(The gospels is the good news. Is there bad news in the gospel? What is the bad news?)
Mat 13:47-50 Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a net that was thrown into the sea and gathered fish of every kind. When it was full, the men drew it ashore and sat down and sorted the good into containers but threw away the bad. So it will be at the end of the age. The angels will come out and separate the evil from the righteous and throw them into the fiery furnace. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
A very tough message this morning. I am going to preach about eternity, more specifically “Hell”.
167 Times does the Bible talk about hell – yet so many people deny the existence of hell (even amongst Christians).
(people find it easy to believe in a good ending, but not the bad side of it)
Hoe kan n liefdevolle God toelaat dat iemand in die hel vergaan?
Mat 10:28 – Moenie bang wees vir die wat die liggaam doodmaak, maar die siel nie kan doodmaak nie. Nee, vrees Hom eerder wat sowel die liggaam as die siel in die hel kan laat vergaan.
Die Here ons God se liefde en genade ken geen perke nie.
Luke 16:19-31 – Read (this is where it gets tough)
According to this explanation, we can discern 2 things that happen to a person that goes to hell:
This story is describing Hades (hell) before Jesus rose from the dead – a waiting place for the dead until Jesus took the saints to heaven. A place of torment (where the rich man was) separated by a deep chasm from paradise (the place where Lazarus and Abraham was).
This is different from the future hell after the second coming of Jesus and the white throne judgment (called the lake of fire). This is the place where humans, the devil and his fallen angels will spend eternity. What will eternal hell be like?
Physical & emotional properties on earth that help to keep us as humans stable:
Stats of deaths (150,000 per day – 4,5 Million people per month – 54 Million people per year)
As people we live in the now, forgetting that the Bible teaches about everlasting life after death.
(while running the race, keep your eye on the finish line)
Are you sure that you are saved? Are you sure that you will spend your eternity in the glory of the light of Jesus in heaven and not the utter darkness of hell?
Phil 2:12 Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed–not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence–continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling.
Secondly people around you:
Our neighbor’s house on fire:
Equip yourself, get over your fear. People need to hear and they need to hear from you.