Hell is real - Part 1
The Bible clearly addresses the realities of Hell.
1. Your former estate will NOT matter to you.
Lk 16: 19-25 “There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day: And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, which was laid at his gate, full of sores, And desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man's table: moreover the dogs came and licked his sores.”
2. Hell is REAL, FAR WORSE than people think, and will last for ETERNITY.
“And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham's bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried; And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom. And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame.”
3. Lost will remember the MISSED opportunities to receive Christ.
“But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented.” LESSON - This is not a parable, but an account. One must consider why such a prestigious man would not have his name mentioned in eternity. We should also consider Lazarus’ situation. He had a tough life, but it did not matter in eternity. These are lessons for BOTH Believers and Lost to consider.