Billy Graham, never one for mincing his words, said: “There is more talk about hell from the world than there is from the church pulpit. Even though science has tried to disprove the Bible, it has substantiated that at the centre of the earth lies a molten, volcanic domain. This very well could be the place Jesus called the “lake of fire” in Revelation 19 and 20. It has been said that the devil’s greatest work is to convince people that Hell doesn’t exist. Some fool themselves by saying, “If there is a Hell, it will be a devil of a party.” Others say, “No devil, no sin; no sin, no guilt; no guilt, no need to repent; no repentance, no need for God.” But the Bible says the Gospel is “veiled to those who are perishing, whose minds the god of this age has blinded, who do not believe” (2 Corinthians 4:3-4). Popularizing Hell in today’s culture has turned it into a fashionable destination. This is the depravity of the human soul, terrorizing self with evil and growing accustomed to hellish entertainment branded by the world’s system and lifestyle as fun. In an effort to diminish fear of eternal damnation, mankind has concocted an antidote: become so familiar with Hell that it no longer provokes anxiety – or joke about Hell in hopes the laughter will snuff out the searing fire that brings oppression. Satan is well acquainted with the world of television and uses it powerfully to deceive.”

Billy Graham, The Reason For My Hope, pp131, 134, 136, 137 and 142