Hell's Bells

 

Presented by Pastor Randy Capote

My dear sweet maternal grandmother, who practically raised my sister and I, never said a curse word that I can remember except I heard her say "Hell's Bells" two or three times. I never knew what it meant, so I recently googled the term and found in the McGraw Hill Dictionary of American Idioms that it is an expression used when someone is very surprised or annoyed. For example, "Hell's Bells, the washing machine is overflowing again." Now I think, on the cuss continuum, most people would think that is pretty mild. But could there be a problem with us using this word in such a flippant way? Maybe not, but I think there might be a danger if we speak and say the word so often and so flippantly that over time we begin to loose sight of the seriousness of a very real place called Hell. Join me as we read about this place that should be avoided at all cost in Revelation 20:14-15  

(14)Then death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. This is the second death, the lake of fire. (15)And if anyone’s name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire.
— Revelation 20:14-15