Hell and Everlasting PunishmentPart 13: MemoryHell is a place of memory. The rich man in Hell was told by Abraham, "Son, remember" (Luke 16:25). In commenting on the rich man in Hell, Dr. G. Beauchamp Vick, pastor of Temple Baptist Church, wrote:"Oh, my friends, memory has been called the storehouse of the soul. What did Abraham tell him to remember? The things that happened in his lifetime. 'Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things; but now he is comforted and thou are tormented.' 'Son, remember'. Yes, the memory that you will retain in Hell will be one of the awful horrors of that eternal inferno. Remember the good things, the good opportunities which you enjoyed in your lifetime. Those wasted opportunities of years gone by. 'Son, remember' how God let you be born in the land of open Bibles; in a land of open churches, in a land where the Gospel was just as near you as the radio or television dial in your living room, if you wanted to hear it. 'Son, remember' how a fellow by the name of Beauchamp Vick spoke to you week after week warning you to flee from the wrath of God to come. How he repeatedly told you of the horrors of an eternal hell for every soul that rejects Christ. Remember every church service you attended. Remember God has sent preachers of all kinds your way, yet you said 'no' to it all.Remember every Gospel message which God let you hear, and yet you said 'no' to it all.Remember every personal worker who pled with you to recieve the Lord Jesus Christ and repent of your sins, but you said 'no' to it all.Remember every prayer of a godly Christian mother.Remember every prayer of all your friends which you ignored.Yes, my friends, some of you will remember every invitation hymn which you rejected.You will remember every Gospel invitation to which you said, 'no'You will remember time after time when you sat as the claims of Jesus Christ were being pressed hom upon your soul and you hardened your heart, you stiffened your neck and you said, 'no' to it all.'Son, remember, that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likwise Lazarus evil things; but now he is comforted, and thou are tormented.' "Hell is full of good meanings and wishings."-George Herbert"The vague and tenuous hope that God is too kind to punish the ungodly has become a deadly opiate for the consciences of millions."-A.W. Tozer
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Remember every personal worker who pled with you to recieve the Lord Jesus Christ and repent of your sins, but you said 'no' to it all.
Hell is a place of consciousness-ref Lk 16:23,24; a place of DARKNESS-Mt 8:12; eternal separation from your loved ones-ref Lk 13:28; not the slightest hope of release-ref Mt 25:46. There is the torment of memory in hell. You may remember every single chance you had to repent, yet you refused-ref Lk 16:27,28.