Mark 9:43-48 – Hell

Mark 9:43-48
43
And if thy hand offend thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter into life maimed, than having two hands to go into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched:
44 Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.
45 And if thy foot offend thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter halt into life, than having two feet to be cast into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched:
46 Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.
47 And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out: it is better for thee to enter into the kingdom of God with one eye, than having two eyes to be cast into hell fire:
48 Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.

-Many of us have an image of Hell as a place of fire where the Devil runs around with a pitch fork and revels in all of his lost “subjects”.  But the Bible teaches that God created Hell as a place to punish Satan, not to give him a kingdom to rule.  Make no mistake, in the fullness of time when all sin is done away with and evil is punished, Satan will be burning in torment along with all those who choose not to accept the atoning work of our Lord Jesus Christ.  Don’t let movies and general perceptions desensitize you to the reality of Hell.  It’s not a place you want to go; it’s not a place you want your worst enemy to go.  Hell is a place of everlasting agony where God’s mercy has no latitude to operate.  The Messiah, The Son of God, The Lord Jesus Christ suffered misery and torment so that none of us would have to; He paid the price so that you would have an option other than Hell.  If you haven’t repented of your sin and accepted the Lord’s salvation, I beg you to stop what you’re doing and settle it right now.  The Word of God is the first and best resource if you are unsure how to proceed, but Christians in your life can support you as well.  If you don’t have any such person in your life, feel free reach out to me.

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