Northwest Bible Church
July 31, 2016
Hell and the Wrath of God
- Context of this parable
- Jesus is journeying to Jerusalem where He will be tried, convicted, and killed by crucifixion. Luke 13:22
- Parables in chapter 15 deal with things lost, then found.
- Parable immediately preceding our text includes a rich man as well. But the main character is his shrewd manager.
- Exposition of the parable of the rich man and Lazurus.
- Is Hell Literal or Symbolic?
- Fire is frequently symbolic of God’s judgment throughout scripture. Revelation 1:12-18
- If it is symbolic, then the reality will be worse than the symbol.
- Names for hell
- Place of Torment - Luke 16:28
- Unquenchable Fire - Mark 9:43
- Eternal Destruction - 2 Thessalonians 1:9
- Eternal Fire – Jude 7
- Lake of Fire – Revelation 20:14-15
- Denial of Hell
- John Stott
- Completely dismissing it.
- Joel Osteen
- Rob Bell
- “All roads lead to God.” – FALSE!
- “Why would a loving God send anyone to a place of eternal torment?”
- We all deserve it.
- God’s justice demands it.
- The payment that Christ paid is indicative of the Severity of the Crime.
- Isaiah 53
- Conclusion – What is the Remedy?
- Christ alone
- Christ saves sinners
- Believers express gratitude and thanksgiving for His mercy and grace in rescuing us from this certain eternal death.