I Can’t Wait For Them To Burn In Hell

Posted: January 26, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

I Can’t Wait Until They Burn In Hell

What a terrible thing to wish for someone. Do you know who I’ve heard this statement from the most?

Sadly I’ve heard it from people who claim to be followers of Christ. Christians. And just for the record, a Christian is someone with the heart of Christ.

As you read earlier, someone who emulates, or imitates Christ. So with this definition in mind, when did Jesus ever wish someone would burn in hell?

When did Jesus ever look forward to someone’s eternal punishment? Go ahead, I’ll give you a minute to think of a Scripture where Jesus was excited for someone to be separated from him and his Father for eternity.

Back So Soon?

It’s okay, I knew you would not be able to locate a Scripture to support that, because there are none.

NONE

Here’s a Scripture verse you will find and probably already know, if not from church, perhaps a football game.

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son,

        that whoever believes in him shall not perish

          but have eternal life

      (John 3:16 NIV)

That alone proves Jesus does not want to see people burn in hell. He was willing to die to make sure people went to heaven. But if you still need a little more convincing, check out the next verse.

For God did not send his Son

into the world to condemn the world,

but to save the world through him.

(John 3:17 NIV)

Rescue Mission

Man messed up in the garden of Eden. He got himself into a heap of trouble. Big time trouble. Trouble he was not able to get himself out of, ever.

So now what? Did Jesus look down at Adam and Eve and utter these words?

“I can’t wait for them to burn in hell.”

I think we both know the answer to this question: NO!

Jesus stood up and said, “Dad send me down there. I can fix this. I don’t what them to perish in hell. I will take the punishment they deserve.

Fast Forward

Today, many Christians, when they see unbelievers living the lifestyle of an unbeliever because they are u-n-b-e-l-i-e-v-e-r-s, they suddenly turn into

The Judginator

Look a Sinner

Have fear, The Judginator is here. Condemning is my superpower! It is my duty to judge you and sentence you to hell. Your crime: Not living like you have the Holy Spirit when you don’t have the Holy Spirit.

Now let me put on my sunglasses so I can watch as you burn. Get ‘em God. Give it to them. Commence the burning stage. This is gonna be like so great. Ooh I gotta live stream this. Viral video coming up.

Story Time

I want to share a little story with you, a true story, about a man who could not wait to see people be punished. His name was Jonah. Yes the guy that got swallowed by the big fish.

You may recall, God told Jonah to go to Nineveh and tell them to repent or they will be destroyed. Jonah was like, “Nope. I’m out of here.”

He took off for Tarshish. Got caught up in a big storm. Was thrown overboard and eventually swallowed by the big fish.

Doomsday is coming

Jonah eventually went and did as God had commanded him. He went through the city for three days proclaiming, “Forty more days and Nineveh will be overthrown.”

Don’t Kill the Messenger

Now, when I was younger, I always thought Jonah ran away because he was afraid to tell the people of Nineveh what God said and suffer the consequences. But that is not why he ran away.

Jonah Knew God

After Jonah delivered his doomsday message, the entire city of Nineveh repented.

When God saw what they did and how they turned from their evil ways,

He relented and did not bring on them the destruction he had threatened

(Jonah 3:10 NIV)

Jonah was thrilled. Okay maybe not. But he should have been. This was the largest revival ever, even to this day. A whole city doomed to hell, was saved because of this one evangelist.

Jonah should have been celebrating down in the city. He should have been leading discipleship and church planting conferences.

But Jonah did none of these things. If fact not only was he not thrilled, he was furious.

And here’s where we find out why he really ran from God. Jonah was mad that God forgave them.

But to Jonah this seemed very wrong,

and he became angry.

(Jonah 4:1 NIV)

Jonah was angry with God and said, “This is exactly why I ran away. Because I knew that you are a gracious and compassionate God, slow to anger and abounding in love, a God who relents from sending calamity.”

Then he stormed off and sat on a hill to get a good view of the city, hoping that God would destroy it. Hoping to see these sinners burn in hell.

Gracious and Compassionate

If God does not want to see anyone perish, should we? If God is slow to anger, should we be quick to anger? If God is abounding in love, shouldn’t we also be abounding in love?

What Should We Do?

Paul clears up any confusion on how to deal with someone in sin.

Brothers and sisters, if someone is caught up in a sin,

You who live by the Spirit should restore that person gently.

But watch yourselves, or you also may be tempted.

Carry each other’s burdens,

and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.

(Galatians 6:1-2 NIV)

Help people burn with passion

Don’t wish for them to burn in hell

 

 

 

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