On Hell

“The doctrine of hell is not ‘mediaeval priestcraft’ for frightening people into giving money to the church: it is Christ’s deliberate judgment on sin…. We cannot repudiate hell without altogether repudiating Christ.” ~ Dorothy Sayers

“Hell is not evil; it’s a place where evil gets punished. Hell is not pleasant, appealing, or encouraging. But Hell is morally good, because a good God must punish evil.” ~ Randy Alcorn

“The fact that most people don’t believe in hell doesn’t mean
they won’t end up there.” ~ Cliffe Knechtle

“When I pastored a country church, a farmer didn’t like the sermons I preached on hell. He said, Preach about the meek
and lowly Jesus. I said, That’s where I got my information
about hell.” ~ Vance Havner

“There is nothing funny about Hell. Hollywood laughs at it, but it’s still not funny. A lot of people use hell as a byword or a curse word, but it’s still not funny. University professors mock it, but it’s not funny. Philosophers explain it away, but it’s still not funny. Hell is no joke.” ~ Shelton L. Smith

“Not believing in hell doesn’t lower the temperature down there
one degree.” ~ Neil T. Anderson

“Beware of manufacturing a God of your own: a God who is all mercy, but not just; a God who is all love, but not holy; a God who has a heaven for everybody, but a hell for none; a God who can allow good and bad to be side by side in time, but will make no distinction between good and broad in eternity. Such a God is an idol of your own, as truly an idol as any snake or crocodile in an Egyptian temple. The hands of your own fancy and sentimentality have made him. He is not the God of the Bible, and beside the God of the Bible, there is no God at all.” ~ J.C. Ryle

“It’s only a popular myth that Hell doesn’t exist. And it’s also cruel not to believe in Hell. For isn’t it cruel to tell skaters on thin ice that there’s no water under the ice and that they can’t possibly drown?” ~ Peter Kreeft

10 thoughts on “On Hell”

  1. Those are some good quotes, very much needed in our apparently “Rob Bell” sympathizing, so-called Christianity. A Christianity without a Judging, Just God is not Biblical Christianity.

    Thanks for posting.

    1. You’re right. As the Ryle quote says, “The hands of your own fancy and sentimentality have made Him. He is not the God of the Bible, and beside the God of the Bible, there is no God at all.”

      Thank you for reading and commenting!

  2. Thanks for the post. HELL is serious and not to be taken lightly. Isn’t it great that
    we have a GOD who loves us and gave HIS life for us. Good job.

  3. Great quotes!
    Y’know, Ink Slinger, one of the things that really bothers me about the present theological state of the Christian, is the idea that Satan rules from Hell. I still run into Christians who believe that Hell is the Devil’s kingdom!
    Some Christian tracts illustrate this concept. (Jack Chick’s “Somebody Goofed”)
    This would make a good post for discussion (hint, hint)

    1. “… one of the things that really bothers me about the present theological state of the Christian, is the idea that Satan rules from Hell.”

      I agree. Such a notion is far from Biblical, but quite popular unfortunately. I think a great deal of it has to do with the fact that many people have a faulty view of the sovereignty of God.

      I may have to write a post on this subject! (hint taken) :)

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting! I appreciate it!

  4. Good post. I’m waiting for your post on the Devil and hell. Should be very
    interesting. Keep up the good work. May God bless you richly and give you the
    words to say. Looks like HE has already done that.
    Love you.

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