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Did Jesus ever say anything about hell? I don't believe in hell myself. I believe God is a God of love and wouldn't send anyone to hell. I think preachers who talk about hell all the time are just trying to scare people into believing in their religion.


Yes, Jesus did talk about the reality of hell — in fact, He talked about it more than any other person in the Bible. He warned, “Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the One who can destroy both soul and body in hell” (Matthew 10:28).

Did He say this simply to scare us? The reality of hell should frighten us, because not one word in the Bible about hell would ever make you want to go there — not if you take it seriously. The Bible speaks of hell as a place of absolute loneliness and despair and hopelessness. It calls it a place of “darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth” (Matthew 22:13).

But Jesus didn’t talk about hell just to scare us. He talked about it instead because He wanted us to know that God has provided a way of escape! Listen: God doesn’t want you to be separated from Him forever. He loves you, and He wants you to spend eternity with Him in heaven. Unlike hell, heaven is a place of joy and peace and freedom from all the fears and pains of this world. Who wouldn’t want to go there?

Don’t gamble with your soul, and don’t turn your back on Jesus. Instead, by faith turn to Christ and commit your life to Him. He alone gives us hope — hope for today, and hope for eternity.

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  1. Debra says:

    Jesus said to Nicodemus in John 3:1-21 That you must be Born Again. Turn from your sins and trust in true Jesus of the Bible (not the name it & claim it). There must be a conversion of true repentance. How many people out there are going to church thinking that they are going to heaven but have not repented and turned from their sins? Matthew 7:13,14 Wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction…..but small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only A Few find it.
    Matthew 7:21-23 many will say Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name. Then Jesus said,” I never know you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!”

  2. Suz says:

    Interesting way to catch people’s attention! I read what site this ? came from, and went check out this odd statement! I am glad I did!
    Years ago i accepted Jesus as my Lord and Savior by watching a Billy Graham crusade on TV! WoW how life for me changed!🙏

  3. Dawn says:

    Why don’t pastors talk about this more. This place is real

    1. Susan says:

      Because many people don’t want to hear the negatives of no belief. They want feel-good…very sad for them.

  4. Riky says:

    God bless you for writing this

  5. forrest jones says:

    I think you need to research a little more on the bibles translations. a good place would be Septuagint version of the bible.

  6. dammy says:

    This is really good!

  7. robert young says:

    Jesus loves you.

  8. Sharon says:

    { Time is near friends }

  9. Maurice says:

    in Luke 16: 19-27 Jesus spoke about…The Rich Man and Lazarus 19 There was a rich man who was dressed in purple and fine linen and lived in luxury every day. 20 At his gate was laid a beggar named Lazarus, 23 In Hades, where he was in torment

    1. Greg Hussey says:

      I read that that reference was an actual place outside the city, it was their version of the city dump, where people dumped the things they didn’t want, it was described as a place where vultures picked at things, it smelled rotten, check it out.

  10. Andrew says:

    Do not dare laugh about Hell, it is a real place.All you would see in Hell is utter blackness and you are all alone. Please don't gamble and just confess to Jesus and ask him to save you. And you will be happy inside your heart