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Will God Send People To Hell? (3 of 4)
Series: Hard Questions
2 Peter 2:1-12
OPEN: Calvin Coolidge was known for his dry wit and the fact that virtually nothing seemed to upset him or disturb him. Before Coolidge became President of the United States, he was a senator in the Massachusetts State Senate. Apparently one of Coolidge's responsibilities was to decide which bills would be presented to the Senate and in what order. Another senator from Boston was very insistent that a bill affecting his district should be called for a vote immediately. Coolidge told him he didn't think the bill was that important. Coolidge's refusal and his manner so infuriated the other senator that he angrily told Coolidge ''You can go straight to h*** and he told him exactly where he could go.
Unperturbed, Coolidge looked up at him and responded, ''Senator, I've looked up the law on that and I don't have to go.''
Our sermon series this month is entitled: ''Hard Questions''. And our question this morning is: ''Will God Send People To Hell?'' And the answer is: yes.
In Matthew 10:28 for example, Jesus says: ''Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the One WHO CAN DESTROY both soul and body in hell.''
In other words: God will send some folks to hell.
In fact, in our text this morning, we're told of two distinct created beings that God will very deliberately send to hell:
1st - there are angels God sent to hell. They are often called Fallen Angels or Demons. 2 Peter 2:4 tells us that ''God did not spare angels when they sinned, but SENT THEM TO HELL, putting them into gloomy dungeons to be held for judgment''
Jude 1:6 tells us essentially the same thing: And the angels who did not keep their positions of authority but abandoned their own home- these HE HAS KEPT IN DARKNESS, BOUND WITH EVERLASTING CHAINS for judgment on the great Day.''
God sent them ...
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