Well, hell yes!!! Sorry Christians, but the line was just too funny to pass up.
There seems some reluctance to speak about hell in our Churches in these times. It wasn’t always that way. When I was young you would hear Christian leaders preach about Hell, but now it is hardly ever mentioned.
I have to ask everyone, “Why would anyone need a Savior if there is no Hell?” If you do not tell people about the consequences of ignoring God why would they worry? How would you ever make the message of the New Testament clear if you do not explain Hell?
Before you chastise me for saying the unsaved should worry because worry is a sin, think about it. Worry is a sin for those who have overcome the world, because it demonstrates their lack of faith; not total lack mind you, but still some unbelief. Because the unbeliever has no faith (In God) it is not a sin for them to worry.
It is something like fear. Fear has two definitions, one is to be afraid, and the other is extreme reverence. Fear, or to be afraid, is the beginning of understanding. The beginning of understanding leads to extreme reverence. It would be a sin for a Christian to be afraid, because he or she should understand that God is in control. Yes, I know we all sin, but those sins have been paid for, so don’t worry. You see what I mean?
Anyway, to get back to the subject, if we do not explain Hell we are leaving out the most important part of “The Good News” (Gospel). The Gospel is that we do not have to go to Hell: there is a Savior for anyone that will be honest enough to admit that they are a sinner and need a Savior and then do what God wants in order to receive salvation and the gift of the Holy Spirit. Well, I suppose the first step is to be honest enough to admit that there is a God.