“People who deny hell is giving people licence to sin”.
Were the Jews told that they will be tormented Day and Night if they break the 10 commandments?
No. They will told they would be stoned or they will be punished by death.
Was the hell taught in the Old Testament scriptures?
Actually yes and no. Yes because the word Sheol was used. No because it is completely different from what we perceive today to be hell.
So was the modern day of “fire and brimstone” version taught in the Old Testament? No.
Now. Let’s get to the gospel. Is the denying of hell a licence to sin?
Let’s look at this.
For while we were living in the flesh, our sinful passions, AROUSED BY THE LAW, were at work in our members to bear fruit for death.
The Law and Sin
What then shall we say? That the law is sin? By no means! Yet if it had NOT BEEN FOR THE LAW, I WOULD NOT have known sin. For I would not have known what it is to covet if the law had not said, “You shall not covet.” But sin, seizing THROUGH THE COMMANDMENT produced in me all kinds of covetousness. For APART FROM THE LAW, sin lies dead.
I was once alive apart from the law, but when the COMMANDMENT came, sin CAME ALIVE and I died.
For sin, seizing an opportunity THROUGH THE COMMANDMENT, deceived me and through it killed me.
1 Corinthians 15:56
The sting of death is sin, and THE POWER OF SIN IS THE LAW.
As such what really gives power to sin? What gives us licence to sin?
It was the old covenant. That’s why Jerusalem AD70 happened. It was the removal of the Law from Israel. It was how Israel was removed from sin.
That’s why we tell you that the destruction of Jerusalem was the “hell” taught in the Bible. It’s not the modern day understanding of hell which the modern day church teaches. That came from Augustine, Milton and Dante.
As such denial of hell is not licence to sin. Please be informed.