I have been reading an article by a friend who lives in MO with this title. I want to share a few excerpts from it.
“Not long ago I posted a two-part question on my FaceBook page: ‘If hell is so terrible, why don’t preachers warn people about it? When was the last time you went to church and heard a sermon on hell?’ Now I can get 30 responses on something as mundane as ‘What is your favorite pop or sandwich?’”
“Some preachers don’t preach on hell anymore because it is not a ‘feel good’ topic. Billy Graham said ‘If we had more hell in the pulpit, we would have less hell in the pews.’”
“I will not dignify the quotes on hell by comedians. As my late father once said, ‘Sin has its laughter, but not hereafter.’ There will be no laugh tracks in hell.”
Here are a few quotes on “hell” (note: this is not meant to say that we agree with all these folks wrote or believed on other subjects.”
- C. S. Lewis said, “The safest road to hell is the gradual one—the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts.”
- A. W. Tozer observed, “The vague and tenuous hope that God is to kind to punish the ungodly has become a deadly opiate for the conscience of millions.” A deadlt opiate! I could not get that image out of my mind. Who is pushing that deadly opiate on people?
“Jesus loves mankind enough to warn them about hell. …The living Christ offers a cure for sin, an escape from hell—a way to heaven ~ Himse