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|The Right Way To Preach About Hell - Milton Goh by jiggaz(m): 7:31pm On Jul 11|
“Whoever will cause one of these little ones who believe in me to stumble, it would be better for him if he were thrown into the sea with a millstone hung around his neck. If your hand causes you to stumble, cut it off. It is better for you to enter into life maimed, rather than having your two hands to go into Gehenna, into the unquenchable fire, ‘where their worm doesn’t die, and the fire is not quenched.’ If your foot causes you to stumble, cut it off. It is better for you to enter into life lame, rather than having your two feet to be cast into Gehenna, into the fire that will never be quenched— ‘where their worm doesn’t die, and the fire is not quenched.’ If your eye causes you to stumble, cast it out. It is better for you to enter into God’s Kingdom with one eye, rather than having two eyes to be cast into the Gehenna of fire, ‘where their worm doesn’t die, and the fire is not quenched.’” ( Mark 9:42-48 WEB)
No one in the Bible preached more about Hell than Jesus. Jesus is the embodiment of God’s grace and truth, and yet He talks about Hell.
Love warns because love doesn’t want to see loved ones suffer harm.
If from your home window you saw your loved one crossing the road downstairs, and a speeding vehicle was charging towards them, wouldn’t you shout out an urgent warning to them?
Jesus warned about Hell because He knows how terrible that place is for the tormented souls.
It is a place that is so torturous, that it is better to cut off your hands, feet and gouge out your eyes, than to end up in Hell. Think about that!
Many are not preaching about Hell correctly. Yes it’s hot and full of undying worms, but only an unbeliever can go there upon death.
Preaching about Hell is powerful in evangelism. It presents the problem that mankind needs saving from. Why would a person think he needs to be saved, if he doesn’t know the consequence of not being saved?
Preaching about Hell should be appropriately combined with the truth about the Ten Commandments of the Law—that we have all sinned and failed to keep them.
Because God is so holy, He cannot allow sinful man in His presence, so the departed spirit of a sinner must be imprisoned in Hell, forever separated from the joys of Heaven. The spirit is eternal and never ceases to exist, so the torment continues forever.
If committing a crime against an earthly king is deserving of death, then what punishment is fitting for committing a lifetime of sins against the King of Heaven and earth?
God is exceedingly patient towards sinners, giving them chances throughout their lifetime to hear about Jesus, and to seek the true God in prayer.
The Ten Commandments must be kept perfectly in both thought (inward) and deed (outward) if one desires to be justified through it. One transgression is enough to condemn a person to Hell.
“For whoever keeps the whole law, and yet stumbles in one point, he has become guilty of all. For he who said, “Do not commit adultery,” also said, “Do not commit murder.” Now if you do not commit adultery, but murder, you have become a transgressor of the law.” (James 2:10-11 WEB)
It is impossible for man to keep the Law, because of sin in the flesh that we inherited from Adam. From the moment we were born, we were tainted by sin and pre-disposed to commit sin.
Left to ourselves, we would surely be condemned to Hell.
But because God loves us—His creation who are made in His image, He sent Jesus to pay the full price of our sins, so that we would not have to bear the punishment ourselves.
Our sins were laid upon Jesus Christ at the cross, and God the Father poured out His fiery wrath against sin upon Jesus at the cross. He bore your punishment, so that you can go free.
Jesus was then raised from the dead on the third day, never to die again, to proclaim that your sins have really been paid in full.
Had He not been a perfect substitute for you, He wouldn’t have been raised to eternal life in a glorified body.
There would be no righteous basis for that to happen if He was a sinner.
But because He is sinless, Death had no claim over Him. He rose victoriously, testifying that all our sins have been forgiven.
When you place your faith in Jesus as Lord, you’re accepting Jesus’ payment on your behalf, and you are forgiven of all the sins that you will ever commit.
Think about it: when did Jesus die for you? When your parents were not even born yet. All your sins were future sins, and He bore the punishment for them all.
All charges that were formerly against you are cleared because they were imputed to Jesus at the cross.
Through faith in Him, you are reborn as a perfectly righteous spirit, adopted into God’s own family.
You are reconciled to God, and will enjoy eternal life with Him.
Hell is real, but preachers need to stop using it to intimidate born-again believers into behavior modification! Fear and insecurity can never produce the fruit of holy living. Only the Gospel truly transforms!
We have to keep hearing the good news of how through Jesus’ finished work at the cross, all our sins have been totally forgiven. It is only through the revelation of believing how great this forgiveness you have received is, that you will produce the good fruit of loving God and fellow men.
Once in a while, pause and remind yourself how great is this salvation you have received. You have been snatched out of Hell’s mouth, and safely placed in Christ, at God’s right hand in Heaven.
“Rescue those who are being led away to death! Indeed, hold back those who are staggering to the slaughter! If you say, “Behold, we didn’t know this”; doesn’t he who weighs the hearts consider it? He who keeps your soul, doesn’t he know it? Shall he not render to every man according to his work?” (Proverbs 24:11-12 WEB)
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|Re: The Right Way To Preach About Hell - Milton Goh by jiggaz(m): 12:05am On Jul 12|
Thank you Lord Jesus
|Re: The Right Way To Preach About Hell - Milton Goh by tobechi20(m): 3:38am On Jul 12|
deeper life members love preaching about hell so much
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|Re: The Right Way To Preach About Hell - Milton Goh by jiggaz(m): 7:07am On Jul 12|
|Re: The Right Way To Preach About Hell - Milton Goh by ayenale1(m): 8:28am On Jul 12|
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|Re: The Right Way To Preach About Hell - Milton Goh by jiggaz(m): 9:24am On Jul 12|
|Re: The Right Way To Preach About Hell - Milton Goh by jiggaz(m): 9:24am On Jul 12|
|Re: The Right Way To Preach About Hell - Milton Goh by jiggaz(m): 8:05am On Jul 26|
Good morning Lord Jesus...
|Re: The Right Way To Preach About Hell - Milton Goh by ainas247: 10:12am On Jul 26|
Life is Wasted Without Jesus...
|Re: The Right Way To Preach About Hell - Milton Goh by money121(m): 10:12am On Jul 26|
|Re: The Right Way To Preach About Hell - Milton Goh by Elder0001(m): 10:13am On Jul 26|
Hell and heaven don't exist.
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|Re: The Right Way To Preach About Hell - Milton Goh by Cof1ex(m): 10:14am On Jul 26|
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|Re: The Right Way To Preach About Hell - Milton Goh by Grandmeister: 10:15am On Jul 26|
Elder0001:If it makes you sleep well at night...
|Re: The Right Way To Preach About Hell - Milton Goh by Jaynom(m): 10:16am On Jul 26|
You mean the RIGHT WAY TO SCARE PEOPLE? WHY NOT PREACH ABOUT HEAVEN INSTEAD?
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|Re: The Right Way To Preach About Hell - Milton Goh by sotall(m): 10:16am On Jul 26|
Religion thrives on fear.
It is ridiculous to think a God that you haven't seen will throw u into hell because you didn't obey him. This is the exact reason I decided to stay far away from the religion.
Teaching absurd nonsense
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|Re: The Right Way To Preach About Hell - Milton Goh by OkhaiAsein(m): 10:16am On Jul 26|
whether you preach it right or wrong it's still hell sinner will go to..
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|Re: The Right Way To Preach About Hell - Milton Goh by mikuz(m): 10:17am On Jul 26|
It's definitely a better way
|Re: The Right Way To Preach About Hell - Milton Goh by hopefulLandlord: 10:18am On Jul 26|
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: The Right Way To Preach About Hell - Milton Goh by MyVILLAGEpeople(m): 10:18am On Jul 26|
So some people will burn in eternal fire for forever, while others will enjoy in heaven. All because of the temporary life they lived here. Ok
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|Re: The Right Way To Preach About Hell - Milton Goh by Patrioticman007(m): 10:19am On Jul 26|
Do black Lives Matter ?.
Do blacks know & worship one true God ?.
Do blacks enjoy spiritual independence, since their political independence ?.
Do blacks need black Jesus for economic & spiritual growth ?.
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