“And if your eye causes you to stumble, pluck it out. It is better for you to enter the kingdom of God with one eye than to have two eyes and be thrown into hell, where ‘the worms that eat them do not die, and the fire is not quenched.’” Mark 9:47-48.
Verses chosen from today’s Bible reading; Numbers 30-31 and Mark 9.
Satan would have us believe that Hell isn’t all that bad.
Today’s verses insist otherwise.
Those who insist on going to Hell must understand that they will face eternal torment both internally (worms) and externally (fire).
And also there is no turning back. You’re there, you’re there forever.
Why are so many so lackadaisical about Hell? They doubt its existence and minimize it.
The preachers of old dwelled heavily on descriptions of Hell. In many cases, they “scared” people into a desire to avoid Hell and to gain Heaven. In many churches these days, Hell is minimized and the fear of it as well.
I have family members who are godless by their own admission. If they knew what Hell was really like I am sure that they would seek an alternative eternal destination.
In apologetics we try to “reason” people into heaven. Maybe we should spend more time “reasoning” people away from Hell.
“Lord, Hell is real. You have told us that. Forgive me for minimizing its existence. For talking little about it. I must, in Your strength, alert folks to its reality. Help me, Father.”
Hell must not be taken lightly.