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Hell, a great big party?
The world lives as if they do not believe in Hell and for most of them hell is just another place after they die, no big deal. I see many reasons why they don’t believe in hell as you and I do, 1. They are ignorant of the truth, how are they ignorant? Because perhaps they were not brought up in the church to believe in Heaven or Hell, so why should they take it seriously, after all the bible is JUST made up of little stories or 2. A new baby in Christ got hurt and quits the church, so now their thinking, “This Christian stuff is not real” and leaves it all behind. 3. A false religion shows up at their door steps reassuring them there is NO hell. 4. Hell is just another place where I go after I die; my friends will be there so it will be one big party. Lord have mercy, my heart cries for them. The one thing all of these people have in common is, Satan has placed blinders on them and he does what he does best, after all, his name is “Father of lies.” I read a comment on a blog about hell today that made my blood crawl. The blog was good in it’s self and it made people think. The topic was concerning what did people think Hell would be like. This one comment remarked that they were tired of Christians and how they would act and wish they would act like they are suppose to, and more then we think there will be more Christians in hell,(I’m not sure I would call them Christians if they are in Hell, just my thought I injected here.) AND they don't understand what makes Christians feel that they have the right to ruin hell for those of us who are looking forward to the break from all of you good people. (I sit and just scratch my head.)
I could tell you in 500 words or less why I believe there is a hell but my words are just words to those who do not believe in Hell but instead I will tell you what the Bible says about hell. Now some of you will still say you don’t even believe in it no mater what the bible says because you don’t believe in the bible. Even though you don’t believe In Hell Lets see what hell thinks about you.
Isaiah 14:9-10, 9 "Hell from beneath is excited about you, To meet you at your coming; It stirs up the dead for you, All the chief ones of the earth; It has raised up from their thrones All the kings of the nations. 10 They all shall speak and say to you: 'Have you also become as weak as we? Have you become like us?
Let’s see why they are excited to see you, and what you have to do to become like one of them.
Reference found at Bible gateway
2 Peter 2 (The Message)
Lying Religious Leaders
1-2But there were also lying prophets among the people then, just as there will be lying religious teachers among you. They'll smuggle in destructive divisions, pitting you against each other—biting the hand of the One who gave them a chance to have their lives back! They've put themselves on a fast downhill slide to destruction, but not before they recruit a crowd of mixed-up followers who can't tell right from wrong.
2-3They give the way of truth a bad name. They're only out for themselves. They'll say anything, anything that sounds good to exploit you. They won't, of course, get by with it. They'll come to a bad end, for God has never just stood by and let that kind of thing go on.
4-5God didn't let the rebel angels off the hook, but jailed them in hell till Judgment Day. Neither did he let the ancient ungodly world off. He wiped it out with a flood, rescuing only eight people—Noah, the sole voice of righteousness, was one of them.
6-8God decreed destruction for the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah. A mound of ashes was all that was left—grim warning to anyone bent on an ungodly life. But that good man Lot, driven nearly out of his mind by the sexual filth and perversity, was rescued. Surrounded by moral rot day after day after day, that righteous man was in constant torment.
9So God knows how to rescue the godly from evil trials. And he knows how to hold the feet of the wicked to the fire until Judgment Day.
Predators on the Prowl
10-11God is especially incensed against these "teachers" who live by lust, addicted to a filthy existence. They despise interference from true authority, preferring to indulge in self-rule. Insolent egotists, they don't hesitate to speak evil against the most splendid of creatures. Even angels, their superiors in every way, wouldn't think of throwing their weight around like that, trying to slander others before God.
12-14These people are nothing but brute beasts, born in the wild, predators on the prowl. In the very act of bringing down others with their ignorant blasphemies, they themselves will be brought down, losers in the end. Their evil will boomerang on them. They're so despicable and addicted to pleasure that they indulge in wild parties, carousing in broad daylight. They're obsessed with adultery, compulsive in sin, seducing every vulnerable soul they come upon. Their specialty is greed, and they're experts at it. Dead souls!
15-16They've left the main road and are directionless, having taken the way of Balaam, son of Beor, the prophet who turned profiteer, a connoisseur of evil. But Balaam was stopped in his wayward tracks: A dumb animal spoke in a human voice and prevented the prophet's craziness.
17-19There's nothing to these people—they're dried-up fountains, storm-scattered clouds, headed for a black hole in hell. They are loudmouths, full of hot air, but still they're dangerous. Men and women who have recently escaped from a deviant life are most susceptible to their brand of seduction. They promise these newcomers freedom, but they themselves are slaves of corruption, for if they're addicted to corruption—and they are—they're enslaved.
20-22If they've escaped from the slum of sin by experiencing our Master and Savior, Jesus Christ, and then slid back into that same old life again, they're worse than if they had never left. Better not to have started out on the straight road to God than to start out and then turn back, repudiating the experience and the holy command. They prove the point of the proverbs, "A dog goes back to its own vomit" and "A scrubbed-up pig heads for the mud."
Okay so, that’s what the Bible says about how we live out side of God. You’re still not in agreement? You’re still thinking that hell is a big party when you die?
Okay, here is a true story of a man in the Bile that didn’t believe either. Listen to his story.
Luke 16 (The Message)
Reference found at Bible gateway
The Rich Man and Lazarus
19-21"There once was a rich man, expensively dressed in the latest fashions, wasting his days in conspicuous consumption. A poor man named Lazarus, covered with sores, had been dumped on his doorstep. All he lived for was to get a meal from scraps off the rich man's table. His best friends were the dogs who came and licked his sores.
22-24"Then he died, this poor man, and was taken up by the angels to the lap of Abraham. The rich man also died and was buried. In hell and in torment, he looked up and saw Abraham in the distance and Lazarus in his lap. He called out, 'Father Abraham, mercy! Have mercy! Send Lazarus to dip his finger in water to cool my tongue. I'm in agony in this fire.'
25-26"But Abraham said, 'Child, remember that in your lifetime you got the good things and Lazarus the bad things. It's not like that here. Here he's consoled and you're tormented. Besides, in all these matters there is a huge chasm set between us so that no one can go from us to you even if he wanted to, nor can anyone cross over from you to us.'
27-28"The rich man said, 'Then let me ask you, Father: Send him to the house of my father where I have five brothers, so he can tell them the score and warn them so they won't end up here in this place of torment.'
29"Abraham answered, 'They have Moses and the Prophets to tell them the score. Let them listen to them.'
30"'I know, Father Abraham,' he said, 'but they're not listening. If someone came back to them from the dead, they would change their ways.'
31"Abraham replied, 'If they won't listen to Moses and the Prophets, they're not going to be convinced by someone who rises from the dead.'"
Still no? Okay then if you have nothing to loose I challenge you to at least say this to God…”God if you are real, then I am asking you to show me. Give it a try”. What do you have to loose? But I tell you this one thing, I would rather live like there is a God and a heaven and a hell, be obedient to God and serve him and when I die find out there is none, I haven’t lost anything. Then to live a life and believe there is NO God, heaven or hell and die to find out there is a God, and yes a HELL. You have then lost everything. And you will know just how that rich man felt. I do know that there are gong to be those that have been blinded and go to hell. Are YOU one of them, I pray that you, yes you who are reading this right now will not be fooled.