INQUIRING MINDS WANT TO KNOW
We know the earth is round. We understand the law of gravity. If hell is beneath us, as the scriptures say it is, then hell has to be below us regardless of where we stand on the surface of the earth. The gospel of Jesus Christ is universal…
- TAKE A DEEP AND MEDITATIVE LOOK AT THESE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS
CONSIDER THESE THOUGHTS:
- Is there a literal hell?
- If so , where is it?
- Do people really go there?
- If so, why?
Pointing down in America, is pointing up toward China, and vice versa.
If I could drill a hole from America to China, and drop a one thousand pound ball into it, the ball would travel toward the center of the earth and continue to gain speed until it reached the center, or the core of the earth. Velocity would cause it to continue toward China after it reached the center of the earth. But from the center of the earth it would begin to climb instead of fall. It would slow its ascent until it reached the peak of its velocity. Then it would begin to fall back toward the center of the earth where it would finally lodge and stay. The core of the earth is the center of gravity. That is why it is called “the bottomless pit” in the book Revelation. There is no bottom to the core of the earth, because every direction from the center of the earth is up toward the surface.
If you could pour a million tons of water into the hole, it would do the same as the lead ball. It would center itself in the core of the earth. It is held there by gravity. This explains the “lake of fire” as referenced four times in the book of Revelation. When Jesus spoke of hell, he often referred to it as a place of “fire and brimstone.”
- Where does that lava, fire and brimstone come from that we are seeing from the volcanoes?
- What causes those volcanos and fissures to begin to convulse and belch out that fire and brimstone?
- Here is a statement from a prophet of God named Isaiah, in Chapter 5 verse 14; “…hell has enlarged herself…opened her mouth without measure…their multitude… shall descend into it.”
What about those volcanos that are erupting in various areas of the earth.? Those emissions are coming from somewhere in the depths of the earth. It is called even by the media, – “lava, fire and brimstone.” Could these volcanos be spigots that are releasing something from the bowels of the earth? There are a number of these volcanos around the surface of the earth. Is this how hell enlarges itself? Do you believe your eyes when you watch these volcanos erupting as shown on the news programs? – SELAH!
My following thoughts will be based on the assumption that the reader believes the bible is the Word of God. If not, this probably won’t be of interest to you. Jesus (God come in the flesh) talked about hell more than any other personality in the bible. Both during his three years of ministry on earth, and then in His revelation to John on the Island of Patmos.
NOTE: In observing the God of the bible, I see that He doesn’t send people to hell. He gives that choice to the individual. Believing in Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God, is what changes that final destination.
CONSIDER THIS: People don’t go to hell in a flesh and BLOOD body. That would be consumed in a moment. The souls of people go there at the departure from this flesh and blood body, – when the body dies. According to the scriptures they will take on a SPIRIT and flesh and bone body which will never die nor be consumed. But it will still have physical sensation.
EXAMPLE: When Jesus rose from the dead he was not flesh and BLOOD. He was flesh, bone and SPIRIT. His blood had been drained on the cross. The life in his body was now ‘spirit’ and not blood. That explains how He could appear and dis-appear. The SPIRIT controls the flesh and bone body, He could eat food, and the disciples could touch Him. He was visible. Flesh and bone and spirit, – no blood.
We will have a ‘flesh and bone and spirit’ body like Jesus had, when He rose from the grave. It will be recognizable to other spirits. That body will go somewhere and remain for all eternity. Hell is called “the second death”… but,and also -” where the soul never dies.” Eternal death as opposed to eternal life. Thus the term “soul and body cast into hell … where there is weeping and grinding of teeth.” Those are Jesus words. I can’t believe in heaven if I don’t believe there is a hell. Because the same Jesus told us about both. If one is a myth they are both a myth.
People who choose not to believe in a literal hell, do so because they don’t want to believe it. But then; – who does want to believe it? WE ONLY WANT TO BELIEVE IN HEAVEN!!
FOUR QUESTIONS TO PONDER:
- If there is no literal hell to avoid, then where is there cause for evangelism?
- Why do evangelicals/missionaries spend so much time and money and effort trying to save peoples souls?
- What are they saving them from if there is no literal hell?
- Why did Jesus die that horrible death on the cross if there is no hell to save people from? What are the answers to these questions if there is no literal hell?
FINAL QUESTION: How can a person know they won’t go to hell? You have probably already heard this but here it is again;
Believe in your heart that Jesus is alive today, and He is who He said He was, the Son of God. Go to Him with some words of acceptance:
i.e; – “Jesus, I believe you love me. I believe you died on the cross to save my soul from hell. I believe you will save me from that place called “hell” and take me to heaven when I die. I believe you are alive today to hear my prayer. Please come into my heart and save my soul, and forgive me of every thing I have done to displease God. I accept you as my Lord and Saviour from this day forward. Help me to learn more about you as I read your word. Thank you Lord Jesus Christ for saving my soul! Amen
According to everything I have read in the scriptures, if you do this you CAN TRUST GOD to take you to heaven when you die. No more reason to worry or wonder about going to that awful place called “hell.”
The following verses are listed for those who want to see these references about hell in the scriptures;
Mt. 5:22, 29 -10:28 – 18:19 – 23 ;23 – Mark 9:43 – 45 &47 -2 Peter 2:4 – Pr. 15:24 – Is. 14:29 – Ps. 16:10 – Acts 2:31 – Deuteronomy 32:22 – Ps. 9:17 and 139:8 – Revelation – 19:20,10,14,15
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