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10 Ways Studying Hell Should Affect Us (4 of 4)
Why Study the Doctrine of Hell? We said -
1. Because of the Weight of Biblical Evidence
2. Because of the Threat of Its Closeness
3. Because of the Predominance of Error
What is the Biblical Definition of Hell? We said -
1. It's a real place created by God
2. Hell is a place of punishment which is just, terrible and everlasting
3. Hell is for the Devil, his angels, and the unsaved
4. Hell is where the souls of the wicked go at death and where their bodies are rejoined with their souls at the last judgement.
5. Hell is ruled by God and exists for HIs Glory
1. Is hell not a disproportionate punishment to the offense in it's severity and duration?
2. Is Hell not contrary to the Character of a Loving God?
3. Is the language related to hell not symbolic? poetic? Are we meant to take it literally?
What will Hell Be like?
1. Absolute Poverty
2. Agonizing Pain
3. Angry Presence
How should thinking on Hell affect us?
TEXT: Luke 19:41-44 (ESV)
41 And when he drew near and saw the city, he wept over it, 42 saying, ''Would that you, even you, had known on this day the things that make for peace! But now they are hidden from your eyes. 43 For the days will come upon you, when your enemies will set up a barricade around you and surround you and hem you in on every side 44 and tear you down to the ground, you and your children within you. And they will not leave one stone upon another in you, because you did not know the time of your visitation.''
If Jesus had this reaction over the temporal judgement of Jerusalem - how much more should we be effected by the eternal judgement of our friends and loved ones?
I was to show you ___ ways that thinking on hell may have a real, practical, and positive effect on our lives as Christians.
I qualify that because you see the effect it has on the unbeliever is obviou ...
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