The Fire That is Eternal: Exploring the Nature of Man and the Reality of Hell
by Jack Langford
The following Bible studies contain a reservoir of information concerning the nature of man and different facets of the subjects which we commonly call “Hell.” In exploring the true nature of man, we shall first sit at the feet of the Lord Jesus Christ. Then we will search the epistles of the Apostle Paul and other New Testament writers. Finally, we will compare this with the Revelation in the Hebrew Scriptures. On the subject of Hell this material is organized in such a way, from the beginning of the Hebrew Scriptures through to the end of the book of Revelation, so as to give a sequential and orderly revelation.
No doubt this may be a distasteful subject to some as it pertains to the eternal destiny of the lost and of our archenemy, Satan; nevertheless, the subject matter, contrary to the assumptions of many false teachers, is abundantly spoken on in the Scriptures. Every child of God needs to know and understand its ramifications as an important reality in the conflict between good and evil.
The Apostle Paul, as did the Lord Jesus Christ before Him, actually includes it as a crucial point in his ministry in this age of grace—” …in the day when God will judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ, according to my Gospel” (Rom. 2:16). In Hebrews 6:1 and 2, the “doctrine of Eternal Judgment” is listed as a “foundational” subject.