Morning Devotion: Questions and Answers

Question: Is hell real? Answer: Yes.

In the next few devotions, we will be looking at two sides of eternity, hell and heaven.

While everyone wants to go to heaven and the term heaven has the sound and idea of a sweet place of peace and rest the alternative is quite the opposite.

Hell may be one of the hardest topics to speak about because most people intuitively know they are sinners. The topic of hell raises the subject in the mind and heart and often becomes hard to comprehend because deep down inside of us all we know we are sinners and are repulsed by the idea of an eternal hell fire judgement.

It was a faithful preacher who spoke of hellfire and the love of God that brought this poor preacher to the realization that he needed Christ. I am eternally grateful.

So, what is hell; is hell real? Yes, hell is real. Hell is the place of eternal banishment from God with an eternal punishment of fire. These are hard words but must be spoken for the sake of those who are destined for such a place. It is the hope of this preacher that those who read will turn to Christ, who gave His life to prevent them from such a place.

It is a place for those who know not God and have not accepted the gospel of Jesus Christ.

2 Thessalonians 1:8  In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ: 9  Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power;

The word of God teaches us that Christ created hell. Colossians 1:16  For by him were ALL THINGS created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:

Hell was created for the devil and his angels and man’s destiny. In Matthew 25 Jesus judges the nations sending wicked man to the same place.

Matthew 25:41  Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:

Jonah tells us that hell is under the mountains. Jonah 2:6  I went down to the bottoms of the mountains; the earth with her bars was about me for ever: yet hast thou brought up my life from corruption, O LORD my God.

Deuteronomy 32:22  For a fire is kindled in mine anger, and shall burn unto the lowest hell, and shall consume the earth with her increase, and set on fire the foundations of the mountains.

Isaiah 14:9  Hell from beneath is moved for thee to meet thee at thy coming:…

In Luke 16 the rich man lifted his eyes being in hell. Luke 16:23  And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments,…

The word of God teaches us that there is a hell; it also teaches us that God is not willing that any should go there.

2 Peter 3:9  ¶The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.

He, Jesus, has the authority over death and hell. Jesus said in Revelation 1:18  “I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.”

2 Peter 2:9  The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished:

His deliverance, everlasting life, is salvation by grace through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.

John 3:16  For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

To believe in Jesus is to believe unto everlasting life, not everlasting death.

The choice is still yours,

Pastor Cook