AFTERLIFE SERIES- “Does Hell Exist?” Matthew 5:17-30

In one of his more recent writings, Rob Bell, a “pastor” of a 7,000 member mega-church in Michigan broke theological ties with church historians and basic Gospel theology by throwing his support behind the theological teaching of Universalism in his book entitled, “Love Wins”. What is universalism you may ask? Universalism is the belief that all humankind will eventually be saved. Which begs the questions… Why did Jesus die on a cross? What are we being saved from? Is Hell only temporary? Does Hell even exist? 
He is quoted as saying,

“What we believe about heaven and hell is incredibly important because it exposes what we believe about who God is and what God is like.”

James 3 tells us, “Not many of you should become teachers, my brothers, for you know that we who teach will be judged with greater strictness.” What you and I “believe”, or Rob Bell for that matter, is irrelevant. What does the Bible teach about the existence of Hell in the afterlife? This Sunday in our #AFTERLIFE series, we will be asking the question “Does Hell Exist?” while looking at seven reasons why Hell does indeed exist according to the Scriptures.