Scriptural Truth – How Bad is Hell?
How bad is hell? You don’t have to guess about it. Look to the cross and see how bad God thought it was. This is a quote from Ty Rhymes, a friend and brother in Christ. As I read this statement it made me stop and think for a few moments, it was a reality check in many ways. So the question is how bad is hell? According to scripture it’s bad enough that God wanted a descriptive image of it is given to us. Notice the following passages and consider the horrific nature of hell… A lake of fire (Rev.20:14-15), Outer darkness (Matt.25:30), Eternal destruction (Matt. 10:28), A place of weeping and gnashing of teeth (Matt. 8:12), A place of no hope (Lk. 16:26) and where the fire is not quenched (Mk. 9:47-48). Truly God wanted us to understand the immense torture, emptiness and severity of this punishment for all who obey not the gospel. Another consideration for the understanding of hell is found in the Gospels (Matthew thru John), where the crucifixion scene is revealed for us. In these accounts we notice that hell is so bad that it aroused the wrath of God so much that the earth shook, darkness was over the earth, rocks split in half and the veil of the temple was torn. It’s as though God slammed his fist down in anger as he turned his face from the scene in order to allow his only begotten son to die alone. Imagine walking away from your child or turning your head away as they are murdered when you could have stopped it but chose not to. God loves us so much and has done all he can to keep us from going to an eternal destruction. Will you not allow this love to sink in for a while and meditate on it? How bad is hell? Hopefully you understand it’s bad enough that no one should live their life in such a manner as to go there. There are only two destinations when life is over, heaven or hell, so which one are you headed toward? If you’re not sure call, email or text me and lets talk. Until next week this is ScripturalTruth, Tommy O’Kelley Minister Subligna Rd. Church of Christ (706) 638-1129 or (423) 413 – 5319, email firstname.lastname@example.org or Facebook.