“If sinners will be damned, at least let them leap to Hell over our bodies. And if they will perish, let them perish with our arms about their knees, imploring them to stay. If Hell must be filled, at least let it be filled in the teeth of our exertions, and let not one go there unwarned and unprayed for.” Charles Spurgeon.
Heaven is for real, but so is Hell. It’s not something pleasant to think or talk about but that doesn’t mean the topic should be avoided. There are serious consequences for those who willfully refuse to believe and obey the gospel and as a believer we need to take this seriously. But don’t just take my word for it. Instead lets look to God and His Word for the truth.
2 Thes 1:8-10
In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ:
Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power;
And shall cast them into the furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.
And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.
And they shall go out and look on the dead bodies of the men who have rebelled against Me. For their worm shall not die, their fire shall not be quenched, and they shall be an abhorrence to all flesh.”
Have I any pleasure at all that the wicked should die? saith the Lord God: and not that he should return from his ways, and live?
Say unto them, As I live, saith the Lord God, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked; but that the wicked turn from his way and live: turn ye, turn ye from your evil ways; for why will ye die, O house of Israel?
I have spread out my hands all the day unto a rebellious people, which walketh in a way that was not good, after their own thoughts;
Seek ye the Lord while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near: Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the Lord, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon. For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord.
For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
1 John 4:10
Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.
And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel.
That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.
While it is said, To day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts, as in the provocation.
But exhort one another daily, while it is called To day; lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin.
“We are not called to proclaim philosophy and metaphysics, but the simple gospel. Man’s fall, his need of a new birth, forgiveness through atonement, and salvation as the result of faith, these are our battle-ax and weapons of war.” Spurgeon
“If there existed only one man or woman who did not love the Saviour, and if that person lived among the wilds of Siberia, and if it were necessary that all the millions of believers on the face of the earth should journey there, and every one of them plead with him to come to Jesus before he could be converted, it would be well worth all the zeal, labour, and expense. If we had to preach to thousands year after year, and never rescued but one soul, that one soul would be full reward for all our labour, for a soul is of countless price.” Spurgeon
“God save us from living in comfort while sinners are sinking into hell!” Spurgeon