Whatever attacks unbelievers make on God for warning that Hell awaits those disobedient to his word; and however tenuously Christians adhere to that warning, Hell is real.
We have often heard people casually say they don’t want to enter Heaven because all of life’s interesting people are in Hell. There are no interesting people in Hell. Would we say the drug addict or alcoholic is interesting? When he does anything, however creepy, humiliating or illegal, to get a fix or a drink? Or do we think a drug addict going through withdrawal is interesting? Or any other kind of “absent-from-God” behavior in this life? There are many kinds of hell we create for ourselves.
But the Hell of scripture is God’s creation, not ours. And it wasn’t made for humans, but for Satan Matthew 25:41. But all who live now as if God doesn’t exist, or doesn’t matter, or can’t tell us how to behave, yadda, yadda, yadda, will spend eternity with Satan.
Nothing positive exists in Hell because God is absolutely, totally and completely absent from it forever and ever. The demoniac Legion is perhaps the clearest example of hell on earth and a hint of Hell beyond death. Read the story in Mark 5:1-10. In Volume 2, Part III of Their Own Best Defense, this writer endeavors a re-creation of Legion’s pitiful condition before being cleansed by Jesus.
In Hell every person is like every other person there—and every person is afflicted with the same tormenting traits as Legion magnified exponentially!
Those who don’t want God interfering in their lives NOW will find he WON’T AT ALL when he banishes them from his presence. And they’ll be forever sorry they were so stupidly wicked to experience such tormenting misery when they could have delighted in God’s beatific presence forever and ever. – Fini –
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Apologetics book: Their Own Best Defense, Volume 2, Part 1
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The Parables of Jesus at www.createspace.com/7164741
Gift of the GIVER:Gifts for the GIVER, Vol. 2 at www.createspace.com/7551153
Their Own Best Defense, Vol. 2, Part 2 at www.createspace.com/7446349