Hell is a place of eternal separation
In 2 Thessalonians 1:9, Paul said that all those who do not know God nor obey the gospel of Jesus Christ that they “shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of His power.”
This is probably the worst torment of them all. The only companionship a person will have in hell is their memory of rejecting God and His Son, Jesus Christ.
Hell is not some eternal sleep; rather it’s a place where there’ll be no rest day or night (Revelation 14:11).
In Jesus’ story of the rich man and Lazarus we see the rich man pleading with Abraham, which means that everyone in hell will be conscious, never forgetting that they forever missed out on heaven and the presence of God.
Every moment for all eternity those in hell will be in mental anguish because they’ll remember every time the gospel was presented, and every time their family and/or friends told them of their need to accept Jesus Christ, and they didn’t. They will remember every excuse they ever used, every lie they ever accepted as truth, and they’ll be in agony over all their missed opportunities.
Hell is not a state of mind nor is it symbolic or a metaphoric description about anything that is hard or difficult. We say, “War is hell,” or something “hurts like hell,” or even traffic can be “hell.” If the reality of hell were truly understood, these would seem like heaven.
R.C. Sproul said, “If these images are indeed symbols, then we must conclude that the reality is worse than the symbol suggests. The function of symbols is to point beyond themselves to a higher or more intense state of actuality than the symbol itself can contain. That Jesus used the most awful symbols imaginable to describe hell is no comfort to those who see them simply as symbols.”
Dennis Lee is the senior pastor of Living Waters Fellowship located at 211 West 1st South, behind ACE Hardware.
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This Sunday Morning, we’ll be looking at “The Battle for the Mind.”
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5 thoughts on ““Hell Is No Laughing Matter””
Amen. This is a great message.🙏❤️
Thank you Melissa,
The unfortunate reality is that it is a message that is more and more being ignored by the church, while the message of heaven is being talked about and written about in far greater regularity.
Take care and God bless
Very sobering and much needed message. Of all the responses I have gotten over the years in witnessing to people who refused the gospel, the most common and heart wrenching response is that they would rather be in hell where all their friends dwell. This is especially disheartening when they have been told the reality and yet have chosen to believe the deception.
Debbie, it truly is sad and should break our hearts. Let us always be in prayer for them that they may indeed see the light and miss hell’s eternal darkness and fire.
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“If only they could see and believe.”
“Every single time we warn those we love and care about that they must be born again, to just believe in the Saviour and be saved, we are pleading on behalf of Almighty God Himself … It is a massive privilege to be invited by Almighty God, to believe and be saved, and to be given an eternal home in heaven, forever to be with your Maker and Lord. No longer a lost soul, under the wrath of the Lord God Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth … Today can be the day of your salvation from sin, death and the JUST wrath of God. Tomorrow may be TOO LATE FOREVER!!!”