How to Avoid Hell or How to be Saved- Same thing!  A tip before you read- not believing in hell has no bearing on whether or not it’s true.  You can’t make hell go away by creating myths in your mind or by suppressing the truth (Romans 1:18 : For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, 19because that which is known about God is evident within them; for God made it evident to them).

Amos 4:12, “Prepare to meet your God…prepare to meet your God.” Cause you’re going to meet Him, you’re either going to meet Him in the glory or you’re going to meet Him at the great white throne. It’s your choice.

Turn to Hebrews chapter 10 verse 26. “For if we go on sinning,” we could put it another way, “If we go on rejecting willfully after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins.” Did you hear that? If you have heard the gospel of Jesus Christ, if you have heard the truth concerning judgment, and you reject the gospel and you reject that message, there is no other way to deal with your sins. Do you see that? There’s no other sacrifice, other than the one that Christ made. If you go on sinning willfully, and what that means is rejecting the gospel, after you have heard the truth, there’s nothing else that can offered to you to deal with your sins. So, verse 27 says, “What you have to look forward to is a certain, absolutely certain, terrifying expectation of…what?…judgment and the fury of a fire which will consume the adversaries.”

Make a choice. Say no to God and no to Jesus Christ, turn your back on the sacrifice that Christ has made, “There is therefore no sacrifice for your sins and with absolute certainty, you will be looking forward to a terrifying expectation of judgment and the fury of a fire which will consume the adversaries.”

And then he says this, “Anyone who has set aside the law of Moses dies without mercy on the testimony of two or three witnesses.” Severe enough, you violate the law of Moses, you die without mercy. In other words, even in the Mosaic law there was capital punishment. When two or three witnesses stood and affirmed and you indeed had violated that law, you died without mercy, that was the law. You think that’s severe? Verse 29, “How much severer punishment do you think he will deserve who has trampled underfoot the Son of God and has regarded as unclean the blood of the covenant by which He was sanctified and has insulted the Spirit of grace?” You think it was severe to break the law of Moses. Wait till you see how severe it is to trample Jesus Christ, to ignore Jesus Christ, to step all over Him, to reject the blood of the covenant by which He, that should be a capital “H”, by which Jesus Christ was set apart as the only Savior.

If you want to insult the Spirit of grace who offers salvation, insult the Son of God who was set apart as the only sacrifice, insult the One who gave His blood, insult the Son of God, then you can be sure that you will receive a severer punishment than anybody who broke the law of Moses.

You say, “Well who is going to exact that punishment?” The same God offered grace, verse 30, “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,” and again the Lord will judge His people. “It is a terrifying thing to fall into the hands of the living God.”

The judgment of the great white throne (Rev.20:11-15) is coming. But only those who choose to be there will go because to be there you have to reject the Lord Jesus Christ. What awaits you- hell!

Read:  That Hideous Doctrine- Hell

Believe this….

Romans 3:23 : for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,

Romans 6:23 : For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Romans 10:9-10 : if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.

The Gospel  I Cor. 15:1-4:  Now I make known to you, brethren, the gospel which I preached to you, which also you received, in which also you stand, by which also you are saved, if you hold fast the word which I preached to you, unless you believed in vain. For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received, that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures

Pray a sinner’s prayer.  You say, what’s that?  It’s the prayer you, a sinner, prays.  Just tell the Lord how you feel about your sin, that you believe the Gospel, and that you want to follow Him and be odedient.  God will take care of the rest if you meant that.  After that get baptized by immersion, and start learning the Bible.  Don’t delay.  The devil wants to try to snatch all this away by attacking you with doubt.  You are now a target for temptation.  Join up with a good Bible-believing church like mine, EV Free Church of Visalia.

If you prayed to make Jesus your Lord and Savior email me and I will send you something to get you started on your Christian life.  If you just made Him Savior but not Lord, pray again, and this time mean it.  Lord means master, that is, we do what He commands us to do.  Obedience is the surest mark of real salvation, not lip service (James 1:22 : But prove yourselves doers of the word, and not merely hearers who delude themselves.; James 2:18 : But someone may well say, “You have faith and I have works; show me your faith without the works, and I will show you my faith by my works.”).  Thanks James.  Nuff said.


Alan Sproles

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