Tuesday, July 12, 2011
5 Things You Need to Know About Hell
This blog post will be like a trip to the dentist. No, maybe the endodontist. But because I care about where you go after you die, and no book discussion about Heaven is complete without including information about Hell, I'm going to hit "publish." But let's be honest--not everyone believes in Hell, or wants to discuss it. I think most people would like to think that everyone goes to heaven...or at least "a better place." However, God told us about Hell in the Bible, so it's important that we know about it too--and more important, how to avoid it. Why?
1. Because you don't know when you're going to die. It's of utmost importance to know your eternal destination. Man is like a breath; his days are like a passing shadow. Psalm 144:4
2. Because Jesus talked about hell more than anyone else in the Bible, which means it's a real place that real people go to. Wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. Matthew 7:13
3. Because our sin separates us from God. If we're separated from God, our default destination is hell,
and we are on that broad way that leads to destruction.
For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. Romans 3:23
4. Because Jesus died to save you from hell. Alcorn says, "If Christ's crucifixion and resurrection didn't deliver us from an eternal Hell, his work on the cross is less heroic, less potent, less consequential, and thus less deserving of our worship and praise." We simply don't realize what an awesome thing it is that the God of the universe came to earth, and died in our place, to rescue us from Hell!
God shows His own love for us in that
while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8
5. To learn more about what the Bible says about heaven and hell, and how to avoid hell, watch this. Jesus was the sinless Son of God who died in our place for our sin, and we are on the road to hell apart from trusting in Jesus to save us.
I am the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me. John 14:6
When was the last time you had a conversation with someone about Hell? What happened?