This is the “chief of sinners,” Daniel Whyte III, president of Gospel Light Society International, with the Gospel Light Minute X Podcast #371 titled, “Whether You Believe It Or Not, There Is A Burning Hell.” I’m here to remind you of what the Bible says, that “Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners” like you and me.
God has prepared a place of eternal punishment for all those who reject Him. It is called hell, and it is a place of everlasting fire. The Bible, God’s Holy Word states in Psalm 9:17, “The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God.” John 3:36 says, “He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.”
Hell was originally prepared for the devil and his angels. The Bible says in Matthew 25:41, “…Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:” However, if you reject God’s Son, Jesus Christ, and the payment He has made for you, you will spend eternity in hell!
Should you reject God and go to hell, you will never again be bothered by a Christian giving you a Gospel tract. Nor will you have to worry about anyone knocking on your door and inviting you to church again. However, you will remember every sermon you ever heard, every Gospel tract that you rejected, and every kind word from a Christian friend pleading with you to be saved.
The Bible tells the story of a man who went to hell. It says in Luke 16:22-24, “…the rich man also died, and was buried; And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom. And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame.” Should you reject God and the opportunities He has given you to trust Him, you too will one day be like the rich man that you just read about. You will be crying and begging for one drop of water to cool your scorched tongue, but it will be too late!
My friend, please don’t let anyone convince you that when you die it will all be over. The Bible says in Hebrews 9:27, “And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:” God says judgment will follow after death. Now is the time to get ready to meet Him, because your Judgment Day could be today.
Jesus asked this question in Matthew 23:33, “how can ye escape the damnation of hell?” The answer is so simple, and it is found in God’s Holy Word. To escape hell, you must first realize that you are a sinner, and that you deserve hell because of your sins. The Bible states in Romans 3:23, “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;” Romans 6:23 says, “For the wages of sin is death…”
Secondly, you must realize that Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, paid sin’s penalty that you deserve. The Bible states in Romans 5:8, “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” Jesus Christ left Heaven and came into this world of sorrow. Just think, He left the streets of gold and the rejoicing of angels to come to this earth and be crucified, so you could escape the burning hell. John 3:16 says, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
There is nothing that you can do to earn this gift of everlasting life. The Bible says in Ephesians 2:8-9, “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.”
Finally, you must ask Jesus Christ to save you. Romans 10:9 says, “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.”
If you are willing to trust Jesus Christ with all of your heart so you can be saved from the burning hell and go to Heaven, please pray with me what is called the sinner’s prayer: Holy Father God, I acknowledge that I am a sinner and I admit that I have sinned against You and that I have broken Your Ten Commandments. I have lied before. I have stolen things before. I have lusted after people and things before. I have dishonored and disobeyed my parents. I have taken Your holy Name in vain. For Jesus Christ’s sake, please have mercy and grace upon my soul and forgive me of all of my sins, my failures, and my faults. As I now believe in Your Holy Son the Lord Jesus Christ. I believe that He suffered, bled, and died on the cross for my sins, was buried and rose again. Lord Jesus, please come into my heart and save my soul and change my life. Fill me with Your Holy Spirit and help me to repent of my sins past. Help me to turn from my old, evil life and follow You in the new life. For it is in Your Name I pray. Amen.
Please do not reject God. The Bible gives you this final warning: Revelation 20:15 says, “And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.” Let God write your name in the Book of Life. Trust Him today!
Thank you for listening to this Gospel presentation. If you have decided to trust Jesus Christ as your Saviour after listening to this podcast, please email us at [email protected] and let us know. To find out more about what you need to do after trusting Christ as Savior, visit GospelLightSociety.com and read “What to Do After You Enter Through the Door”.
The tract this podcast is based on is published by Fellowship Tract League, a non-profit organization whose purpose is to spread God’s Word to the world through the printed page and other media. You can order copies of this tract online at FellowshipTractLeague.org.