First of all, we have to go back to the very beginning, to where it all started. God created the Lake of Fire, which is the second death (Revelation 20:14-15) for Satan and his angels when they rebelled against God in heaven. Matthew 25:41, “Then He will say to those on His left, ‘Depart from Me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels.”
The moment that Adam, the first man created, sinned against God by eating the forbidden fruit from the tree of knowledge of good and evil (Genesis 3:6-7), death entered his soul: separation from God took place and they, he and his wife, were sentenced to the Lake of Fire. However, God atoned for their transgression (Genesis 3:21) by covering their nakedness with animal skin. That is the first sacrifice for sin which is a picture of Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross for the sins of the world.
Sin not only brings death because it separates you from God who is life, but it also condemns you to Hell. Hell is a place for those who are full of sin when they pass away from this physical realm to the spiritual. They cannot be with God because of their sins so Hell was created for sinful creatures (Satan and his angels) and for those who refuse to put their faith and trust in Jesus Christ for the cleansing of their sins.
John 3:17-18, “17 For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through Him. 18 Whoever believes in Him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe has already been condemned, because he has not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son.”
Hell is an eternal place because we were created to be eternal beings and those in Hell are eternal sinners, and can no longer have their sins atoned for.
Satan doesn’t want anyone to go to heaven so that they can be cursed like he is cursed. That is the reason why there is so much deception in the world and false religion. Satan even introduced a false Jesus who cannot save you from Hell.
2 Corinthians 11:3-4, “3 I am afraid, however, that just as Eve was deceived by the serpent’s cunning, your minds may be led astray from your simple and pure devotion to Christ. 4 For if someone comes and proclaims a Jesus other than the One we proclaimed, or if you receive a different spirit than the One you received, or a different gospel than the one you accepted, you put up with it way too easily.”
2 Corinthians 11:13-15, “13 For such men are false apostles, deceitful workers, masquerading as apostles of Christ. 14 And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light. 15 It is not surprising, then, if his servants masquerade as servants of righteousness. Their end will correspond to their actions.”
The only way a person can make it to heaven is through faith in Jesus Christ (John 3:16) and accepting what He did for you on the cross so that you may have your sins forgiven.
Hebrews 9:14-15, “14 how much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself unblemished to God, purify our consciences from works of death, so that we may serve the living God! 15 Therefore Christ is the mediator of a new covenant, so that those who are called may receive the promised eternal inheritance, now that He has died to redeem them from the transgressions committed under the first covenant.”
The “blood of Christ” refers to His death on the cross for our sins and the phrase “offered Himself unblemished to God” means that when Jesus died for us, He died and resurrected as a sinless person (Jesus never sinned once). The new covenant means that we are no longer under the Law but under the Law of the Spirit.
Galatians 5:16-18, 16 So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. 17 For the flesh craves what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the flesh. They are opposed to each other, so that you do not do what you want. 18 But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law.
We are made right with God through faith in Jesus Christ and accepting His atonement for the removal of our offenses toward God.
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