Hover over Romans 1:20-22 for proof of God's existence, and over Matthew 5:27-28 for Judgment Day’s perfect standard. Then hover over John 3:16-18 for what God did, and over Acts 17:30-31 for what to do.

Friday, February 1, 2008

How to Deal with Hell

If you are too intelligent to become an atheist, here’s a good way to temporarily handle the "Hell" problem. Say to yourself that God is all-loving and all-forgiving, and that He would never create a place called Hell. Then negate the need for retribution by calling homosexuality “gay,” and adultery “an affair.” Call lies “fibs,” corporate theft “blue collar crime,” gambling “gaming,” and murder “temporary insanity.” There’s one more call. Make sure you call yourself “deceived.”

Those who don't believe in Hell are deceived into thinking that God is corrupt. Think for a moment as to why we have court systems. It's because we are moral beings. We are made in the image of God. That's what separates us from the beasts. We believe in justice and truth. When a man commits a murder, a good judge could never turn a blind eye to his crimes. If he did, then he's corrupt, and should be brought to justice himself. In the 1990's statistics reveal that there were approximately 100,000 unsolved murders in the United States. The Bible warns that God will not turn a blind eye to the taking of those 100,000 precious human lives. Or think of actor George Clooney’s experience in East Africa, where he met a young woman who had been viciously raped by Sudanese rebels. They then burned her, and cut off her lips so that she couldn't talk. Those wicked men will be brought to absolute justice, and that will be thorough, utterly fearful, and irrevocably eternal.

But this same holy Creator warns that He considers hatred to be murder and lust to be adultery. He warns that lying lips are an abomination to Him, and all liars will be cast into the lake of fire (see Revelation 21:8). Who of us is guiltless of sinning against Him? Each of us has a multitude of sins that will come to light on what the Bible calls "the Day of Wrath," unless they have been forgiven through faith in the Savior.