Hell Will Never Grow Old
"...It is better for you to enter the kingdom of God with one eye than with two eyes to be thrown into hell, ‘where their worm does not die and the fire is not quenched..." (Mark 9:47 ESV)
This past Sunday Pastor Eric preached from Mark 9 and the realities of sin, hell, and the kingdom of God. The logic behind these hard sayings is straightforward. You can't get around it.
Heaven isn't full of people who fear hell.
Heaven is full of people who love God.
The greatest burden mankind has ever born is the guilt of our sin. The greatest consequence of our sin is hell. And the greatest news is that both of these are canceled at the cross.
“Hell is the backdrop that reveals the profound and unbelievable grace of the cross. It brings to light the enormity of our sin and therefore portrays the undeserved favor of God in full color.” (Francis Chan, Erasing Hell: What God Said About Eternity and Things We Made Up)