You Had Better Believe It Does...
Bishop Fulton J. Sheen was asked a
question by a heckler,
about someone who had passed on.
The Bishop replied, "I do not know the answer,
but when I get to Heaven I will ask him."
The man replied, "But what if he isn't in Heaven?"
The Bishop answered him, "Well then you ask him."
How many people do you suppose believe in hell these days?
Many non-Catholic sects teach that there is no hell,
since GOD is too merciful to send anyone to
such a terrible place of torment.
These same denominations teach that the Bible is the
"Sole Rule of Authority", that it was handed down by GOD,
and is therefore to be believed.
Well, if the Bible is to be believed,
it has to be believed
in its entirety and not simply what we want to believe.
There are at least 54 verses in Holy
that reference hell by name.
Explain to me why Holy Scripture would even mention
a non-existent place so many times?
Hell, Gehenna, Tartarus, exists.
It is the abode of condemned souls, the devil, and demons.
It is the place of eternal punishment.
GOD does NOT send anyone to hell.
Each of us decides with our own free will
whether we will spend eternity in Heaven or in hell.
Here is just a sample of the verses
which reference hell:
Psa 9:17,21:10,55:15, Prov 7:27, Sir 9:17,21:9-10,
Isa *5:14,30:33,*34:10,66:24, Ez 31:16-17, Ez *32:27,
Mt 3:12,10:28,13:49-50,18:8-9,23:33,25:41-46, Mk 9:42-48,
*Lk12:5, Phil2:10, 2Thes 1:9, 2Pet 2:4,9, Rev 14:11,*20:9-15,21:8
Here are some verses to remind you
that hell surely does exist:
Hell and death were cast into the pool of fire: Rev 20:14
Hell and destruction are never filled: Prov 27:20
Hell has enlarged itself: Isa 5:14
Wow! Those last two verses hit hard
and should be a wake up call.
Apparently there is lots of room left for all the people
sending themselves there.
Do you still believe there is no hell?
Jesus Christ made several statements
regarding the existence of hell.
Do you believe what He said in Scripture?
Matt 25:41, "Then He will say to those on His left hand,
'Depart from Me, accursed ones, into the everlasting fire
which was prepared for the devil and his angels'."
Matt 25:46, "And these will go into everlasting punishment,
but the just into everlasting life."
Matt 13: 41-42, "The Son of Man will send forth His angels,
and they will gather out of His Kingdom all scandals and those
who work iniquity, and cast them into the furnace of fire,
where there will be the weeping, and the gnashing of teeth."
If you deny the Word of Christ, you deny Him.
The Catholic Church teaches that hell really does exist.
Please read the Catechism of the Catholic Church,
The best answer I have heard to give a person who has said
he or she does not believe in hell is,
"Well you will when you get there,
as you look down and say - Where am I?"
By then it is too late to do something about it isn't it?
Why not start now and turn to GOD and avoid this place.
That is, just in case it does exist...
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Written by Bob Stanley, May 5, 1999
Updated on May 10, 2001