Anyone with the mildest sense of compassion for other human beings is horrified with the idea of hell. And the question that sometimes comes to mind is this: What kind of a God would send someone to hell?And it is to this very point that we dedicate today’s message.
At the very least hell is compared to a prison house that includes chains. It is intensely dark and is gloomy. Should we think of this as a literal description or is Peter using images that his readers can relate to. My answer is I don’t know but it is a very depressing picture.
I also believe in hell because the very nature of God, His supremacy over all things is the very definition of good and evil and that it is an infinite evil to turn ones back against God. But I have noticed that my salvation means so much more to me when I discover what it is I have been redeemed from.