Hell is Necessary

I believe that we need to take the time to examine the Doctrine of Hell. We love to look at salvation, worship, obedience, prayer, and devotion. However, the Doctrine of Hell is a necessary part of the our understanding of salvation. Follow this link to a fine sermon by Tim Conway. (not the comedian) I did a great deal of heart searching while listening to Pastor Tim’s anointed teaching.

In Christ

Mike Ratliff

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7 thoughts on “Hell is Necessary

  1. What a gem this sermon is! I am glad that you shared it with us. I have placed a link on my site to come here to listen to his sermon. I did find new things in his teachings and found them invaluable. This sermon along with Paul Washer’s sermon is copied onto my hard drive. I believe I will be able to learn something new each time I listen to it. Thank you, Mike.

  2. Sarah,

    Yes it is. I have a deep desire in my heart for this type of preaching to become prevelant in our churches again. Let’s agree to pray for God to wake up HIs people to these truths.

    In Christ

    Mike Ratliff

  3. It is the most profound truth of all. If a person who dies without Christ spends FOREVER in hell, what else matters? Jesus Himself said, “What should it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses his soul?”. If we could bring 100 people out of hell and give them ten years on earth they would not be welcomed in our churches because they would seem too passionate about eternity and not interested about this life. The discription “a hell, fire, and brimstone preacher” used to be a compliment, today it is a mocking, if you can find one!

  4. Rick,

    I still consider it a compliment. My Grandfather Ratliff was one. My mother said that he could singe the hair off of the people he preached to. :-) Some very close to me still think that it produces false salvations based on fear. I don’t buy it. What we must do is balance this type of preaching with careful observation of those professing salvation. We should never blindly take anyone’s word for it. We do no one any favors if we let people think they are saved when all they have done is taken out fire insurance.

    In Christ

    Mike Ratliff

  5. Corinne,

    Welcome! Yes, that sermon is like a cold splash of water in our faces. We need to have a healthy understanding of Hell to really understand how awesome our salvation really is.

    In Christ

    Mike Ratliff

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