JUST ASK ANYONE AND THEY'LL TELL YOU: "GOD IS A GOD OF LOVE AND AS LONG AS YOU'VE BEEN A GOOD PERSON AND DONE YOUR BEST YOU'LL GO TO HEAVEN"
"He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth
not the Son shall not see life; BUT
THE WRATH OF GOD
ABIDETH ON HIM.”
"And the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed them up, and their houses, and all the men that appertained unto Korah, and all their goods. They, and all that appertained to them, WENT DOWN ALIVE INTO THE PIT, and the earth closed upon them: and they perished from among the congregation. " (Numbers 16:32-33)
Korah and his mates were getting jealous of Moses and thought he was wielding too much power. God dealt with them very swiftly - AND THEY WENT TO HELL!
JESUS TALKS ABOUT HELL
"And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell" (Matthew 10:28)
Was Jesus a liar? Was Jesus trying to pull the wool over everyone's eyes and just scaring people into being goody-goodies? (like how you scare little kids and tell them that the "boogey - man" will get them if they're not good). Can we accuse Jesus of stooping this low? The Bible says that Jesus was sinless and refrained from every appearance of sin.
My friend, Jesus was telling the truth and time and time again He talks about hell and about the awful reality of eternal flames and torment.
CUT OFF YOUR HAND?
People who don't believe in hell can be heard to say "Here's Jesus being `Mr. Johnny-One-Note' again. Harping on the same old subject of hell again. Here He goes again being `Mr Negativity' and bringing gloom and doom to the message of ‘love and light’.”
This “love and light” message is the one proclaimed by unconverted do-gooders who want to be God's little helpers who want to sanitize the Bible and say, "Well, God didn't really mean that" or "The Bible was only written by men who didn't have the comprehensive world view that we have today" or "Jesus was only referring to the rubbish dump outside of the city where they burned up the refuse from time to time."
"And if thy RIGHT EYE OFFEND THEE, PLUCK IT OUT, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.
And if thy RIGHT HAND OFFEND THEE, CUT IT OFF, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell. " (Matthew 5:29-30)
Now why would Jesus be warning people to dismember their bodies if hell was a figment of people's imagination.
Was Jesus just into the "scaring business" and didn't really mean it? If so, we can accuse Him of lying!
WORMS NOT DYING?
Jesus warns of hell again:
"And whosoever shall offend one of these little ones that believe in me, it is better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he were cast into the sea. And if thy hand offend thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter into life maimed, than having two hands to go into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched: WHERE THEIR WORM DlETH NOT, AND THE FIRE IS NOT QUENCHED. 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: WHERE THEIR WORM DlETH NOT, AND THE FIRE IS NOT QUENCHED. And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out: it is better for thee to enter into the kingdom of God with one eye, than having two eyes to be cast into hell fire. WHERE THEIR WORM DlETH NOT. AND THE FIRE IS NOT QUENCHED. "
For those who read and believe the Bible, they start to see that Jesus is serious about hell and that it is a place of terrible and unremitting torment and everlasting pain that goes forever.
Why would Jesus say that it's better to have only one eye, hand or foot in this life? ANSWER: Those in hell wish that parts of their body weren't there and so get rid of some of the pain. Those in hell wish they could kill themselves altogether, but God won't allow it.
PEOPLE DON'T BELIEVE IN HELL
Funny isn't it, how we just want to read the parts of the Bible that appeal to us and we ignore the rest or the parts we don't believe in.
Take for instance Matthew 25:46 where Jesus is talking about everlasting punishment and eternal life. Now if you ask the man on the street if he believes in eternal life in heaven - he'll say "YES". Ask him about everlasting punishment and he'll say "NO".
YET WE HAVE IT IN BLACK AND WHITE!
"And these shall go away into EVERLASTING PUNISHMENT: but the righteous into LIFE ETERNAL." (Matthew 25:46)
The word "everlasting" and the word "eternal" in this verse have the same meaning - both mean forever, ad infinitum, going on without end, never stopping.
Isn't it strange how people want to believe part of a sentence but won't believe the other part.
What makes it even more peculiar – Jesus is the speaker and people will tell you that He's telling the truth in one part of the sentence and then lying in the other.
PEOPLE JUST WON'T BELIEVE THE BIBLE!
WHAT'S HELL LIKE?
* A lake of fire - Revelation 20:15
* A bottomless pit - Revelation 20:1
* A horrible tempest - Psalm 11:6
* A devouring fire - Isaiah 33:14
* A place of sorrows - Psalm 18:5
* A place of weeping - Matthew 8:12
* A furnace of fire - Matthew 13:41-42
* A place of torments - Luke 16:23
* Where they wail - Matthew 13:42
* Where God is cursed - Revelation 16:11
* Where there's no rest – Revelation 14:11
* A place of outer darkness - Matthew 25:30
* Where they scream for mercy - Lk16:24
* Where they can never repent – Matthew 12:32
* A place of everlasting punishment - Matthew 25:46
* Where they gnaw their tongues - Revelation 16:10
* Where they feel the wrath of God - Revelation 14:10
* A place of everlasting destruction - 2 Thessalonians 1:9
* A place for the devil and his angels - Matthew 25:41
* Where the fire never goes out - Mark 9:48
* A place of everlasting burnings- Isaiah 33:14
* Where they don't want their loved ones .to come - Luke 16:28
MY DEAR FRIEND, there's a million books out there that contradict the Bible and all written by clever men and indeed theologians - and they all deny the reality of hell and the Lake of Fire.
WHAT WILL YOU BELIEVE - JESUS OR MAN'S OPINION? Two seconds after you die you'll wish you'd believed Jesus and trusted Him alone for your salvation. As you scream your lungs out for eternity, you'll cry, moan and weep because you'll finally know the reality of hell.