IS THERE A HELL?
Some may say … I don’t believe that there’s a "HELL". Some may think that when a person dies they automatically go to heaven and there are still some that believe when we die… We just reincarnate or turn into some form of energy.
According to the Bible, "HELL" does exist and is a "REAL" place. It is an eternal place of torment, and unimaginable pain and suffering. Let us see what the Lord Jesus says about this dreadful place…
The Rich Man and Lazarus:
“There was a rich man who was dressed in purple and fine linen and lived in luxury every day. At his gate was laid a beggar named Lazarus, covered with sores and longing to eat what fell from the rich man’s table. Even the dogs came and licked his sores.
“The time came when the beggar died and the angels carried him to Abraham’s side. The rich man also died and was buried. In hell, where he was in torment, he looked up and saw Abraham far away, with Lazarus by his side. So he called to him, “Father Abraham, have pity on me and send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue, because I am in agony in this fire’.
“But Abraham replied, ‘Son, remember that in your lifetime you received your good things, while Lazarus received bad things, but now he is comforted here and you are in agony. And besides all this, between us and you a great chasm has been fixed, so that those who want to go from here to you cannot, nor can anyone cross over from there to us.’
“He answered, “Then I beg you, father, send Lazarus to my father’s house, for I have five brothers. Let him warn them, so that they will not also come to this place of torment.’
“Abraham replied, “ They have Moses and the Prophets; let them listen to them.’
“No, father Abraham,’ he said, ‘but if someone from the dead goes to them, they will repent.’
“He said to him, ‘ If they do not listen to Moses and the Prophets, they will not be convinced even if someone rises from the dead.” (Luke 16:19-31)
Note: According to the Lord Jesus this place called "HELL" is a real place. A place assigned for the wicked and the unrighteous. This is a place that once you go there you won’t be let out for "Good Behavior"; you won’t be let out on an "Ankle Bracelet" and serve the rest of your time at home. Once you go there, you’re staying there! “ NO WAY OUT”! Hell is just the "Pre-Trial"; the "Lake Of Fire" is the "Eternal Sentence". The Bible says: "The Lake Of Fire" is the second death." (Watch This…Don’t Miss It!) If anyone’s name "WAS NOT" found written in the book of life, "HE WAS THROWN INTO THE LAKE OF FIRE.” (Revelation 20:14-15)
The rich man begged Abraham to send Lazarus back from the dead to his father’s house and warned his brothers of that agonizing place called hell, where he was in terrible torment and this is what the rich man said… “But if someone from the dead goes to them, they will repent." (Luke 16:27, 30)
REALLY???… Their was "ONE" that rose from the dead and people till this day "DO NOT" believe in Him!! Question: Who is this who died and rose from the dead? Answer: The man they called "Jesus Christ"!! The Bible says: “From that time on Jesus began to explain to his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and suffer many things at the hands of the elders, chief priests and the teachers of the law, and that he must be killed and on the third day be raised to life” (Matthew 16:21)
In the book of Luke we read of this prophecy fulfilled… “On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, the women took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb. They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. While they were wondering about this, suddenly two men in clothes that gleamed like lightning stood beside them. In their fright the women bowed down with their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, “ Why do you look for the living among the dead? (Watch what they tell the women…Don’t Miss It!!) HE IS NOT HERE; HE HAS RISEN! Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee: “ The Son Of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, be crucified and on the third day be raised again.” (Luke 24:1-7)
Note: Jesus has risen from the
dead, just like He told his disciples that He would!! And still people do not believe in Him!!…
So father Abraham is absolutely right, in saying… “If they "DO NOT" listen to Moses and the Prophets, they "WILL NOT" be convinced "EVEN" if someone "RISES" from the "DEAD." (Luke 16:31)
Some say, “Only God Can Judge Me"! That day will soon come when God will do just that..."I will deal with them according to their conduct, and "BY THEIR OWN STANDARDS" I will judge them. Then they will know that I am the LORD." (Ezekiel 7:27)
Jesus says: “I tell you the truth, "WHOEVER" hears my word and "BELIEVES" him who sent me "HAS" eternal life and "WILL NOT" be condemned; he has crossed OVER from "DEATH to LIFE". “ Do not be amazed at this, for a time is coming when all who are in their graves will hear his voice and come out – those who have done good will rise to live, (Watch This...Don't Miss It!) and those who have "DONE"evil will rise to be "CONDEMNED.” (John Ch.5:24, 28-29, Ezekiel 24:15)
Note: When a person dies according to what the Lord Jesus said, We can only be escorted to two places… "HEAVEN or HELL". If God chose to tell this story then we can be certain that there is a "Rich Man" in hell right now and that "Lazarus" is in heaven just as He said. God is warning all of us that if we don’t turn from our sins and we willfully reject "His Son Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior"… We will have the same fate as the “Rich Man”. Only in accepting and inviting the Lord Jesus Christ to be our Savior can we escape this dreadful place called "HELL". According to the Bible… When people die, they will not automatically go to heaven, turn into another life form or just hang around us to watch over us. (The devil puts those thoughts in the minds of men to keep them from the plan of salvation, which is found in Jesus Christ alone!)
The Bible says:
Jesus answered, “ I am the way and the truth and the life. (Watch This… Don’t Miss It!!) "NO ONE"comes to the Father except "THROUGH ME". (John 14:6) Let me give you another Scripture … Jesus says: “ I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved ” (John 10:9) Jesus is the only way to heaven; there is "NO OTHER WAY IN"!! He is the man at the door, if you don’t know the man at the door of heaven … You’re "NOT" getting in!
If you have accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior and turned from your sins… Living a devoted, dedicated, committed lifestyle to our Creator then Heaven is going to be your home. If you have lived as an "Enemy" of the cross and you have sneered at the gift that God has given to the world through "His Son Jesus Christ" then Hell will be your home. The life you lived here on this earth and the choices you made here on earth will either lead you to "Heaven" with God or separated from Him for all eternity in "Hell" and then to the "Lake Of Fire". The choice is always ours to make!
The Apostle John wrote in the book of Revelation word for word what He was told and shown. This is what John wrote:
“Nothing impure will ever enter it, nor will anyone who does what is shameful or deceitful, "BUT ONLY" those whose names are written in the "Lamb’s Book Of Life” (Revelation 21:27) If your name is not in the Lamb’s book of life… You're not getting into Heaven.
If you want to change the direction in which your life is going, then, now is the time to do so, "DO NOT" wait, tomorrow may be too late! My friends, it is not God’s will to condemn us, He wants to save us. (Luke 19:10, John 3:16-17, 2 Peter 3:9) The Bible says: “That if you confess with your mouth “ Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved. As the Scripture says, “ Anyone who trusts in him will never be put to shame.” (Watch This … Don’t Miss It!) For, “EVERYONE" who calls on the name of the Lord "WILL BE SAVED.” (Romans 10:9-12 &13)
Note: "NOT" some will be saved, but “EVERYONE" who calls on the name of the Lord” is what The Holy Scriptures says! That’s God’s guarantee to all of us. The Bible says, that… “GOD IS NOT" a man, that He should lie, nor a son of man, that He should change His mind. Does he speak and then not act? Does He promise and not fulfill”? (Numbers 23:19) So we can rest assured that God will keep ALL His promises!
If Heaven is the place that someday you want to call your home, then Jesus is the "ONLY" way to get there. All you have to do is invite Him into your life, ask Him to forgive you of all your sins and He’ll gladly come in and transform your life from the inside out. (Revelation 3:20) This is why the Lord Jesus came to the world, to save us from our sins and to someday take us to where He is…
“Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me. In my Father’s house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I WILL COME BACK AND TAKE YOU TO BE WITH ME THAT YOU ALSO MAY BE WHERE I AM. (John 14:1-3) JESUS IS COMING BACK FOR US! We have Jesus word on this promise. I know that, what Jesus has spoken "WILL HAPPEN" just as He said it will. (Matthew 24:35) If we obey and follow the Lord like He commands, then, this promise will be ours for sure. (John 14:15, Ch.15: 10)
“Salvation is found
in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which
we must be saved. ”
GOD BLESS YOU ALL NOW AND ALWAYS!