Jake was a 16-year-old in my Bible study at the juvenile hall. He said for weeks that he didn’t believe in hell or Satan, but he was with us on everything else.
I told him that when it comes to the Bible, God doesn’t want us to pick and choose which parts we’ll believe. He wants us to believe all of it. I explained that Jesus believed in hell. In fact, Jesus talked more about hell than He did heaven!
One night Jake walked into class saying, “I have an announcement! I now believe in hell and Satan so you guys can stop ragging on me.”
The other guys cheered and I asked what made him change.
He said, “Last week I read that Satan is happy when we don’t believe in him. That did it! If Satan’s real, I sure don’t want to make him happy.”
Jake began studying his Bible wholeheartedly after that.
- Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels.’ Matthew 25:41
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