by Pastor David Grey
“Lord knows how to rescue godly men from trials and to hold the unrighteous for the day of judgment.” 2 Peter 2:9
Last week my column was on the reality and joys of heaven. I would much rather write about heaven every week than to do so on the realities of hell and eternal punishment. However, in recent years the topic of hell has not only been neglected but it would seem purposely avoided in far too many churches, and scripture says that both are very real places.
The time to learn that there is a heaven seek and a hell to shun is today, while there is yet hope. Someone simply calling himself, “The email Preacher” nailed this departure from the truth about hell when he wrote, “If someone still believes in Hell, he is called old-fashioned, out of touch, out of step with reality, foolish and ignorant. Many appeal to rationality and reason, as they tell us that the concept of an eternal hell… is ludicrous and demeaning.
Others, appealing to the nature of God, say that it flies in the face of everything God is to teach that He will consign some people to that awful place. Still others, turning to religion, tell us that man is capable of redeeming himself and therefore, every man is working out his own heaven and there will be hell for no one. That sounds good, but it is a lie!”
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