Brandon Renfroe – Why People Don’t Take Hell Seriously


We Don’t Know What’s in the Bible

Matthew 10:28: And be not afraid of them that kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.

Matthew 25:46: And these shall go away into eternal punishment: but the righteous into eternal life.


We Can Be Deceived The rich man (Luke 16)

The rich fool (Luke 12)


We Can Be Prideful

“I wonder if any of us has ever realized what it is to commit a sin. I believe that I would esteem above every other gift that I could be bestowed upon as a preacher, the power to adequately conceive of what sin is, and to adequately set it before the people.”

“The only correct gauge we have with which to measure the enormity and heinousness of sin, is the punishment that God has decreed against it.”  —J.W. McGarvey, Sermons


“Hell” 23x in KJV

Represents 3 different terms in Greek NT Hades, Tartarus, Gehenna


Hades (10x) 10x in the KJV

General abode of the spirits of the dead (Matthew 16:18; Acts 2:27) A limited region of the spirit world (Luke 16:23)


Tartarus (1x)

2 Peter 2:4: God spared not angels when they sinned, but cast them down to hell (tartarus, ASVfn), and committed them to pits of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment. Where the rich man was (Luke 16:23).


Gehenna (12x)
Final and eternal abode of those who die apart from God

12x in the Greek NT

In 11/12, Jesus Christ employs the term


Body and Soul

Matthew 10:28: And be not afraid of them that kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul; but rather fear him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.


Awareness

Revelation 14:10b-11: (10) He shall 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 goeth up for ever and ever, and they have no rest day and night.


Eternal

Matthew 3:12: Whose fan is in his hand, and he will throughly purge his floor, and gather his wheat into the garner; but he will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.

Matthew 25:46: And these will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.

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