Skip to comments.To hell with Hell?
Posted on 04/26/2011 3:41:53 PM PDT by NYer
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Scripture makes it very clear that Hell is real and waiting for those who do not repent.
If there is no Hell;, then there can be no Heaven.
Something to think about.
Actually our pastor tells of a time he was flying somewhere and looked up the words Hell, Sheol, Gehenna, netherworls, etc.
His quote is that hell is mentioned in the Bible more often than heaven is.
Compliments of BST....
I can swear there ain’t no heaven but I pray there ain’t no hell.
Every knee shall bend (at the name of Jesus) in heaven, on the earth, and under the earth.
I don’t believe in Hell.
Currently, when you die, there is hope of the Resurrection when Christ returns.
Those who deny Christ are “cut off” and cast “into the darkness.”
The Hell of popular literature still offers eternal life, tormented though the inhabitants may be. To go with that eternal torment, there would be those who inflict the eternal punishment. They would rule in Hell.
Why would God allow such beings to continue to exist as rulers?
This other post, “Hell and The Glory Of God...pt 2” by Bill Randalls explains things better than I could:
Catholic Caucus: HELL EXISTS AND WE MIGHT GO THERE!
John Calvins Worst Heresy: That Christ Suffered in Hell
Natural Calamities Divine Threats & Four Gates of Hell The four Principal Gates of Hell : I Hatred
Pope speaks with priests from his diocese about Heaven and Hell
Whatever Became of Hell? (HAS THE UNQUENCHABLE FIRE BEEN QUENCHED )
One Man's Visit to Hell
A Brief Catechism for Adults - Lesson 11: Hell
A Question Of Hell (One Minister Questions Its Existence)
Pope says hell and damnation are real and eternal
The fires of Hell are real and eternal, Pope warns
The Early Church Fathers on Hell - Catholic/Orthodox Caucus
IS THE NEW MASS SOFT ON HELL?
Heaven and hell seem to be forgotten
Which circle of Hell do You belong in?
"To Hell with Hell!": The Spiritual Dumbing Down of the Generations
Reflecting on Hell: Sermon for the First Sunday in Advent
The Reality of Satan and the Victory of Jesus and Mary (an Exorcist speaks out)
Beware the Serpents Promises
Americans Describe Their Views About Life After Death(Only One 1/2 of 1% Think They Are Hell-Bound)
Sister Faustina's Vision of Hell
A rational man would do well to consider Pascal’s wager.
The more important question is “What if there really is a hell?”
And it’s not about “buy what we’re peddling or go to hell”, it’s more like a warning to make an informed choice. And that we encourage you to choose to be with God and other people that love Him, rather than reject Him and be forced to be separated from Him.
People like hell when they think of Jeffrey Dahmer, but scoff when men like Gandhi are said to go to hell. If Dahmer really did repented and Gandhi never was a Christian then Gandhi is in hell and Dahmer isn’t.
Okay, thanks for the links.
However, what are your thoughts on the subject?
Can you see where eternal death would be worse than an eternal life of torment?
That may have been how it was sold in the past, but I think nowadays at least what I hear is how a belief in God makes the here and now so blessed. With the knowledge of an eternity that is completely blessed.
One obvious point I would think for the “proof” of Hell (in my book a separation from God), is why the heck would Jesus (God himself!) go through the pain and suffering to save us, if there was nothing to save us from?
Hell is a place where God is not. God is Holy and those in His presence must also be Holy. Those who have chosen to repent have Christ’s holiness. Those who don’t cannot stand in His presence.
Well, eternal death will certainly accomplish that.
Hell is mentioned several times in the Bible. Here are a few of those instances:
2 Peter 2:4-5 says, “For if God did not spare angels when they sinned, but sent them to hell, putting them into gloomy dungeons to be held for judgment.”
Mark 9:46 describes hell as: “Their worm does not die and the fire is not quenched.”
Matthew 8:12 says, “But the subjects of the kingdom will be thrown outside, into the darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.”
Isaiah 66:24 reads: “And they will go out and look upon the dead bodies of those who rebelled against me; their worm will not die, nor will their fire be quenched, and they will be loathsome to all mankind.”
Daniel 12:2 describes the duration of hell: “Multitudes who sleep in the dust of the earth will awake: some to everlasting life, others to shame and everlasting contempt.”
Luke 16:22-24 uses a parable to describe hell: “The time came when the beggar died and the angels carried him to Abraham’s side. The rich man also died and was buried. In hell, where he was in torment, he looked up and saw Abraham far away, with Lazarus by his side. 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.’”
Luke 12:5 says, “But I will show you whom you should fear: Fear him who, after the killing of the body, has power to throw you into hell. Yes, I tell you, fear him.”
Mark 9:47 says, “And if your eye causes you to sin, pluck it out. It is better for you to enter the kingdom of God with one eye than to have two eyes and be thrown into hell.”
Matthew 23:33 reads: “You snakes! You brood of vipers! How will you escape being condemned to hell?”
Revelation 19:20 talks about the fiery lake: “But the beast was captured, and with him the false prophet who had performed the miraculous signs on his behalf. With these signs he had deluded those who had received the mark of the beast and worshiped his image. The two of them were thrown alive into the fiery lake of burning sulfur.”
If Hell is not real like Humanist want us to believe then the Bible is just a best selling book, because the rest of it would be bogus also.
If heaven is being in the presence of God then then a hell is not necessary.
Jesus spoke more of Hell then everyone else in the Bible combined. He described it as a place where the fire is never quenched and the worm never dies. To reject hell is to reject Christ.