8 Billion people.
Living on earth right now.
800 Million are hungry right now.
2 Billion do not have access to water I would consider clean.
Sadly some of those might live in the United States.
Maybe, if you are alive and go to bed, not hungry, and have access to some cold clean water to drink before you sleep. You might should sleep more grateful.
So many unimaginable numbers of them will have a similar prayerful plea given to us below from Jesus, and those pleas will go unanswered.
A day will come, when there will be no more days, and hope will be passed.
Do we believe the following words of Jesus?
How do we reach those who have generations of family who are pleading … Send someone to save my family from this eternal torment!
And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame.
27 Then he said, I pray thee therefore, father, that thou wouldest send him to my father’s house:
28 For I have five brethren; that he may testify unto them, lest they also come into this place of torment.
29 Abraham saith unto him, They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them.
30 And he said, Nay, father Abraham: but if one went unto them from the dead, they will repent.
31 And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead.
Not having food is sad.
Not having clean water is sad.
Going to hell forever and ever is terrifying.
It’s such an uncomfortable doctrine.
Eternal. Torment. No hope. Forever.
One of the most unpopular doctrines and usually the first topic to lose its place in the playlist of lessons and messages for those drifting away from a Bible based perspective on eternity that Jesus came to teach.
Only one reason we would keep this in our ministry of communication. We believe it.
If we believe it, we can’t help but preach it.
“Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord, we persuade men;”
2 Corinthians 5:11
As believers, the foundation of our faith is what the Bible says.
The cornerstone is Jesus Christ and all the scripture declares about him, along with the other writings of these Apostles and Prophets.
Jesus, he communicated in great detail on the doctrine of eternity.
Jesus described an eternal reward of being in the presence of God.
Jesus described a place summarized in the word we know as hell.
Jesus taught about eternal punishment twice as much as he did about heaven.
I will not post ALL the scriptures where Jesus spoke on hell. It’s worth your time to go look it up and study it for yourself. If you care. I know, most could not be bothered.
Why you are not bothered to know more is the same reason that churches and preachers have lost a grip on eternity and more than likely they and those who hear them will end up in the wrong place forever.
My point is Hell is real.
You don’t want to go.
Jesus died to save the whole world from this damnation.
He wants you and me to engage in His mission and hearts desire to reach all who can be reached.
Jesus thought it was so important to save people that he suffered an unspeakable death, to the point of shedding His precious blood so that we might be redeemed from the curse of sin and the judgment of eternal damnation.
Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he cometh in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.
But the children of the kingdom shall be cast out into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
And if thy hand offend thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter into life maimed, than having two hands to go into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched:
Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.
But I will forewarn you whom ye shall fear: Fear him, which after he hath killed hath power to cast into hell; yea, I say unto you, Fear him.