The Fear of Hell “And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. But rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in Hell.” Matthew 10:28
The Good News! • “For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth.” 1 Timothy 2:3,4 • “The Lord is not slack concerning His promises as some count slackness, but is long suffering toward us, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.” 2 Peter 3:9
The Bad News • Hell does Exist! • Hell is a bad place, you do not want to go there! • Do you understand that people are preparing themselves to go to that place today! Matt.25:41-46 • It is a prepared place for a prepared people!
Jesus Preached on Hell • Matthew 25:31-40, What is your habit? • One cannot be preaching the gospel, “the whole counsel of God” without preaching on the Hell of Fire! • Sister Mildred Moore asked me a pointed question? “Why Don’t preachers preach on Hell anymore?” • 2 Corinthians 5:10-11, “Knowing the Fear of the Lord!”
People Don’t Know the Truth! • The Lost don’t know it! God wants them to be saved, Jesus died for them so they could obey Him and be saved! • Bruce the Orthodox Jew asked a Question? John 14:6 “No one comes to the Father except through Me!” • But Many say “I don’t want to be judgmental”, but Jesus said, “Judge with righteous Judgment!” Luke 12:57
Jesus Preached the Terrors of Hell! • Matthew 3:12 Unquenchable Fire • Matthew 7:15-20 False Teachers • Matthew 13:40-43, 47-51, “Have you understood all these things?”, “Yes Lord!” • Matthew 18:7-9, “Everlasting Fire” HOW SCARY IS HELL TO YOU?
Please Understand • Philippians 3:17-18 “I tell you even weeping” • Homer Hailey gave instructions to his publisher to print, “God’s Judgments & Punishments Individuals & Nations” (Nevada Publications, 2003) after his death. • Brother Hailey called into question the existence of the Hell of Fire in his book. • He casts doubt on the healthy fear of Hell, and many will be lost because of it.
The Fear of Hell AloneWill Not Save You! • Hebrews 10:26-31, “fearful expectation of Judgment,” • 1 John 4:17-18 “Because as He is, so are we in this world.” • 1 John 1:7; 5:13, We can know!
Many are still not listening! • Galatians 6:7-8, Many dismiss this fact! • Revelation 20:11-15 Lamb’s Book of Life • Revelation 21:7-8 “But the Cowardly,”
I WANT TO GO TO HEAVEN! • IF YOU WANT TO GO YOU CAN! • IF YOU THINK THAT YOU’LL NEVER MAKE IT, AND HAVE THE ATTITUDE “WHY TRY” YOU WON’T! • WE ALL DO WHAT WE SET OUR MINDS TO DO! Colossians 3:1-2 • Brother Steve Wilson’s illustration: