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Where did Hell go? Hell and the gospel

Where did Hell go? Hell and the gospel

What does the Bible say about Hell? Is it a real place or just an idea? Where you fall on that question is of paramount importance.

In Hell and the Gospel, Greg Koukl brings this vital doctrine into sharp focus.

Excerpt:

People don’t mind Christians who love Jesus. You’re welcome to Him and to your truth. They do mind Christians who love Jesus and say the same things about non-Christians that Jesus Himself said: They are lost. “I have come to seek and to save that which was lost.” (Luke 19:10) “He who believes in the Son has eternal life. He who does not believe, the wrath of God abides on him.” (John 3:36) “If you do not believe that I am He, you will die in your sins.” (John 8:24) “He who believes is not judged, but he who does not believe is judged already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.” (John 3:18)

They do mind Christians who love Jesus and say the same things about non-Christians that Jesus Himself said: They are lost

Every one of those sentences is from the mouth of Jesus Himself. There is no twisting or distorting them when you cite just the verse, because understanding the context only intensifies the meaning that is obvious in the verse itself. So when someone argues there is no final reckoning and there is no Hell, either because of annihilationism (nonbelievers cease to exist when they die) or because eventually all nonbelievers are drawn into Heaven, then they are communicating a message that is diametrically opposed to the Great Commission, the last command that Jesus left the Church.