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The Agony of Hell

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July 23, 2021 8:00 am

The Agony of Hell

The Urban Alternative / Tony Evans, PhD

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July 23, 2021 8:00 am

Only two options are waiting for us when we die, and in this lesson, Dr. Tony Evans will give us a biblical description of the one nobody wants to talk about. Join him as he takes a sobering look at what hell is and isn’t and explains why people have to make a deliberate choice to wind up there.

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We look to Dr. Tony Evans is going to hell is a choice for those who make it the parties over James God's salvation celebrating 40 years of faithfulness.

This is the alternative. Dr. Tony ever bothered speaker, senior pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in Dallas Texas and president of the urban alternative.

The only thing many people know about hell is that it's a place they don't want to go today. Dr. Evans gives us the scriptural reasons to feel that way and advice on avoiding the chance of personally finding out what hell is like what's joining the two options option.

We all love to talk about excited to talk about the heavenly option exists because Jesus said I go to prepare a place for you and if I gonna come back to myself in my father's house and imagines we let members.

We take Jesus at his word, but here in Mark chapter 9. It's that same Jesus talking that same Jesus gets us excited about the future in heaven talks about reality called hell. Jesus makes it clear that this place called hell which he speaks about over and over again in this passage is to be held at all cost mean by the term hell the great Valley of the Valley of the Valley of the Valley of was the garbage dump outside of the city of Jerusalem, so the garbage would be taken out and thrown in the Valley that would be to burn up just like it's done today. This would never go out. It would be unquenchable. That garbage can't be so started to die down, it would reignite because garbage will be thrown into it so it would never die because there will always be garbage Jesus speaks about the unquenchable. He's talking about a garbage dump that keeps garbage coming its way was held created Matthew 2541 says hello was prepared.

Satan and his angels, Satan rebelled against God, to one third of the angels with him when Satan is not the one with him.

That was a counsel in heaven. He was found guilty of treason and he was sentenced to this newly created realm called hell was not prepared for human beings.

It was prepared for spirit beings. Matthew 25.16 so the people. How do people go the way to go to hell is to choose the answer to the sinners prayer I will praise the go to hell no you say is I don't want to come to God his terms. God says you have to release the center with this if you should send sacrifice that God will say because you choose your sin in Christ sacrifice. You can have your sin, so it's not that God speaks to people now once the people. Now back to Mexico if God is all men to be saved, not only provided for by the universal atonement of Jesus Christ.

But if you lose your sin. God salvation gives you the good tires of your heart, you remove look a little closer Jesus's words to read something, ask your question.

He says in verse 44 where the worm does not die. He says in verse 46. The worm does not die.

He says in verse 48 the worm does not die. What did I just say will I said the work of the worm does not digest number six since their worm does not die. The word worm is singular or plural not there worms but there were so you got your own worm. Often times the bodies of criminals, people, people would be cast outside of the city of Jerusalem to the Valley of Hunan to get Hannah to rot well obviously if you got a body right your tracking maggots so the Greek word worm is the word magic maggots 16 and they know it says in the Valley of Gehenna worm does not die in a fire that does not quench make this copy from the old testament.

Specifically, Isaiah chapter 66 verse 24 he says in Isaiah 66 verse 24, then they will go and look at the men who have transgressed against me worm will not die, and there will not be quenched, and they will be rent to all mankind to understand what he means by the worm and even bring them the file they will be rent to all men, if you get not you would see a body not by worm hole you would rent you what you would like. So when it talks about worm you are talking about parents let me away is getting to live with you at your worst is bothering you if you darling because you chose to live with a worm, you become a person, but not only you, you want at the moment, but what you understand some little bit more. David helps us out in Psalm 22 verses six and seven worm and not a man, a reproach of men and despised by the people will see me spirit me.

They separate with the lips, they wag the head. In other words, they look at me and I am a reproach Daniel chapter 12 verse two talks about men who go to hell in contempt. Another words, you'll see one simple man that simple man will see you and because you will be you at your worst. Why because the environment will call for you sleep you right now I'm not at your worst. Some parts of you that may be at your worst, you are not at your worst, you try to get you better try to get an education.

You took some lessons on how to be more civil make you some contraband sometimes. Glad you are not now 24 seven. At the worst mental health gives you living with you and you living with everybody else and everybody is worth all the time.

What makes hell hell is worm does not die. The principal mass continues to magnify itself without there being any relief or release alcohol but never get a drink lives from last to be sexually gratified with nobody to be compatible with the angry person will be mad 24 seven with nobody to take except themselves.

You will have to live with you first. Forever because you chose your sin for God salvation God will answer your prayer and that you live, you worst. If you are a Christian here today.

We all know you will experience is the hell you have.

If you are not a Christian today. The only happen, you will experience the pieces love that you get because once you go into a tonic. It's all one way there is no way you locate seasonally and one direction and his contempt parents scripture since so what can we do before we find ourselves in eternity. Dr. Evans will talk about that when he returns in a moment to finish up this final lesson is to volume 12 part series, prophecy, and our world. It's a comprehensive study that will help you get a deeper understanding of terms like the rapture, tribulation, the second coming, and many more.

There are also messages on what happens when we die and what it's really like in heaven or as we been hearing about today in hell. But here's the good part. If you contact us today. You can get all 12 messages in volumes one and two of this powerful series is our thank you gift when you make a contribution to help support Tony's ministry and as an added bonus will also include a copy of his powerful book. Prayers for victory in spiritual warfare.

In it, Dr. Evans explains why we need to turn to God for help winning the invisible spiritual battle going on around us, and include specific prayers for people fighting against substance abuse, sexual or emotional problems, relational issues, and more.

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Here's Dr. Evans.

Let's turn back to 16 make some observations about this destiny. Verse 23 of chapter 16 the rich man in Hades, he lifted up his eyes not remember Hades is not hell. Hades is on being held in the temporary jail until you get the federal prison.

It's the place where you go when you die waiting for help because the Bible says Hades will be cast into the lake of fire. I'll explain in a moment, but I want to look at this man who is not even present yet. He nodded help only in Hades and the preparation for hell. So this is prep. The first thing if you mess up his eyes. Verse 23 being in torment and saw Abraham far off, and Lazarus in his bosom. For this is prep does not even permit but it gives you a down payment like the new Jerusalem. Just as a down payment of heaven. Hades gives without payment of hell about how the spiritual suffering why because you are separated from the goodness of God.

Every good and perfect gift. The Scripture says in James one comes from above anything good in your life. God gave the cake anything that's good beneficial in your life is a gift of God, whether you recognize it or not praise him for not, it's still a good. The Bible says it rains on the just and unjust, so it is a gift of God. Hell means God has been removed and you see is spiritual suffering.

Suffering really bad. He got to see happen, but couldn't go says he saw Lazarus a far piece saw what he couldn't go bad. Visit to know what you want to be able to get to it but watch every body else enjoyed spiritual suffering. Secondly, is not only spiritual suffering.

It was mental suffering. Notice what he says in verse 25 Abraham said Chong remember doing your life know all time is now or in the prep for hell. Hades says remember those of you here today would not come. The Jesus Christ will remember today and every other time you have the opportunity to receive Christ be forgiven of your sins be given the gift of eternal life.

You will spend forever remembering when I sat in church. I have the opportunity God was telling me the response and I will get to remember.

So there is intellect's not nonexistence that please dive that is the mental recognition in the suffering associated with the gnawing that he can't get rid of. There is relational suffering. Notice what he says. He says, verse 27, I beg you, father, that you send him Lazarus to my father's house, for I have five brothers in order that they may warn them so that they will not also come to this place.

Appointment, brothers don't come here now lawful for hell is a party, had people tell me that if I go to hell, on the passing will be there. I will today house party not in the notes.

The man said hello folk I know would love to know what you want.

They want to show up. How many friends who you wanted to like that who think it's a party to go sit on the gas stove and party at the same time, try your companionship. Because every body is a pouring everybody else folk in your life you want to be around that you have to be around you. To round so you have to be around them.

You have a child you got parents around, but you have to be around them because you can't go anywhere. What is place where people come together on the ship. It's a place where you look at all the differences being fully tested to be around them around like with the place of relational sub to place an unfulfilled desires and said that already.

Revelation 22 verse 11 says the center will be a simple continuously without fulfillment. No fulfillment.

It's an environmental suffering. Heaven will be full day all day hell before night, all night, June called the place of darkness, lack of God is light, God's goodness is removed since living in darkness that meet the environment fits you say something is dark for some people are dark about the environment that they operate in is an in the Sahara desert at night with no day like coming. It's just the nature of the location. Finally, is eternal suffering the worst possible because your soul was made to be torn so you can't die, you can kill your soul to your body can cancel you so much live forever because it's designed that way. You choose where but it's designed to live forever give you pause. We make career decisions based on what the future what we want the future to be.

There is no greater issue of the future than eternity because nothing else last that long. People go to hell will reject God's offer of salvation.

John three verse 18 says he says it's your choice says Hades will be cast into the lake of fire explained again in San Francisco Bay is Alcatraz, was closed in 1963. It was a place of incarceration for criminals. Alcatraz was known because of the impossibility of escaping it. You couldn't get out. One of the reasons is even if you broke out of the cell you couldn't get to the mainland of San Francisco because it's in the San Francisco Bay, which was shark infested, so even if you broke out of the salad you got in that water you will be keeping a because it was shark infested water supply give you what you want to break out because you no place to go back Alcatraz is that you could be all about the trials and see the lights of San Francisco because that close and get that far. These the place of incarceration is going to be dumped into the middle of the lake, but the lake will not be surrounded with water, it will be surrounded with breakout of Hades that will place the doll because the light is a flame, a place you can't escape from unless you escape if you are here today to bring Jesus to say what he promised.

Cabin is not lying about how if you are here today and you're not absolutely certain of your eternal destiny that I don't know about you but I would run to the cross where God offers free of charge. He says come all who are thirsty and I will give you water to drink, to me, I will know why that places faith alone in Christ alone for the forgiveness of sins and eternal life makes the promise to provide you eternal salvation at no cost to Dr. Evans will be back in a moment to wrap up today's lesson and our current series with the final story will help you get a handle on how long eternity really is first so I encourage you not to miss out on the last chance to get that special double offer mentioned earlier, the two-volume 12 part audio collection about the Bible and the unfolding of time called prophecy in our world, along with the popular keepsake addition of Tony's book prayers for victory in spiritual warfare. Both of these helpful resources are yours with our thanks when you make a contribution toward Tony's ministry, but only if we hear from you today make the or get some help by calling our resource request line at 1-800-800-3222 day or night. That's 1-800-800-3222. What's in a name well everything when I name is God's.

And there are several of them that will be looking at is Dr. Evans kicks off a series on Monday titled knowing God's names right now though his back with his final illustration for us to think about all. Maybe we need to be reminded how long eternity's. If you take an empty the Pacific Ocean.

The largest body of water in the world with all the water and you filled with same and you made the sand piled as high as Mount Everest, which is the highest mountain you have humongous sand pile. If you took a bird and the bird took away one grain of sand every 100 quads billion years just one grain.

How long would it take a bird that Santa we can even calculate that half one grain of sand 100 quads billion years when the bird the last stand. You will have been an eternity, the alternative with Dr. Tony Bybee celebrating 40 years of faithfulness, thanks to the generous contributions of listeners like you

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