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|It Is Only One Sin That Sends People To Hell Fire by alBHAGDADI: 3:46am On Dec 02|
I came across a thread on Nairaland where people debated the case of hellfire. Many wondered why God will send a liar or a pencil thief to the same fiery furnace as a mass murderer like Osama Bin Laden. To them, this is unfair and doesn't show God to be a just God. They say earthly judges don't even do such because they give sentences according to the degree of offence. They say "how come a loving God can't do the same but lumps every sinner with the same punishment?".
What do we know as sin? Lying, stealing, formication, adultery, murder etc. But do you know that those sins are not what actually send people to hell fire? If they are what send people to hell fire, then all humanity will end up there. But you say "what about the Christians?". They will end up there as well because they also commit the same sins.
Romans 3:23 - For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
Romans 3:10 - As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:
Can anyone show me that Christian who hasn't committed sin in the past one week? You can never find such a person, only a liar who thinks he's perfect. Now, since we are all sinners and are deserving of hell fire, why do Christians say they won't end up there but will be in heaven? Aren't we all committing the same sins?
As Christians, we have been made righteous by one man, the man Jesus Christ. That man has saved us from our unrighteousness and has taken upon himself our sins.
2 Corinthians 5:21
For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.
The simple thing we did to receive this free gift of salvation unto eternal life was our believe in Jesus Christ who was given by God to save mankind from their sins
For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son, that whosever believeth in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.
And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.
That single act of us believing in his word has kept us away from the condemnation of hell fire. We have eternal life because of Jesus Christ.
Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.
We became sons of God because we believed in his name. And as sons of God, our Father's home in heaven is our home.
But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:
Yes, we may sin from time to time because we are in the flesh which is weak, but our spirit is saved for all eternity. Those sins cannot make us condemned or sent to hell fire, because Jesus said nothing can ever make him cast out all those who have come to him.
All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.
Nothing can make us lose that salvation. Nothing we do can ever separate us from God. Even if we want to leave God, he will not allow us to go because he's a mighty saviour. He is not like earthly Banks were whatever is saved can still get stolen or missing. Even thieves can hack banks and still your money. With God, you are totally safe and nothing, not even sin can pluck you out of his hands.
27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:
28 And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.
29 My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father's hand.
30 I and my Father are one.
Verse 29 says no man is able to pluck anyone Jesus saves out of his hand. This means you are forever saved and can't pluck yourself out no matter what you do. He's stronger than you.
You might say "does that mean I can go about sinning anyhow I like because heaven is guaranteed?" You can only go about sinning if you want to keep getting chastised and scourged by God. Remember he loves you because Jesus has given you the power to be his son.
6 For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.
7 If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not?
8 But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons.
9 Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh which corrected us, and we gave them reverence: shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the Father of spirits, and live?
10 For they verily for a few days chastened us after their own pleasure; but he for our profit, that we might be partakers of his holiness.
11 Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby.
No matter how much God chastise and scourges you on earth, your salvation forever remains secured. Heaven is certain for you because Jesus already saved you. Can we all see how easy it is to receive Jesus? Isn't this the Good News we haven't heard in a while, that no matter what, we will make heaven if only we believe in Jesus Christ? Believe in Jesus is as simple as drinking a glass of water. It is as simple as smiling and having fun. Why would anyone now think it is difficult to the point that he now embraces the torment of hell fire for all eternity? Don't you know that rejection of Jesus Christ means condemnation for all eternity in the fiery furnace?
18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
19 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.
20 For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.
21 But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.
Now, some people might want to play smart by saying they believe in Jesus. But do they know what believe in Jesus entails? They think believing in Jesus which gets you to heaven also entails their own personal works of righteousness. That's why they are led astray by the false gospel that says once you've accepted Jesus Christ, you have to keep going to church, stop smoking, avoid fornication and adultery etc. Don't get me wrong, these things are good but are not what get you to heaven. They don't even play an inch because Jesus Christ paid it all, he did it all on the across all by himself. Moreover, our works of righteousness are filthy rags before God.
But we are all as an unclean thing , and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags
Don't tell me you are banking on filthy rags to get you to heaven, a holy and clean place where God lives. Relying on your works makes you no different from the people that built the Tower of Babel. They thought their handwork could get them to heaven, that's why they built the Tower in an attempt to reach heaven. You are also no different from Cain who relied on his work of tilling the soil to produce what he will sacrifice to God, unlike his brother Abel who relied on the blood of the lamb alone, which is a representation of Jesus Christ. Mixing your works of righteousness with believe in Jesus also makes you no different from a Muslim who will say he also believes on Jesus, yet he mixes it with Islam.
Jesus paid it all and to him we owe it all. He gave us the gift of eternal life in salvation. It is nothing we ever did but simple believe in him.
8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.
Verse 9 says works doesn't save us. This means if you do all manner of good works without having faith in Jesus, you will still end up in hell fire. Otherwise, Rich men will be able to buy their way into heaven. All they just have to do is use their money for charity works like Bill Gates does. Your works don't get you into heaven, Jesus does. Not that works are not good, but works without faith in Jesus is dead works. If you have faith in Jesus and do good works, you will be rewarded here on Earth and also in heaven.
If you don't do works at all, you will still make heaven as long as you hold faith in Jesus Christ which is in itself righteousness.
But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness.
Friends, the horror of hell fire is real. Don't let anyone deceive you. I was deceived by Jehovah's Witnesses that hell fire doesn't exist. I held that false believe for years until I got saved and my eyes became open to the truth. If hell fire is not real, then what is Jesus saving you from? As seen above, it is easy to accept Jesus and live with him. Please do that now to secure your eternity. May God touch your heart. Amen.
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|Re: It Is Only One Sin That Sends People To Hell Fire by dadalicious: 4:13am On Dec 02|
What does it really mean to believe in Jesus as your saviour?
|Re: It Is Only One Sin That Sends People To Hell Fire by alBHAGDADI: 4:43am On Dec 02|
It means you believe that he has taken away all your sins, past, present and future. He did it when he died on the cross and resurrected on the third day. With that you are relying on him as your saviour from condemnation and as a means of eternal life.
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|Re: It Is Only One Sin That Sends People To Hell Fire by Jonadull: 4:57am On Dec 02|
Jesus Christ my foot
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|Re: It Is Only One Sin That Sends People To Hell Fire by hopefulLandlord: 8:54am On Dec 02|
Hell always sounded like a cynical marketing ploy designed to make people afraid to leave or displease the particular sect. And it seemed to really kill empathy - 'god says they burn, they burn' doesn't make me think of someone being full of love and compassion and all that.
Eternal punishment for finite transgressions always seemed abusive to me. How can someone look at the idea of a being who would condemn people to that and call it love?
Even when I was a Christian Hell was just too weird for me to accept. Infinite punishment for finite offenses is an eye for an eye on steroids. Punishing people for disobeying nit-picky rules makes God an abusive parent. One reason often given for punishment is to teach the offender not to offend again, but if punishment is eternal then how can the offender benefit from this teaching? Jesus is supposed to be into forgiveness but forgiveness shouldn't involve eternal suffering. Hell isn’t redemptive, it isn’t leading to repentance, it’s simply pain for pain’s sake.
I love this quote: “Heaven and hell seem out of proportion to me: the actions of men do not deserve so much.”
and of course I get the rationalisation of hell by Christians saying its moral accountability and saying bad people go to hell;
that's nonsense and they know it!!!
If Yahweh is real and omniscient, that means he already decided that we're going to hell before he even created us. But if this omniscient deity allows for deathbed conversions, then it doesn't matter what kind of life you lead. You could be a brutal dictator who massacred tens of millions of people, yet still get into heaven if you tell Jesus you're sorry. Your victims could all go to hell for eternity if they never repented. That's how bleeped up Christian morality is.
Maybe Christians can answer a few questions for me. The Bible says that there is ONLY ONE way to get into Heaven: by accepting salvation through Jesus.
So it follows that the Christians who ran the Nazi death camps can get into heaven. But their 6 million Jewish victims must burn for all eternity in the pits of Hell. I've talked to many Christians about this and they just pretty much accept it.
My questions are:
1. How f***ed up do you have to be to believe Nazis can go to Heaven but their 6 million Jewish victims must burn? That's just sick. But Christians believe it. What the f*** is wrong with you people?
2. Why would ANYONE willingly worship a god that would act like that? Is it just a fear thing (better known as cowardice)? And
3. Even if you get into Heaven what makes you think you'll be safe with a psycho god like that running the place? What's to stop your god getting a wild hair up his ass one day and sending Christians to a place so bad it makes Hell look like an ice cream parlor? He used to like the Jews too. Or so the story claims. What makes you think you're safe?
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|Re: It Is Only One Sin That Sends People To Hell Fire by TheGreenLand: 8:54am On Dec 02|
RUN FROM EVERY APPEARANCE OF SINS.
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|Re: It Is Only One Sin That Sends People To Hell Fire by seunlly(m): 8:55am On Dec 02|
I will say, I'm really impress with this thread
|Re: It Is Only One Sin That Sends People To Hell Fire by dingbang(m): 8:55am On Dec 02|
Sin this, sin that. The only sin that will send one to hell is if you practice self righteousness.! Damn! We too too religious for God's liking!
|Re: It Is Only One Sin That Sends People To Hell Fire by salbis(m): 8:58am On Dec 02|
dingbang:You don't mean it?
|Re: It Is Only One Sin That Sends People To Hell Fire by Ralo(m): 8:58am On Dec 02|
Lovely! if this is true, then 99.999% of Nigerian christians will find themselves in “hellfire” as most of them practices hypocrisy NOT Christianity.
|Re: It Is Only One Sin That Sends People To Hell Fire by dingbang(m): 8:59am On Dec 02|
|Re: It Is Only One Sin That Sends People To Hell Fire by dkronicle(m): 9:01am On Dec 02|
I hope say this news no go increase ritualist
|Re: It Is Only One Sin That Sends People To Hell Fire by tstx(m): 9:04am On Dec 02|
Don't deceive yourself bro.... Purgatory exists for a reason... You that stole from your moms purse wont spend eternity in hell with Abubakar shekau or hitler..,pray for enlightenment.
|Re: It Is Only One Sin That Sends People To Hell Fire by allanphash7(m): 9:05am On Dec 02|
Hell fire ko hell water ni
Where is that hell fire situated sef
|Re: It Is Only One Sin That Sends People To Hell Fire by linnyx: 9:05am On Dec 02|
Bros no vex o, what about gays, lesbians, transexuals and those who believe and are pushing for people to believe that babies are born gender neutral?
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|Re: It Is Only One Sin That Sends People To Hell Fire by realmindz: 9:07am On Dec 02|
Only a psychopathic god will conceive the idea of sending people to hell
|Re: It Is Only One Sin That Sends People To Hell Fire by BiGVEEN58(m): 9:07am On Dec 02|
There is no hell.
People who still believe these stories that were taught in Sunday schools during their childhood are just foolish and they have no one to guide them out of their foolishness.
They hate logical explanation. They hate to reason. They hate to work their brains.
If you are one of them, read books, ask questions, find answers.. It’ll help you.
If you are willing to have sense on this topic, these two books will help you.
Read them like a student and not a follower. Read them to gain understanding and not to be a zombie.
1. About the holy bible. &
2. Why I am an agnostic.
Both by Robert Green Ingersoll.
I know someone here will say “God help your soul.”
I know ehn. Plsss save it for your children. Bye.
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|Re: It Is Only One Sin That Sends People To Hell Fire by EVILFOREST: 9:08am On Dec 02|
Do you mean that all NIGERIANS are sinners..?
Since Nigerians are already in HELL...??
|Re: It Is Only One Sin That Sends People To Hell Fire by EVILFOREST: 9:08am On Dec 02|
|Re: It Is Only One Sin That Sends People To Hell Fire by SOLMICHAEL(m): 9:08am On Dec 02|
Thanks for this wonderful pieces of writing, OP.
There is nothing like Christians going to hell because what makes you a Christian in the first place is because you believe the Gospel(death, burial and resurrection of Christ), and you are saved once and for all because Christ sacrifice for sins was offered once for all(Heb 9,10) and most amazingly, you CAN'T lose that salvation again, because you don't save yourself in the first place, Christ saves you and even to the uttermost.
What condemn people(not Believers) to hell is not God but their choices, their UNBELIEF in the sacrifice of Jesus. They refuse to receive the offering of God(Christ) delivered for them.
And to those people shouting hell here, hell there, surprisingly hell is not a physical location, it is a spiritual condition, it is an Eternal separation from God...
Beloveds, God loves you so much that He offered Christ(even though He knows you might not love Him tomorrow) (Rom 5:8-11), all of the punishment of sins was meted on Christ, He was bruised, despised and condemned for our justification. (2 Cor 5:21)
Just receive the gift of Righteousness, Believe in His death, burial and resurrection today and be SAVED ONCE FOR ALL.
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|Re: It Is Only One Sin That Sends People To Hell Fire by Nasir123(m): 9:08am On Dec 02|
The evil and wickedness of Men takes them to Hell!
"You get back what you gave-out"..that's a fair judgment for you.
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|Re: It Is Only One Sin That Sends People To Hell Fire by linnyx: 9:08am On Dec 02|
Bros, the only thing I can tell you is go back to God, He will give you the answers you seek if you sincerely ask him.
|Re: It Is Only One Sin That Sends People To Hell Fire by Kureh(m): 9:09am On Dec 02|
Which one is that pls.
|Re: It Is Only One Sin That Sends People To Hell Fire by solasoulmusic(f): 9:11am On Dec 02|
dadalicious:its to place him above all
To seek his guidance everyday not just on Sunday's, to love the people he surrounds us with and appreciate his goodness and his faithfulness in times of need and most of all to live a selfless life that is exemplary to others
To take time to reference him not according to what you are told but the relationship you have with him
A life where you not judged by your account but by your deeds ...a life where you will sin but have the humility and grace to seek forgiveness
It’s way more than just grabbing mic
|Re: It Is Only One Sin That Sends People To Hell Fire by Hircanus: 9:12am On Dec 02|
So what is the one sin?
|Re: It Is Only One Sin That Sends People To Hell Fire by Oeiz: 9:13am On Dec 02|
ROMAN 3:23 FOR ALL HAVE SIN AND FALL FAR AWAY FROM GOD'S PRESENCES.
IT IS NOT ENOUGH TO ACCEPT JESUS CHRIST, U HAVE TO RUN FROM OCCASION OF SIN FOR THE BIBLE MADE IT KNOWN IN REVELATION 21:27 THAT NOTHING UNCLEAN SHALL ENTER INTO THE KINGDOM OF GOD.
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|Re: It Is Only One Sin That Sends People To Hell Fire by Stingard: 9:14am On Dec 02|
Hircanus:I am still looking for where he mentioned the one sin also
|Re: It Is Only One Sin That Sends People To Hell Fire by lonelydora: 9:17am On Dec 02|
No one comes to my father except through me.
Confess your sins and be saved
There is no greater or smaller sin.
|Re: It Is Only One Sin That Sends People To Hell Fire by hush15: 9:18am On Dec 02|
Bible says if thou shall believe with all your heart , that Jesus and that he died and rose on the third and ascended in the heavens with all thine heart, and confess the lordship of Jesus over your life, thou shall be saved.
Jesus is the prerequisite to be saved. When you accept Jesus, your thinking begins to change and that reflects in everything you do.
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|Re: It Is Only One Sin That Sends People To Hell Fire by lawjjj: 9:20am On Dec 02|
heretic! a soul that sins goes to hell! stop sugarcoating it making yourselves comfortable in your weakness
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