Nothing on earth is “as hot as hell.” Listening to songs, conversations, TV shows, and other entertainment venues, one may think the earth is burning up, because so many things are described this way: sexual lust, a winning ball team, war zones, clothes fashion, working conditions, etc.! Hell is for lost souls. Jesus said, “fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell” (Matthew 10:28 NKJV), because “the fire is not quenched” (Mark 9:48 NKJV). The “vengeance of eternal fire” (Jude 7 NKJV) is for those, Jesus said, who choose the wide and broad “way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it” (Matthew 7:13 NKJV). Since “Hell” is for eternity after this life: (1) nothing on earth is “as hot as Hell;” (2) Jesus used the same term, “eternal” to describe “punishment” and “life” in Matthew 25:46; (3) it is profanity to refer to “Hell” so casually.
This is Johnny Polk, with “Words of Wisdom” brought to you by the Oneida church of Christ.