There’s a troubling trend within Christianity that claims hell doesn’t exist.
It sounds in many ways like the teaching of Jehovah’s Witnesses that bad people simply stop existing as spiritual beings when they die — as if that is even possible — and that saved people go to heaven.
Basically, the idea is that unsaved people who reject Christ don’t go to soul prison where they suffer forever, but instead only don’t get invited to the eternal party.
It’s an oversimplification, I know, but you should be aware of the variant teaching starting to permeate too many minds and hearts.
What does Jesus think about the concept of hell?
I’ll let Him speak for Himself:
“If your hand causes you to sin, cut it off. It’s better to enter eternal life with only one hand than to go into the unquenchable fires of hell with two hands. If your foot causes you to sin, cut it off. It’s better to enter eternal life with only one foot than to be thrown into hell with two feet. And if your eye causes you to sin, gouge it out. It’s better to enter the Kingdom of God with only one eye than to have two eyes and be thrown into hell, ‘where the maggots never die and the fire never goes out.’” (Mark 9:43-48).
Jesus was either wrong or He was right.
I choose to believe the latter.
I pray that you do, too, so that you won’t lose sight of why it’s SO important that we lead people away from that path that leads to eternal suffering.
As always, I love you