WHERE IN THE HELL IS HELL?
SIN: LIVIN’ IN THE SKIN I’M IN…
Many Christian believers today are taught that Hell or/ “The Lake of Fire” is a place located deep within the earth where the wicked, and disobedient sinner shall burn forever beginning the moment they die. Although, Scripture teaches us “Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forthsin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.” (James 1:15) Also, there was this “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” (Romans 6:23) When I consider these verses, I think; What is it, that these verses are not saying? The writer could have said sin will inevitably produce our final judgement where we will be immediately delivered to an appointment of either Heaven or Hell. I challenge you the reader to consider this Scripture, and then try not to understand that our final judgement is to be determined on a future date; and not the day of our death. “The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished:“ ( 2 Peter 2:9). It appears, instead of receiving your crown rewards immediately at the point of death; the dead will actually receive a reservation of judgement to appear before the Son of Man.
DEATH, THE GRAVE, AND THE FINAL JUDGEMENT:
WOW! This opens the door to a myriad of questions such as: If sinners while we live are we then immediately condemed to burn in The Lake of Fire at the point of death? Remember, He said the wages of sin is death, not Hell…Right? Did you know the Bible speaks of a second death? “And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.” (Revelation 20:14) and this “But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.“ (Revelation 21:8) Additionally, others teach how hell is located somewhere in the far reaches of the universe. What does Scripture teach us? “And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city: and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them.” (Revelation 20:9) The fire came down from Heaven, evidentally since the fire came down; it came from a high place and not a low place. The writer could have said the fire came up from Hell…Right? The fire from above would then create the Lake of Fire.
PLANET EARTH: THE FINAL DESTINATION
According to the Bible, the final destination for Hell will be held right here on earth. You still need another testimony? Consider the words of the Proverb writer…“Behold, the righteous shall be recompensed in the earth: much more the wicked and the sinner.” (Proverbs 11:31) Peter had this to say; “But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.” ( 2Peter 3:10) The next obvious question would be WHEN? Check this out…“Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.” (Matthew 25:13) Finally, their are those who simply do not beleive this place of condemnation even exist. Which mystery is true?