Donnie Floyd
Gulf War Veteran, Former Police Officer, Hendrick Motorsports Chaplain †

The doctrine of judgement to come is the power by which man are to be aroused. There is another life; the Lord will come a second time; judgement will arrive; the wrath of God will be revealed... It is absolutely necessary to the preaching of the gospel of Christ that man be warned as to what will happen if they continue in their sins.
-Charles Spurgeon

Too often, churches invite people to come to Christ so He can fix up their lives, make their marriages better, provide health, wealth, and prosperity, along with a great quality of life. Actually, we come to Christ for the forgiveness of sin. Without that forgiveness the Bible says we go to a place called Hell! So is Hell real? 

And cast the worthless servant into outer darkness. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

Matthew 25:30

And these will go away to eternal punishment but the righteous to eternal life.

Matthew 25:46

Then he will say to those on his left, depart from me, you cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels.

Matthew 25:41


And if your hand causes you to sin, cut it off. It is better for you to enter life crippled than with two hands go to hell, to the unquenchable fire. 

Mark 9:43

 They will suffer the destruction of eternal punishment, away from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of His might.   
​            II Thessalonians 1:9

And the Devil who deceived them was thrown into the lake of fire and sulfur where the beast and the false prophet were, and they will be tormented day and night for ever and ever. 

Revelation 20:10

But I will show you whom you should fear; fear him who, after he has killed, has power to cast into hell; yes I say to you, fear him!

Luke 12:5

Hell, that word we just choose not to think about. If you are a follower of Jesus Christ, (a Christian), hopefully you have been taught that Hell is real and that without the forgiveness of Christ, Hell will be very real. I know, you may be saying, Hell, I don't know if that is real? Why would God send people to Hell? Actually, He doesn't, we send ourselves there. 


The belief in Hell has alot to do with where you stand with your belief in the Bible. If the Bible is the revelation of God, is inspired by God, is inerrant and without error, then you have to believe in Hell because it's talked about in the Bible. Even Jesus himself talked about Hell forty six times in the Bible.


As said by Mark Driscoll, "Despite God's love for and patience for sinners, it is a horrible mistake to dismiss the Bible's clear teaching on Hell." Richard Niebuhr characterized the on going attempt of liberal Christians to deny Hell as, " A God without wrath brought men without sin into a kingdom without judgement through the ministrations of a Christ without a cross." Actually, Jesus said more about Hell than any other topic. More than half of His parables relate to the eternal punishment of sinners. 


If you don't believe in the Bible, does that mean that Hell is not real? Actually no, Hell is more real for you than ever. Many other religions also believe in Hell. Even with these being false religions they still believe in something as real as Hell. Check my Religions page for further info. 


The Bible describes Hell in many ways and forms. There are many verses on it's location, it's described as a pit where there is fire and burning. It is a place of destruction, torment, darkness, and there are even different levels. The Bible says there is no hope there, no peace, no purpose, no life, no rest, no strength, and no mercy.  

 
Many people believe in Heaven, yet they do not believe in Hell. Alot of that has to do with un-biblical teaching in the church itself. The Bible has many names for Hell. Hell is a place of eternal punishment that we have earned because of our sin.  The Bible says those that are in Hell will acknowledge the perfect justice of God. (Psalm 76:10) So, maybe the question should'nt be, "Is Hell Real?", but  "Since Hell is real, how can I keep from going there?" Mostly, do not avoid the word, many would have you believe Christianity is about quality of life and living a great life here on earth. Christianity is about God becoming man by the name Jesus Christ who died for the forgiveness of our sins. So intern, we escape the punishment of God. (Matt. 25:46) We escape that punishment by the saving grace, love, and mercy of Jesus Christ. With that said, Hell is very real. If it is not, you have nothing to lose. However, if Hell is real and you choose not to believe it along with the saving grace of Jesus Christ, you have everything to lose!  For more info and a better understanding Check this link:

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