May 12, 2017

If there is no hell, there is no need for someone to trust in Jesus Christ for eternal Salvation

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JD: David as we come to the conclusion of our conversation I want to talk about one other statement, we should not be focused on talking about sin or telling people that they might be going to hell. Now, what do you think about that?

DJ: Well, we frequently have heard people make the comment, which is true that Jesus actually spent more time talking about hell and the consequences of sin than he did even discussing heaven itself. And then if you think about the ultimate judgment against sin in Revelation 20 the great white throne judgment this is the final judgment of all believers from all of history. And this is what we read in Revelation 20 beginning in verse 12, and I saw the dead small and grave standing before God and books were open and another book was open which was the book of life and the dead were judged according to the works by which the things that were written in the books.

The sea gave up the dead who were in it and death and Hades or hell delivered the dead who were in them and they were judged each one according to his works. Anyone whose name was not found in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.

You know we talk about entering into a personal relationship with Jesus Christ by believing that Christ died for our sins, that he arose from the grave, we trust in him for forgiving sins and eternal life. But if there is no hell and if there is no consequence for sin then salvation has no meaning because there is nothing to be saved from. So, I think we should follow the Lords pattern, talk about the positive and the negative, talk about heaven, talk about hell, talk about living righteously, and also talk about the consequences of sin. That is what it means to show love and compassion and to love the Lord our God with out heart, soul, mind, and strength and our neighbor as ourselves.

We are doing the work of Christ in a sense. He died on the cross to take away our sins and we’re burying one another’s burdens by sharing with them we are showing compassion by discussing those things that are actually destroying their lives.  

JD: David James with an understanding of true compassion.

We report this information because it is setting the stage for Bible prophecy to be fulfilled.

Many times you’ll hear people say don’t talk to me about sin talk to me about love. The Bible is full of the subject of love but let me quickly remind you the Bible also speaks to the issue of sin and the punishment for sin, which is eternity in a place called hell. In fact, Jesus Christ spoke more about hell than he did heaven.

Hell is separation from God because of sin. You know there is compassion in hell. In Luke 16 it talks about the rich man who had 5 brothers that he wanted to come back to earth and tell about the Lord Jesus Christ and the salvation that he offers. Now, that’s real compassion. It’s the compassion that we must have for those in the last days who need to know Jesus Christ as Lord and savior that’s compassion.