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September 27, 2020
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In “A Tough Message;” Pastor Robert uncovers the very real nature of hell: who it’s for; what it’s like; and what we can do about it.

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  • ROBERT MORRIS: Remember I toldyou a few weeks ago,
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  • but I'm going to actually showyou the scripture.
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  • Hell was notcreated for you.
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  • Why I showed you the scriptureof Isaiah 5 that shows us
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  • that because mandecided to follow Satan.
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  • Hell had to be enlarged.
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  • ♪ ♪
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  • ROBERT: The first week I talkedabout a tough question.
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  • The second weeksome easy questions.
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  • If you haven't heard those,go back and listen
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  • or get the CD's.
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  • This week I'm calling it,"A Tough Message."
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  • Because I'm going to talk to youabout Hell and it's a tough
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  • message for meto talk about.
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  • I believe it was also atough message for Jesus.
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  • But Jesus didpreach about Hell.
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  • Jesus actually preachedabout Hell 33 times.
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  • He talked more about Hellthen He did about Heaven.
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  • That's pretty amazing.
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  • And I believe He did becauseHe didn't want anyone to go.
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  • So, think about this, He hada three-year ministry and He
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  • preached on Hell 33 times.
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  • So, almost once a month Hewould bring a message on Hell.
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  • You might not have wanted toattend His church because you
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  • have heard so much.
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  • But why did he didit -- why he do that?
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  • He had to just been filledwith compassion to keep people
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  • from going tothis difficult place.
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  • The Bible talks about Hell167 times, 167 times.
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  • Yet, many Theologians, manyPastors, many denominations
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  • are distancing themselvesfrom Hell today and even denying
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  • the existence of it.
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  • And in a recent survey manypeople said they do not believe
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  • in a literal Hell.
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  • As a matter of fact, ina survey I read 35% of Baptist,
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  • 54% of Presbyterians, 58% ofMethodist, and 60%
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  • of Episcopalians do not believe
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  • in a literal Hell.
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  • But the Bible talks about it167 times and Jesus preached
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  • 33 messages on Hellthat we know of.
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  • That we have recordedin scripture, maybe more.
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  • In my opinion to deny theexistence of Hell is to deny
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  • Jesus Christ and to deny theBible because Jesus told
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  • us about this.
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  • There are four groups --just to give you a little --
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  • before we go to Luke 16.
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  • Four groups of people if youdeny the existence of Hell
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  • you fall into one ofthese four groups.
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  • The first group are Atheist.
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  • Atheist do not believe inHell because they do not
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  • believe in God.
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  • They believe that we evolvefrom nothing and that once
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  • we die we cease to exist.
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  • Now I want to make astatement here this might
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  • shock you.
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  • Atheist don'tbelieve in God.
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  • I don't believe in Atheist.
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  • I actually believe that it'sscientifically impossible
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  • to be an Atheist.
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  • Atheist make the statement,"There is no God."
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  • And the reason it'sscientifically impossible
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  • to be an Atheist is because inorder to make the statement,
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  • "There is no God," you wouldhave to possess all knowledge.
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  • You have to know everythingto be able to say emphatically,
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  • "There is no God."
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  • And scientist tell us thesmartest human being
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  • probably possesses 2%
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  • of all knowledge.
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  • So, you really can't be anAtheist,
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  • but you can be an Agnostic.
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  • So that an Atheist andAgnostics don't believe in Hell.
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  • Here's the second group,Annihilationist,
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  • don't believe in Hell.
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  • Now here's whatthey believe.
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  • They believe that believersgo to Heaven, but unbelievers
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  • are annihilated.
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  • And some even believe thatthey are annihilated in Hell.
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  • They use Matthew 10:28 whichsays, "Fear him who can destroy
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  • both body and soul in Hell."
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  • Destroy they use the word,"Destroy," for their
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  • annihilationist theory.
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  • Now let me tell youwhy that's wrong.
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  • You can't take yourinterpretation of one verse
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  • and build a doctrine on it.
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  • You have to take the wholescripture and the whole
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  • scripture teachesus of Hell.
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  • So, annihilationist wouldnot be a scriptural
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  • viewpoint either.
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  • The other group that -- thethird group
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  • are ultimate reconciliationist.
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  • Ultimate reconciliationistbelieve that ultimately
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  • everyone will bereconciled to God.
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  • That people do go to Hell,but they only go to Hell
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  • dependent upon how badthey were on Earth.
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  • In other words, if you werevery bad you would spend
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  • more time.
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  • That Hell is a purifyingplace that purifies us
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  • in to be able to go to Heaven.
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  • They actually believe thatSatan would ultimately
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  • be reconciled to God.
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  • And then the fourthgroup are Universalists.
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  • They're actually manypopular preachers today
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  • that are becoming Universalistsbecause they are misunderstand,
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  • and they've taken that twistedquestion that I answered first,
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  • "How could a loving God sendsomeone to Hell?"
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  • And I've alreadyanswered that question.
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  • But they take that and say,"Because of that when Jesus
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  • died on the cross He paid theprice for everyone's sin," --
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  • which He did, "but youstill have a choice."
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  • They take free will completelyout of the equation
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  • and everyone is goingto go to Heaven.
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  • Adolf Hitler willgo to Heaven.
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  • The terroristswill go to Heaven.
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  • As a matter of fact, if youtake Universalism to its
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  • 'nth degree here's ananalogy about that.
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  • The terrorist of 9/11 whenthey hit those buildings
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  • the believers on the plane andterrorists were immediately
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  • in the presence of God.
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  • That's whatUniversalism say.
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  • And, you know, I thinkthat's foolishness.
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  • So, Luke 16 Jesustells us about Hell.
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  • I need to tell you somethingabout this passage
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  • before we read it.
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  • And that is many peopledon't understand this,
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  • this is a true story.
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  • This is true whatJesus tell us.
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  • Here are some reasons why.
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  • It doesn't say -- and Hespoke this parable to them.
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  • And Luke 16 talks aboutdifferent parables and even
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  • has a parable at thebeginning of the chapter.
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  • But by the time you get hereit's not a parable
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  • 'cause it does not -- that hespoke this parable.
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  • Also, it's not a simile thatJesus isn't saying,
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  • "It is like, it is like, it islike." He is telling us a true
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  • story and we know it's truebecause of a couple of things.
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  • And first of all, he says,"There was a certain rich man."
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  • This word "Certain"means individual or specific.
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  • There was an individual,specific, rich man I'm telling
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  • you about right now.
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  • And then He says, "There wasa certain beggar," --
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  • now listen to what He says,"Named Lazarus."
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  • Okay, Jesus wouldn't havemade up a name.
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  • Now let me explain one otherthing two because I got some
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  • questions lastnight afterwards.
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  • This is not the same Lazarusthat he raised from the dead.
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  • Okay?
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  • It's a common name, like, John,but it's not the same person.
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  • Okay?So this is another person.
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  • All right let'sread the story.
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  • Luke 16:19: "There wascertain rich man who was clothed
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  • in purple and fine linen andfared sumptuously every day.
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  • But there was a certainbeggar named Lazarus full
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  • of sores who waslaid at his gate.
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  • Desiring to be fed with thecrumbs which fell from
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  • the rich man's table.
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  • Moreover, the dogs cameand licked his sores.
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  • And so, it was that thebeggar died and was carried
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  • by the angels," nowwatch this carefully.
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  • This is Jesus talking, "toAbraham's bosom."
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  • okay let's talk justfor a moment.
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  • Was Abraham a real person?
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  • Okay, he's talkingabout real people.
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  • "The rich man also died andwas buried and being
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  • in torment," I want you toremember the word, "Torment"
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  • because a variation of thatword is in this passage
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  • four times.
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  • That's -- this is thefirst reference, okay.
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  • "Being in torment in Hades,"and Hades is the Greek word
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  • for Hell.
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  • Okay, so this is Hell.
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  • They just used theGreek word there.
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  • "He lifted up his eyes andsaw Abraham," a real person,
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  • afar off, "andLazarus," a real person,
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  • "in his bosom.
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  • Then he cried and said,'Father Abraham have mercy
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  • on me and send Lazarus thathe may get the tip of his finger
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  • in water and cool my tongue forI am tormented.'"
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  • there's the second timewe see a variation of that word,
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  • "in this flame."remember the word "Flame"
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  • this is Jesus talking now.
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  • He describes Hell as aplace of torment and flame.
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  • "But Abraham said, 'Sonremember that in your lifetime
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  • you received good things andlikewise Lazarus evil things,
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  • but now he is comforted, and youare tormented,"
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  • third time wesee the variation of that word.
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  • And besides all this betweenus and you there's a great
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  • gulf fixed so thatthose who would want to pass
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  • from here to you cannot.
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  • Nor, can those fromthere pass to us.
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  • Then he said, "I beg youtherefore father that you would
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  • send him to my father's housefor I have five brothers
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  • that he may testify to them lessthey also come to this place
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  • of torment."fourth time.
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  • "Abraham said to him, 'Theyhave Moses and Prophets
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  • let them hear them.
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  • And he said, 'No, fatherAbraham, but if one goes to them
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  • from the dead they will repent."but he said to him:
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  • "If they do not hearMoses and the Prophets neither
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  • will they be persuaded the onerise from the dead."
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  • Yeah, I first --a few things I want to tell you
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  • about this.Jesus is talking.
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  • And the first thing I wantyou to know is this ends all
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  • debate on theexistence of Hell.
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  • Because Jesus is referringto a specific man and He says
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  • in Verse 23: "In Hell.In Hell."
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  • He's referring to a person.
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  • And Jesus says, "He's in Hell."
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  • This also ends all debate onwhether it's a place of fire.
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  • Because Jesus says,"In this flame."
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  • Now listen to me carefully.
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  • 32 times the New Testamentrefers to Hell as fire --
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  • a place of fire.
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  • Unquenchable, everlasting,eternal fire.
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  • Lake of, flame of,furnace of, okay.
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  • And 19 times Jesus himselfrefers to Hell as fire.
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  • And this also ends alldebate on whether it's a place
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  • of torment or notbecause we have the word --
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  • or variation of the word,"Torment" four times.
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  • The Greek word here fortorment has three meanings.
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  • It would be like when youlook up a word in Webster's
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  • dictionary and it has two orthree different meanings.
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  • That's what the Greekword here --
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  • it has three meanings.
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  • The first is acute painfrom debilitating disease.
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  • Acute pain fromdebilitating disease.
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  • The second is actually thename of a -- a rack of torture
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  • that they invented,and they gave it this name --
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  • the name that istranslated torment here.
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  • That's what they called it.
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  • It was a rack that had sharpobjects that they would stretch
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  • a body on and continue tostretch it around it.
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  • Until eventually the sharpobjects would pierce the body
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  • and the person woulddie from the piercings.
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  • And the third, is describingfire that is hot enough
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  • to melt metals.
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  • So, I want you to understandthese three definitions
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  • of this word torture are acutepain, a rack of torture,
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  • and intense fire.
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  • That's the word Jesus used.
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  • So, according to this thatJesus tells us we can discern
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  • a few things aboutwhat happens to a person
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  • when he goes to Hell.
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  • So, I want to give you threethings that happens to a person
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  • when he goes to Hell.
  • 00:11:07.282 --> 00:11:08.450
  • Here's number one,he desires comfort.
  • 00:11:08.550 --> 00:11:11.519
  • He desires comfort.
  • 00:11:11.619 --> 00:11:12.954
  • Send Lazarus said, "He maydip the tip of his finger
  • 00:11:13.054 --> 00:11:15.757
  • in water.
  • 00:11:15.857 --> 00:11:17.092
  • That I may cool my tongue for Iam tormented in this flame."
  • 00:11:17.192 --> 00:11:21.796
  • I want you to noticethat he didn't say,
  • 00:11:21.896 --> 00:11:23.598
  • "Could I have a bucket of water?
  • 00:11:23.698 --> 00:11:24.999
  • Or could I havea cup of water?"
  • 00:11:25.100 --> 00:11:26.801
  • And he didn't even say thathe might dip his finger.
  • 00:11:26.901 --> 00:11:30.672
  • He said, "That he might dipthe tip of his finger in water
  • 00:11:30.772 --> 00:11:35.143
  • and cool my tongue."Remember I told you this a few
  • 00:11:35.243 --> 00:11:37.946
  • weeks ago, but I'm goingto actually show you
  • 00:11:38.046 --> 00:11:39.748
  • the scripture, "Hell wasnot created for you.
  • 00:11:39.848 --> 00:11:43.351
  • Hell was not created for you."
  • 00:11:43.451 --> 00:11:44.919
  • Why I showed you the scripture
  • 00:11:45.019 --> 00:11:46.554
  • of Isaiah 5 that shows us thatbecause man decided to follow
  • 00:11:46.654 --> 00:11:50.191
  • Satan, Hell had to be enlarged.
  • 00:11:50.291 --> 00:11:52.694
  • It was enlargedby necessity.
  • 00:11:52.794 --> 00:11:54.562
  • Not by design.
  • 00:11:54.662 --> 00:11:55.864
  • But notice -- here's thescripture that shows you Hell
  • 00:11:55.964 --> 00:11:58.199
  • was notprepared for you.
  • 00:11:58.299 --> 00:11:59.567
  • Matthew 25:41: "Then youwill also say to those
  • 00:11:59.667 --> 00:12:02.403
  • on the left-hand depart fromme you cursed into
  • 00:12:02.504 --> 00:12:05.507
  • the everlasting," noticeagain it's not -- this blows
  • 00:12:05.607 --> 00:12:08.209
  • away Annihilationist theorythat it's only a brief time,
  • 00:12:08.309 --> 00:12:11.246
  • "fire," fire, it is fire,"Watched prepared for the Devil
  • 00:12:11.346 --> 00:12:16.684
  • and his angels."And that's Jesus talking.
  • 00:12:16.785 --> 00:12:19.154
  • Okay, "Hell was not preparedfor you."
  • 00:12:19.254 --> 00:12:21.723
  • Now I want to make a statement.I want you to remember this.
  • 00:12:21.823 --> 00:12:23.892
  • Jesus did not prepare Hellfor you, but He did prepare
  • 00:12:23.992 --> 00:12:27.428
  • Heaven for you.
  • 00:12:27.529 --> 00:12:29.831
  • John 14, he said, "I'm goingto prepare a place for you."
  • 00:12:29.931 --> 00:12:34.269
  • Isn't that agreat statement?
  • 00:12:34.369 --> 00:12:35.470
  • He did not prepareHell for you.
  • 00:12:35.570 --> 00:12:37.071
  • He prepared Heaven for you.
  • 00:12:37.172 --> 00:12:38.606
  • So, number one aman desires comfort.
  • 00:12:38.706 --> 00:12:41.042
  • Number two, heexpresses concern.
  • 00:12:41.142 --> 00:12:43.912
  • He immediately says, "Pleasesend him to my brothers.
  • 00:12:44.012 --> 00:12:48.283
  • My father's house.
  • 00:12:48.383 --> 00:12:49.350
  • I have five brothers." Okay,every person will
  • 00:12:49.450 --> 00:12:51.619
  • have this thought at some point.
  • 00:12:51.719 --> 00:12:52.821
  • I hope my kidsdon't come here.
  • 00:12:52.921 --> 00:12:55.623
  • I hope my spousedoesn't come here.
  • 00:12:55.723 --> 00:12:58.026
  • And they might even havea thought like this.
  • 00:12:58.126 --> 00:13:00.361
  • Maybe, maybe -- and theymight bring --
  • 00:13:00.461 --> 00:13:03.264
  • they'll not remember thatyou go to church.
  • 00:13:03.364 --> 00:13:05.934
  • Or that you're a believer.
  • 00:13:06.034 --> 00:13:07.135
  • And so, they might think,"Well maybe at Christmas
  • 00:13:07.235 --> 00:13:11.206
  • I know Bill is a believer.I know Mary is a believer.
  • 00:13:11.306 --> 00:13:13.975
  • I know Sue is a believer.
  • 00:13:14.075 --> 00:13:15.176
  • I know Jim is a believer.
  • 00:13:15.276 --> 00:13:16.711
  • Maybe at Christmas Sue
  • 00:13:16.811 --> 00:13:18.813
  • will tell my childrenabout this place."
  • 00:13:18.913 --> 00:13:22.417
  • And then I wonder, I wonderif he will have this thought,
  • 00:13:22.517 --> 00:13:26.888
  • "She probably won't tellmy children because
  • 00:13:26.988 --> 00:13:30.625
  • she didn't tell me."
  • 00:13:30.725 --> 00:13:33.895
  • I remember argumentsabout who I voted for,
  • 00:13:33.995 --> 00:13:37.765
  • but I don't rememberher ever telling me that this
  • 00:13:37.866 --> 00:13:40.301
  • was where I would go and that itwas easy to avoid this place.
  • 00:13:40.401 --> 00:13:46.341
  • That if I would simply givecontrol of my life
  • 00:13:46.441 --> 00:13:48.843
  • to Jesus Christ I could haveavoided this place.
  • 00:13:48.943 --> 00:13:51.679
  • So, every person desirescomfort, expresses concern,
  • 00:13:51.779 --> 00:13:56.684
  • and here's number three,he seeks consolation.
  • 00:13:56.784 --> 00:14:00.088
  • He seeks consolation.
  • 00:14:00.188 --> 00:14:01.289
  • Here's what he said --he tries to tell himself
  • 00:14:01.389 --> 00:14:03.391
  • if someone would gofrom the dead.
  • 00:14:03.491 --> 00:14:06.060
  • If someone would rise fromthe dead and tell them maybe
  • 00:14:06.160 --> 00:14:10.865
  • they would believe.
  • 00:14:10.965 --> 00:14:11.900
  • I'm sure they would believe.
  • 00:14:12.000 --> 00:14:13.334
  • Abraham says this, "Listen theyhave Moses and the Prophets."
  • 00:14:13.434 --> 00:14:16.671
  • Now you need tounderstand what Moses
  • 00:14:16.771 --> 00:14:18.072
  • and the Prophets meansin the Bible.
  • 00:14:18.172 --> 00:14:19.741
  • Moses wrote the first fivebooks of the Old Testament.
  • 00:14:19.841 --> 00:14:22.377
  • The Prophets wrotethe other books.
  • 00:14:22.477 --> 00:14:24.112
  • We call them the majorand minor Prophets.
  • 00:14:24.212 --> 00:14:26.080
  • It's the way we woulddivide
  • 00:14:26.180 --> 00:14:27.715
  • the Old Testament theologically.
  • 00:14:27.815 --> 00:14:31.219
  • And understand at this pointthere's no New Testament.
  • 00:14:31.319 --> 00:14:35.290
  • So, when they say -- when hesays, "If they don't believe
  • 00:14:35.390 --> 00:14:37.558
  • Moses on the Prophets," he'sreferring to the Bible.
  • 00:14:37.659 --> 00:14:39.894
  • He's saying, "If they won'tbelieve the Bible," and listen
  • 00:14:39.994 --> 00:14:41.930
  • to what he says, "If they won'tbelieve the Bible they won't
  • 00:14:42.030 --> 00:14:44.432
  • believe even if one were to risefrom the grave."
  • 00:14:44.532 --> 00:14:49.337
  • Listen carefully,Jesus did rise from the grave.
  • 00:14:49.437 --> 00:14:52.774
  • That's a direct reference.
  • 00:14:52.874 --> 00:14:54.409
  • He did rise from the grave.
  • 00:14:54.509 --> 00:14:55.743
  • So, if they don't believethe Bible they wouldn't believe
  • 00:14:55.843 --> 00:14:58.446
  • even if one wereto rise from the grave.
  • 00:14:58.546 --> 00:15:00.481
  • And He did.
  • 00:15:00.581 --> 00:15:01.649
  • Now this story is describingHell before
  • 00:15:01.749 --> 00:15:04.953
  • the resurrection of Christ.
  • 00:15:05.053 --> 00:15:06.821
  • You need to understand thatevery person that died before
  • 00:15:06.921 --> 00:15:09.057
  • the resurrection of Christ wentto a place of "Waiting".
  • 00:15:09.157 --> 00:15:12.160
  • There were two compartmentswith a chasm between.
  • 00:15:12.260 --> 00:15:15.596
  • One was Hell wherepeople were tormented.
  • 00:15:15.697 --> 00:15:19.300
  • The other though, was Abraham'sbosom is what it was called.
  • 00:15:19.400 --> 00:15:22.236
  • It was a place of waiting forOld Testament Saints.
  • 00:15:22.337 --> 00:15:25.173
  • And the Bible says thatbefore Jesus ascended into
  • 00:15:25.273 --> 00:15:27.742
  • Heaven, he descended intothe lower parts and led all
  • 00:15:27.842 --> 00:15:31.312
  • of those Old TestamentSaints to Paradise.
  • 00:15:31.412 --> 00:15:33.414
  • Remember He said, "Even tothe thief today you will
  • 00:15:33.514 --> 00:15:35.783
  • be with me in Paradise."
  • 00:15:35.883 --> 00:15:37.185
  • Okay, so He leads them outof there.
  • 00:15:37.285 --> 00:15:39.420
  • So, this is talking about itbefore the resurrection
  • 00:15:39.520 --> 00:15:41.155
  • of Christ.
  • 00:15:41.255 --> 00:15:42.323
  • There is also a future Hellafter the second coming.
  • 00:15:42.423 --> 00:15:46.327
  • And the Bible tell us somethings about future Hell
  • 00:15:46.427 --> 00:15:49.364
  • that you need to understand.
  • 00:15:49.464 --> 00:15:51.666
  • I'm going to tell you somethings that will help you
  • 00:15:51.766 --> 00:15:53.735
  • to understand what eternalHell will be like.
  • 00:15:53.835 --> 00:15:56.871
  • And I'll give you thescripture to prove it to
  • 00:15:56.971 --> 00:15:58.272
  • you, okay.
  • 00:15:58.373 --> 00:15:59.540
  • First of all, there are twophysical properties on Earth
  • 00:15:59.640 --> 00:16:03.811
  • that keep usmentally stable.
  • 00:16:03.911 --> 00:16:06.214
  • All right.
  • 00:16:06.314 --> 00:16:07.382
  • Two physical properties thatkeep us mentally stable.
  • 00:16:07.482 --> 00:16:10.284
  • This a scientific fact.
  • 00:16:10.385 --> 00:16:11.552
  • Light and solid.
  • 00:16:11.652 --> 00:16:13.354
  • Light and solid.
  • 00:16:13.454 --> 00:16:14.722
  • Light helps us togain our bearings.
  • 00:16:14.822 --> 00:16:17.291
  • If we can just see wherewe're going, what we're doing.
  • 00:16:17.392 --> 00:16:20.661
  • Even blind people many timescan see light and dark because
  • 00:16:20.762 --> 00:16:24.699
  • when the light turnson in the room many times
  • 00:16:24.799 --> 00:16:26.801
  • and keeps them stable.
  • 00:16:26.901 --> 00:16:28.536
  • Please understand thatlight is not in Hell.
  • 00:16:28.636 --> 00:16:32.206
  • The Bible describes Hell asa place of utter darkness
  • 00:16:32.306 --> 00:16:35.343
  • or outer darkness.
  • 00:16:35.443 --> 00:16:36.577
  • Matthew 8 describes Hell:"Complete total darkness."
  • 00:16:36.677 --> 00:16:39.847
  • As a matter of fact, theGreek word means blackness.
  • 00:16:39.947 --> 00:16:43.084
  • Total darkness.
  • 00:16:43.184 --> 00:16:44.318
  • Please understand you willnever -- listen Satan
  • 00:16:44.419 --> 00:16:46.254
  • has so lied that Hellis going to be some big party.
  • 00:16:46.354 --> 00:16:48.756
  • You'll never see anyone.
  • 00:16:48.856 --> 00:16:50.958
  • You will never seeanother person.
  • 00:16:51.059 --> 00:16:52.460
  • And you'll nevertalk to them.
  • 00:16:52.560 --> 00:16:53.661
  • The reason he did in thisstory -- remember this
  • 00:16:53.761 --> 00:16:55.496
  • is before the resurrection.
  • 00:16:55.596 --> 00:16:56.831
  • This is not eternal Hell.
  • 00:16:56.931 --> 00:16:58.266
  • You will never see ortalk to any other person.
  • 00:16:58.366 --> 00:17:01.135
  • So, there's nolight in Hell.
  • 00:17:01.235 --> 00:17:03.171
  • The reason there's light inHeaven -- Revelation 21 tell us:
  • 00:17:03.271 --> 00:17:06.474
  • "That there's no sunin Heaven", Did you know?
  • 00:17:06.574 --> 00:17:08.709
  • There's no sun becausethe lamb is the light.
  • 00:17:08.810 --> 00:17:11.179
  • The reason there's no lightin Hell is because God takes
  • 00:17:11.279 --> 00:17:13.815
  • His presence from Hell.
  • 00:17:13.915 --> 00:17:15.416
  • So, there's no light.
  • 00:17:15.516 --> 00:17:16.717
  • Here's the second thing,solid, in other words being
  • 00:17:16.818 --> 00:17:19.220
  • able to hold something.
  • 00:17:19.320 --> 00:17:20.421
  • Grab something.
  • 00:17:20.521 --> 00:17:21.456
  • Keeps us mentallystable on this Earth.
  • 00:17:21.556 --> 00:17:24.292
  • Being able to sit down,or walk, or touch something.
  • 00:17:24.392 --> 00:17:26.994
  • Hell is describedRevelation 9:11.17.20.
  • 00:17:27.095 --> 00:17:32.200
  • Okay Revelation 9:11.17.20tell us that:
  • 00:17:32.300 --> 00:17:36.471
  • "Hell is a bottomless pit.
  • 00:17:36.571 --> 00:17:39.907
  • You will nevertouch anything.
  • 00:17:40.007 --> 00:17:42.176
  • You will never sit down.
  • 00:17:42.276 --> 00:17:43.478
  • You will never stand.
  • 00:17:43.578 --> 00:17:44.846
  • No matter how hard youlunge, you will never be able
  • 00:17:44.946 --> 00:17:48.249
  • to touch anything else."
  • 00:17:48.349 --> 00:17:50.184
  • Those two physical propertiesare not in Hell.
  • 00:17:50.284 --> 00:17:52.653
  • They keep usmentally stable.
  • 00:17:52.753 --> 00:17:54.722
  • There are two emotionalproperties that keep us
  • 00:17:54.822 --> 00:17:58.192
  • emotionally stableon this Earth.
  • 00:17:58.292 --> 00:18:00.328
  • Rest and hope.
  • 00:18:00.428 --> 00:18:01.929
  • And I know many of you thinkrest is a physical property,
  • 00:18:02.029 --> 00:18:04.866
  • which it is, but it's alsoan emotional property
  • 00:18:04.966 --> 00:18:08.736
  • because rest keepsus emotionally stable.
  • 00:18:08.836 --> 00:18:10.872
  • Think about how grumpy youget when you get tired.
  • 00:18:10.972 --> 00:18:15.009
  • We have a littlesaying in my house.
  • 00:18:15.109 --> 00:18:16.377
  • My wife will say to me,"You need a nap."
  • 00:18:16.477 --> 00:18:20.915
  • And she says that to hergrandkids as well.
  • 00:18:21.015 --> 00:18:22.650
  • And the grandkids and Ihave to go take a nap.
  • 00:18:22.750 --> 00:18:25.086
  • So -- when we get tiredwe begin to lose it emotionally.
  • 00:18:25.186 --> 00:18:31.993
  • And think about if you'velost a person close to you.
  • 00:18:32.093 --> 00:18:35.263
  • How tired you are and peoplearound you will say to you,
  • 00:18:35.363 --> 00:18:38.432
  • "You need to get some rest.
  • 00:18:38.533 --> 00:18:40.101
  • You need to get some rest."
  • 00:18:40.201 --> 00:18:41.736
  • And we know on this Earth if wecan just rest for sometimes
  • 00:18:41.836 --> 00:18:45.573
  • just a few moments then we canhandle what we're
  • 00:18:45.673 --> 00:18:48.843
  • going through emotionally.
  • 00:18:48.943 --> 00:18:50.745
  • Revelations 14:11 says, "Onthe smoke of their torment
  • 00:18:50.845 --> 00:18:54.248
  • ascends forever and everand they have no rest
  • 00:18:54.348 --> 00:18:58.352
  • day or night."
  • 00:18:58.452 --> 00:19:00.388
  • No rest.
  • 00:19:00.488 --> 00:19:01.689
  • So, there's no rest.
  • 00:19:01.789 --> 00:19:02.857
  • And the second emotionallyproperty that is not
  • 00:19:02.957 --> 00:19:04.358
  • in Hell is hope.
  • 00:19:04.458 --> 00:19:07.094
  • There's no hope.
  • 00:19:07.195 --> 00:19:08.596
  • On this Earth we always havehope that it can get better.
  • 00:19:08.696 --> 00:19:12.166
  • Do you realize that a personwho commits suicide is a person
  • 00:19:12.266 --> 00:19:16.170
  • whom Satan has convinced thatsomething is true on Earth
  • 00:19:16.270 --> 00:19:20.107
  • that is actually true in Hell?
  • 00:19:20.208 --> 00:19:23.010
  • He's convinced that personthat you have no hope.
  • 00:19:23.110 --> 00:19:25.179
  • And on Earth you always havehope because you're alive
  • 00:19:25.279 --> 00:19:27.648
  • and you can turn to God.
  • 00:19:27.748 --> 00:19:29.217
  • But in Hell there's no hope.
  • 00:19:29.317 --> 00:19:31.452
  • Every person who goes toHell will at some point have
  • 00:19:31.552 --> 00:19:34.822
  • a thought something like this:"When I have been here
  • 00:19:34.922 --> 00:19:39.727
  • 10.000 centuries I will nothave one less second
  • 00:19:39.827 --> 00:19:49.937
  • to be in this placebecause Hell is forever."
  • 00:19:50.037 --> 00:19:54.442
  • And there's one thing I want totell you about Hell
  • 00:19:54.542 --> 00:19:57.078
  • that comes directly from Jesusthe way He described it.
  • 00:19:57.178 --> 00:20:00.248
  • Jesus used a wordto describe Hell
  • 00:20:00.348 --> 00:20:02.550
  • that no person had ever used.
  • 00:20:02.650 --> 00:20:05.119
  • And the Jewish people understoodwhat he was talking about.
  • 00:20:05.219 --> 00:20:07.888
  • He used the "Gehenna".
  • 00:20:07.989 --> 00:20:10.291
  • Gehenna meansthe valley of Henna.
  • 00:20:10.391 --> 00:20:14.929
  • It is a valley that is southof the old city Jerusalem.
  • 00:20:15.029 --> 00:20:17.732
  • If you are in the King Davidcitadel you can see
  • 00:20:17.832 --> 00:20:20.768
  • the old city and the North,you see two valleys.
  • 00:20:20.868 --> 00:20:26.107
  • The North valley and the Souththat actually come together,
  • 00:20:26.207 --> 00:20:28.376
  • up at Western sideof the city right in front
  • 00:20:28.476 --> 00:20:30.711
  • of the Western wall.
  • 00:20:30.811 --> 00:20:32.480
  • That valley on the Southsideof Jerusalem is called Gehenna.
  • 00:20:32.580 --> 00:20:36.951
  • That valley there was alwaysa continual fire in that valley.
  • 00:20:37.051 --> 00:20:41.622
  • They would burnthe refuse from the city.
  • 00:20:41.722 --> 00:20:45.026
  • But when they went a droughtseason when poor people
  • 00:20:45.126 --> 00:20:49.330
  • would die and did not haveenough money to be buried
  • 00:20:49.430 --> 00:20:52.933
  • they began burning the bodiesof poor people in that valley.
  • 00:20:53.034 --> 00:21:00.007
  • So, you could smellflesh burning.
  • 00:21:00.107 --> 00:21:04.345
  • But there's somethingelse that happened.
  • 00:21:04.445 --> 00:21:06.113
  • When they were taken out ofthe land -- the captivity
  • 00:21:06.213 --> 00:21:08.015
  • they learned of Babylonianand Chaldean practice
  • 00:21:08.115 --> 00:21:12.386
  • and that was offering theirchildren to the god of Molech.
  • 00:21:12.486 --> 00:21:17.224
  • And we know, the Bible tellsus specifically two kings
  • 00:21:17.325 --> 00:21:20.461
  • did this.
  • 00:21:20.561 --> 00:21:21.462
  • Manasseh and Ahaboffered their children,
  • 00:21:21.562 --> 00:21:24.932
  • burned their childrenin the valley of Henna.
  • 00:21:25.032 --> 00:21:29.537
  • And I told youit's a tough message.
  • 00:21:29.637 --> 00:21:31.372
  • What I'm about to tellyou is very difficult.
  • 00:21:31.472 --> 00:21:35.443
  • They made their childrenwalk into the fire alive.
  • 00:21:35.543 --> 00:21:40.948
  • And they burned them alive.
  • 00:21:41.048 --> 00:21:43.150
  • Sometimes they even used whipsto drive them into the fire.
  • 00:21:43.250 --> 00:21:48.923
  • And Jesus used a phrasethat every Jewish person
  • 00:21:49.023 --> 00:21:52.159
  • understood describing Hell.
  • 00:21:52.259 --> 00:21:56.197
  • He said, "It islike Gehenna.
  • 00:21:56.297 --> 00:21:59.567
  • Where there is," -- andyou've heard this phrase,
  • 00:21:59.667 --> 00:22:01.402
  • which you might not knowwhere it came from,
  • 00:22:01.502 --> 00:22:03.738
  • "Where there is weeping andwailing and gnashing of teeth."
  • 00:22:03.838 --> 00:22:11.379
  • These young boys and girls wouldbe so afraid and in so much pain
  • 00:22:11.479 --> 00:22:19.153
  • they would weep and wailand gnash their teeth together
  • 00:22:19.253 --> 00:22:24.291
  • while they were burned alive.
  • 00:22:24.392 --> 00:22:28.295
  • And Jesus said, "I'm tryingto tell you the best I can
  • 00:22:28.396 --> 00:22:34.502
  • about this place,so you don't go there.
  • 00:22:34.602 --> 00:22:40.508
  • Now I want to give youa ludicrous illustration.
  • 00:22:40.608 --> 00:22:44.011
  • It's ludicrous.
  • 00:22:44.111 --> 00:22:46.147
  • If you were to drive home todayand your neighbors house
  • 00:22:46.247 --> 00:22:49.517
  • was on fire,what would you do?
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  • We'd all do the same thing.
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  • We would immediatelycall 911.
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  • And if it were safe to do sowe would enter the house
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  • to try to see if anyonewas still in the house.
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  • The reason I said this isludicrous is none of you
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  • would see your neighborshouse on fire
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  • and pull into your garageand have the thought,
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  • "Someone else will tell them."
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  • Someone will tell them."
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  • And even this thought maybe.
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  • And I don't meanthis in a joking way,
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  • but listen we wouldn'thave the thought,
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  • "Oh, I'll just pray for them."
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  • And I believe in prayer.
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  • I believe in prayer.
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  • That's the first step whenit comes to witnessing
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  • is praying.
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  • But the second step isthat you got to tell them.
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  • You know, Romans 10 says,"Whoever calls on the name
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  • of the Lord will be saved."But how can they call on Him
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  • whom they've not heard?
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  • And how can they hearunless someone tells them?
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  • We have to tell them.
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  • So, hear me.
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  • Your neighbors house is noton fire, but your neighbor is.
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  • If he doesn't know the Lordaccording to the Bible,
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  • he will go to a place of fireand a place of torment
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  • for all eternity.
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  • ROBERT: I know that thisis a very difficult subject
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  • to talk about,
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  • but I want to remind youthat God did not create Hell
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  • for human beings.
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  • He created Hell for angelsthat rebelled against Him.
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  • And yet because of the choicesthat we've made
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  • we could be on our way to Hell.
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  • But here's the good newsbecause of a choice
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  • that we can make we can beon our way to Heaven.
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  • You do not haveto go to Hell.
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  • You can go to Heaven by simplyaccepting Jesus Christ
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  • as your Lord and Savior.
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  • Jesus died on the crossto pay for our sins.
  • 00:24:41.495 --> 00:24:44.465
  • We could never pay for ourown sins and yet he did that.
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  • And it is a free gift.
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  • Salvation is afree gift from God.
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  • And you could receiveJesus Christ right now.
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  • Just tell him rightnow while I'm talking.
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  • Tell him, "Jesus I receiveyou as my Lord and my Savior."
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  • And if you did that we wouldlove to hear from you.
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