All of us view bad news as a temporary situation. Whatever happens to us, life goes on and the sun will still rise tomorrow. Even pain that we can’t escape from will end when we die. At some point, there will be finality to our human condition. But we are immortal beings. Our consciousness never ends! All of us will live forever with our thoughts in one of two locations that the scriptures describe in graphic detail.
With regards to Hell, one of 20 definitive scriptures declares the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day or night (ever) (Revelation 14:11). But put aside the horrors of eternal darkness, fire, worms and demons. The greatest torment of all would be knowing every moment, without end, that we put ourselves in Hell by refusing to bend our knees to God and seek His forgiveness for our sins through the death and resurrection of His Son and our Savior, Jesus Christ.
The words of the brilliant entertainer and devout atheist Penn Jillette should haunt all of us. He said, If you really believe that I’ll go to Hell if I don’t accept Jesus Christ, how much would you have to hate me to not tell me? Following that to its logical conclusion, how much would you have to hate the unsaved people in your life to not tell them how Jesus gave His Life for their Eternal Life in Heaven?