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9513 hell, as incentive to action

9513 hell, as incentive to action

The reality of hell should affect the way people live.

The importance of making the right choice

Mt 7:13-14 See also Dt 30:19; Jer 21:8; Lk 13:23-25

A personal spiritual life is vital

It is more important than short-term worldly gain Mt 16:26 pp Mk 8:36 pp Lk 9:25 See also Lk 12:20; Lk 16:19-25

It is not just outward appearance Mt 3:7-10 pp Lk 3:7-9

Religious activity alone is not only valueless but perilous Mt 7:21-23 See also Pr 14:12; Jer 23:11-12; Lk 13:26-28; Jn 15:6

Believers must maintain their loyalty to God

Mt 10:28 pp Lk 12:4-5 See also Dt 4:23-24; Isa 8:12-13

Temptations to sin must be dealt with drastically

Mt 5:29-30 See also Mt 18:8-9; Mk 9:43-48

Some attitudes and practices that lead to hell

Deliberately continuing in sin Heb 10:26-27 See also Nu 15:30; Heb 6:4-6; 2Pe 2:20

Lack of spiritual response Mt 22:13; Mt 24:51; Mt 25:30

Wilfully ignoring divine activity Mt 11:20-24 pp Lk 10:13-15 Sodom, destroyed by God, was notoriously sinful. See also Mt 23:33; Mt 25:41-46

Contempt for fellow humans Mt 5:22 The term “fool” implied the despising of another as worthless and godless. See also Jas 3:6

See also

6139deadness, spiritual
8712denial of Christ
8748false religion
8784nominal religion

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