You know why sinners don’t come to church anymore…why they
don’t weep and repent at an altar anymore? Because they don’t fear hell. They don’t fear things that are
no longer preached in churches, on the air, and on street corners. All they hear is love and golden stairs, but they like
where they already are. Get lost.
I heard a minister say he didn’t want to scare them, but that’s exactly what sinners need. But those who aren’t
hearing about it, have no earthly reason to go to church, and it’s certainly not preached on those street corners anymore,
so they simply don’t fear it. Why go looking for a way out of something they don’t know about. Hell is mentioned
54 times in the Bible, but what sinner is going to read it.
The Apostle John was shown in a vision what is to happen. Revelation 20:12 through 15 says,
"And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened (the Bible) and another book was opened
which is the book of life, and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their
works. And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them; and they
were judged every man (and woman) according to their works. And death and hell (all sinners) were cast into the lake of fire.
This is the second death. And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire."
And for how long? Matthew 25:41 says "and
these (sinners) shall go away into everlasting punishment" And what is hell? "outer darkness; there shall be
weeping and gnashing of teeth" (Matt. 25:30). Fire and brimstone? (Rev. 21:8 and others).
Get ready later? "Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour
wherein the Son of man cometh" (Matt. 25:13). And angels, not God, will put you there.
The saying, "diamonds are forever" will mean nothing to
the sinner. Once there, it’s forever and forever and forever. If you haven’t given your heart to Christ, you’re
facing a horror that can’t even be imagined. It’s time for sinners to get scared.