Tuesday Morning Early Start – HELL IS

dailydevotion_1Tuesday Morning Early Start – Important Doctrines

But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death. (Revelation 21:8)

HELL IS

In the beginning God created the world by His mighty power forming every living and nonliving thing. Belief in this fact is paramount to life. Jesus Christ is the Son of the living God. That is a fact that must be accepted in order to be saved. The Bible is the only revealed word of God rejecting all other tenets as false and created by man. There is a place called Heaven where eternal peace is granted to those who believe in the Holy Spirit inspired words of the Father who proclaims His Son as the Savior of the world. Truth is narrow. Rejection of truth does not change truth. There is one God, one Lord and one faith.

There is a harsh reality when all of the above is believed. Believing in one God, one Lord and one faith also declares the certainty of punishment. Jesus never minced words when He described the punishment of the disobedient. The Lord used words like “everlasting fire,” “everlasting punishment,” and “weeping and gnashing of teeth.” John in the Revelation brings his message to a close with the summation of final judgment. Sin will be punished. The political correctness of man will be absent in eternity for God will be the Judge, not man.

HELL is real. It is a place described as a lake which burns with fire and brimstone. The imagery is so frightening for a purpose. It is like being in a lake filled with volcanic lava. Unlike the tragedy of dying instantly if a person falls into a lava flow this place of torment is where the pain will continue in eternity. It will never stop hurting. There will never be a respite from its flames. The screams of horror will be eternal. This second death is without end. In the story of the rich man and Lazarus it was the rich man who anguished in the flame desiring only the tip of the finger of water. None was granted. In HELL there are tears in every eye, eternal death, eternal sorrow and eternal pain.

The severity of God is just as real as His goodness. The Lord will punish those who do not fear Him. If a person does not believe Jesus Christ is the Son of God they will be case into HELL. Every wicked person will be sent to HELL. Those who murder will be cast into HELL. If you believe that sex is okay whenever and with whomever you will go to HELL. Those who fill their minds with pornography will fill their minds in a HELLISH darkness. The practitioners of worldly worship will be in HELL with their father the devil. Everyone who thought lying was acceptable will realize the biggest lie was that HELL was not real.

Those who do His commandments will be blessed with eternal life as they partake of the tree of life. It will be a beautiful place to dwell with the Lord God Almighty. But just as real as eternal life there is eternal death. HELL is real. Do not find out first hand. You will wish you followed the will of God.

Hell could not be Hell without the despair of accursed souls; for any hope were a refreshment, and a drop of water, which would help to allay, those flames, which as they burn intolerably, so they must burn forever. (Jeremy Taylor, Twenty-Seven Sermons, 1651)

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