Preaching about sin, Hell, etc. is commonly called “confrontational preaching.” The resistance to confrontational preaching is most obvious outside of the church setting. I recall going to a state fair years ago. Far in the distance I could see two individuals handing out flyers. As I got closer, I could see hundreds of the flyers littering the ground around them. They handed me what I then realized was a tract – and the tract was all about hell and God’s damnation of those who do not accept His offer of salvation through Jesus Christ. I’m sure many refused the tracts – and many others who did accept the tracts threw them on the ground after they realized the subject matter.
Why are the unsaved so offended by sermons about Hell? And, in the church setting, why is it that so few Emerging Church evangelicals preach about Hell? I believe it is because they don’t want to turn off unsaved “seekers” attending their churches. Yet, the unsaved need to hear the whole Truth of the gospel in order to be convicted of sin by the Holy Spirit and accept Christ. The whole Truth includes preaching about sin, Hell and God’s judgment (damnation to eternal torment in the Lake of Fire) for the unsaved (those who reject Jesus Christ as their personal Saviour).
Check out the following YouTube Baptist sermons about Hell:
“The Depths of Hell” by Pastor Steven Anderson
The Horrors of Hell, Pt. 1″ by Pastor Steven Anderson
The Horrors of Hell, Pt. 2″ by Pastor Steven Anderson
The Horrors of Hell, Pt. 3″ by Pastor Steven Anderson
The Horrors of Hell, Pt. 4″ by Pastor Steven Anderson
The Horrors of Hell, Pt. 5″ by Pastor Steven Anderson
The Horrors of Hell, Pt. 6″ by Pastor Steven Anderson
See also the YouTube list of many additional sermons on Hell, on the right hand side of the YouTube pages for the above videos.
And of course there is Jonathan Edward’s classic sermon “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God.” Click here for a transcript of his sermon.
Following is an excellent blog about Hell. I hope to add more articles and blogs about Hell as I locate them: