One of the key problems of the Christian faith today is that we talk alot about heaven and close to nothing about hell. When was the last time you sang a song in church that warns believers about hell?
According to one source, Jesus spoke about heaven 3 times more than hell, which also means He spoke about hell one-third of the number of occasions He spoke about heaven, eternal life or His coming kingdom. Do we talk about hell as much as Jesus did? For every 3 songs about heaven, is there a song about hell? For every 3 sermons on heaven, is there one on hell?
The 3 times ratio is probably not meant for us to follow as a pattern, but the question is do we teach fellow believers about hell and warn them against living a life that leads them there like Peter did in 2Pet.2:4-10? Could the lack of commitment to God and His work in a believer be due to, amongst other things, an imbalanced view of heaven and hell?
A bigger question is, do we teach the whole counsel of God’s Word or just selected parts?