Wednesday, April 2, 2008

So you don't believe there is a Hell! Please read this...

If you are one of the thousands of people (even millions) who claim to believe in Jesus and in His Word, and yet deny that there is an actual Hell, then I would like for you to continue reading this.

in order to answer this very important question, it is important that you believe the bible to be God's Holy Word, fully inspired by God. It is without error. If you don't believe this, then don't claim to believe in Jesus. It is HIS WORD that is written down by men. Can men make mistakes? Sure, I make many of them. but the people who wrote down Scripture were inspired by God. If you do not believe that, then don't claim to follow Jesus! If you have trouble believing that all the people who wrote Scripture were inspired by God, then you MUST realize that YOUR God is very weak! Your God is unable to control what goes into His Book! If you believe the Bible to be full of errors, then realize that YOUR GOD, is not the God "OF THE" Bible. so, if you say you believe in God you must believe the Bible to be inerrant!

Now, if you believe the Bible to be true, then let's look at Scripture and see what it says about hell.

What is Hell?
It is a place of disembodied spirits.
Acts 2:31
He seeing this before spake of the resurrection of Christ, that his soul was not left in hell, neither his flesh did see corruption.

It is a place of torment?
2 Thess 1:9
Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power;

Luke 16:23
And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.

What is hell described as being?
Devouring Fire and Everlasting Burnings
Isaiah 33:14
The sinners in Zion are afraid; fearfulness hath surprised the hypocrites. Who among us shall dwell with the devouring fire? who among us shall dwell with everlasting burnings?

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:

Everlasting Punishment
Matthew 25:46
And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.

Fire and Brimstone
Rev 14:10
The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb:

A Lake of Fire
Rev 20:15
And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.

Outer 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.

Punishment of the Wicked! (biblical but the person has a chance to repent and be saved!)
Comes from God
2 Thess 1:6
Seeing [it is] a righteous thing with God to recompense tribulation to them that trouble you;

Because of their Sin and Iniquity
Jer 36:31
And I will punish him and his seed and his servants for their iniquity; and I will bring upon them, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and upon the men of Judah, all the evil that I have pronounced against them; but they hearkened not.

Ezekiel 3:17-18
Son of man, I have made thee a watchman unto the house of Israel: therefore hear the word at my mouth, and give them warning from me.
When I say unto the wicked, Thou shalt surely die; and thou givest him not warning, nor speakest to warn the wicked from his wicked way, to save his life; the same wicked [man] shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand.

Ezekiel 18:4, 13, 20
Behold, all souls are mine; as the soul of the father, so also the soul of the son is mine: the soul that sinneth, it shall die.
Hath given forth upon usury, and hath taken increase: shall he then live? he shall not live: he hath done all these abominations; he shall surely die; his blood shall be upon him.
The soul that sinneth, it shall die. The son shall not bear the iniquity of the father, neither shall the father bear the iniquity of the son: the righteousness of the righteous shall be upon him, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon him.

Isaiah 10:10-11
As my hand hath found the kingdoms of the idols, and whose graven images did excel them of Jerusalem and of Samaria; Shall I not, as I have done unto Samaria and her idols, so do to Jerusalem and her idols? (side note, worship of a Jesus that is the literal brother of Lucifer is equivalent to the worship of an idol. Please repent!)

Rejection of the Law of God
Nehemiah 9:26-27
Nevertheless they were disobedient, and rebelled against thee, and cast thy law behind their backs, and slew thy prophets which testified against them to turn them to thee, and they wrought great provocations. Therefore thou deliveredst them into the hand of their enemies, who vexed them: and in the time of their trouble, when they cried unto thee, thou heardest [them] from heaven; and according to thy manifold mercies thou gavest them saviours, who saved them out of the hand of their enemies.

1 Sam 15:23
For rebellion [is as] the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness [is as] iniquity and idolatry. Because thou hast rejected the word of the LORD, he hath also rejected thee from [being] king.

Mark 16:16
He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.

Matthew 23:34-36
Wherefore, behold, I send unto you prophets, and wise men, and scribes: and [some] of them ye shall kill and crucify; and [some] of them shall ye scourge in your synagogues, and persecute [them] from city to city: That upon you may come all the righteous blood shed upon the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel unto the blood of Zacharias son of Barachias, whom ye slew between the temple and the altar. Verily I say unto you, All these things shall come upon this generation.

Is the Fruit of their Sin
Proverbs 22:8
He that soweth iniquity shall reap vanity: and the rod of his anger shall fail.

Romans 6:21
What fruit had ye then in those things whereof ye are now ashamed? for the end of those things [is] death.

Galatians 6:8
For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.

Is the Reward of their Sin
Psalm 91:8
Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked.

Romans 6:23
For the wages of sin [is] death; but the gift of God [is] eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Hebrews 2:2
For if the word spoken by angels was stedfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a just recompence of reward;

Receiving Mind
Romans 1:28
And even as they did not like to retain God in [their] knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;

Being Cut Off
Psalm 94:23
And he shall bring upon them their own iniquity, and shall cut them off in their own wickedness; [yea], the LORD our God shall cut them off.

Psalm 9:17
The wicked shall be turned into hell, [and] all the nations that forget God.

Matthew 5:29
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.

Luke 12:5
But I will forewarn you whom ye shall fear: Fear him, which after he hath killed hath power to cast into hell; yea, I say unto you, Fear him.

Luke 16:23
And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.

The Wrath of God
John 3:36
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.

Consumated at the Day of Judgment
Romans 2:5, 16
But after thy hardness and impenitent heart treasurest up unto thyself wrath against the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God;
In the day when God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ according to my gospel.

2 Peter 2:9
The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished:

There are many more Scriptures that I could post. I think this should be enough to convince even the most undiscerning person. To my mormon friends, please realize that following after a Jesus that is different the the Jesus found in the Bible is the same as idolatry. It is punishable by death and judgment will send you to hell. Unless you repent.

For those of you who are professing Christians and are still living in your sins, please repent and do it now! Hell is very real. This is why I preach on sin so much. I have heard and read where people think I am overly concerned about sin. The above is the reason I talk about sin. Because no one else in the church is talking about sin. Without repentance, all sinners WILL go to Hell. And Hell is a very real place, it is a place of fire and eternal torment. If you find yourself saying something like...
I don't think that God would send me to hell because He is a God of love. then it is time to reread Scripture and see for yourself that there will come a day when Judgment will be handed out to the unrepentant sinner.

I plead with you to repent of your sins. God loves you so much that He sent His Son to die for you. but you will miss out on that wonderful grace if you do not repent of your sins. If you do not follow the Jesus of the Bible. Jesus is the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. Jesus created all things! Jesus is God! And if you don't think that God is capable of putting the right Scriptures into one book, then like I said earlier, your god is weak!

My God is more than able to handle all of my problems! If your god is weak, then he can not save you on that final day!

Repent of your sins and put your faith and trust in Jesus Christ alone for your salvation!


pastorbrianculver said...

an anonymous person said,
No Brian, you don't have to believe the Bible is inerrant in order to believe in God and be a Christian. You just don't. Sorry.

I would say to that...
we are not saved by believing in the Bible. But from the Scripture that is found below in 2 Tim 3:16-17

All scripture [is] given by inspiration of God, and [is] profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.

The problem comes when a person does not believe what the Bible says about sin. When the Bible tells us that all liars will have their part in the lake of fire, and that no adulterer, no homosexual, no thief will inherit the kingdom of heaven. When a person chooses to IGNORE what the Bible says, in order to maintain their sinful lifestyle, then it is important to believe what the Bible says because true repentance will not take place!

Tim Brown said...

"No Brian, you don't have to believe the Bible is inerrant in order to believe in God and be a Christian. You just don't. Sorry."

...and the Scriptures teach this *where*?

pastorbrianculver said...

tim, when people decide for themselves what they "think" Scripture says without actually searching for the truth, what you have to do is discount certain passages that contradict what you "want" to believe. For the three or four guys who continue to troll here, I am only going to call them 'anonymous" since there seems to be no fruit coming from their direction. One thought is the same as the other.

Tim Brown said...

Of course.

It was a rhetorical question that I asked, knowing that there is no authoritative answer.

These people are just groping in the dark.

pastorbrianculver said...

I agree with you Tim. They are completely missing the reasoning behind the statements! Another sign of being blinded. I am curious to find out if some of the senior pastors are aware of their behavior online or the fact that they believe in universalism and that the bible is full of errors? I am sure they would not be comfortable finding this information out. God will judge them harsher for teaching others their false beliefs!

Jessie said...

Awesome post, Brian. Thanks for all the use of Scripture.

pastorbrianculver said...

thank you Jessie! how is your arm doing?

Chris Kratzer said...

Please check out my message "The truth about Hell" on my blog. Would love to hear your comments.

pastorbrianculver said...

thanks for the link Chris,
I will listen to the audio first thing in the morning. I looked at the notes that you had and they look very good. I would suggest anyone reading this post to click on Chris's link and listen to the sermon!

Chris Kratzer said...

Thanks Brian! Look forward to your comments.

pastorbrianculver said...

you're welcome chris!

Chris kratzer said...

New audio version (mp3) is on the blog, you can even play it within the snap shot that appears when you scrollover the link. Enjoy.