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??IS THERE A HELL??

??IS THERE A HELL??

Text: LUKE16:19-31

Go get your Bible and something to mark it with.   I love a marked up Bible.

Text verse: JOHN3:36

36He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.

IT IS AN EITHER OR THING

1 John 5:12
He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.

JACK HYLES was a pastor who was greatly used of God.  He founded Hyles Anderson COLLEGE and hosted a yearly preacher’s conference where pastors would attend to get their spiritual recharge.  Brother Hyles wrote many books and you should read as many as you can, because they will guide you to study the Bible and help you shape your convictions based on the WORD OF GOD.

The following conversation is from Brother Hyles and it is from memory so it isn’t as accurate as it should be, but I hope Brother Hyles would approve it.

A young preacher boy once asked Dr. Hyles
“Should I be a soul winning preacher or a deeper life preacher?”

A deeper life preacher preaches how to be a nice gentle Christian who doesn’t offend anyone and encourages folks to love God and all men.  He is a positive person who never speaks of hell or God’s wrath.  Instead he preaches  things like the  LOVE OF GOD, the GOODNESS OF MAN – TOLERANCE – a deeper life preacher preaches feel good sermons.

He would never preach from a passage like 2TIM 4:3.

2Ti 4:2  Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.
2Ti 4:3  For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;
2Ti 4:4  And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.
2Ti 4:5  But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.

Brother Hyles asks him, “IS THERE A HELL?”

The young preacher boy says, “We have too much negativism, today We need positive preaching.”

·       Brother Hyles asks him again; IS THERE A HELL ?

He answers, “Brother Hyles, Soul winning churches are dying out; this country needs modern churches today.”

·       Brother Hyles asks him; ‘IS THERE A HELL?”

“But Dr Hyles “No one today wants to hear messages on folks dying and going to hell.”

·       Brother Hyles asks him once again; “IS THERE A HELL?”

NOW I ask you – “IS THERE A HELL?”  JOHN 3:36

  • Blood sweat and tears

Sang a song: I know there aint no Heaven but I pray there aint no Hell. Only my dyin will tell.

If those boys – or you – wait until you are dead I absolutely guarantee that you will be in Hell.

DO YOU BELIEVE IN A BIBLE HELL?

IS THERE A HELL?

If so are you warning others?

Matthew 4:19
And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.

  • HAVE YOU BEEN FISHING

A fisherman fishes. He goes after fish.

He studies fishing and fish, he reads fishing books, and he uses different lures and baits always trying to find something that works.

I LOVE TO FISH AND I SPEND TIME STUDYING HOW TO BE SUCCESSFUL AND I SPEND MONEY ON EQUIPMENT TO FURTHER MY CHANCES, and my fun.

It is fun to win souls for our Lord Jesus Christ.  Do you have a burden for souls?  Are you having fun talking about our Lord Jesus?  Why should you have to be motivated to love those who Christ Jesus died for and, it follows, wants saved.  Are you really willing that they go to Hell?

Can you lead someone to Christ?
Why not? You learn how to do other things why haven’t you learned about soul winning?

START STUDYING – START BUYING TRACTS – START PRAYING THAT GOD WILL MAKE YOU INTO A SOUL WINNER

BUT LARRY THAT IS NOT MY CALLING, is that what you are saying?

Let me ask you something, “IS THERE A HELL??

Jesus said in Matthew 4:19 Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men

  • Turn now to Luke 16:19-31

                            JESUS PREACHED THIS

  • VERSES 19-21: 19There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day: 20And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, which was laid at his gate, full of sores, 21And desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man’s table: moreover the dogs came and licked his sores.

Notice the word certain = two extremes: VERY RICH AND VERY POOR

most are somewhere in-between.

MOST CHRISTIANS TODAY have their priorities up side down. Topsy turvey  they are spiritual morons.

1John 2:15-16  15Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 16For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. 17And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of Godabideth for ever

 James 4:4  4Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.

how many would choose the rich mans life to the beggars life?

IN Revelation 3:14-17: God sees the rich man as Lazarus and Lazarus as the rich man.

LUKE 12:16-21  16And he spake a parable unto them, saying, The ground of a certain rich man brought forth plentifully: 17And he thought within himself, saying, What shall I do, because I have no room where to bestow my fruits? 18And he said, This will I do: I will pull down my barns, and build greater; and there will I bestow all my fruits and my goods. 19And I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many years; take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry. 20But God said unto him, Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee: then whose shall those things be, which thou hast provided? 21So is he that layeth up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God

  • IN THE NEXT VERSE, LUKE 12: VERSE 22 
    “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;”

SOUL SLEEP IS A LIE

DEATH IS NOT TERMINATION BUT TRANSLATION

THE BODY TO THE GRAVE – THE SOUL GOES TO HEAVEN OR HELL. 

James 4:14 14Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.

Heb 9:27 27And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:

  • every one of us has an appointment with death + judgment.

THIS truth should get our priorities right.  If not you should think about that and ask yourself the question – why not?

The unsaved are most concerned with:  Dogs, Houses, cars, partying, RETIREMENT et al.

  • VERSE 23 23And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.
  • The richman  DIED AND IN HELL

Frank Sanatra     DIED AND IN HELL,
Waylin Jennings     DIED AND IN HELL,
George Burns     DIED AND IN HELL.

  • I know and I believe in the security of the believer but I also know that God saves us to live right and to love His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ.  if we rebel, which makes no sense to me at all, then He will discipline us and if that doesn’t work He will kill us.  WE ARE NOT SAVED TO SIN.  That is a truism. If you are not going to church, not reading the Bible, not praying, just living for yourself then you are lost and in danger of hell fire.

 Titus 1:16 15Unto the pure all things are pure: but unto them that are defiled and unbelieving is nothing pure; but even their mind and conscience is defiled. 16They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate

 1 Cor 6:9-10  9Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, 10Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. 11And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.

2 Cor 5:17
Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

I WARN YOU

1] LIFE IS SHORT

2] LIVE FOR CHRIST

3] GET A BURDEN FOR SOULS.

  • TORMENT
    The hideous screaming, devils and demons howling in laughter at the pain of lost souls while they themselves are in as much pain.  They are together cursing God.  They are suffering pain beyond imagination

Are you saved?  Matthew 5:29-30
Mat 5:29  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.
Mat 5:30  And if thy right hand offend thee, cut it off, 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.

  • LUKE 12: VERSE 24
    24And 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

Those in Hell never pray to God.

MAKE NO MISTAKE ABOUT THIS

The unsaved hate God.
Do this: talk to a kind gentle soul about anything over and over again, then talk to him about sin – righteousness- and judgment to come, and see what happens.

  • LUKE 12:VERSES  29 – 31 29Abraham saith unto him, They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them. 30And he said, Nay, father Abraham: but if one went unto them from the dead, they will repent. 31And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead

REPENT:  The rich man is in hell because he didn’t repent, not because he was rich.

THERE IS ONLY ONE WAY TO HEAVEN

2Pe 3:9  The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.

PRAY that God will make you a soul winner, a walking evangelist.

HAND OUT TRACKS

MAKE YOUR MIND UP THAT YOU WILL TALK TO OTHERS ABOUT THEIR NEED FOR SALVATION

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IS THERE A HELL?

Many of the following Bible verses I didn’t include in the above.  Look them up, and highlight them, and write them on index cards so you can memorize them.

Luke 16:19-31

John 3:36

1 John 5:12

Joshua 24: 14-17

Matthew 4:19

1 John 2:15-16

James 4:4

Matthew 19:24-26

John 10:10

Judges 21:25

Heb 11:24 – 26

Revelation 3:14 – 17

Luke 12:16-21

James 4:14

Heb 9:27

Titus 1:16

1 Cor 6:9-10

2Cor 5:17

Romans 8:28-29

Matthew 5:29-30

1 Thess 5:17

Luke 6: 22- 27

2 Peter 3:9

Philippians 3:13 – 14

3 thoughts on “??IS THERE A HELL??

  1. I love your testimony Larry. What an encouragement you are to so many of us who may not be following as close as we should.

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