“WHY MUST WE MENTION HELL?”
God gives us many warnings in the Bible. Warnings in the scriptures that people especially do not want to hear about are warnings about the reality of an eternal Hell. Just like all of the warning signs that we read in the world, they are for our benefit. God wants us to know about Hell for our good. He wants us to avoid the horrible consequences of being condemned to Hell. Hell is eternal excruciating pain that is without relief. Hell is darkness, loneliness, separation from God, hopelessness, guilt, and regret.
Hell is described as a place prepared for Satan’s offspring, the unrighteous- Matthew 13:36-43.
Therefore, we need to care about trying our very best to be righteous. We need to care about our thoughts, words, and deeds to be preparing to avoid Hell:
Matthew 5:27-30- What we look at and how we think is important. It is possible to commit adultery in the heart and be condemned.
Mark 9:42-44- Our influence is also important, especially on children. Causing them to stumble could cause us to lose our soul.
Colossians 3:1-6- To avoid God’s wrath, we must put to death evil thoughts and actions to set our minds on the spiritual and eternal.
Hell is the place for the uncompassionate, unmerciful, and negligent- Matthew 25:41-46
Hell is for those who don’t obey the Gospel- 2 Thessalonians 1:8-9
Hell is for those who claim to be religious, but don’t truly obey- Matthew 7:21-23
God wants us to have awe, reverence, and respect for Him above all others, and fear His power to condemn us to Hell- Matthew 10:28
God desires that we help others to be saved from Hell- Jude verse 7 and 20-23
God loves mankind so He gives warnings about Hell. He desires that all people be saved- 1 Timothy 2:3-4
Remember however, we will reap what we sow- Galatians 6:7-8