We cannot fathom the horrors of that dismal dungeon of lost souls!
If we give any description of the doom of the impenitent which is at all true to God’s Word, those who reject the Scriptures begin to cry out that we have borrowed it from Dante, or taken it from Milton! But the most awful and harrowing descriptions of the woes of the lost which ever fell from human lips, do not exceed or even equal the language of the loving Christ, Himself! Listen: “Depart from Me, you who are cursed–into the everlasting fire prepared for the devil and his angels!”
You and I can never imagine all the depths of Hell. Shut out from us by a black veil of darkness–we cannot fathom the horrors of that dismal dungeon of lost souls!
Happily, the wailings of the damned have never startled us, for a thousand tempests would be but a maiden’s whisper–compared with one wail of a damned soul.
It is not possible for us to see the tortures of those souls who dwell eternally within an anguish which knows no alleviation. Our eyes would become sightless balls of darkness–if they were permitted for an instant to look into that ghastly shrine of torment!
Hell is horrible, for we may say of it: Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, neither has it entered into the heart of man–to conceive of the horrors which God has prepared for those who hate Him!
SIN, indeed, is Hell–Hell in embryo, Hell in essence, Hell kindling, Hell emerging from the shell.
HELL is but sin when it has manifested and developed itself to the full!
Stand at the gates of Hell and understand how venomous is the disease for which Heaven’s remedy is provided in the ignominious sufferings and death of the Only Begotten.
He is the true lover of men’s souls–who does not deceive them! He who paints the miseries of Hell as though they were but little–is seeking to murder men’s souls under the pretense of being their friend!
“For God did not appoint us to suffer wrath–but to receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ!” 1 Thessalonians 5:9