Death in sin carries with it dismal effects. The wages of sin is death even "the second death" (Revelation 21:8). Sin has shame for its companion in life, and hell for its wages thereafter. Yet there is a negligence of witness to this sterner side of the Gospel. We fear that too many dwell exclusively upon the goodness of God, forgetting that goodness and severity are His twin attributes. Those who are eternally lost will suffer no more for their sins than Christ endured when He died for sin.
Future retribution is only alluded to: eternal punishment almost never taught in the pulpit today - to the honor of the pulpit and the honor of God, be it said. As hell is still in the Bible, is it not to the dishonor of pulpits if they deny such a truth? Silence as to "the weeping and gnashing of teeth" Jesus spoke of (Matthew 25:30) does more to populate hell than the blashemies of Tom Paine and Robert Ingersoll combined. Jesus possessed the tenderest heart that ever throbbed in a human breast, yet He constantly alluded to the certain, terrible and unending suffering of those who died lost. He taught eternal punishment with a boldness, plainness and awful significance no human preacher dare imitate unless he has a Calvary heart for the unsaved.
Good evening, Quinson Thomas, and thank you for extending your hand in friendship! I pray that you are having a wonderful, and spirit-filled holiday season and may the Lord continue to bless you and to please you!