Authorities and Powers
Many Churches no long preach the basics of the Bible. People live for today and have absolutely no concern for their eternal souls. Popular new so-called Christian teachers are inspiring new agendas to transform the Christian faith to shift it into just another religion. Jesus becomes presently another god-avatar that sits alongside all the gods of the world.
The New World Religion is here and you may follow any religion that you want and the Devil will answer. You may worship any false god, including yourself and it will be fine as long as you don’t say that Jesus is the only way back to God.
John 14:6, –“Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” KJV The religious pathways to the gods will only lead people into the valley of hell.
Matt 7:13-14, “Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: 14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.”KJV
IS HELL REAL?
Is there really a physical location of burning torment and punishment that is spoken of in the Bible? Only three in ten adults (31%) see hell as an actual location “a place of physical torment where people will be sent”?
Someone said to me recently, “I don’t believe in God.” When I replied, “You know you’ll go to hell.” The person answered, “Oh, I want to go to hell.”
What a curious conversation. The person refused to believe in God but wanted to go to hell?” But it is at the heart of preaching that should be done today, give them the good news that Jesus Christ is real and is the one pathway back to God; but at the same time, refusal of God’s love can send their souls into hell. Where did the idea of hell as a place of eternal punishment come from?
Jesus spoke of a place where “the fire is not quenched,” in Mark 9:43-48. Does the Bible really teach that evildoers would go to the place and be punished forever? Yes, Jesus also gave another illustration of hell in Luke 16:23.
[In hell] The word here translated hell (“Hades”) means literally a dark, obscure place; the place where departed spirits go, but especially the place where “wicked” spirits go. See the notes at Job 10:21-22 Isa 14:9.
The following circumstances are related of it in this parable:
- It is “far off” from the abodes of the righteous. Lazarus was seen “afar off.”
- is a place of torment.
- There is a great gulf fixed between that and heaven, Luke 16:26.
- The suffering is great. It is represented by “torment” in a flame, Luke 16:24.
- There will be no escape from it, Luke 16:26.
The word “hell” here means, therefore, that dark, obscure, and miserable place, far from heaven, where the wicked shall be punished forever.