The SHEPHERD | Danilo Q. Junco
Hell is no joke and this column is not to terrify the readers but to tell plainly and comprehensively of what God says based on His Word the Bible or the Holy Scriptures about it.
There is no word to describe how deadly this place as a dwelling for Satan, antichrist, false prophets, rebellious angels, demons, and agents of Satan as God created it for them (Matthew 25:41).
The Lord Jesus describes it as a place of torment, unquenchable fire, worms never die, and lake of fire and not only for here and now but for eternity.
This horrible place is also for the rebellious and defiant people who have refused the offer of God through the Lord Jesus’s death and resurrection for the forgiveness of their sins or if they have not repented from all their sins and receive Jesus as their Savior and Lord.
The weightiness, intensity and seriousness of God to save humanity from this horrible lake of fire or hell was to send His only begotten Son, Second Person in the Godhead, to this world to become man, to do good for mankind and ultimately to offer His life without minding the excruciating pain and agony He had to suffer when He was crucified on the cross of Calvary more than 2000years ago (Isaiah 9:6).
In fact, the Christendom nations all over the world that every December 25 they have to celebrate in remembering Jesus birthday (though not this day in reference to the Bible about the exact day and month) in merrymaking without letup, especially in our nation that its joyous commemoration starts on the month of September and even extend to January, the longest Christmas celebration ever around the globe (Isaiah 53).
But all these fanfares if rightfully discern geared toward the death of God-man Jesus on the cross but death has no power over Him as He rose from the dead.
When the gospel message is taught or preached to the people that Jesus has offered His life through His death and resurrection for the forgiveness of their sins and if they turn to God through genuine repentance and put their trust on Him without reservation, Jesus gives them the authority to become the people of God.
Others believe and make Jesus as their personal Lord and Savior, some embrace their traditions and religions, while the cynics skirt themselves to embrace their philosophies in life.
There are groups which teach that when a man dies, he will become extinct and go with the earth and there is nothing to be judged by God when times come for Him to judge the people dead or alive.
Some prefer pleasures that this world can offer such as the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes and the pride of life, among other things without any regard to the next life.
The last book of the Bible, Revelation delineates where Satan, all his cohorts, antichrist, false prophets, agents, rebellious angels, all nations that attack Israel and the enemies of God’s people, and rebellious people, all of them their destination is on the lake of fire or hell and they are tormented day and night for eternity (Revelation 20:11-15).
But for those who have Christ in their lives, their dwelling place is in Heaven where there is no more pain, sickness, tears, suffering, among others but all pure joy and blessed life (Revelation 21-22).
Now, you have all the rights and chances as you are still alive today to choose life with God through the Lord Jesus and spend with all the joy for eternity or devote life without God and be tormented in the lake of fire or hell for eternity.
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