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Redefining Hell (Acts 2:27-31, Psalm 16:10, 1 Corinthians 15:55, Matthew 11:23, Matthew 16:18, Luke 16:22-26, Luke 23:43, Jeremiah 7:32, Jeremiah 32:35, Matthew 5:29-30, Matthew 23:15, James 3:6, 2 Peter 2:4, Matthew 5:45, John 6:33, John 3:13, Acts 2:34)

Anthony Mertz, April 22, 2012
Part of the Red Oak Church of Christ series, preached at a Sunday Morning service

Believe it or not, the word “hell” does not mean what you think it means.

Tags: Abraham's Bosom, Anthony Mertz, Gehenna, Hades, Hell, Paradise, Red Oak Church of Christ, Tartarus, Torment

About Anthony Mertz: He preaches for the Red Oak Church of Christ; 1400 Jupiter Road Weaverville, NC 28787. He graduated from the Tri-Cities School of Preaching and Christian Development in 2010. He can be contacted at: anthonymertz@gmx.com
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Acts 2:27-31

27Because thou wilt not leave my soul in hell, neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption. 28Thou hast made known to me the ways of life; thou shalt make me full of joy with thy countenance. 29Men and brethren, let me freely speak unto you of the patriarch David, that he is both dead and buried, and his sepulchre is with us unto this day. 30Therefore being a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him, that of the fruit of his loins, according to the flesh, he would raise up Christ to sit on his throne; 31He seeing this before spake of the resurrection of Christ, that his soul was not left in hell, neither his flesh did see corruption. (KJV)

Psalm 16:10

10For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption. (KJV)

1 Corinthians 15:55

55O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? (KJV)

Matthew 11:23

23And thou, Capernaum, which art exalted unto heaven, shalt be brought down to hell: for if the mighty works, which have been done in thee, had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until this day. (KJV)

Matthew 16:18

18And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. (KJV)

Luke 16:22-26

22And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham's bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried; 23And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom. 24And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame. 25But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented. 26And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed: so that they which would pass from hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that would come from thence. (KJV)

Luke 23:43

43And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be with me in paradise. (KJV)

Jeremiah 7:32

32Therefore, behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that it shall no more be called Tophet, nor the valley of the son of Hinnom, but the valley of slaughter: for they shall bury in Tophet, till there be no place. (KJV)

Jeremiah 32:35

35And they built the high places of Baal, which are in the valley of the son of Hinnom, to cause their sons and their daughters to pass through the fire unto Molech; which I commanded them not, neither came it into my mind, that they should do this abomination, to cause Judah to sin. (KJV)

Matthew 5:29-30

29And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell. 30And if thy right hand offend thee, cut if off, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell. (KJV)

Matthew 23:15

15Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, ye make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves. (KJV)

James 3:6

6And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire of hell. (KJV)

2 Peter 2:4

4For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment; (KJV)

Matthew 5:45

45That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust. (KJV)

John 6:33

33For the bread of God is he which cometh down from heaven, and giveth life unto the world. (KJV)

John 3:13

13And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven. (KJV)

Acts 2:34

34For David is not ascended into the heavens: but he saith himself, The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, (KJV)

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