How can we avoid the default – eternity in hell?

Written by Mike Riddle

Mike is the founder and president of Creation Training Initiative. He is an international speaker and teacher on biblical creation, apologetics, and Christian education. He has been involved in creation apologetics for over 40 years.

November 7, 2022

John 3:17 states:
For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved
The question is: Saved from what – the answer is, from eternal punishment – hell
The Bible describes what we need to be save from in these terms.
Luke 16 and Mat 25 – tormented in an everlasting fire
Revelation 14 – no rest day or night
Revelation 20 – in a lake of fire and brimstone, tormented day and night forever and ever

What we must understand is that this is the default.
The Bible also teaches how to avoid the default.

First: Acts 4:12 teaches there is only one person who can save us.
And there is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among mankind by which we must be saved.
And that name is Jesus
Second: Eph 2:8-9 teaches there is only one way.
For by grace you have been saved through faith; and this is not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not a result of works, so that no one may boast.
Third: Rom 10:9 teaches how we can be saved.
That if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.


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