Hell and Everlasting Punishment
Part 6: Filthiness
"He that is unjust, let him bu unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still." (Revelation 22:11).
God looked down from Heaven to see if there were any that understood and here is what He saw: "Thy are all gone aside, they are all together beocome filthy: there is none that doeth good, no not one." (Psalm 14:2,3). Job speaks of a man and asks, "How much more abominable and filthy is man, which drinketh iniquity like water?" (Job 15:16), and Isaiah says of man, "But we are as an unclean thing, and all our righteousness are as filthy rags." (Isaiah 64:6).
People are said to be filthy in this life and if they die unsaved they go to a place of filthiness forever. Here are some of the filthy people who will be in hell: "But the fearful and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death." (Revelation 21:8).
"Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not decieved: neither fornicators, nor idolators, nor adulteres, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God" (1 Corinthians 6:9,10). What a list of companions of those who go to Hell: people who are fearful, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, whoremongers, sorcerers, idolaters, liars, fornicators, adulterers, effeminate, homosexuals, thieves, covetous, drunkards, revilers, extortioners.
J. Wilbur Chapman tells of an unsaved girl who had a Christian father. Once the two were riding the train together. The father stepped out of the car for a moment, and the girl was surrounded by young men who were using profanity, and taking God's name in vain, using all sorts of vulgarity. It shocked her to hear what they had to say, to hear them blaspheme the Name of God. When her father returned to the coach, she said, "Father, let's get out of here immediately." They went into another car and sat down, and the girl leaned her head on the father's shoulder and began to weep and said, "Oh, Father, how vulgar and profane they were. I just couldn't stand it another minute. I am so glad to get out of there." The father said, "Daughter, do you realize that is the kind of people you are going to spend eternity with." She said, "Oh, my Father, tell me once more how to be saved, and I will trust the Lord Jesus. I don't want to go to Hell. I don't want to be in Hell with that kind of people."
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