Hell does exist and it is meant for those who are not necessarily bad people but for those who do not repent of their sins, says Clayton King, a teaching pastor at NewSpring Church in South Carolina.
King’s message is the second installment of the megachurch’s current sermon series, “What Happens When You Die?,” in which he focused on what the Bible says regarding the reality of damnation.
“It’s not that good people go to heaven and bad people go to hell,” said King. “Forget that nonsense, that’s not in the Bible, taught by Jesus or true. If that was true, we would all go to hell because we’re all bad. The Bible says there is none righteous for all have sin and fallen short of the glory of God.”
King delved into the story of the rich man and Lazarus, found in Luke 16, that reveals details about what hell is like. While speaking about the passage, King said that Jesus spoke about that particular parable because He wanted to warn people of an existing place “where sin is punished and God’s wrath is poured out.”
He also noted that if hell was not real, Jesus would not have warned about it as much as He did.
King asked, “Why is it so easy for us as Americans to believe that heaven is real but not believe that hell is for real? The idea of hell for a lot of people is offensive, it doesn’t make sense to them that a loving God would create a horrible place like hell.”
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SOURCE: The Christian Post