The Nature of Hell
Hell is the highest reward that the devil can offer you for being a servant of his. --Billy Sunday
The anguish of hell is anguish of knowing--eternally--that you could have chosen differently, but didn't. -- John White
The love of God, with arms extended on a cross, bars of the way to hell. But if that love is ignored, rejected, and finally refused, thee comes a time when love can only weep while man pushes past into the self-chosen alienation which Christ when to the cross to avert. - Michael Green
Today this headline caught my eye: Book Sparks Eternal Debate of Who's in Hell March 23, 2011 - Fox News/ Pastor loses his job for backing new book criticizing belief that only select Christians will be in heaven for eternity.
I don't know about you but I always cringe whenever I read a story like this, because for every tiny minuscule degree of truth that the reader finds written about this book; the error that is also found here is always far more dangerous in proportion to the degree of truth by which it contains.
This pastor is a heretic looking to lay up treasure here on earth. For it seems that this man loves his version of the truth more than God's truth!
G. K. Chesterton writes that: "A heretic is not a man who loves the truth too much; no man can love truth too much. The heretic is a man who loves his truth more than truth itself. This man prefers the half-truth that he has found to the whole truth which humanity has found."
Beloved, if you are new to the faith please make sure that the thing that you are living for is worth dying for? Heaven and hell is not a trivial matter. Who gets into heaven is not a trivial matter and it's not worth losing your soul. The world is overflowing with sinners dressed up like rabbits looking to hop upon the Internet highway so that they can win your affection and steal your hard earn money.
The apostle writes in the book of John: For God so loved the world that he gave us his Son that whose so ever believeth in him shall not perish but have everlasting life. ( 3:16) And why did God send his son in the first place? Peter writes in the Book of Romans:
For what the law could not do in that it was weak through the flesh, God did by sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, on account of sin: He condemned sin in the flesh, that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us who do not walk according to the flesh but according to the Spirit. For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit. For to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. Because the carnal mind is enmity against God; for it is not subject to the law of God, nor indeed can be. So then, those who are in the flesh cannot please God. But you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. Now if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he is not His." (Romans Chapter 8:3-9)
So just what does scripture teach us about hell?
Who gets into heaven and who doesn't?
What must you do to be saved?
Are there many roads to God?
For answers to these and other questions that you may have, I've pasted several well written articles by Dr. David Regan of Lamb & Lion Ministries.
Articles - Prophecy - Eternity - The Nature of Hell
An eternal punishment or eternal torment?
What Must I do to Be Saved?
Is just believing really enough?
Articles - Doctrinal - Doctrine - Are There Many Roads to God?
One way or many?
by Dr. David R. Reagan ....
There is only one road to God and that is through Jesus of Nazareth
"If you stand by my teaching, you truly are my disciples; you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free." John 8:31-31
By SIMPLY DIVINE LOVE on Thursday, March 24, 2011