A Hard Truth

July 2, 2023

A Hard Truth
Pastor Terry Wilcox

Matthew 13:14-51

God’s call on my life is anchored in Matthew 25; I Corinthians 1:27-29; and II Corinthians 5:14-15
Matthew 25:35
Matthew 25:46

The Truth About Hell

Matthew 13:47-51

  1. Everyone will be by God
    Hebrews 9:27-28

    Paul wrote about those who deny the gospel saying, “…they will be punished with everlasting destruction and be shut out from the presence of God.”  II Thessalonians 1:9

  2. There will be culling – Matthew 13:48

    There is no doctrine which I would more willingly remove from Christianity than this (hell) if it lay in my power.   -C.S. Lewis

    Luke 16:26

    More than any other New Testament writer, Jesus tells of 
    Matthew 13:37; Matthew 13:47-50; Matthew 22:1-14; Matthew 25:31-46; Matthew 21:33-44; Luke 19:11-27

Questions About Hell

  1. How can a good God  hell?
  2. Does the  fit the crime?
    Hebrews 10:28-29

    The unbeliever has:
    a.  God underfoot.
    b. Treated Christ’s  with disdain.

  3. Do you believe people consciously choose to  Jesus?
    Romans 1:18-32
    a. They know of God’s .  Matthew 13:18
    b. They consciously suppress the .  Matthew 13:18
    c. They are without .  Matthew 13:21

Hell Is

  1. Emotional agony.
    No ; no more .
  2. agony.
  3. agony.
  4. agony.

How Do We Respond?

  1. As an unbeliever?
  2. As a believer? Show others the   .
  3. As the church? Be .
    Love in .

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