Grace Bible Church
Robert R. McLaughlin
September 22, 2019
Hell is real, and those who do not belive in the LORD Jesus Christ will go there. Pastor Rick Kabrick
JOH 14:1-4, 14 “Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in ME.
My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.
2TI 3:16-17 All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.
This story we are in is the greatest adventure story, the greatest mystery story, the greatest comedy, the greatest love story ever written.
And here’s the kicker, you are a part of it.
REV 21:4, “And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away”.
ISA 65:25, “‘The wolf and the lamb shall feed together, the lion shall eat straw like the ox, and dust [shall be] the serpent’s food. They shall not hurt nor destroy in all My holy mountain,’ says the LORD”.
There will be gnashing of teeth, a great constant torment, a fire that burns forever, pain day and night.
Hell is a fire where the smoke of the unrepentant goes up day and night forever and ever.
Heaven is the beginning of the final part of the story, which lasts all of eternity, and that’s a very long long time. So it could be called the beginning of the rest of forever…
“today is the first day of the rest of your life…”
The thing is that like in any great epic, there is an adversary, an enemy, he is Satan, the attorney for the other side if you will, he is the accuser, the opposer of man.
DAN 7:25, He will speak out against the Most High and wear down the saints of the Highest One…
What exactly does the LORD want to save us from.
Well, some would say HE wants to save us from lonliness, or poverty, or bad habits, or your sin, and many a preacher so called have made lots of money teaching those false doctrines.
But, the truth of the matter is that our LORD is offering to save man from Hell. To save man from eternal punishment, a punishment that never ends.
You see in the end everyone ever born will spend eternity in either Heaven or Hell.
Believers will be resurrected with a body that is suited somehow to be in Heaven, Unbelievers will be suited with a body to be in torment in Hell forever punished forever.
JOH 5:28-29, “For an hour is coming, in which all (paz) who are in the tombs shall hear His voice, and shall come forth; (ana sta sis, raised from the dead)
those who did the good deeds to a resurrection of life, those who committed the evil deeds to a resurrection of judgment.”
But, the truth of the matter is that there are some who will not go to Heaven,
they will not be in Heaven, because they will not, did not believe in and accept the salvation offer of the Messiah, the LORD Jesus Christ.
The truth of who Satan is and what his plan is and what Hell is like should provide great motivation to fulfill, to live in that plan of GOD for us and thereby fulfill our very own personal sense of destiny.
– People today, especially the young have lost the ability to communicate verbally, let alone in writing, many people cannot write a correct sentence.
LUK 12:48…From everyone who has been given much, much will be required; and to whom has been entrusted much, of him they will ask all the more.
The world or the Cosmos, the Cosmic System, is basically run by evil creatures, both angelic and human.
Therefore, do not get shocked nor discouraged by the things that you hear going on in the world, or by the things that you see in the Cosmic system, especially the evil and wickedness that exists in the world today.
Like millions and millions of people, throughout history all the way to today they will continue to be deceived whenever they look to the world for happiness, peace, tranquility, love, joy, or peace, etc.
One thing about Satan, he is a genius, arrogant for sure and that is his downfall, but crafty and cunning as the Bible says.
And here is the thing, mankind has gotten used to sin, we have gotten comfortable with it.
But what about those who don’t believe, the ones who say, leave me alone I don’t want to hear it.
They will go to Hell if they don’t come to believe in the LORD Jesus Christ. Perhaps what I said planted a seed, perhaps what I said watered a seed in their thoughts, ultimately they will be given every opportunity to believe.
And this leads us to a sad but real conclusion which is the fact that the god of this world, the one presently in charge is a murderer, a deceiver, a phony and a traitor who is judgmental and criticizes those who are trying to live the spiritual life.
HEB 2:7, “What is mankind that you are mindful of them, a son of man that you care for him? You made them a little lower than the angels; you crowned them with glory and honor and put everything under their feet.”
2CO 13:14, “The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ (the SON), and the love of God [the Father], and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with you all.”
ECC 3:11 He has made everything appropriate in its time. He has also set eternity in their heart, yet so that man will not find out the work which God has done from the beginning even to the end.
ACT 4:12, Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved.
JOH 1:12, But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God
Many preachers run away or ignore certain doctrines because they are considered to be negative.
Satan and the KOD are only to pleased to provide as many false religions as man desires. All religions that do not teach the Christ, the risen Messiah, the offer of Salvation are false religions.
ROM 8:7, For the mind that is set on the flesh is hostile to GOD, for it does not submit to GOD’s law; indeed, it cannot.
Sadly, too many people spend their lives looking for something other than GOD to fill their longing for GOD. As you would imagine, that doesn’t end well, in fact it ends in Hell.
ECC 12:13, “Now all has been heard; here is the conclusion of the matter: Fear (respect) GOD and keep his commandments, for this is the whole [duty] of man”.
The bigger the problem you face, always look first for the simplest solution.
Satan and the KOD have 2 main goals: 1. Stop man from knowing and accepting the Gospel.
2. If man does accept the Gospel then Satan and the KOD goal is to stop them from achieving their destiny.
But Annihilationism says that after it is over and we die physically we simply no longer exist.
No pain, no mess, no fuss, just done, over finito. No Biblical basis for this at all.
Universalism, whereby they do not go out of existence, but rather, eventually all humans go to Heaven. They quote the Bible in MAT 25:41, Then He will also say to those on His left, ‘Depart from Me, accursed ones, into the eternal fire which has been prepared for the devil and his angels;’
You know take away Purgatory and what does the Catholic church have to offer? Nothing except fancy robes, pomp and circumstance and other evil things.