The Good, The Bad and
THE BAD FIRST.
This question has
been a concern for many
people, going all
the way back to Adam and Eve. Revelation 21:8 list eight groups
people who are so bad that you would expect to find them in Hell.
I want to list them as well as do a Greek word study, in order
do not miss the meaning of the words. I believe in the inerrancy of
God's written Word
plenary inspiration; (It is all inspired- not just bits and pieces of
it) with the 1611 king James translation being
by the Holy Spirit for the English speaking people!
Just how bad do you have to be to go
to Hell ?
Psalms 9:17- "The wicked shall
be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God ". The thought is not how bad you might be
but what you do with Jesus.
GOD'S WORD TELLS US THESE EIGHT GROUPS
ARE GOING TO BE IN HELL.
Rev. 21:8- "But the
unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whore mongers, and
sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the
lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death."
Greek word is di-los' - from the
word deos meaning dreadful or
Greek word is Api'-is-tos - meaning
without trust in God.
Greek word is bdel-oos'-so
- which means to
abhor or detest because of the stench of sin.
Greek word is fon-yooce' - meaning an assassin -
a cut throat.
Greek word is
por'-nos - from
which we get the word pornography. a
man who prostitutes his body to another’s lust for hire. A male
prostitute - a
gay person or a homosexual person.
These perversions are the reason God
destroyed the cities of Sodom and Gomorrow and it is a sin that God
tolerate. Our society wants to give them the same rights as every one
God will not have them in his presence! You say, preacher I thought God
all sinners, Yes that is true but we often fail to separate the fact
that God loves sinners but he detest their sin and
He will not overlook sin or excuse it! It must be judged and if a
up at this judgment in the book of Revelation; having spurned the
of almighty God, their end is hell for all eternity!
Greek word far-mak-yoos'
- meaning a spell
giving drug. Does that sound familiar with all the drug
deeply rooted into our society? God hates drugs and the ruined lives it
produces. All the sexually transmitted diseases and needle transmitted
associated with them God also hates and it is no wonder Drug abusers
are high up on the list
of those who will inhabit a
hell for all eternity.
word I-do-lol-at'-race – meaning
one who worships false gods-
one who worships material
familiar with all the false
religions of the world and the materialistic worshippers from
to big oil
companies who could care less if their greed causes you and I enormous
hardship in buying their products.
(8)- all liars.
Greek word psyoo-dace' - meaning a
deceitful person with false pretensions.
the gang culture often remark that someone they know is "The badest
wouldn't want to go to hell and spend eternity with all these bad
2- THE GOOD.
how good do you have to be to go to heaven ?
(1)- Matthew 19:16- "What good thing shall I do".
is a common
thought by most people
that if you are good,
you will go to heaven. Friend, you need to check out
meaning of good before you reach a final conclusion. For instance; the
ruler in Matthew chapter 19 was a good man but Jesus told him he lacked
what it takes to go to heaven. It is not so much how good you might be
but what you do with Jesus.
Let us look at
the scripture in Mat.19:16-19 to see how good you need to be to go to
Mat. 19:16- "And,
behold, one came and said unto him, Good Master, what good thing shall
I do, that I may have eternal life?"
Mat. 19:17- "And
he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none
good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the
Mat. 19:18- "He
saith unto him, Which? Jesus said, Thou shalt do no
murder, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not steal, Thou
shalt not bear false witness,"
thy father and thy mother: and, Thou shalt love thy
neighbour as thyself."
The man came to Jesus with a very important
question in Matthew 19:16- "Good
master, what good thing shall I
do, that I
may have eternal life"? He was asking the right question
and every one must
face that question before they will ever go to heaven but he mistakenly
thought it was measured by his merits of goodness!
(2)- Jesus wanted him to measure himself
against the word of God.
"if thou wilt enter into life, keep
the commandments”. And Jesus gave him a list of
keep in Matthew 19:18: which was a list of things to show him that he
needed more than human goodness to go to heaven because we have all
sinned and come short of the glory of God.
(A)- Thou shalt do no murder.
(B)- Thou shalt not commit adultery.
(C)- Thou shalt not steal.
(D)- Thou shalt not bear false witness.
(E)- Honor thy father and thy mother.
(F)- Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.
young man was not convinced that he had done enough
and told Jesus that he had kept all those from
youth up and ask the ever important question: "What lack I yet"?
Have you ever
wondered what is keeping you from Going to heaven?
The young man
was a good person but he had a love for possessions that
sent him away to an eternity with out Christ.
nothing wrong with you having wealth but there is something wrong with
The man was
told to go and sell all his
distribute it amongst the poor and to take up his cross and follow
look what he did in verse 22- he went away sorrowful because he had
possessions. You see, the problem was not the possessions but the fact
loved possessions more that he loved God. He was willing to forfeit his
soul for a few lousy possessions. Many are going in the same direction
speak. Good is not good enough for heaven! Church pews are loaded with
intended people who are going to the same place the bad people are
because they both have the same problem of not surrendering their
hearts to a
3- THE UGLY.
The ugly truth
is that neither the Bad or the
Good go to
heaven in their natural state. You see, Adam ruined that for all
mankind by bringing sin into the human experience. The bible tells us
in romans 5:12- "Wherefore,
as by one man
sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have
there is hope as we will see a little later in the message.
possessed man in Luke 8:35 was ugly until he met Jesus!
Luke 8:35- "Then they
went out to see
what was done; and came to Jesus, and found the man, out of whom the
devils were departed, sitting at the feet of Jesus, clothed, and in his
right mind: and they were afraid".
He lived in the
caves called the gadarenes and
he came out
naked and cursed every passer-by and would cut himself until he was a
mess until one day Jesus came by and summoned him after which Jesus
The next thing was when the disciples found the once demon possessed
was sitting at Jesus feet, clothed and in his right mind.
It doesn't matter how ugly a person may be;
Jesus can make
the vilest sinner clean! Romans 5:20- "But where sin abounded, grace did
if you are not saved, please let Gods only Son give you eternal life
confessing your sin and asking Christ to be merciful to you a sinner
save you for Jesus sake and if you do this He will write your name in
of life in heaven. You will forever be a child of God. Get into a good
believing church and follow the Lord in believers baptism as you
grow in grace and knowledge.