The policy of everlasting penalty, however detested and scary, is found as a part of the revelation of every branch of the Christian church. It has only been in the last century that under the influence of tolerance some have denied the realism of hell. At this moment here is a hated topic, one that even very faithful people tend to shun.
Jesus selected the greatest, terrible descriptions in creation to describe the realism of hell. One is the image of obscurity, which emphasizes split-up from God. Another is that of fire, The lake of fire is virtually a sign pointing to realism far worse.
The wicked that are now experiencing the wrath of God would do anything to jump into a mere lake of fire. The realism is much worse than the symbol. It is hard, even as Christians, to consent the realism of hell. For the most part, we would rather stand with our wicked fellow men than rejoice in the vindication of God’s righteousness and justice.
In our age when nothing seems permanent, the idea of being permanently separated from God strikes people as too well, final. We wonder, Shouldn’t there be, perhaps, a second chance? No wonder the belief in reincarnation is so popular. It gives people the comfort of believing that if they ruin this life, they will get another chance, and another, and…
This isn’t the picture the Bible presents. It presents us with one life per person, a life that can be used in the service and worship of God, or a life that is lived without God. God created us at liberty, to make honest and divine decisions. So he can’t really be accused of “sending people to hell,” as if he took some delight in punishing us. Far from it! But since we are free, we can finally and forever say “No” to God.
As I live said the lord, I develop no joy when the evil perish. I simply wish for them to turn from their evil deeds so they can be alive. Turn ye, turn ye Abstain from your evil deeds, for why will you die o house of Israel. Ezekiel 33:11
You can enter into God’s Kingdom by the thin gate. The road to hell is wide, and its entrance is extensive for those who decided on the stress-free way.
“But the gateway to life is small, and the road is narrow, and only a few ever find it.” Matthew 7:13
The son of man shall guide forth his angels and they will collect out of his kingdom all things that affronted and those who committed iniquity, and shall cast them into a furnace of fire where there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth, then shall the honest shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their father. Matthew 13:41-43
The Kingdom of paradise is like a net casted into water and fishes of various sorts are caught. When the net is filled, they bring it up onto the seashore, sit down and gather the good fish into crates, and dispose the bad ones away. That is the way it will be at the end of the world. The angels will arise and detach the good people from the bad, casting the evil into the fire. There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.” Matthew 13:47-50
Weaklings who go away from me, nonbelievers, the immoral, murderers, the wicked, those who engage in sorcery, statue believers, and all liars, their doom is in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur. This is the second death. Revelation 21:8
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