Sam, I was saddened to receive the comment that you posted on our website. The saddest part is that you are so deceived! It is quite clear that you have never read the Bible. It is quite clear that you have been involved with a false teacher that has you greatly deceived!
“there is no hell.....people who are not in christ will not have eternal life NO HELL OR NO DEVIL stop it with the scare gospel and preach the Gospel of Love not condemnation...Paul and the other followers of Christ did not preach hell....why do we today? we do it out of tradition, the tradition of men....by the way you are an evil person, you need Christ”
You say that there is no hell. Sam, I have gone through the Bible taking the word hell and others words that refer to hell. Those are Hades, Sheol, The Abyss, eternal damnation, and fire and brimstone. I am sure there are more but I have compiled 53 scriptures that there is indeed a place called hell! You say that there is no devil. Just using the name “devil” I could list around 60 more verses! That is not using all the other names that refer to him. You say “stop with the scare gospel”, the verses that I have listed should be enough to “scare the hell of any unbeliever” but I could probably add another 100 verses. You say “Paul and other followers of Christ did not preach hell”, you couldn’t be more wrong!
You say “you are an evil person, you need Christ”. The truth of the matter is that you are following a “false Christ” and you need to be serving the TRUE Christ of the Bible! The devil that you don’t believe in has infiltrated you mind! If you do not REPENT one day the devil that you do not believe in will laugh because he was successful in placing you in HELL for all eternity. Once you are in HELL there is never a way out.
No doubt Sam that there is much on love too! Praise God that He is a loving God! People better wake up to the fact that He is also a wrathful and jealous God. Sam, I pray that you take the time to go through the verses below. Here is my cell number (919.900.0220) and again I pray that I can help you so that you do not end up going to that real place called “HELL”. Here is the proof…….
Numbers 16:30 "But if the LORD brings about an entirely new thing and the ground opens its mouth and swallows them up with all that is theirs, and they descend alive into Sheol, then you will understand that these men have spurned the LORD." 31 As he finished speaking all these words, the ground that was under them split open; 32 and the earth opened its mouth and swallowed them up, and their households, and all the men who belonged to Korah with their possessions. 33 So they and all that belonged to them went down alive to Sheol; and the earth closed over them, and they perished from the midst of the assembly. 34 All Israel who were around them fled at their outcry, for they said, "The earth may swallow us up!"
Psalms 9:17 THE WICKED WILL RETURN TO SHEOL, Even all the nations who forget God.
Psalms 16:10 For You will not ABANDON MY SOUL TO SHEOL; Nor will You allow Your Holy One to undergo decay.
Psalms 28:1 A Psalm of David. To You, O LORD, I call; My rock, do not be deaf to me, For if You are silent to me, I will become like those who go down to the pit.
Psalms 30:9 "What profit is there in my blood, if I go down to the pit? Will the dust praise You? Will it declare Your faithfulness?
Psalms 49:14 As sheep they are appointed for SHEOL; Death shall be their shepherd; And the upright shall rule over them in the morning, And their form shall be for SHEOL to consume So that they have no habitation. 15 But God will redeem my soul from the power of SHEOL, For He will receive me. Selah.
Psalms 86:13 For Your lovingkindness toward me is great, And You have DELIVERED MY SOUL FROM THE DEPTHS OF SHEOL.
Psalms 89:48 What man can live and not see death? Can he deliver his soul from the power of SHEOL?
Psalms 143:7 Answer me quickly, O LORD, my spirit fails; Do not hide Your face from me, Or I will become like those who go down to the pit.
Proverbs 1:12 Let us swallow them alive like Sheol, Even whole, as those who go down to the pit;
Proverbs 5:5 Her feet go down to death, Her steps take hold of SHEOL.
Proverbs 7:27 Her house is the way to SHEOL, DESCENDING TO THE CHAMBERS OF DEATH.
Proverbs 9:18 But he does not know that the dead are there, That her guests are IN THE DEPTHS OF SHEOL.
Proverbs 14:32 The wicked is thrust down by his wrongdoing, But the righteous has a refuge when he dies.
Proverbs 15:24 The path of life leads upward for the wise That he may KEEP AWAY FROM SHEOL BELOW.
Ecclesiastes 9:10 Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might; for there is no activity or planning or knowledge or wisdom in Sheol where you are going.
Isaiah 5:14 Therefore SHEOL HAS ENLARGED ITS THROAT and opened its mouth without measure; And Jerusalem's splendor, her multitude, her din of revelry and the jubilant within her, descend into it. 15 So the common man will be humbled and the man of importance abased, The eyes of the proud also will be abased. 16 But the LORD of hosts will be exalted in judgment, And the Holy God will show Himself Holy in righteousness. 17 Then the lambs will graze as in their pasture, And strangers will eat in the waste places of the wealthy. 18 WOE to those who drag iniquity with the cords of falsehood, And sin as if with cart ropes; 19 Who say, "Let Him make speed, let Him hasten His work, that we may see it; And let the purpose of the Holy One of Israel draw near And come to pass, that we may know it!" 20 WOE to those who call evil good, and good evil; Who substitute darkness for light and light for darkness; Who substitute bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter! 21 WOE to those who are wise in their own eyes And clever in their own sight! 22 WOE to those who are heroes in drinking wine And valiant men in mixing strong drink, 23 Who justify the wicked for a bribe, And take away the rights of the ones who are in the right! 24 Therefore, as a tongue of fire consumes stubble And dry grass collapses into the flame, So their root will become like rot and their blossom blow away as dust; For they have rejected the law of the LORD of hosts And despised the word of the Holy One of Israel. 25 On this account THE ANGER OF THE LORD HAS BURNED AGAINST HIS PEOPLE, And He has stretched out His hand against them and struck them down. And the mountains quaked, and their corpses lay like refuse in the middle of the streets. For all this His anger is not spent, but His hand is still stretched out.
Isaiah 14:9 "SHEOL from beneath is excited over you to meet you when you come; It arouses for you the spirits of the dead, all the leaders of the earth; It raises all the kings of the nations from their thrones. 10 "They will all respond and say to you, 'Even you have been made weak as we, You have become like us. 11 'Your pomp and the music of your harps Have been brought down to Sheol; Maggots are spread out as your bed beneath you And worms are your covering.' 12 "How you have fallen from heaven, O star of the morning, son of the dawn! You have been cut down to the earth, You who have weakened the nations! 13 "But you said in your heart, 'I will ascend to heaven; I will raise my throne above the stars of God, And I will sit on the mount of assembly In the recesses of the north. 14 'I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most High.' 15 "Nevertheless YOU WILL BE THRUST DOWN TO SHEOL, TO THE RECESSES OF THE PIT. 16 "Those who see you will gaze at you, They will ponder over you, saying, 'Is this the man who made the earth tremble, Who shook kingdoms, 17 Who made the world like a wilderness And overthrew its cities, Who did not allow his prisoners to go home?' 18 "All the kings of the nations lie in glory, Each in his own tomb. 19 "But you have been cast out of your tomb Like a rejected branch, Clothed with the slain who are pierced with a sword, Who go down to the stones of the pit Like a trampled corpse. 20 "You will not be united with them in burial, Because you have ruined your country, You have slain your people. May the offspring of evildoers not be mentioned forever. 21 "Prepare for his sons a place of slaughter Because of the iniquity of their fathers. They must not arise and take possession of the earth And fill the face of the world with cities." 22 "I will rise up against them," declares the LORD of hosts, "and will cut off from Babylon name and survivors, offspring and posterity," declares the LORD. 23 "I will also make it a possession for the hedgehog and swamps of water, and I will sweep it with the broom of destruction," declares the LORD of hosts. 24 The LORD of hosts has sworn saying, "Surely, just as I have intended so it has happened, and just as I have planned so it will stand, 25 to break Assyria in My land, and I will trample him on My mountains. Then his yoke will be removed from them and his burden removed from their shoulder. 26 "This is the plan devised against the whole earth; and this is the hand that is stretched out against all the nations. 27 "For the LORD of hosts has planned, and who can frustrate it? And as for His stretched-out hand, who can turn it back?"
Isaiah 34:8 For the LORD has a day of vengeance, A year of recompense for the cause of Zion. 9 Its streams will be turned into pitch, And its loose earth into brimstone, And its land will become burning pitch. 10 It will not be quenched night or day; Its smoke will go up forever. From generation to generation it will be desolate; None will pass through it forever and ever.
Isaiah 38:17 "Lo, for my own welfare I had great bitterness; It is You who has kept my soul from the pit of nothingness, For You have cast all my sins behind Your back. 18 "For Sheol cannot thank You, Death cannot praise You; Those who go down to the pit cannot hope for Your faithfulness.
Isaiah 66:24 "Then they will go forth and look On the corpses of the men Who have transgressed against Me. For their worm will not die And their fire will not be quenched; And they will be an abhorrence to all mankind."
Ezekiel 32:18 "Son of man, wail for the hordes of Egypt and bring it down, her and the daughters of the powerful nations, to the nether world, with those who go DOWN TO THE PIT; 19 'Whom do you surpass in beauty? Go down and make your bed with the uncircumcised.' 20 "They shall fall in the midst of those who are slain by the sword. She is given over to the sword; they have drawn her and all her hordes away. 21 "The strong among the mighty ones shall speak of him and his helpers from the midst of SHEOL, 'They have gone down, they lie still, the uncircumcised, slain by the sword.' 22 "Assyria is there and all her company; her graves are round about her. All of them are slain, fallen by the sword, 23 whose graves are set in the remotest parts of the pit and her company is round about her grave. All of them are slain, fallen by the sword, who spread terror in the land of the living. 24 "Elam is there and all her hordes around her grave; all of them slain, fallen by the sword, who went down uncircumcised to the lower parts of the earth, who instilled their terror in the land of the living and bore their disgrace with those who went DOWN TO THE PIT. 25 "They have made a bed for her among the slain with all her hordes. Her graves are around it, they are all uncircumcised, slain by the sword (although their terror was instilled in the land of the living), and they bore their disgrace with those who go DOWN TO THE PIT; they were put in the midst of the slain. 26 "Meshech, Tubal and all their hordes are there; their graves surround them. All of them were slain by the sword uncircumcised, though they instilled their terror in the land of the living. 27 "Nor do they lie beside the fallen heroes of the uncircumcised, who went down to SHEOL with their weapons of war and whose swords were laid under their heads; but the punishment for their iniquity rested on their bones, though the terror of these heroes was once in the land of the living. 28 "But in the midst of the uncircumcised you will be broken and lie with those slain by the sword. 29 "There also is Edom, its kings and all its princes, who for all their might are laid with those slain by the sword; they will lie with the uncircumcised and with those who go DOWN TO THE PIT. 30 "There also are the chiefs of the north, all of them, and all the Sidonians, who in spite of the terror resulting from their might, in shame went down with the slain. So they lay down uncircumcised with those slain by the sword and bore their disgrace with those who go DOWN TO THE PIT.
Daniel 12:2 "Many of those who sleep in the dust of the ground will awake, these to everlasting life, but the others to disgrace and everlasting contempt.
Hosea 13:14 Shall I ransom them from the power of Sheol? Shall I redeem them from death? O Death, where are your thorns? O Sheol, where is your sting? Compassion will be hidden from My sight.
Zechariah 14:12 Now this will be the plague with which the LORD will strike all the peoples who have gone to war against Jerusalem; their flesh will rot while they stand on their feet, and their eyes will rot in their sockets, and their tongue will rot in their mouth. – Sam, this one is not referring to hell but this is one of many that you would want God to remove from HIS WORD because you say “enough with the scare gospel”. I cannot even wrap my mind around someone not believing that He is a wrathful God! How can so much of the Bible be ignored? I do not believe that deep inside a person can ignore it. I believe that in the quiet alone times it must be torment on earth! Wake up before it is too late!
Matthew 5:22 "But I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother shall be guilty before the court; and whoever says to his brother, 'You good-for-nothing,' shall be guilty before the supreme court; and whoever says, 'You fool,' shall be guilty enough to go into the FIERY HELL.
Matthew 5:29 "If your right eye makes you stumble, tear it out and throw it from you; for it is better for you to lose one of the parts of your body, than for your whole body to be THROWN INTO HELL. 30 "If your right hand makes you stumble, cut it off and throw it from you; for it is better for you to lose one of the parts of your body, than for YOUR WHOLE BODY TO GO INTO HELL.
Matthew 7:13 "Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and there are many who enter through it. 14 "For the gate is small and the way is narrow that leads to life, and there are few who find it.
Matthew 8:29 And they cried out, saying, "What business do we have with each other, Son of God? Have You come here to torment us before the time?"
Matthew 18:8 "If your hand or your foot causes you to stumble, cut it off and throw it from you; it is better for you to enter life crippled or lame, than to have two hands or two feet and be CAST INTO THE ETERNAL FIRE. 9 "If your eye causes you to stumble, pluck it out and throw it from you. It is better for you to enter life with one eye, than to have two eyes and BE CAST INTO THE FIERY HELL.
Matthew 23:33 "You serpents, you brood of vipers, HOW WILL YOU ESCAPE THE SENTENCE OF HELL?
Matthew 25:41 "Then He will also say to those on His left, 'Depart from Me, accursed ones, into THE ETERNAL FIRE which has been prepared for the DEVIL and his angels;
Mark 3:29 But he that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost hath never forgiveness, but is in danger of eternal damnation:
Mark 9:43 "If your hand causes you to stumble, cut it off; it is better for you to enter life crippled, than, having your two hands, TO GO INTO HELL, into the unquenchable fire, 44 [where THEIR WORM DOES NOT DIE, AND THE FIRE IS NOT QUENCHED.] 45 "If your foot causes you to stumble, cut it off; it is better for you to enter life lame, than, having your two feet, to be CAST INTO HELL, 46 [where THEIR WORM DOES NOT DIE, AND THE FIRE IS NOT QUENCHED.] 47 "If your eye causes you to stumble, throw it out; it is better for you to enter the kingdom of God with one eye, than, having two eyes, to BE CAST INTO HELL, 48 where THEIR WORM DOES NOT DIE, AND THE FIRE IS NOT QUENCHED. 49 "For everyone will be salted with fire.
Luke 8:31 They were imploring Him not to command them to go away into the abyss.
Luke 12:4 "I say to you, My friends, do not be afraid of those who kill the body and after that have no more that they can do. 5 "But I will warn you whom to fear: fear the One who, after He has killed, has authority to CAST INTO HELL; yes, I tell you, FEAR Him!
Luke 16:23 "IN HADES he lifted up his eyes, BEING IN TORMENT, and *saw Abraham far away and Lazarus in his bosom. 24 "And he cried out and said, 'Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus so that he may dip the tip of his finger in water and cool off my tongue, for I AM IN AGONY IN THIS FLAME.'
John 5:28 "Do not marvel at this; for an hour is coming, in which all who are in the tombs will hear His voice, 29 and will come forth; those who did the good deeds to a resurrection of life, those who committed the evil deeds to a resurrection of judgment.
Romans 3:8 And not rather, (as we be slanderously reported, and as some affirm that we say,) Let us do evil, that good may come? whose damnation is just.
Romans 13:2 Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation.
2Thessalonians 1:6 For after all it is only just for God to repay with affliction those who afflict you, 7 and to give relief to you who are afflicted and to us as well when the Lord Jesus will be revealed from heaven with His mighty angels in flaming fire, 8 dealing out retribution to those who do not know God and to those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus. 9 THESE WILL PAY THE PENALTY OF ETERNAL DESTRUCTION, AWAY FROM THE PRESENCE OF THE LORD and from the glory of His power,
1Timothy 5:12 Having damnation, because they have cast off their first faith.
James 3:6 And the tongue is a flame of fire. It is a whole world of wickedness, corrupting your entire body. It can set your whole life on fire, for it is set on fire by hell itself.
2Peter 2:4 For if God did not spare angels when they sinned, but CAST THEM INTO HELL and COMMITTED THEM TO THE PITS OF DARKNESS, reserved for judgment;
Jude 1:6 And angels who did not keep their own domain, but abandoned their proper abode, He has kept in eternal bonds under darkness for the judgment of the great day, 7 just as Sodom and Gomorrah and the cities around them, since they in the same way as these indulged in gross immorality and went after strange flesh, are exhibited as an example in undergoing the punishment of eternal fire.
Jude 1:13 Raging waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame; wandering stars, to whom is reserved the blackness of darkness forever.
Revelation 9:1 Then the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star from heaven which had fallen to the earth; and the key of the bottomless pit was given to him. 2 He opened the bottomless pit, and smoke went up out of the pit, like the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened by the smoke of the pit. 3 Then out of the smoke came locusts upon the earth, and power was given them, as the scorpions of the earth have power. 4 They were told not to hurt the grass of the earth, nor any green thing, nor any tree, but only the men who do not have the seal of God on their foreheads. 5 And they were not permitted to kill anyone, but to torment for five months; and their torment was like the torment of a scorpion when it stings a man. 6 And IN THOSE DAYS MEN WILL SEEK DEATH AND WILL NOT FIND IT; THEY WILL LONG TO DIE, AND DEATH FLEES FROM THEM.
Revelation 14:9 Then another angel, a third one, followed them, saying with a loud voice, "If anyone worships the beast and his image, and receives a mark on his forehead or on his hand, 10 he also will drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is mixed in full strength in the cup of His anger; and he will be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb. 11 "And the smoke of their torment goes up forever and ever; they have no rest day and night, those who worship the beast and his image, and whoever receives the mark of his name."
Revelation 14:11 And the smoke of their torment ascends forever and ever; and they have no respite (no pause, no intermission, no rest, no peace) day or night--these who pay homage to the beast and to his image and whoever receives the stamp of his name upon him. [Amplified]
Revelation 19:20 And the beast was seized, and with him the false prophet who performed the signs in his presence, by which he deceived those who had received the mark of the beast and those who worshiped his image; these two were thrown alive into the lake of fire which burns with brimstone.
Revelation 20:1 Then I saw an angel coming down from heaven, holding the key of the abyss and a great chain in his hand. 2 And he laid hold of the dragon, the serpent of old, who is the devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years; 3 and he threw him into the abyss, and shut it and sealed it over him, so that he would not deceive the nations any longer, until the thousand years were completed; after these things he must be released for a short time.
Revelation 20:10 And the DEVIL who deceived them was thrown into THE LAKE OF FIRE AND BRIMSTONE, where the beast and the false prophet are also; and they will be TORMENTED DAY AND NIGHT FOREVER AND EVER. 11 Then I saw a great white throne and Him who sat upon it, from whose presence earth and heaven fled away, and no place was found for them. 12 And I saw the dead, the great and the small, standing before the throne, and books were opened; and another book was opened, which is the book of life; and the dead were judged from the things which were written in the books, according to their deeds. 13 And the sea gave up the dead which were in it, and death and HADES gave up the dead which were in them; and they were judged, every one of them according to their deeds. 14 Then DEATH AND HADES WERE THROWN INTO THE LAKE OF FIRE. This is the second death, the LAKE OF FIRE. 15 And IF ANYONE’S NAME WAS NOT FOUND WRITTEN IN THE BOOK OF LIFE, HE WAS THROWN INTO THE LAKE OF FIRE.
Revelation 21:7 He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son. 8 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.
I pray that you have read this all the way through! I pray that you will call me and that we can discuss where you stand. We all have been given a free will to live and make eternal choices as we wish. I believe that with the thinking in the comment that you are living a life of sin and have found a false gospel that deceives you into thinking that you will not have to face hell. I want you to know that I am going to be praying for you daily. I also want you to know that by reading this you will never be able to stand before the Lord on JUDGMENT DAY and say that you were not warned of what lies ahead!
Pastor Terry Shuff