By Lou Yeboah
Well, Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida, says the Lord. For if the miracles that were performed in you had been performed in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago, sitting in sackcloth and ashes. I tell you, it will be more bearable for Tyre and Sidon at the judgment than for you [Luke 10:13-15] Over and over again, I have sent My warnings to you, but they have gone unheard. How long will you simple ones love your simple ways? How long will mockers delight in mockery and fools hate knowledge? How long will you keep ignoring the warning signs and live for your own ways and desires as if there are no consequences for doing so? I’ve warned you, Repent before it is too late!
“And in Hell he lifted 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. 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. And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed: so that they which would pass from hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that would come from thence.” [Luke 16:27-28].
A lesson for all of us. “Being in torment” – “He cried” – “Have mercy on me.” That tells us two things; one, there is no mercy in Hell; second, there is torture, pain and suffering in Hell. He asked for just one drop of water on his tongue. I am tormented in this flame. There is no water in Hell. A great gulf is fixed so there will be no leaving it once a person gets there. No way to escape after arriving there. How could anyone ignore such a place as Hell? How could anyone not be concerned about their soul and the fact that they will be in Hell someday unless they come to the Savior?
Every lost person – lost without Christ will someday be in Hell for all eternity. They are headed for Hell as sure as if they were already there. For [John 3:18] says, He that believeth on Him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. The word “believeth” used here means to have placed your trust in Jesus Christ for salvation. Those who have not done that are already condemned to Hell. “Too Little Concern About Hell!”
Even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, without understanding, covenant breakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them. [Romans 1:28-32].
Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, envying, murders, drunkenness, reveling, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God. [Galatians 5:19-21].
A third angel followed them and said in a loud voice: “If anyone worships the beast and his image and receives his mark on the forehead or on the hand, he, too, will drink of the wine of God’s fury, which has been poured full strength into the cup of his wrath. He will be tormented with burning sulfur in the presence of the holy angels and of the Lamb. And the smoke of their torment rises for ever and ever. There is no rest day or night for those who worship the beast and his image, or for anyone who receives the mark of his name.”
To Little Concern About Hell – What tragedy!