Sunday, May 29, 2022

The Horrors Of Spending Forever Burning In Hell

Matthew 18:8, “Wherefore if thy hand or thy foot offend thee, cut them off, and cast them from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life halt or maimed, rather than having two hands or two feet to be cast into everlasting fire.”

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:”

Revelation 20:11-15, “And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them. And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works. And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works. And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.”

The Holy Bible has more to say about Hell than Heaven. Sadly, the average Baptist preacher doesn't preach on Hell once a year. You'll have to search diligently across the United States to find a preacher that warns lost sinners of the judgment to come in the Lake of Fire.

Since I moved from the island of Guam to Pensacola, Florida in July of 2021, I have only heard one local pastor preach on the subject of the Lake of Fire. That was a couple weeks ago. I thank God for him. He is a good and godly man, a few years older than me, a soulwinner, and I appreciate his ministry at the small Baptist church I am attending. You can tell when somebody cares and this man cares. Several months ago he saw a young man related to a church member, laying drunk by a local grocery store. Most pastors would have done nothing. But this caring preacher convinced the young man to check into the Better Roads Recovery program in Indiana, and he drove the young man all the way from Florida to Indiana to help him, paying his admission fee. That is love!

It is no coincidence that the aforementioned pastor who cares, warns people in his preaching about the dangers of a real burning Hell. Caring people are soulwinners! There is a direct correlation between being a caring Christian and telling THE TRUTH. My web visitors who have followed my ministry for any length of time, know that I care. I give God ALL the credit and praise. I don't want anybody's money. I just want to be a blessing for Christ to as many lost, needy and hurting people as I can. That is why I am here, to help OTHERS. Philippians 2: 4-5, “Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others. Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:” Pastor Jack Hyles (1926-2001) used to say that if he could teach his people just one thing, other than their need to be being born-again to go to Heaven, it would be to: GET OUT OF THE SELF LIFE!” Amen and amen! Most pastors today are so caught up in themselves that they have lost sight of obeying The Great Commission. Sadly, in most churches it has become The Great Omission!

The opposite of truth is not lies, it is INDIFFERENCE. The opposite of love is not hate, it is INDIFFERENCE. The biggest problem in today's churches, Bible colleges and religious institutions is INDIFFERENCE. Indifference is not caring one way or the other. It is not the same as being apathetic. Apathy is to some extent, a condition; Indifference is to the same extent, a choice. An apathetic person is without feelings, not because they chose to, but because they can't; they are incapable of response. An indifferent person simply doesn't care or isn't concerned, not because they can't, but because they won't. Most pastors are sinfully indifferent toward the Devil's corrupt bibles, falsehoods, heresies and false gospels.

I woke up yesterday and thought about the fact that there won't be any time in Hell. Revelation 10:6, “And sware by him that liveth for ever and ever, who created heaven, and the things that therein are, and the earth, and the things that therein are, and the sea, and the things which are therein, that there should be time no longer:” Dear reader, if you unfortunately die in your sins one day, you will spend eternity suffering in the fires, smoke, restlessness and inexplicable torments of Hell. I didn't say that, the Bible does. Revelation 14:11, “And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.”

To me, one of the most horrifying aspects of Hell will be the absence of time. Can you imagine being trapped in such a horrible place, separated from a loving God for all eternity, knowing that you could have freely gone to Heaven simply by accepting Jesus Christ as your personal Savior? I think the thing that will insanely eat away at the minds of those in Hell, will be the realization that they were freely offered God's gift of eternal life, but they refused it because they were thinking stupid. I meet so many people who refuse to accept God's free gift because of some phony preacher they saw on television. Either that or they'll bring up the the thousands of sex abuse scandals in the Roman Catholic cult, Southern Baptist Convention or other mainstream religious denominations. Folks, those are just lame excuses not to get saved! So many people are going to split Hell wide open, because they spent their whole life dissing on sinful religious people, false religion and imperfect preachers. That is not wise!

Hell is a place of darkness. Matthew 8:12, “But the children of the kingdom shall be cast out into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.” No doubt people will be weeping in uncontrollable tears from the intense pain from the flames. They will be gnashing their teeth from pain. But the Bible also teaches that there is another reason for which people in Hell will be weeping and wailing and gnashing their teeth. Luke 13:28, “There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when ye shall see Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, and all the prophets, in the kingdom of God, and you yourselves thrust out. People in Hell hate themselves! They hate themselves because they could have been freely enjoying all the joys, splendors and blessings of Heaven, having fun and partying with the angels and other redeemed saints; but instead they will now spend eternity burning in Hell, with no hope or chance of ever being paroled. Please listen to me dear friend, because I love you with God's unconditional love. This matter of going to either Heaven or Hell is a BIG DEAL. Fools like Pastor Marty Herron make light of THE TRUTH. Marty requires that lost sinners forsake a lifestyle of sinning to be saved, but the Bible never says that anywhere!!!

Please remember friend: The true Gospel always points you to CHRIST; a false gospel always points to YOU. “YOU has no place in getting saved! What saith the Scripture? ...
Hebrews 4:10-11, “For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his. Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief.”
IF you are saved (i.e., have entered into God's rest), then you have CEASED from your own works. That means you are NOT trying to clean up your life, faithfully run the race, endure unto the end, live a lifestyle of repentance, turn away from sins, surrender all to Christ as “Lord,” follow Jesus no matter what, invite Christ into your life, give your life to Christ, nor any other foolish tommyrot that has NOTHING to do with the Gospel of free grace taught in the Gospel of John and 1st Corinthians 15:1-4...
1st Corinthians 15:1-4, “Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:”
There it is: “THE GOSPEL:
  1. Christ DIED on the cross for our sins.
  2. He was BURIED.
  3. Jesus RESURRECTED three days later from the dead.
Anybody who comes to God as a guilty sinner (you've got to know what you're being saved from and why you need a Savior), receiving Christ's sacrifice on the cross as payment for your sins, believing that Christ was buried but is risen bodily from the dead is saved!!! It's that easy, free and simple to go to Heaven dear friend (2nd Corinthians 11:3-4). JUST BELIEVE THE GOOD NEWS!!!!!!!

There is no greater crime in God's sight than to preach a false gospel. As heinous and disgusting as serial killers are to any normal person, those ungodly criminals are not as bad and guilty as those ungodly pastors who preach another gospel which dooms men's souls to Hell for everlasting damnation. What saith the Scripture? Matthew 10:28, “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. Wicked men may kill your body, ending your earthly life; but God will cast every unbeliever into everlasting hell, fire and damnation.

No matter who you are dear reader, there are only TWO WAYS you can die...
  1. DIE IN THE LORD (Revelation 14:13, “And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them.”)
  2. DIE IN YOUR SINS (John 8:24, “I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I am he, ye shall die in your sins.”)
Isn't that all very simple? Sure it is! We are the SINNERS and Jesus is the blessed SAVIOR. The way you get to Heaven is by simply acknowledging that you are a guilty sinner. What saith the Scripture? Romans 3:19-20, “Now we know that what things soever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God. Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin.” I love those Bible versus, because they expose the big lie today that to get to Heaven you must turn from your sins. We know this is not true because Christ died for our sins. “CHRIST DIED FOR THE UNGODLY” (Romans 5:6-9).

I absolutely love and appreciate what Pilgrim's Progress author John Bunyan (1628-1688) said, which clarifies this delicate theological matter:
“If you do not put a difference between justification wrought by the man Christ without and sanctification wrought by the Spirit of Christ within, you are not able to divide the Word aright; but contrariwise, you corrupt the Word of God, and cast stumbling blocks before the people.” 
Pastor M.R. DeHaan (1891-1968) effectively said the very same thing, but in these different words:
“There is a vast difference between coming to Jesus for salvation and coming after Jesus for service. Coming to Christ makes one a believer, while coming after Christ makes one a disciple. All believers are not disciples. To become a believer one accepts the invitation of the Gospel, to be a disciple one obeys the challenge to a life of dedicated service and separation. Salvation comes through the sacrifice of Christ; discipleship comes only by sacrifice of self and surrender to His call for devoted service. Salvation is free, but discipleship involves paying the price of a separated walk. Salvation can't be lost because it depends upon God's faithfulness, but discipleship can be lost because it depends upon our faithfulness.” —Pastor M.R. DeHaan, Hebrews; Zondervan Publishing House, 1959 (p. 117).
Do you see the drastic and clear DIFFERENCE between justification (salvation) wrought without by the man Christ, versus the sanctification (growing in grace) wrought within every born-again believer by the indwelling Holy Spirit (Romans 8:9; 1st John 3:24)? I am confident that you do. God saves a man by faith alone, which is strictly a legal matter (Romans 4:4-7; 1st John 2:2); and then the indwelling Holy Spirit continues to work on that redeemed child of God to change him, but we must yield to the Spirit's leading if we are to grow (1st Peter 2:2; Romans 12:1-2).

Turning away from your sinful ways has NOTHING to do with accepting the free gift of God by faith alone. It makes good sense to the unsaved carnal man (1st Corinthians 2:14-16), that a lost person must reasonably be expected by God to stop committing the very sins for which Christ died, as a requirement to be saved; however, this is NOT God's simple plan of salvation. THE TRUTH is that we all do just that, we all continue living in sin! The Apostle Paul in Romans 7:24 didn't say: “O wretched man that I used to be,” he said: “O wretched man that I am.” Romans 7:24, “O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death?Paul was still a wretched sinner! Paul wasn't a little sinner, or a venial sinner (Catholic false doctrine). No, the Apostle Paul was a mortal sinner just like you and me. The Roman Catholic distinction between “venial sins” versus “mortal sins” is Satanic rubbish. What saith the Scripture? James 2:10, “For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all. Even if you commit the most seemingly insignificant of sins, you might as well have become a serial killer, because in God's sight YOU ARE GUILTY!

Even one sin is enough to keep a person out of Heaven, and for God to cast them into the fires of Hell forever to be punished. Since we are flawed human beings, we cannot even begin to comprehend the holiness and righteousness of God. We are so wicked as humans that we have fooled ourselves into thinking that a growing fetus in a mother's womb is not yet a human being (Roe vs. Wade, 1972). Abortionists are only kidding themselves!!! Abortion is cruel and cold-blooded, first-degree, premediated MURDER!!! We are an ungodly nation of murderers! And yet we have the audacity to question God's righteousness for sentencing a Christ-rejecting sinner to the Lake of Fire forever? We don't have that right, nor the good sense to know enough to make such a judgment against our good God.

Life is short, Hell is hot and eternity is a long time! Jesus plainly warned in John 3:3b, “Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. The new birth is not optional if you want to escape Hell and go to Heaven. Romans 5:8-9, “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.” ONLY JESUS SAVES!!!

Evangelist Ray Comfort is not a saved man, who has a warped misunderstanding of what it means to be born-again. Ray errantly teaches that “born again refers to having a radical experience,” but that is not what it means at all. Since Adam chose to sin, sin and death entered into the world, passing down upon all mankind, so that we are born with a single nature devoid of the Spirit and knowledge of God. Therefore, we absolutely need to be born for the second time, this time spiritually, by the Holy Spirit of God.

This wonderful new birth is a supernatural miracle (John 1:12-13), wrought only by God in response to a person's faith in the Good News of Jesus Christ crucified, buried and bodily risen the third day (Romans 1:16; 1st Corinthians 15:1-4; Galatians 3:26). Getting saved (i.e., born again) is a free gift from God, which requires no form of payment (such as giving up your sinful bad habits), nor are there any obligations imposed (e.g., living a lifestyle of repentance). John 3:6-7, “That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.” Jesus in this passage is simply contrasting the fleshly birth (of water; a mother's water bag) versus the spiritual birth by the Holy Spirit of God). Nicodemus had never heard these truths before, so Jesus taught him, so that he could get saved and also go preach the Gospel to others. I sincerely believe that Nicodemus did get saved, who helped Joseph of Arimathea embalm and bury Jesus.

Hell is a horrifying place. It is a literal physical place, which the Bible plainly teaches is down inside the earth. We read concerning Christ in Acts 2:27, “Because thou wilt not leave my soul in hell, neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.” But Jesus comforted the repentant thief on the cross, by promising him that they would both be in Paradise that very day. Luke 23:43, “And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be with me in paradise.” So how did Jesus' soul go to Hell and Paradise the same day? His physical body was buried and sealed in the tomb. The only logical answer is that Hell (Hades) is compartmentalized, with the place of Paradise on one side, and the place of Torment on the other. This is exactly what we see in the true story of the rich man and Lazarus in Luke 16:19-31. There was a great gulf fixed between the two sides, so that no one could cross over to the other. Once a person dies in their sins and goes to Hell, it is too late.

And by the way, the Devil has never been to Hell!!! The Bible teaches in Job 1:7, “And the LORD said unto Satan, Whence comest thou? Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it.” I am not sure what that last part means. How does Satan walk up and down in the earth? Remember, Satan is a spirit and not a physical entity. I believe that the fallen angels were disembodied when they were cast down to the earth, when Lucifer rebelled in Heaven and was cast down to the earth. Hollywood often portrays the Devil and demons as torturing the damned in Hell, but I cannot find even one place in the Scripture where this happened. God created Hell to punish the Devil and his angels, not employee them to help God punish those who go there.

The Bible teaches that Jesus' soul went to Hell for three days (Acts 2:27). Yet in the following Bible verse we learn that Jesus' soul spent three days and nights in the heart of the earth. 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.” Thus, we can logically deduct that Hell is in fact in the heart (center) of the earth.

Now, we read in Revelation 20:14 that death and Hell will someday be cast into the Lake of Fire (Gehenna), which is a different place it seems. I do not know, to be honest. Hell (Hades) is similar to jail, where an accused person awaits their court trial. Those in Hell (Hades) right now are awaiting The Great White Throne Of Judgment (Revelation 20:11-15). Sadly, they have at least 1,000 years to wait, because The Great White Throne Judgment won't happen until after the 1,000 year Millennial reign of Christ as King over the earth from the city of Jerusalem. We saints (who will have been raptured and received our immortal bodies) we help Jesus reign the Bible says (Revelation 20:6).

Even after one billion years in the prison of Hell, it won't even be the beginning. I have a difficult time wrapping my brain around that. Have you ever thought why God will release Satan from his imprisonment toward the end of the 1,000 year Millennium? Could it be that God wants to silence all His critics who accuse Him of being unfair? Many people accuse God of being hateful and cruel, not giving people a second chance who go to Hell. But God is going to release from the Bottomless Pit, loosened from his chains, the Devil.

God is going to give the most evil and corrupt entity in the universe a second chance! Wow! That is a good and fair God. But Satan will immediately return to his former evil works, roaming about the earth as a lion seeking whom he may devour (1st Peter 5:8). The Devil is a liar and a murderer (John 8:44), who only comes as a thief in the night to kill, steal and destroy (John 10:10). Thus, God will prove and settle the matter once and for all, by allowing the most evil person who ever lived to have a second chance, but Lucifer will prove that he hasn't repented. God is just, good and fair in all His judgments. 2nd Timothy 2:13, “If we believe not, yet he abideth faithful: he cannot deny himself.”

Please don't go to Hell whoever you may be. Make sure that you are saved. Understanding the facts of the Gospel isn't enough. You personally must place your confidence, trust, reliance upon the facts of Christ's death on the cross, His burial and bodily resurrection the third day. These THREE facts of history comprise THE GOSPEL, by which we are saved if we simply BELIEVE. Romans 1:16, “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. Do you believe this Good News? I got saved at age 13 in Chicago. All I did was put my trust in the risen Savior, believing that He died for my sins on the cross. Jesus paid it all!

I don't owe Him anything. That is very important to understand, because salvation is of the Lord. If I owe Him anything, then salvation couldn't have been a free gift, but instead it would have been a reward. Sadly, Dr. Steve Pettit (president of Bob Jones University since 2014) even calls getting saved a reward.” Mr. Pettit is an incompetent preacher, and a Satanic Calvinist theological liar! Calvinism is of the Devil, as was the unsaved heretic preacher John Calvin (1509-1564). Study online and you will find that John Calvin murdered 58 people for disagreeing with his perverse theology! So much for living a changed life (as Calvinism falsely requires to get to Heaven). The Bible says that eternal life is a free gift (Romans 5:15-18).

There is no time in Hell. There is no rest, no sleep, no break and no end to the suffering. Luke 16:24, “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.” This Bible verse teaches that no one in Hell can even receive a drop of water. We know that people in Hell have a soul and a body, according to Matthew 10:28, “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. The human body cannot survive more than a few days without water, but the body that God will provide condemned sinners in Hell will be able to suffer dehydration forever without any water!!! Think about that dear reader, because I am scared for people who aren't saved. Hebrews 10:31, “It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.

Think of a time in your life when you were extremely thirsty, and desperately needed a drink of water, but there was none. Last July I moved from the island of Guam to Pensacola, Florida. It gets hotter here in Florida than it does on Guam. I had a bottle of cold water as I walked along Pensacola Beach in July, but I drank it quickly, as I perspired in the hot sun. I had walked about a half mile along the beach in the hot sun. I was panting and needed water, so I walked up to the various hotels. But the gates were locked and required a key card which only hotel guests had. So I couldn't enter to find water. There were no concession stands where I had walked. The only place to get water, that I knew of, was way back by the long pier that is famously associated with Pensacola Beach. I was roasting in the sun, walking in the hot burning sand under my feet. So I walked and walked and finally found a way to walk to the front street, seeking water. My heart was pounding, literally hurting from the sun and lack of water. I was worried I might have a stroke in the heat. As I walked and began to worry more and more, I finally made it to the front of a hotel. I saw an employee at the outside greeting counter, and asked him where I could please buy water. The young man kindly handed me an ice cold bottle of water, which I drank all the way down in about 30 seconds! That was the closest I ever came to suffering a heat stroke. So I learned an important lesson last summer, to never stray too far in the hot sun, and to always have plenty of water with me.

A person in Hell, for the first time in their life, will have NOTHING BUT EMPTYINESS to think about why they refused to get born-again. You see, nearly everyone who is still alive on earth doesn't even bother to think about the future. They sit at home watching late Night TV, mocking sin and making fun of the Holy Bible, idolizing they perverse idol celebrities. They blaspheme God and dismiss the inspired Word of God as mere fables. Most heathens will say that rich men wrote the Bible only to control the naïve masses of society. Vladimir Lenin called religion, the opiate (drug) of the people (and it is). But religion never saved anybody! Religion is the worst thing that ever happened to this sick and dying world. Salvation is NOT found in a religion, but only in the person of the Lord Jesus Christ (Acts 4:10-12; John 14:6).

I am horrified for those people who are suffering in Hell this moment. Even if Christ returned right now, they would have to wait for at least 1,000 years (the 7-year Tribulation, plus the 1,000 year Millennium) until their day in court. And tragically, EVERYONE who appears at The Great White Throne Of Judgment will be guilty and sentenced to the everlasting Lake of Fire. This is the appropriate title of Michael P. Bowen's excellent book: “I Never Knew You: The Horror Of The Coming Great White Throne Judgment And How You Can Avoid It!” This is the clearest book I have read in defense of the simplicity of the Gospel. If you want to solidify your salvation beliefs, please read this helpful book, which is 100% Scriptural. I cannot recommend it enough! if you have an unsaved love one and think they might read this book, it makes a wonderful gift, which I have given to umpteen people that I care about. God bless you dear friend and thank you for reading my blog.

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