Christian Nuggets – What Jesus said of Hell

What Jesus Said about Hell “And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.” (Matthew 5:29)

People do not like to think about hell–especially those who are headed there! But that doesn’t mean it isn’t real.

We need to know that the Lord Jesus Himself often warned about the reality of hell. Today’s verse is in His Sermon on the Mount, a message often quoted because of its wonderful promises. Hell is also mentioned in the same sermon in Matthew 5:22 and 5:30. Jesus also stressed in that sermon that “broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat” (Matthew 7:13). He later warned that we should “fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell” (Matthew 10:28).

The religious leaders of the day were not exempt. To them, speaking of their religious hypocrisy, He said, “Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell?” (Matthew 23:33).

Hell is also a place of fire or possibly of some fearful environment that could only be described adequately under the metaphor of fire. “Depart from me,” He will say to the lost souls at His coming judgment, “into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels” (Matthew 25:41). Hell is called a “lake of fire” by Christ in John’s vision of Him on His great white throne, where He will have to say, “But the fearful, and unbelieving, . . . and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death” (Revelation 21:8).

Hell will indeed be very real–eternally real! Since Christ is both our Creator and our Savior, who died for our sins and defeated death by His resurrection, it is foolish for anyone to reject His revelation about hell. HMM

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5 Responses to Christian Nuggets – What Jesus said of Hell

  1. Good comments by Rick.
    Either Jesus Christ was a liar or hell is real, and not only real but a place of eternal torment.
    No amount of wishful thinking or “I believe. . .” will change the facts.
    The point is that God doesn’t want people to go to hell.
    He paid an enormous cost to provide a way out – The Way – the ONLY Way – Jesus Christ.

  2. mtsweat says:

    Sad that we see the day when a growing number of those who profess the name of Jesus are succumbing to heretical teachings that give unwarranted escape from eternal torment. A total misrepresentation of our sin and the price Jesus paid on the cross leaves people making up fairy tales that ignore a Holy and just God. All that we see in the news I today about the denial of penal substitution Is just another step toward the total depravity men will run headlong into except for the intervening grace of God… Jesus endured His Father’s wrath for me and for you. How dare US think that same wrath doesn’t await everyone not covered in the blood of Jesus Christ.

    • ptl2010 says:

      Thanks for your comments MT – yes sad but true, human nature would prefer the escapist route of let sleeping dogs lie or bury heads in the sand. We however who know the truth, must preach the full gospel which must include punishment in hell. No one will escape hell except with salvation by the blood of Jesus Christ.

  3. rickroehm says:

    Two comments:
    1. You don’t have to believe in Hell to go there.
    2. Jesus preached more about Hell than He did Heaven.

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