Will Hell Really Hurt?
Meriam-Webster dictionary says hell is the "place where the devil lives and where evil people go after they die according to some religions". Further references to misery, torment, turmoil, destruction, and inescapable round out the terrifying definition.
Scripture calls hell a lake of fire and brimstone that is never quenched. Created for Satan, but expanded to include anyone who rejects God's offer of salvation, it is refered to as a place of eternal wailing and gnashing of teeth.
So yah, hell hurts. It will be physically and emotionally excruciating... forever.
This should instantly make the number one question you have to answer correctly in this life become: "Am I positive I've chosen the right hell-avoidance truth claim"?
Ignoring hell or denying its existence seems fool-hearty since man cannot actually prove that God, heaven, and hell do not exist. So, any truth claims presented by self-proclaimed geniuses and holy men founded on anti-God rhetoric is pure conjecture at best. Is it sensible or prudent to blindly trust you and your familys eternal well-being to their unprovable, irresponsible, self-gratifying, ever-evolving opinions?
Or choosing one of the other dozens of man-made truth claims that lessen Hells fury, or provides secondary ways out of hell over time, or simply makes it easier to get into heaven and avoid hell (such as, all paths lead to heaven*) are polar opposites to Gods actual truth claim as laid out in His Word. So again, choosing one of these speculative worldviews instead of Gods original worldview could leave you in a very bad predicament when eternity arrives. Can you risk that for you and your family?
Obviously, we think you should get your Bible out and ask God to use it to introduce you to His worldview which is centered on the sacrifice His Son Jesus made for us.
But, you are free to choose any truth you like. That way, if your eternity totally bites, you can spend eons and eons in agony, blaming yourself for not taking this seriously and doing your own homework while you still had the opportunity.
Our goal here is not to shove God down your throat, but to alert you to the fact that the world is shoving hell down your throat and most people seem OK with it.
It's your eternity friend... but please... just do your homework!