Presentation on theme: "Hell. I Don’t Want to Preach On Hell Not because I don’t believe it exists: it does. Not because most of this world won’t go there: they will. It is because."— Presentation transcript:
I Don’t Want to Preach On Hell Not because I don’t believe it exists: it does. Not because most of this world won’t go there: they will. It is because it is the MOST terrifying place that I deserve to go to… and so do you. It is because it is the MOST terrifying place that I deserve to go to… and so do you.
Why Would Anyone Want To Believe? That a God who is love create a place that is anything but unloving? That a God who created “all things good” could create a place of eternal punishment?
Some Synonymous Passages Outer darkness. Matt. 8:9; 22:13; 25:30 Eternal punishment. Matt. 25:46 Lake of fire. Rev. 20:10, 14-15
Facing the Facts has authority to cast into hell “I say to you, My friends, do not be afraid (φοβηθῆτε) of those who kill the body and after that have no more that they can do. “But I will warn you whom to fear: fear (φοβήθητε) the One who, after He has killed, has authority to cast into hell; yes, I tell you, fear Him!” (Luke 12:4–5, NASB95)
More Important Than Facts: Our Souls! For those who do not know God or do not obey the gospel. 2 Thess. 1:3-9 (vs. 8-9) False teachers. 2 Pet. 2:1-16 (vss. 4, 9)
Sons of the Kingdom: Beware We can still lose our soul. Rom. 8:28-39; Isa. 59:1-2 – Fighting & devouring. Jas. 3:36-4:12 – Going back to worldly ways. 2 Pet. 2:20-22 (chs. 3-4) – By rejecting Christ. 1 Jn. 3:22-26
The Worst Part of Hell No amount of Scripture can illustrate the indescribable pain associated when God completely withdraws his love, mercy, grace.
Not everyone is as fortunate as Alfred Nobel who in 1888 read his own obituary in a French newspaper. One of his brothers had died, but a careless reporter had used a statement prepared for the wrong man. Alfred, principal inventor of dynamite, was disappointed with the published account. He was described as a “merchant of death” who had made a fortune from explosives and human exploitation. This haunting image caused him to reevaluate his life and revamp his will. Consequently, his money has made possible the famous Nobel Peace Prizes. Jones, G. C. (1986). 1000 illustrations for preaching and teaching (153). Nashville, TN: Broadman Press.
There is Hope You are breathing. Cp. Lk. 16:19ff God desires the lost to be saved. 2 Pe. 3:9f Ultimately, He gave you A CHOICE. Acts 17:24-34