Living in this world exposes believers to lots of temptations. This is not surprising because Jesus Himself was tempted and the lesson we get from His case is that He conquered. Temptations will come and they do come to everyone but how you respond to them is what counts the most. Jesus is our example.
Some temptations overcome us because they point to our most wanted desires. In earthly terms, it wouldn’t be surprising for a believer to give in to temptation because he or she will receive a million dollar handshake. Similarly, if what you were to cover some area that would take you lots of resources for a sinful shortcut, you’d find some believers falling for that. Scenarios of such nature differ and there is no one way to explain this.
This one fact cannot be disputed. ‘Someone in hell has been there for more than a thousand years’. In fact, not one person but billions of them. I believe that hell exists because I believe that Jesus is real. Jesus was not a made up concept to manipulate people like many other people say, but He is God’s son. I’m even disappointed at those that have left the way of Christ and opted for atheism such as Hill and other religions.
Whatever Jesus said is true and He alone knows exactly what the afterlife entails. A person already in heaven or hell does not know as much about the place he dwells in more that Jesus does.
The Words that are comforting to the believer in this portion of scripture is that ‘the one who fears the Lord is blessed’. Almost everywhere in scripture the fear of the Lord is emphasised. Theme supporting scriptures include Proverbs 1:7 and Psalms 111:10. These verses tell us, the living people, to fear the Lord or God. However, people still don’t care what the Bible says about fearing the Lord.