In this teaching, Pastor Blunt shares the definition of Hell straight from the Bible. Understanding the reality of hell will motivate us to evangelize and lead people to a God who is for them! We believe, as you read these notes, God’s Word is working in and through you.
Why teach on hell?
1. The very first sermon Jesus taught was on hell
2. Jesus talked about it more than any other prophet in the Bible
3. Obtain the correct perspective on the afterlife
4. The subject of hell is very offensive to the world
Definition of hell
Eternal conscious punishment, no restraint of evil, no presence of God, sin never stops, God-haters, never repent
Matthew 25:46 (AMP)
46 Then these [unbelieving people] will go away into eternal (unending) punishment, but those who are righteous and in right standing with God [will go, by His remarkable grace] into eternal (unending) life.
- We have 2 choices, life, or death
- There is eternal punishment or eternal life
Matthew 25:41 (KJV)
41 Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:
- Hell has real fire
- Hell was only prepared for the devil and his fallen angels
- Never prepared for human beings
Ecclesiastes 9:10 (TLB)
10 Whatever you do, do well, for in death, where you are going, there is no working or planning, or knowing, or understanding.
- Hell is total boredom
Job 10:21-22 (CEV)
21 before I travel to the land 22 of darkness and despair, the place of no return.
- Place of darkness, despair, sorrow, distress
- The place of no return
Matthew 8:12 (AMP)
12 while the sons and heirs of the kingdom [the descendants of Abraham who will not recognize Me as Messiah] will be thrown out into the outer darkness; in that place [which is farthest removed from the kingdom] there will be weeping [in sorrow and pain] and grinding of teeth [in distress and anger].”.
-There will be sorrow, weeping, anger, pain, and grinding of teeth in hell.
Isaiah 66:22-24 (AMP)
22 “For just as the new heavens and the new earth Which I make will remain and endure before Me,” declares the Lord, “So your offspring and your name will remain and endure.
23 “And it shall be that from New Moon to New Moon And from Sabbath to Sabbath, All mankind will come to bow down and worship before Me,” says the Lord. 24 “Then they will go forth and look Upon the dead bodies of the [rebellious] men Who have transgressed against Me; For their worm (maggot) will not die, And their fire will not go out; And they will be an abhorrence to all mankind.”
-State of anguish
Revelation 20:10 (AMP)
10 And the devil who had deceived them was hurled into the lake of fire and burning brimstone (sulfur), where the beast (Antichrist) and false prophet are also; and they will be tormented day and night, forever and ever
-Lake of fire
-Tormented day and night and will increase forever and forever
Luke 16:19-31 (KJV)
- Angels will escort us to Heaven
- In hell, we can recognize others
- In hell, you can remember all the opportunities to make a choice for Heaven
How to escape or be saved from hell
John 3:16 (AMP)
16 “For God so [greatly] loved and dearly prized the world, that He [even] gave His [One and] [a]only begotten Son, so that whoever believes and trusts in Him [as Savior] shall not perish, but have eternal life.
- Put our trust in God
- Clinging to Jesus Christ as the Son of God