Tag: Hell

Witness Well

Is anger an appropriate response when sharing God’s Word with others?

Nobody likes to hear that they are going to hell. When anger is used to pronounce this eternal reality, I don’t believe it is an appropriate response. God’s wrath falls down on souls who reject the invitation to receive Jesus Christ as their Savior. Out of perfect love, it’s a final judgment against sin, but …

A way to measure our faith

“Time with the Lord must quicken us to our world, not provide a soothing insulation from it.  The natural fruit of looking at God is a heightened zeal and vigor to serve Him.”  (Jean Fleming) One way to measure our closeness with God — our spiritual maturity – is to evaluate our compassion for those …

Isn’t Christianity for the weak-minded? How can I know Christianity is true?

Scientific facts rest on evidence.  Our human senses grasp the evidence and we come to believe that fact.  Faith goes a step further. It is being sure of what we hope for and certain in what we do not see. I think it is safe to say that there is always a “leap” to believe …

The Christian and the Mormon view on the parable of the sheep and the goats

In an ongoing dialogue I have with those of the Mormon faith and how it is dramatically different that what is taught in the Christian faith, there is a sharp disagreement on what is required for salvation. Mormons will reference to the story of the sheep and the goats found in Matthew 25:31-46 as proof …

Faith in Christ is not about doing, but trusting in what has already been done

There was a retired man who asked once about his prospects of going to heaven. He felt his prospects were slim and was resigned to going to hell. He said, “You don’t know some of the terrible things I have done.” There was a woman who spent almost every day at church volunteering for a …

What does Jesus’ death and resurrection mean for us?

Understanding the resurrection of Jesus Christ goes way beyond human reason. When a person dies they stay dead, right? There are skeptics who deny the resurrection as a historical fact. Or, there are those who accept the resurrection as true, but find no personal significance to their lives. Yet, the resurrection of Christ still remains the essence …

Comprehending the sobering reality of eternal hell

Sometimes a person will say, “I don’t mind going to hell because all of my friends are going there anyway.” Or, another person may state, “A loving God would never send anyone to hell.” The Bible makes is pretty clear that there is an eternal existence of hell and it’s someplace that you want to …

How could a loving God torture people in an eternal hell?

The concept of hell is difficult for our human minds to comprehend or understand. Yet, the Bible clearly teaches the existence of a hell as well as the existence of heaven.    Scriptures contain many metaphors that attempt to describe hell as a place to avoid at all costs. Fire, darkness, weeping and gnashing of teeth are just …