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Mark 9- Hell Fire

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: Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched. 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: Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched. Mark 9:43-46

In today’s Christianity, people like to downplay the place we know as Hell (Gehenna) , people like to see it’s just figurative or that it’s a temporary place, but this isn’t what Jesus teaches. In fact if you focus on what Christ is teaching you see it’s a permanent place and your still alive there

Jesus said it’s better to cut off your hand or foot if they cause you to sin then to go to Hell forever. Is Jesus suggesting you cut off your body parts, no? Hes trying to make a point, that it would be better for you to cut out the sin in your life then to go to Hell for it. Cut out the drugs, alcohol, pornography, greed, hatred, ect whatever is consuming you to sin, its better to cut it out now then to go to Hell forever

Notice Jesus says “The Fire is Not Quenched”, this is not annihilationism or conditional immortality, the Hell Fire never stops. Jesus is quoting Isaiah 66, proof that Hell is not a New Testament concept, this was taught in the Old Testament also

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: Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched. Mark 9:48-49

Ask yourself if Hell was temporary or just symbolic , why would it be better to cut off your body parts then to go there? What about judgement for our sin? We would agree God is Just, so how will Hitler pay for his evil acts? When he died did he just cease to exist? No , hes in Hell right now paying for the wages of his sins. God is eternal, when you sin against a eternal and holy God, you will have eternal consequences

This is why the gospel is so important, that we need to become Born Again (John 3) by the blood of Jesus Christ, Hell is real but you dont have to go there, because Christ is the atonement for our sins , trust in Jesus Amen!

Judgement Of God

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

Many false teachings have arisen over the centuries in Christianity, including the doctrine of Purgatory. This is the belief where you can die, remain in Purgatory for awhile to purge your sins, then eventually work your way to Heaven. This is a total Heresy. As the scripture teaches us “We die one and then go to judgement” There are no second chances in Hell

It reminds me of the story Jesus taught about the Rich Man and Lazarus. (Luke 16:19-31) The rich man died and went to Hell and he begged Abraham to give him some relief from the torment of Hell, however Abraham reminded him once your in Hell you can’t get out! Don’t believe the lie that you can die in your sins and eventually go to Heaven, if there is a breathe left in your body, repent to the Lord Jesus Christ, for he is the only one who can forgive you of your sins

So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation. Hebrews 9:28

This is not a work based salvation, Jesus died once on the cross for the sins of all. As the old hymn says “Jesus paid it all”, there is no working your way into Heaven. You might say “ I don’t understand how Jesus can forgive all of the world’s sin”? An eternal God has control over eternity. You dont understand the power and precious blood of Christ, the blood shed by God Almighty as atonement for your sins

Just like at the end of the story of the Rich Man and Lazarus, Abraham said “If they don’t listen to Moses and the prophets (Word of God) they won’t be persuaded even if someone rises from the dead (Resurrection) (Luke 16:31) Jesus rose from the dead over 2,000 years ago and we still have people demanding a sign from God, people who still don’t believe in the supernatural, people who still reject Christ

Don’t believe the lies of this world, don’t die today and end up in Hell for eternity! Trust the Risen Savior! Repent to the only One who can forgive you of your sins and grant you eternal life, Jesus Christ , Amen!

Fire Is Not Quenched

Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched. Mark 9:48

Did Jesus speak about Hell? Absolutely, what did he have to say about it? Well here we see he describes Hell as a place their worm will never die and the fire will never be quenched. Sounds like eternal torment to me. What does Jesus mean about their worm?

Well if we look at the orginal Greek the word here is “scolex” which also means gnawing and anguish. So he could be saying your torment will never end. However why do all the English translations say “worm”? Well Jesus is actually quoting the Prophet Isaiah here (Isaiah 66:24) If we look at the original Hebrew for this word “towlatam” which is also translated as “oppressor” and “worm”

For as the new heavens and the new earth, which I will make, shall remain before me, saith the LORD, so shall your seed and your name remainAnd it shall come to pass, that from one new moon to another, and from one sabbath to another, shall all flesh come to worship before me, saith the LORD..And they shall go forth, and look upon the carcases of the men that have transgressed against me: for their worm shall not die, neither shall their fire be quenched; and they shall be an abhorring unto all flesh. Isaiah 66:22-24

When we read Isaiah 66, there is where God is revealing the New Heavens and Earth and also the eternal destination for the unsaved. Because God is revealing his eternal Kingdom we can also assume God is revealing his eternal “Hell” for the wicked

The word quenched translated from Greek and Hebrew means exactly what is says. The Fire will never be extinguished, its an eternal Hell-Fire. Its very clear from these teachings that Jesus and Isaiah were speaking of an Eternal Hell where the weeping and gnashing of teeth would never end!

Is Hell Eternal?

And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal. Matthew 25:46

Is Hell eternal? Well first I would ask you, do you believe Heaven is eternal? I’m sure almost everyone has no problem with accepting that Paradise is eternal, so why do we have these same people who would say Hell is temporary or symbolic? If your going to be honest, you need to be consistent. God is eternal , and designed us to originally be eternal. Our destination is eternal , whether good or bad. You cant just pick of choose which qualities of God you like

When you look at the original Greek here, the word “aionion” This same Greek word is used when Jesus describes Heaven and Hell. This word is typically translated as “Eternal” or “Everlasting”. Now some would say “This word just means Age-ending”, meaning that its not eternal but temporal. The problem with this is, if your going to say Hell is temporal then you must also say Heaven is temporal.

This is why I said in the beginning, you cant have it both ways. Either Heaven and Hell are both eternal or not. There’s no way to theologically dance around this. This is one of the reasons I totally reject annihilationism or conditional immortality

Understand this , we must prepare for the eternal, whether good or bad. This life has eternal consequences, get Born Again and inherit eternal life. Amen!

Rich Man and Lazarus

And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom. And 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. Luke 16:23-24

The story of the rich man and Lazarus is not only one of the most powerful revelations Jesus gave to us, but its also one of the most highly debated stories also. Many will argue this is just a parable instead of a true story. The reason we know it’s a story is because Jesus uses real names in it. Unlike all the parables Jesus taught that never included names

Second most translations will use Hades instead of Hell. While reading the story you’ll see the rich man is eternally conscience being tormented in a flame. This sounds like Hell to me, Hades is typically translated as the grave or realm of the dead.

But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented. Luke 16:25

The rich man lived like a King on this Earth, while the poor man suffered. What did it profit this rich man to gain the entire world yet lose his soul? Nothing, this world is temporary but your soul is eternal , choose wisely

And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead. Luke 16:31

Notice once you are dead, there are no second chances of salvation. There is no purgatory or repentance in Hell. Our time is running short, follow Jesus or perish! Notice Jesus also prophecies here about his own resurrection.

And Jesus was right, he rose from the dead over 2,000 years ago, yet millions still deny him and are going to Hell. Don’t follow the broad way of this world, get on the narrow path of life in Jesus Christ! Amen!

Parable of The Fig Tree

Then he told this parable: “A man had a fig tree growing in his vineyard, and he went to look for fruit on it but did not find any. Luke 13:6

The parable of the barren fig tree is very short and simple, yet it describes perfectly the relationship between God, Jesus, and Man.

We are Gods creation, which we represent the Fig Tree. God not only made us in him image but expects us not to follow the ways of Satan. Sin only produces bad fruit which equals death.

So he said to the man who took care of the vineyard, ‘For three years now I’ve been coming to look for fruit on this fig tree and haven’t found any. Cut it down! Why should it use up the soil?’ Luke 13:7

God makes its very clear those who continue to follow Satan and live a life a sin will be cast into the lake of fire. But the good news is we have an advocate, a redeemer.

Because of the blood of Jesus we are worthy to stand before God. What fruit are you bearing in your life? If God looked at your life would he consider you fruitful or barren?

“‘Sir,’ the man replied, ‘leave it alone for one more year, and I’ll dig around it and fertilize it. If it bears fruit next year, fine! If not, then cut it down.'”  Luke 13:8-9

Because of Jesus we can live, our past sins have been forgiven. But the journey doesn’t end there, when we accept Jesus into our hearts we become transformed and begin producing good fruit by faith , hope , and love of Christ.

Remember Fear of The Lord is the beginning of wisdom and understanding, if we don’t respect our Maker how can he respect us? It’s a Father/Child relationship. Be obedient and faithful to God and he will give you everlasting life in Jesus Name Amen