Pastor Yakubu Ngaruru
Escape for your
Life because hell is real
Text: Luke 16:19-31, John 8:44,
Gal. 5:19-21; 6:7-9
Mark 9:32, Matt. 25:21
For Teaching, Rebuking, Correction in righteousness
A place where we will be permanently separated from God, Jesus describes a fiery furnace where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth
Is there a different between Hades and Hell?
The seriousness of sin is beyond ones perception before God
There are two descriptions of hell in the Bible. One is Burning fire. Jesus often used the word
God does not send people to hell because they never heard of Christ. He sends people to hell because they have sinned.
The Bible speaks of lake of fire reserved for the devil and his angels. Human beings were never intended to go to hell, but the ones who choose to reject God will one day follow Satan right into hell.
There will be no exit from hell, no way out; no second chance that is why it is important in this life to know
that hell is real
GEHENNA to describe hell. GEHENNA was the refuse dump outside Jerusalem that was always on fire.
Jesus said hell was a place of WORMS, maggots, fire and trouble.
From that we get the image of a lake of fire and the concept of perpetual burning.
The evil ones there are full of remorse and torment.
THE REALITY OF HELL
God made us free, able to make moral and spiritual choices. so he can’t really be accused of “sending people to hell”
HOW TO ESCAPE HEll
Everyone must be born again before he or she can escape hell.
Thank you for your comment Mr. Sumbi Daniel Alphonsus.
If you ask someone to define the word hell you will hear a variety of definitions. Many people define hell as an eternal destination of the wicked. Some define hell as a time period a person goes through when they’re reincarnated from one life to another. Others define hell as the habitation of the dead, while others yet say that hell is simply nothing more than something that is difficult to experience. The Bible uses words Hades, Sheol, and even Gehenna when referring to hell. For Christians, a question then becomes, is there a difference between Hades, Hell, and Sheol? A Bible study will provide us the answer to this question.
Is There A Difference Between Hades Hell.
What is hell?
As was first mentioned, people have many definitions for the word hell. Historically the English word for hell has the following history and origin
Old English- hel, helle, “nether world, abode of the dead, infernal regions,” from Proto-Germanic- haljo, the underworld” (cognates: f. Old Frisian- helle, Dutch- hel, Old Norse- hel, German- Hölle, Gothic halja- hell”) “the underworld,” literally “concealed place” (compare Old Norse hellir- cave, cavern”), from PIE kel- “to cover, conceal” “to cover or hide”
How does the Bible define hell?
The Bible uses the word hell 54 times throughout the Old and New Testaments (KJV). The first mention of the word hell is found in Deuteronomy 32:22 as follows: “For a fire is kindled in mine anger, and shall burn unto the lowest hell, and shall consume the earth with her increase, and set on fire the foundations of the mountains.” In this passage, the Lord saw that there were Israelites who were practicing idolatry and not honoring the “Rock of salvation” that created them (Deuteronomy 32:1-25).
The Lord further described how they would be consumed in his anger and shall be burned in the lowest hell, which sets on fire the foundations of the mountains. He also described this place as the place he will send them where the teeth of beasts and the poison of serpents will attack them so that they will experience a continual terror. The Hebrew word used for hell in this verse is the word
Sheol, which is used to describe the underground world of the dead. If we combine this word with its description from the Lord, Sheol can be described as an underground location where people who have rejected God are tormented by fire, the gnashing of teeth of beasts, and the poison of serpents.
The first use of the word hell in the New Testament is found when Jesus spoke about it in Matthew 5:22 as follows:
“But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire.”
In this verse, the word hell comes from the Greek word, Gehenna. Gehenna was commonly known as the name of a city dump outside of Jerusalem where people burnt their trash and the fire never went out. Jesus used this word for hell in Mark 9:41-48 as a comparison to the fires of hell that never go out as described in the Old Testament.
In the New Testament, whenever the word hell was used to describe the underground location where people who have rejected God are tormented forever by fire, the gnashing of teeth of beasts, and the poison of serpents, a different Greek word was used. This word was the word Hades. Hades is the New Testament Greek word for the Old Testament Hebrew word Sheol. We know this because Peter used the word in Acts 2:27 when quoting from Psalms 16:10 which uses Sheol when referring to Hell: “Because thou wilt not leave my soul in hell (Hades), neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.” (See also Matthew 12:40; Ephesians 4:9-10, and Philippians 2:9-10 with references to Christ being in hell located in the center of the earth).
Can the word hell simply mean the grave?
Some say that there is no hell as a place for eternal torment and suffering. Instead they say that hell is only the grave. However, they base their belief on a few verses where the words Sheol and Hades were translated as grave or pit. The problem with this is that the references that are used deny the context of what is being presented. When you look at the context you find many problems with translating Sheol and Hades as a grave, which is normally the Hebrew word qeber. There are many graves, but only one Sheol or Hades. Man can put someone in the grave (qeber), but never puts anyone in Sheol or Hades (1 Kings 13:29-30). Man can touch a grave (qeber), but does not touch Sheol or Hades (Numbers 19:16). Someone can have their own grave (qeber), but the Bible never speaks of each person having their own Sheol, or Hades (2 Samuel 3:32).
Is there another meaning of the word hell?
Finally, there is one more word that is translated as hell, which is the Greek word Tartaroo in 2 Peter 2:4 where God chained the wicked angels that sinned in Genesis 6:1-4 (See also Matthew 25:41; Jude 6). Tartaroo, commonly known as Tartarus, is understood in Biblical Greek as being the deepest abyss of Hades (2).
Many people have differing definitions of the word hell. Hell is commonly defined as nether world, abode of the dead, or infernal regions. The Bible defines hell as an underground location in the center of the earth where people who have rejected God are tormented by fire, the gnashing of teeth of beasts, and the poison of serpents. The Hebrew word Sheol is defined the same as the Greek word Hades. The word Sheol or Hades do not simply refer to a grave. One other Greek word translated as hell is the Greek word Tartaroo, which is the deepest abyss of Hades
Amen God bless you
Daniel Alphonsus Sumbi Reply
It is a thing of great joy to see the church of Christ reaching out to the unreached via diverse mediums. Thanks be to Yahweh for the good people He finds for Himself working hard in winning the souls of men through media.
Those who heed the call shall be saved and participate in the wedding of the Lamb of God. However, those who reject the Son of God shall perish in hell. It is on this note I will like to draw the attention of the commentator on the sermon of Pst. Ngaruru termed “Escape for your life, because hell is real,” dated 23/06/2019.
To begin with, I will like that the comment on the definition of hell be scrutinized. Hell is a term in the OT referred to as Sheol in the Hebrew tongue meaning place of the dead (Psl. 88.3-5, 139.8; Pro. 9.18) and in the NT, in respect to the passage of the sermon Luk. 16.19-31, is referred to as hades in the Greek tongue meaning place of the departed spirits, which God revealed it to John in a vision … to give up its dead… and …to be cast into the lake of fire in Rev. 20.13, 14. Both the Hebrew and the Greek terms referring to hell pointed to it as a temporary habitation of the dead (compare also Acts 2.27,31).
The term gehanna is another word used in the definition of hell, which was a valley outside of Jerusalem used for dumbing refuse and was always burning with all sorts of dirt. Its fire was characterized as unquenchable, hence Christ’s warning “… but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire.” Mtt 5.22 (compare Rev. 20.13-15). Having said that, to define hell as a place where WE will be permanently separated from God I doubt will give a sinner any hope of salvation in Jesus Christ.
In addition, the reader I believe will want to know should there be any difference between Hades and Hell. Hence, I will like the comment be elaborated so as to reach its blessed purpose.
Now unto Him who is able to keep you from falling, preserve and present His church faultless before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy, unto the only and wise God our Saviour be glory and majesty, dominion and power both now and forever. Amen