One of the phrases that has stuck with me since my time at Bob Jones University is one that was sort of a question and answer phrase:
Speaker: The most sobering reality in the world today is that…
Response: People are dying and going to Hell today.
Some in modern Christendom have decided that Hell is not real, that all make it to Heaven. They are shrinking from this reality because this reality is inconvenient and, frankly, difficult to accept. How can a loving God send people to a place of eternal torment? The answer is that in order to be good, He must be just. That justice does not allow for sin to be excused without a substitute.
On this Good Friday, as we remember what Jesus has done by shedding His blood on the cross and taking the punishment of our sin on Himself, let us remember that there is a punishment for sin– death and Hell. Let us remember the call, that there people that are dying and going to Hell today, and that we are tasked with the mission to reach them with the Good News of redemption.