Have you ever given thought to the fact that it took God in Heaven to think and act on the loss it is for mankind to die and go to hell? Does it ring the bell on the seriousness and the magnitude of the loss to Him? What pain would warrant God to sent His only begotten Son to suffer the terrible death He did on the cross so that man is salvaged? Lets think together on this matter.
The message of the cross is simple and straight forward yet the devil has clouded it. The devil brings in unnecessary reasoning that resulted in many religions that are so confusing. People turned the precious gift of salvation into something they would understand but not what God has planned. God sent His son Jesus Christ to die at the cross to save mankind from sin (Matthew 1:21). Salvation is free and simple to earn. If you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved (Romans 10:9). The old has passed and behold the new has come (1 Corinthians 5:17). The person that has received salvation will now not be condemned if he or she walks according to the Spirit and not according to the flesh (Roman 8:1, KJV).
How simple it is to save your soul from the damnation of hell which I attempt to define next.
What Hell God saved us from
Hell is forever. We have been warned by the Bible about the things that shall be befall those who die without Jesus and go to hell. Guided by Bill Wiese book titled “HELL”, I will list a few Bible supported realities about hell.
1. Hell is a pit (Psalms 30:3, 9; Revelation 9:1). Who likes to live in a pit forever? A pit is restrictive in nature. No freedom to walk around and not enough air to breath. A pit should be suffocative and whatever the smells in a pit is what you must endure for as long as you are in that pit.
2. Hell is a burning fire (Psalms 11:6, Revelation 20:10, Matthew 25:41). Who would like to live in fire for eternity? Fire is unbearable even for second. How much more living in it forever?
3. Hell is a place of destruction (Isaiah 1:28, Matthew 7:13, Matthew 23:33, Luke 13:3). Destruction is commonly concluded when the thing that is being destroyed has been crushed to its simplest form. When fully destroyed, it’s form could be ashes, particles, etc. However, we learn that hell is eternal. This means that whenever your soul gets destroyed in hell, that is, when it gets to is worst form of destruction, it regains its composure and the destruction processes starts all over. Countless testimonies on the revelation of heaven and hell have confirmed this reasoning.
4. Torments in hell (Matthew 24:51, Psalm 18:5). No torment is good enough to last for eternity. Think about it.
5. Darkness in hell (Job 18:18, Proverbs 20:20, Psalm 88:6, 1 Samuel 2:9, Jude 13, Matthew 25:30). Darkness of hell has been defined as tangible by people that have seen it in vision(s). Who amongst the living would want to live in darkness forever? Think about?
I could go on and on to list the fear in hell, the hopelessness, regret, cursing, noise, hunger, etc. I tried to explain how hell feels in the article ‘A glimpse on how hell feels’. I pray that God may reveal His plan of salvation for your soul as you read and think about the reality of hell as defined in the Bible and lightly explained in this post.