Make me to go in the path, of thy commandments, for therein do I delight. (Psalm 119:35)
I know that I am being repetitious—but this needs to be said again and again: our Lord will not save those whom He cannot command!
The lifetime God has given us down here is a lifetime of decisions. Each person makes his own decisions as to the eternal world he is going to inhabit. We must decide to take Jesus for what He is—the anointed Savior and Lord who is King of kings and Lord of all lords! He would not be who He is if He saved us and called us without the understanding that He can also guide us and control our lives.
The root of sin is rebellion against God, and hell is the Alcatraz for the unconstituted rebels who refuse to surrender to the will of God.
There are many arguments about the reality of hell. A man might endure fire and brimstone and worms—but the essence of hell and judgment for a moral creature is to know and be conscious that he is where he is because he is a rebel!
Hell will be the eternal domain of all the disobedient rebels who have said, “I owe God nothing!”