Ray Comfort

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“Hell” is a convenient place for really bad people, like Adolf Hitler and the like. Other than used in a few maxims such “As sure as Hell,” and “Till Hell freezes over,” it’s not taken too seriously as a place to be avoided at all costs. But Hell is more serious than a heart attack.

Jesus said, “And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. But rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell” (Matthew 10:28, NKJV).

Think about what He said. We aren’t to be fearful when someone puts the cold steel of a gun barrel at our face, and screams that he’s going to blow our brains out!  Not fearful? Who in his right mind wouldn’t be? But Jesus is saying that such a terrifying scenario of being murdered is nothing compared to falling into the hands of Almighty God.

How many of us do actually fear our Creator, and can say with the Psalmist, “My heart trembles for fear of you” (Psalm 119:120)?

Why is it important to take our faith seriously? — Because Hell is a very real place. God means what He says about sin, and about Hell being our just dessert. If we believe that, we will take our faith seriously, and we will reach out to the lost with the utmost and urgency.

Ray Comfort is Founder, President- , and CEO of Living Waters Publications