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Does Going To Hell Have Benefits?

Does Going To Hell Have Benefits?

In our society, decisions are made with future benefits in mind. One does not choose a college, a job, a place to live without first checking on the benefits that come with a particular selection.

You may think the title of this lesson is rather strange. But I was always taught "there is something good in everything if you look hard enough." Even Will Rogers said, "I never met a man I didn't like." So, there must be some benefits to going to Hell.

1.  No More Gospel Preaching

For those who think sermons are long, dull, and boring; then you won't have to worry about hearing any more of them. (For that matter, there won't be any short ones, either!!) Some become uneasy when the truth is preached; they don't like the preacher "preachin' at them." Some of the aims of gospel preaching are to "reprove, rebuke, and exhort" (2 Timothy 4:2). There'll be no more warnings to "flee the wrath of God to come" (Matthew 3:7). If this appeals to you, then Hell sounds like a pretty good place for you.

2.  No More Christians Calling On You

In Hell, there won't be any faithful disciples of Christ calling you on the phone, knocking on your door, or any more inquiring about you missing the services of the church.  (Hebrews 10:25) Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.  If you think these "inquiries" are an intrusion of your privacy, then Hell sounds like a pretty good place for you.

3.  No More Pressure To Avoid Sin

In Hell, you won't have worry about being reminded to avoid running around with the "wrong crowd." Just look around - they'll be there with you!! You won't have to worry about your "good morals" being corrupted (1 Corinthians 15:33) Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners. For those who covet the "pressure-free" life, then Hell sounds like a place where people will leave you alone.

Obviously, this lesson is facetious. There are no benefits in going to Hell - "where their worm does not die and the fire is not quenched" (Mark 9:44). Yet, it is my duty to warn you about the obvious... these "benefits" are eternal. Once one crosses over death towards Hell, there is no turning back. Thinking about this will surely help us see that Hell has no benefits at all, and it is certainly not the place where we wish to spend eternity.  Where WILL YOU spend eternity?
Adapted:  Bro Jeff Smith
08/30/09  AM


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