I hope there’s a Hell and that Donald Trump ends up there

After the House of Representatives passed a bill designed to “repeal and replace” Obamacare, John Pavlovitz — head of the teen ministry at North Raleigh Community Church in Raleigh, North Carolina — wrote a blog post titled, Today, I Hope That There’s a Hell.

While Pavlovitz admitted he’s “skeptical” that hell exists since it seems “incompatible with a loving God and with the very idea of Grace,” he said that “today I admit to being strangely hopeful.”

“Today I cling to the idea that somewhere beyond this life, there is a place where horrible people pay for the atrocities; where the evil humankind unleashes upon this world is returned to them in kind, and they are finally made personally accountable — where they feel the pain they have inflicted while here.

Today it feels like this world has failed the good people, and maybe hell is the only chance there is for things to be made right.

Because if there indeed is a hell, it will be surely getting more crowded after today.”

This is a time of great deception. Discernment is key. I pray people who listen to this pastor will wake up and realize that what he is teaching is not biblically sound.

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  1. Unfortunately, this mindset is prevalent among many leaders in today’s church. I wonder if he felt the same when Obamacare wound up cutting insurance coverage for many Americans, some of which I know. Sounds like this church needs to find them a new youth pastor.

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  2. Completely agree Isaiah 53. He is not teaching Biblical truth. Tickling the ears of those who hear.

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  3. Thinking on this, simply put, if there is no hell, that what have we been “saved” from? Scripture is clear, for we have been saved by Grace!!! Prayers for those who sit under this false teacher.

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    • Scripture makes it abuntantly clear that there is a Hell Denise. To some liberal pastors though, the idea that some will suffer eternally isn’t that politically correct so they deny clear teaching to make Christianity more palatable. Unfortunately, and while their version of the Gospel may sound good, it’s dangerous.

      It is interesting that a much higher percentage of people believe in the existence of heaven than believe in the existence of hell. According to the Bible, though, hell is just as real as heaven. The Bible clearly and explicitly teaches that hell is a real place to which the wicked/unbelieving are sent after death. We have all sinned against God (Romans 3:23). The just punishment for that sin is death (Romans 6:23). Since all of our sin is ultimately against God (Psalm 51:4), and since God is an infinite and eternal Being, the punishment for sin, death, must also be infinite and eternal. Hell is this infinite and eternal death which we have earned because of our sin.

      The punishment of the wicked dead in hell is described throughout Scripture as “eternal fire” (Matthew 25:41), “unquenchable fire” (Matthew 3:12), “shame and everlasting contempt” (Daniel 12:2), a place where “the fire is not quenched” (Mark 9:44-49), a place of “torment” and “fire” (Luke 16:23-24), “everlasting destruction” (2 Thessalonians 1:9), a place where “the smoke of torment rises forever and ever” (Revelation 14:10-11), and a “lake of burning sulfur” where the wicked are “tormented day and night forever and ever” (Revelation 20:10).

      The punishment of the wicked in hell is as never ending as the bliss of the righteous in heaven. Jesus Himself indicates that punishment in hell is just as everlasting as life in heaven (Matthew 25:46). The wicked are forever subject to the fury and the wrath of God. Those in hell will acknowledge the perfect justice of God (Psalm 76:10). Those who are in hell will know that their punishment is just and that they alone are to blame (Deuteronomy 32:3-5).

      Yes, hell is real. Yes, hell is a place of torment and punishment that lasts forever and ever, with no end. Praise God that, through Jesus, we can escape this eternal fate (John 3:16, 18, 36).

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  4. A “so-called” Christian wanting somebody to go to hell tells me that that person hasn’t had his heart renewed by the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. And most likely the place he claims doesn’t exist will be his new home if he hasn’t really given his life to Jesus Christ by faith.

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  5. Sounds like this guy may actually be headed to that nonexistent place and get to meet his hero, whose health care plan was messed up.

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  6. Although anger is justified at the horrible health care plan proposed (it will be amended by Senate) this is an attitude inappropriate for a Christian to have and even less appropriate to express as a church member or leader. He has a right to an opinion but not to use church as a platform or in a way that appears he is speaking as though representing a church or as a Christian.

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  7. this is such a typical view of much of this 21st century version of candy coated Christianity—what I call the feel good generation—as that it must be presented and preached to the more youthful ones who only want to hear happiness and feel good.
    I was watching on a news show last evening about a story regarding a Freedom from Religion founder defending his intervention in an elementary school where he basically bullied the school into stopping a bible study from taking place for a group of first graders….besides being an atheist and an apparent elementary school bully, his agreement was that parents don’t want their little kids being taught scary things about hell, killing, murder or of some all powerful and mean God who is bent on vengeance….
    Of which I think means that we shouldn’t teach about consequences nor that fact that we live in the midst of a battle between good and evil (ohm and Good wins by the way) or that yes God is loving and forgiving but there are always consequences for poor choices….so I suppose turning on television and watching the news or anything produced by Hollywood which showcases violence, death, murder, rape, sexual this and that is a better choice for a first grader than a bible study….
    Just one more example of lunacy—with much of the lunacy bouncing around in “the Church”

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  8. There are two issues here: 1. The existence of hell and what it is and 2. Is this man’s hatred justified when he purports to be a christian?
    As to 1, the bible says the wages of sin is DEATH, but the gift of God is eternal life. So, just because the lake of fire is “unquenchable” fire, that means fire that is not put out until it consumes all of its fuel — it is not an eternal life of torture. And as to 2, his hatred is not justified and is contrary to scripture. Grace, mercy and truth go hand in hand in the bible — Jesus was “full of grace and truth”. You can’t harbor hatred and be a follower of Jesus.

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  9. Christians should never ever hope Hell upon anyone. Sad that there are so many false teachers, and attention seeking people out there trying to teach God’s word, instead of Godly men who teach and preach righteousness.

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  10. So many things wrong with this “pastor.” Incredible…

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