true then Hell is a place that no one would ever want to go to for Eternity.

If you have never trusted Jesus Christ as your Saviour then this is the place you will wake up after you die. You will wake up in fire, agony, torment, sorrow and darkness. You will burn for Eternity and there will be no escape. The only chance you have to be saved is while you are still alive on this earth.

Hebrews 9:27 "And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:"

Just think, there has been people that have died in the Old Testament and went to Hell that have been burning for thousands of years, nonstop. Why are you putting off salvation? Why are you rejecting a loving God that has loved you so much that He gave His only begotten Son for your sins? All you have to do is realize you are a sinner and put your trust in Jesus Christ alone and you can be saved from this burning Hell.

Hebrews 2:3 "How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation.."

God has given you a free will. You have two choices. You can choose to accept Jesus Christ as your Savior and go to Heaven:

Revelation 21:4 "And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away."

or you can choose to deny Jesus Christ and go to Hell where there will be everlasting sorrow, crying, pain, fire, darkness and torment.

Revelation 21:8 "But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death."

Please listen...

Deuteronomy 30:19 "..I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life.."

Please choose life! Please choose Jesus Christ! Whatever you think of me, that is fine. If you hate me, that is alright, I am sure a lot of people do. But, whatever you do, DO NOT GO TO HELL. Neither God, nor I want you to go to that horrible place.

If you are a Christian then what you must realize is that every minute, every hour, every day there are souls that are going to Hell and they will never get out of this everlasting fire, ever. These people need Christians to stand up for what is right and to proclaim the truth, whether it makes you lose friends or not. Whether it is "politically correct" or not.

Christians need to preach against sin, preach on Hell, preach the Gospel and the whole counsel of God. Jesus Christ preached on Hell, why are you silent about it? Paul and Stephen preached the Gospel and lost their lives because of it. Why are YOU with such freedom so silent about such an important subject? The reason you do not open your mouth is because you DO NOT believe in Hell. You do not care about lost souls that go to Hell to burn forever. You have a King James Bible that is inspired and preserved for you by God Almighty, but you do not take it seriously.

In conclusion, if you are lost I pray that you trust Jesus Christ today. If you are saved, I plead with you to witness to lost souls. You do not have to be a Missionary or a Pastor for God to use you to spread the Gospel. All you have to do is do things such as talk to people, hand out tracts or even use your Facebook as a witnessing tool. Will you do it or will this just be another article that gets you on fire for God for a day and the next day you go back to you old ways of not caring?

One thing is for certain, if the rich man that lifted up his eyes in Hell was given another chance at life, he would not waste time like you. He would trust Jesus Christ as soon as possible and spend his life warning others of the place called Hell.

Luke 16:27 "Then he said, I pray thee therefore, father, that thou wouldest send him to my father's house: 28 For I have five brethren; that he may testify unto them, lest they also come into this place of torment."