No More Hell


Hell Is No Longer In

Very few pastors in America mention Hell, much less preach on it because it is not "sexy enough anymore" and "it's just too negative."

Even though 71% of adults in America believe in a literal Hell, virtually no pastor preaches on it. The mega-churches ignore the subject of Hell bcause they want to appeal to people, not scare them away. Most churches have deopped the judgment to come and focus on social issues. "You can go to a whole lot of churches week after week, and you'd be startled even to hear a mention of Hell," explained professor Harvey Cox Jr. of Harvard Divinity School. [Ed. note: This is true. In the 50 years I have attended numerous churches and listened to radio/TV preachers/teachers I have NEVER heard a pastor teach on Hell! It is the most ignored subject in the Bible. I have heard a few mention it briefly.]

The rise of psychology, philosophy and consumerism have drowned out Hell. "It's just too negative," commented Prof. Bruce Shelley of Denver Theological Seminary. "Churches are under enormous pressure to be consumer-oriented. Churches today feel the need to be appealing rather than demanding." [Ed. note: Most preachers are apostate or not born from above.]

Instead of preaching the Bible churches pay for market research to find what the people want out of them. "Once pop evangelism went into market analysis, Hell was dropped," said Prof. Martin Marty of the University of Chicago Divinity School. [Ed. note: Preachers who teach what the flock want to hear are apostate (2 Tim. 4.3,4).]

Even though some pastors claim they believe in Hell and teach it, few do. Rick Warren, senior pastor of the megachurch Saddleback Community Church in Lake Forest, California, claims the Bible's teaching on Hell guide his ministry. Yet if you check out his website -- -- he does NOT offer a single sermon, tape, video, book, pamphlet or study on Hell. [Ed. note: Rick Warren is one of the leading apostates in America today along with Jack Hybels, Bob Schuller, Paul Crouch, Ken Copeland, Ken Hagin, Jimmy Swaggart, Jerry Falwell, Hal Lindsey, John Hagee, R.C. Sproul, Chuck Swindoll, Chuck Smith, Chuck Missler, Jack van Wimpe, Tim LaHaye, Bob Thieme, Pat Robertson, Greg Laurie, Grant Jeffrey, Yaacov Ramsel, Tom Ice, Peter LaLonde, Billy and Frankie Graham, Anne Graham Lotz, Robert Morey, Hendrick Hanegraaff, Rex Humbard, Oral and Richard Roberts, Ernest Angley, Peter Popoff, Jesse Duplantis, Creflo Dollar, T.D. Jakes, Ike, Garner Ted Armstrong, Doug Batchelor and thousands of others.  For a list of dozens of heretics/apostates go to dov-10danger.htm

The "born again" pastors rarely preach on Hell because their flock is not going there. "When you have a group of people who are born again you're not going to Hell," explained Bob Anderson, member of an evangelical church in Fullerton. "So why talk about it?" [Ed. note: The church is most likely the Evangelical Free Church of Fullerton that was formerly pastor by Chuck Swindol, current figurehead of Dallas Theological Seminary. I attended that 501c3 apostate corporation for a time in the 1980s. It was a disaster.]

The Presbyterian Church (USA) mentions Hell just once in its catechism. George Hunsinger, Prof. at Princeton's Theological Seminary, wanted more said about Hell and judgment, but the committee rejected the idea with little discussion. "It's a failure of nerve by churches that are not wanting to take on a non-popular stance," he said. [Ed. note: Most Presbyterian preachers have been apostate for decades.]

There was a time when Hell was considered to be a literal place, but now it is thought to be a mere state of the soul. John Paul II affirmed this belief in 1999 when he stated that Hell should not be viewed as a fiery underworld, but as "the state of those who freely and definitively separate themselves from God."

John's statement was not new for the Roman Catholic Corporation. In the 1960s it abandoned the belief that Hell is a real, physical place where the wicked are punished/tortured for their sins. Dante fell out of grace with Vatican II. [Ed. note: Virtually all religious corporations will deny Hell and the LOF in the years to come. It is inevitable.]

The Catholic catechism of the 19th Century emphasized a literal Hell, but the latest catechism (1994) plays down a literal Hell and pushes the idea that it is separation from God.

Hell took a dive when Billy Graham said he did not know for certain if there is any fire in Hell. Billy was a dynamic hell-fire preacher in his early days of the 1940s and 50s, but he dropped the fire and now claims Hell is merely separation from God.

"I believe that Hell is essentially separation from God," he said. "That we are separated from God, so we can have hell in this life and hell in the life to come..." Billy said in a 1991 interview. "But to describe Hell in vivid terms like I might have done 30 or 40 years ago, I'm not at liberty to do that because... whether there is actually fire in Hell or not, I do not know." [Ed. note: Incredible! That is pure mumble jumble and sheer jibberish. Billy preached the Bible at one time, but he slowly slid down the sewer to total apostasy and hit the cesspool at the bottom in 1991. He is an embarrasment to Messianic Faith and one of the leading ecumenical apostates in America. A few of the thousands of ecumenical apostates who have abandon the Bible for doctrines of demons and the traditions of men as Graham has are -- Robert Schuller, Paul Crouch, Jerry Falldown, Jack van Wimpe, Hal Lindsey, Rick Warren and Bill McCarthy, founder of Promise Keepers. McCarthy should have stayed at Colorado State.]

Belief in Hell is ancient. The Hebrews called it Sheol and the Greeks called it Hades. Jesus Christ taught that it is a terrible place to end up in. He described it as the "outer darkness" and consumed by an "everlasting fire." In the book of Revelation sinners are warned that they would be "thrown into the Lake of Fire." Matthew said that it would be a place where of "weeping and gnashing of teeth." [Ed. note: The description of Hell and the Lake of Fire was more precise by the New Testament writers. the fate of the wicked was seen as being eternal punishment (Leviy-Matt. 25.46; Rev. 14.9-11) rather than being annihilated out of existence. The doctrine that the wicked are burned up and exterminated/annihilated in the Lake of Fire is NOT Biblical! It is a damnable HERESY -- a doctrine of demons (I Tim. 4.1)!

I should note that the Lake of Fire is NOT a place of "outer darkness" -- it is located in a place of "outer darkness" (Leviy 8.12; 22.13; 25.30). The definite article "the" makes this clear. The argument that the descriptions of Hell and the LOF are NOT real, but allegorical is based on a faulty understanding of the phrase "the outer darkness." The heretics claim you cannot have light from fire and total darkness at the same time. The Bible does NOT teach this. It teaches that the LOF is located in a place called "outer darkness." It does NOT say that in that place there is total darkness. For a complete exegetical study on Hell and the LOF go to -- dov-hell.htm ]

Dante popularized the doctrine of eternal punishment, but invented a hell of his own [that has nothing to do with the Bible.]

During the Age of Enlightenment the concept of Hell was questioned and the philosophers argued that a merciful God would not punish the wicked through all eternity. [Ed. note: Dante's work on his hell was by inspiration of a fallen angel. He made Hell seem ludicrous.]

Many preachers today believe that God would not punish the wicked forever. "How can something as wonderful as redemption... be based on fear?" asked Wilfredo Benitez of St. Anslem of Canterbury Episcopal Church in Garden Grove. "Can we accept a gift at gunpoint? This is total nonsense and madness." Wilfredo taught a literal Hell in his younger years. [Ed. note: A large number of preachers deny the existence of Hell and the LOF in their twilight years.]

The preacher who did more to annihilate Hell is Robert Schuller of the Crystal Cathedral. "Perhaps more than any other pastor, the Rev. Robert H. Schuller is credited with inspiring the movement to supplant hell with feel-good messages," noted the author of the article. He credits Schuller as being the "forerunner of the thousands of nondenominational congregations that have popped up in recent decades to serve believers uncomfortable with the formality of old-line faiths."

Schuller believes Hell is eternal separation from God and not a real place where the wicked are punished for their sins. He stopped preaching on Hell 40 years ago and started praching on personal success. One of his self-help books is titled, "If It's Going to Be, It's Up to Me!" [Ed. note: The Bible clearly teaches we are to rely on YAHWEH Elohim in ALL that we do (Prov. 3.5,6) and that it is preferable to trust in YAHWEH rather than in ourselves or others (Ps. 118.8,9).

"I don't ever want people to become Christian to escape Hell," he declared. [Ed. note: I am convinced that Schuller is NOT born from above! He shows NO evidence of being saved! He teaches myriad heresies, he is a leading ecumenicalist, a moneymonger, glorymonger and a hypocrite. A few years ago he assaulted a flight attendant while under the influence of alcohol. He is one of thousands of apostate and unsaved preachers that Paulos warned us about (2 Tim. 4.3,4)!]

One preacher who believes Hell is a real place is Ray Comfort. He warns preachers to not sugarcoat the Bible. "God will remove His Spirit, His power from them and they'll become just like social clubs," he said. "What we've done is make things comfortable for people with padded pews and air-conditioning and a promise that we won't say anything that will offend you." (L.A. Times, 6.19.2002, p. 1)

America needs about 1,000 preachers who are willing to teach the Bible using the ONLY hermeneutical principle YAHWEH Elohim has given us:

"Take everything literally unless the Scriptures say it is symbolic or unless it is physically impossible to be or to take place, with the exceptions of miracles."

Bible teachers who use this principle teach that Hell and the LOF are real places with real fire where the wicked are tortured through ALL eternity.