Daniel P. Barron

Hell

 

This is a mirror of "Hell" by Darwin Fish.


See also "How Can A God Of Love Send People To Hell?"


Who knows the power of Your anger? For as the fear of You, so is Your wrath. i


The Lord is known by the judgment He executes. ii

Introduction

The reality of hell is the most horrifying, terror striking, fearful truth known to man. It encompasses the worst possible fear and the meanest conceivable existence, continual never-ending torture.

And they will be tormented day and night forever and ever. iii


Most men lie to themselves and those around them, iv but no amount of prevarication or fabrication will ever remove the eternal reality of Hell.

There is no wisdom or understanding or counsel against the Lord. v

I. The Place

Hell is a literal place. vi It is a literal place where literal people suffer the torment of a literal fire. vii Its location is down. viii Its temperature is burning hot. ix Its luminance is "outer darkness," x also called "the blackness of darkness." xi Its size is so massive it is never filled to capacity, xii though masses of people are in it and numbers more are added continually. xiii Its smoke will ascend forever. xiv Its fire will never be quenched, and the worm there will never die. xv


Hell is the place where the vessels of wrath xvi will be on display before all of mankind xvii and before the holy angels and the Lord Himself. xviii It is where Christ will show His wrath and make His power known for all eternity. xix Hell is to the glory of God xx and the utter destruction of the wicked. xxi


Hell is where the mockers are now mocked. xxii The scoffers are now put to shame. xxiii Murderers are now being tortured with perpetual death. xxiv Oppressors are now laid low. xxv Liars experience the reality that they have been lied to. xxvi Kidnappers are now eternal captives. xxvii The rich suffer severe poverty. xxviii The full are now hungry. xxix The proud are rebuked xxx and fully repaid. xxxi The disobedient are punished. xxxii Cowards are now "utterly consumed with terror." xxxiii Those who laughed are now weeping and mourning. xxxiv Those honored by men are now despised and lightly esteemed by God, xxxv and will in the future be abhorred by all mankind. xxxvi Those who have wickedly dug a pit, are now cast down into the pit. xxxvii Lovers of pleasure are now tormented with fire. xxxviii Those who cursed are now cursed. xxxix Those who considered the cross foolishness xl are now shown the shrewdness of God. xli God indeed is not mocked. Men will reap what they have sown. xlii


To get to hell, the directions are quite simple and easy to follow. All one has to do is continue to sin, xliii which, without the Savior, is impossible to do otherwise. xliv Actually, all it takes is one ungodly statement of "You fool!" to put one in "danger of hell fire." xlv It takes very "little" to get to hell. The gate that leads to hell is wide and the way that leads to hell is broad. xlvi Continue on the course you have followed from birth, xlvii and you are sure to get there. xlviii

Some Terms

In the Old Testament, the most common word for hell is she'ol. xlix Note in particular Isaiah 14:9-11; Ezekiel 32:18-21, 24-25, and 30. Yet, this word can also mean grave, l and, at times, it appears to have both the grave and hell in view. li


Other Hebrew words describing hell are bor lii translated "pit," shachat liii translated "pit" liv or "destruction," lv and be'êr translated "pit." liii


In the New Testament, Jesus used the Greek word geenna lvi which is translated "hell." Another Greek word for hell is Hadês lvii or Haidê lviii transliterated "Hades." Also, there is the lake of fire. lix It can be seen from Luke 16:19-31 and Revelation 20:11-15 that Hades is a temporary hell that will be cast into the final hell, the lake of fire.


There is also the hell where the angels who sinned are presently confined with "chains of darkness." lx The Greek word used in 2 Peter 2:4 is tartarôsas which is an aorist active participle describing those who are held captive in the dark hell called tartarus. There is also the "prison" lxi in which those who lived during the time of Noah are held. lxii Finally, there is also the Greek word abusson which is translated the "abyss" or the "bottomless pit." lxiii In this abyss are very strange creatures that are held captive and will be released upon the earth in the near future to torment men. lxiv Demons beseeched Christ not to send them there. lxv The Antichrist will come out of this pit lxvi and deceive the world. lxvii And in the future Satan will be confined to this abyss for a thousand years, lxviii after which he will be cast to the lake of fire. iii From this, lxix it is evident that the abyss is not the same place as the final hell, the lake of fire.


Also note worthy is the name of the angel of this bottomless pit. His name is Abaddon. In the Greek it is abbadôn. See Revelation 9:11. This is the same Hebrew word, 'avaddon, for destruction in Job 26:6; Proverbs 15:11 and 27:20.

II. The Pain

The rich man in Hades cried and said, "I am tormented in this flame." lxx Those in hell are tortured by God lxxi in an everlasting fire. lxxii They are being burned continually with a fire that will never be quenched. lxxiii Those in hell melt away lxxiv at the presence of God, lxxv because God is in hell lxxvi consuming them with His fire. lxxvii The godly can dwell with everlasting burnings, lxxviii but those who despise His word are destroyed in everlasting burnings. lxxix


This destruction lxxx is a continual state of being destroyed. It is an "everlasting destruction," lxxxi as the people of Sodom and Gomorrah were destroyed, lxxxii and now,

are set forth as an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire. lxxxiii


The people of Sodom and Gomorrah have been suffering the vengeance of eternal fire for roughly 4000 years now, and they have absolutely no hope of relief. They have been in horrible pain for 4000 years, and all they have to look forward to is more torture for the rest of eternity; and the Lord has set them forth as an example for mankind that this is what they too will receive if they continue to live ungodly lives. For,

Upon the wicked He will rain coals; fire and brimstone and a burning wind shall be the portion of their cup. lxxxiv


Psalm 11:6 describes hell not as a passively burning fire, but rather an actively aggressive fire that is raining hot coals along with a burning wind down upon those in hell. The weather in hell is always bad. It not only has coals of fire lxxxv and burning wind, but it is smoky as well, burning with a smoke that will continually rise up from the torment of those in it. lxxxvi So, smoke ascends upward, coals of fire descend downward, and the fire, sulfur, and people burn in its midst. lxxxvii Jesus called hell "the furnace of fire." lxxxviii


Moreover, hell's torture is quite physical. Jesus said,

Do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. But rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell. lxxxix


God destroys both the soul and the body in hell. Jesus likewise warned,

If your right eye causes you to sin, pluck it out and cast it from you; for it is more profitable for you that one of your members perish, than for your whole body to be cast into hell. And if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and cast it from you; for it is more profitable for you that one of your members perish, than for your whole body to be cast into hell. xc


Clearly "the body" is cast into hell. The rich man in Hades exemplified this when he said,

"Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus that he may dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue." lxx


His tongue was xci burning hot.


Along with the torture of fire, coals raining down, smoke, and a burning wind, is the continual stabbing of being eaten. "Death shall feed on them." xcii The moth and "the worm will eat them." xciii While they are being eaten, they themselves will suffer in thirst and hunger. xciv They will wail, weep, and gnash their teeth. xcv Some, or all, may be torn in pieces, xcvi or cut in two, xcvii and have their tongue cut out; xcviii and they will lie down in torment. xcix


Those in hell will never experience "the fullness of joy." c Although they will know Yahweh is "the Most High over all the earth," ci they will never know God cii or enjoy His presence. ciii They will seek Him, civ but they will not find Him. cv They "will go away into everlasting punishment," cvi and "the fire shall devour them." cvii

III. The People

Who goes to hell? The majority of mankind has and will go to hell. cviii Specifically, all false teachers, cix like Billy Graham, Rick Warren, James Dobson, John MacArthur, Greg Laurie, Tony Evans, Charles Stanley, Chuck Smith, Charles Blake, Chuck Swindoll, T. D. Jakes, David Jeremiah, Charles Spurgeon, Dave Hunt, David W. Cloud, Neil Anderson, John Hagee, Robert Schuller, Jack Hayford, Benny Hinn, Miles McPherson, Ray Comfort, Chuck Colson, C. S. Lewis, Pope John Paul, Hank Hanegraaff, Paul Chappell, et. al., will spend their eternity in the "blackness of darkness." cx False Christians, like those who respect such liars cxi will also go to hell, cxii if they do not repent. False Christians, like those who go to "church of Christ" churches will go to hell, if they don't repent. False Jews, if they do not repent, will be cast into this "outer darkness" cxiii along with false and real Muslims, Jehovah's Witnesses, Catholics, Hindus, Buddhists, Mormons, Christian Scientists, Baha'is, cxiv Psychologists, Psychiatrists, cxv Atheists, Agnostics, cxvi and anyone else who "is contrary to sound doctrine, according to the glorious gospel of the blessed God." cxvii


Moreover, even if a person accepted Christ at some point in their life, if just one of the following characterizes their life, if they die in such a state, such a one will go to hell. cxviii Whether a person claims to be a Christian or not, they will go to hell if they die as an unrighteous person. cxix Hell bound are all fornicators, idolaters, adulterers, homosexuals, sodomites, thieves, covetous, drunkards, revilers, extortioners, cxx those who are sexually immoral in any way, or malicious, or envious, or murderers, or whisperers, or backbiters, or haters of God, or violent, or proud, or boasters, or inventors of evil things, or disobedient to parents, or undiscerning, or untrustworthy, or unloving, or unforgiving, or unmerciful, cxxi or lewd, or unclean, or contentious, or jealous, or selfish, or dissentious, or revelrous, or angry, cxxii or foolish, or disobedient, or deceived, or hateful, cxxiii or lawless, or offensive, cxxiv or insubordinate, or unholy, or kidnappers, or liars, or perjurers, cxxv or lovers of themselves, or lovers of money, or blasphemers, or unthankful, or slanderers, or without self-control, or brutal, or despisers of good, or traitors, or headstrong, cxxvi or haughty, or lovers of pleasure, cxxvii or cowards, or unbelieving, or sorcerers, lxxxvii or those who practice witchcraft, or soothsayers, or whoever interprets omens, or conjures spells, or a medium, or a spiritist, or one who calls up the dead, or diviners, cxxviii or one who practices magic, cxxix or dogs, or whoever loves and practices a lie. cxxx


Furthermore, the people in hell are all wicked and will continue to be evil for all eternity. cxxxi There is no salvation for those who go to hell. It is said of false teachers that they "will utterly perish in their own corruption." cxxxii Revelation 22:15 says,

But outside are dogs and sorcerers and sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and whoever loves and practices a lie.


It can be seen from Revelation 21:8 that "outside" is in the lake of fire, because Revelation 21:8 reveals that these same people cxxxiii "have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone." Therefore, even in the eternal state, cxxxiv the wicked are outside of the kingdom of God in the lake of fire, still lost in their sin. That is hell!


Thus, the wicked, since they all hate God, cxxxv will hate Him for the rest of eternity as they suffer under "His living and burning wrath." cxxxvi They will be brought to confusion, shame, and everlasting contempt, cxxxvii and "their everlasting confusion will never be forgotten." cxxxviii

IV. Objections To The Reality Of Hell

A. Hell Is Cruel.

Yes it is. Hell is horribly cruel.


Some may say, "God would not be so cruel so as to torment such a mass of humanity for all eternity," yet those who say such things do not know the God of the Bible. In His wrath, God is cruel. Proverbs 27:4 says, "Wrath is cruel," and the most cruel wrath in all existence is the anger of the Almighty God. cxxxix When the Lord moves in His wrath towards the sons of men, He acts very cruelly. As Isaiah 13:9 says,

Behold, the day of the Lord comes, cruel, with both wrath and fierce anger, to lay the land desolate; and He will destroy its sinners from it.


Solomon described God's wrath as cruel when he said,

For man also does not know his time: like fish taken in a cruel net, like birds caught in a snare, so the sons of men are snared in an evil time, when it falls suddenly upon them. cxl


Death cruelly falls suddenly upon men by the hand of God, and what is more cruel than death? cxli The second death is eternally worse. cxlii So, although men may complain against the cruelty of hell, it nonetheless is true, and all those who reject this truth will forever experience this cruel hand of God; and will know that the Most High rules over the sons of men.

B. Hell Is Eternal?

Some fools may argue against the eternality of hell, even though the language in Scripture is extremely clear, cxliii and they themselves know that it lasts forever. cxliv The natural mind cxlv may very well note Scriptures that speak of the destruction of the wicked cxlvi and view this with an earthly understanding, cxlvii as if it is an event with an end. What they fail to recognize is, that, even on the earth, it takes time, either short or long, to kill and destroy someone or burn them up. In hell, God takes all eternity to finish His cause. He takes forever to burn them up. cxlviii This is the significance of the "unquenchable fire," cxlviii "the everlasting fire," lxxii and "everlasting destruction." cxlix


Even though Isaiah 66:24 calls the people in hell corpses and in Revelation 21:8 the lake of fire is called the second death, Scripture describes this state of death, destruction, this state of being devoured, eaten, and dying, as a continual unending process that lasts all eternity. Matthew 25:46 calls it "everlasting punishment." Those who were in Sodom and Gomorrah are presently very familiar with this "everlasting punishment" because they themselves are right now "suffering the vengeance of eternal fire," lxxxiii and there is no hope of any change of their torment. This is the significance of Jesus' statement in Mark 9 where He warns of hell. Three times He says,

Their worm does not die, and the fire is not quenched. cl


He says, "their worm," not "a worm." The people in hell have their own personal worm forever. The worm never dies, and it stays "theirs" forever. In other words, "theirs" cli are still in existence, along with the worm and the fire that will never be quenched, as Revelation 20:10 describes those in the lake of fire with these words:

They will be tormented day and night forever and ever.


Some may want to argue over words clii and argue against the words "forever and ever." The Greek words translated, "forever and ever," in Revelation 20:10 are tous aiônas tôn aiônôn. These same exact words are used for God's eternal glory, cliii for Christ's eternal living, never ever to experience death again, cliv for God who lives forever and ever, clv for Christ's eternal reign, clvi for eternal smoke, clvii and the eternal reign of the saints. clviii

C. Hell Is Immediate?

Another diversion from the fear of God is the argument of "soul sleep," that is, that people who have died are not conscious after death. They are asleep, neither in hell or heaven.


Scripture does describe death in the terms of "sleep." clix Yet, those who are "asleep" talked to Christ while He was on the earth, clx conversed with those in Hades, clxi were preached to, clxii in the future will come back with Christ when He comes, clxiii and will cry out to God,

How long, O Lord, holy and true, until You judge and avenge our blood on those who dwell on the earth? clxiv


These here will be given white robes and told to rest a little while longer. clxv They may rest, but they will not be unconscious, because they will be aware of God's longsuffering toward the wicked on the earth and will have to endure this longsuffering "a little while longer." clxv


Furthermore, Luke 16:19-31 is no parable or make believe story. Christ spoke truth about two real men. After their death, both Lazarus and the rich man were taken to a good and bad location. The rich man did not stay in some unconscious state, for he was "tormented in this flame." lxx


Moreover, while he was in torment, his brothers were yet alive on the earth, and he knew it and so did Abraham. clxvi The rich man pleaded with Abraham to send Lazarus to warn them of their soon coming fate. The rich man knew well they would not be sleeping after they died. He knew well that they would experience the same fate he had, if they did not repent. For when the wicked die, they indeed lie down, but they lie down in torment. xcix The rich man has known this truth for many years. clxvii

V. Conclusion

Don't go to hell like the rest of the world.


Fear God and keep His commandments, for this is man's all. For God will bring every work into judgment, including every secret thing, whether good or evil. clxviii


For, He

"will render to each one according to his deeds:" eternal life to those who by patient continuance in doing good seek for glory, honor, and immortality; but to those who are self-seeking and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness - indignation and wrath, tribulation and anguish, on every soul of man who does evil. clxix


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  1. Psalm 90:11 ^
  2. Psalm 9:16 ^
  3. Revelation 20:10 ^ ^
  4. Ecclesiastes 3:11; Romans 1:18-32 ^
  5. Proverbs 21:30 ^
  6. e.g. Matthew 5:29-30; 10:28 ^
  7. e.g. Luke 16:19-31 ^
  8. Proverbs 15:24; Isaiah 14:9; Ezekiel 31:15-17; 2 Peter 2:4 ^
  9. Luke 16:24; Revelation 19:20 ^
  10. Matthew 8:12; 22:13; 25:30 ^
  11. 2 Peter 2:17; Jude 13 ^
  12. Proverbs 27:20 ^
  13. Matthew 7:13-14; Romans 1:18 ^
  14. Revelation 14:11 ^
  15. Isaiah 66:24; Mark 9:43-46, 48 ^
  16. Romans 9:22 ^
  17. Isaiah 66:24 ^
  18. Revelation 14:10 ^
  19. Romans 9:22; Revelation 20:10 ^
  20. Psalm 96:7-13 ^
  21. Psalm 92:5-7 ^
  22. Proverbs 1:26 ^
  23. Proverbs 3:35; 13:5 ^
  24. Matthew 10:28; Revelation 21:8, "the second death^
  25. 1 Samuel 2:7 ^
  26. Revelation 12:9 ^
  27. 1 Timothy 1:10; Revelation 20:11-15 ^
  28. Proverbs 22:16; 28:22; Luke 6:24; 1 Timothy 6:9-10 ^
  29. Isaiah 65:13; Luke 6:25 ^
  30. Psalm 119:21 ^
  31. Psalm 31:23 ^
  32. 2 Thessalonians 1:8-9 ^
  33. Psalm 73:18-19; Proverbs 10:24; Revelation 21:8 ^
  34. Isaiah 65:14; Luke 6:25 ^
  35. Luke 6:26; Psalm 73:18-20; 1 Samuel 2:30/Proverbs 14:2 ^
  36. Isaiah 66:24; Daniel 12:2 ^
  37. Psalm 7:14-16; 9:15-17; Proverbs 26:27; 28:10 [Ecc.10:8] ^
  38. 2 Timothy 3:4; Revelation 21:8 ^
  39. Proverbs 20:20 ^
  40. 1 Corinthians 1:18 ^
  41. 2 Samuel 22:26-28 ^
  42. Galatians 6:7-8 ^
  43. Ezekiel 18:4, 20; Romans 6:23; Revelation 21:8 ^
  44. John 8:34-36 ^
  45. Matthew 5:22 ^
  46. Matthew 7:13 ^
  47. Psalm 58:3 ^
  48. Romans 2:6-9 ^
  49. e.g. Deuteronomy 32:22; Psalm 9:17; 55:15; Proverbs 5:5; 7:27; 9:18; 15:24; 23:14; Isaiah 5:14 ^
  50. e.g. Genesis 37:35; 42:38; 44:29, 31; 1 Samuel 2:6; Job 14:13; Psalm 6:5; 88:3; 89:48; 141:7; Ecclesiastes 9:10 ^
  51. e.g. Job 24:19; Psalm 49:15; 86:13 ^
  52. e.g. Isaiah 14:15 ^
  53. e.g. Psalm 55:23 ^ ^
  54. e.g. Job 33:18, 22, 24, 28, 30 ^
  55. e.g. Psalm 55:23; 103:4 ^
  56. Matthew 5:22, 29-30; 10:28; 18:9; 23:15, 33; Mark 9:43, 45, 47; Luke 12:5, also found in James 3:6 ^
  57. Matthew 11:23; 16:18; Luke 10:15; Acts 2:27, 31; Revelation 1:18; 6:8; 20:13-14 ^
  58. Luke 16:23; 1 Corinthians 15:55 ^
  59. Revelation 19:20; 20:10, 14-15; 21:8 ^
  60. 2 Peter 2:4; Jude 6; Genesis 6:1-4 ^
  61. Greek word, phulakê ^
  62. 1 Peter 3:19 ^
  63. e.g. Romans 10:7; Revelation 9:1-2, 11 ^
  64. Revelation 9:1-11 ^
  65. Luke 8:31 ^
  66. Revelation 11:7; 17:8 ^
  67. Revelation 13:8; 2 Thessalonians 2:8-12 ^
  68. Revelation 20:1-3 ^
  69. Revelation 20:1-3 and 20:10 ^
  70. Luke 16:24 ^ ^ ^
  71. Matthew 18:34-35 ^
  72. Matthew 18:8; 25:41 ^ ^
  73. Mark 9:43-48 ^
  74. Psalm 112:10 ^
  75. Psalm 68:2 ^
  76. Psalm 139:8 ^
  77. Hebrews 12:29; Psalm 50:3; 97:3 ^
  78. Isaiah 33:14-16 ^
  79. Psalm 37:38; Proverbs 29:1; Matthew 10:28 ^
  80. Psalm 37:38; Proverbs 29:1; Matthew 7:13; Romans 9:22; Philippians 3:19 ^
  81. 2 Thessalonians 1:9; Psalm 92:7 ^
  82. Genesis 19:24; 2 Peter 2:6 ^
  83. Jude 7 ^ ^
  84. Psalm 11:6; see also Psalm 140:10 ^
  85. Proverbs 25:22; Romans 12:20 ^
  86. Psalm 37:20; Revelation 14:11; see also Isaiah 34:10; Revelation 19:3 ^
  87. Revelation 21:8 ^ ^
  88. Matthew 13:42, 50 ^
  89. Matthew 10:28 ^
  90. Matthew 5:29-30 ^
  91. and still is ^
  92. Psalm 49:14 ^
  93. Isaiah 14:11; 50:9; 51:7-8; 66:24; see also Job 24:19-20 ^
  94. Isaiah 65:13; Luke 6:25; Proverbs 13:25 ^
  95. Psalm 112:10; Matthew 8:12; 13:42, 49-50; 22:13; 24:51; 25:30; Luke 13:23-28 ^
  96. Psalm 50:22 ^
  97. Matthew 24:51; Luke 12:46 ^
  98. Proverbs 10:31-32 ^
  99. Isaiah 50:11 ^ ^
  100. Psalm 16:11; Matthew 7:23; 25:41; Luke 13:27 ^
  101. Psalm 83:13-18 ^
  102. John 17:3 ^
  103. Psalm 140:13 ^
  104. Psalm 83:16 ^
  105. Proverbs 1:27-28 ^
  106. Matthew 25:46 ^
  107. Psalm 21:9 ^
  108. Matthew 7:13-14 ^
  109. 2 Peter 2:1-3 ^
  110. i.e. hell, 2 Peter 2:17; Jude 13 ^
  111. Psalm 40:4 ^
  112. Matthew 7:13; 2 Timothy 3:1-5; 4:3; 2 Peter 2:2 ^
  113. Matthew 8:12; Romans 2:28-29; Revelation 2:9; 3:9 ^
  114. Revelation 21:8, "idolaters" ^
  115. 1 Corinthians 1:20 ^
  116. Psalm 14:1 ^
  117. 1 Timothy 1:10; Revelation 21:8 ^
  118. Ezekiel 33:12-18; John 15:1-6; Romans 11:22 ^
  119. 1 Corinthians 6:9 ^
  120. 1 Corinthians 6:9-10 ^
  121. Romans 1:28-31 ^
  122. Proverbs 22:24-25; 29:22; Galatians 5:19-21 ^
  123. Titus 3:3 ^
  124. Matthew 13:41-42 ^
  125. 1 Timothy 1:9-10 ^
  126. i.e. stubborn, 1 Samuel 15:23 ^
  127. 2 Timothy 3:2-4 ^
  128. Deuteronomy 18:10-14 ^
  129. Ezekiel 13:18-20; Acts 19:19 ^
  130. Revelation 22:15 ^
  131. Revelation 22:11 ^
  132. 2 Peter 2:12 ^
  133. sorcerers, sexually immoral, murderers, idolaters ^
  134. Revelation 21-22 ^
  135. Psalm 10:3-4; Proverbs 14:2 ^
  136. Psalm 58:9 ^
  137. Daniel 12:2 ^
  138. Jeremiah 20:11; Isaiah 45:16; James 3:16 ^
  139. e.g. Deuteronomy 28:15-68; 2 Chronicles 21:19; [Job 30:21/2:3] Revelation 16:10 ^
  140. Ecclesiastes 9:12; see also Proverbs 17:11 ^
  141. Song of Solomon 8:6 ^
  142. Revelation 2:11; 20:6, 14; 21:8 ^
  143. e.g. Matthew 25:41, 46; Jude 7; Revelation 20:10 ^
  144. Ecclesiastes 3:11; Romans 1:18-19, 32 ^
  145. 1 Corinthians 2:14 ^
  146. e.g. Psalm 21:9; 55:23; 92:7 ^
  147. Proverbs 3:5-6 ^
  148. Matthew 3:12 ^ ^
  149. 2 Thessalonians 1:9 ^
  150. Mark 9:44, 46, 48 ^
  151. they ^
  152. 1 Timothy 6:4 ^
  153. Galatians 1:5; Philippians 4:20; 1 Timothy 1:17; 2 Timothy 4:18; Hebrews 13:21; 1 Peter 4:11; 5:11; Revelation 1:6; 5:13; 7:12 ^
  154. Revelation 1:18 ^
  155. Revelation 4:9-10; 10:6; 15:7 ^
  156. Revelation 11:15 ^
  157. Revelation 19:3 ^
  158. Revelation 22:5 ^
  159. e.g. Psalm 13:3; Daniel 12:2; 1 Corinthians 11:30; John 5:28-29; 11:11-14; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-16 ^
  160. Matthew 17:3 ^
  161. Luke 16:19-31 ^
  162. 1 Peter 3:18-20: 4:6 ^
  163. 1 Thessalonians 4:14 ^
  164. Revelation 6:10 ^
  165. Revelation 6:11 ^ ^
  166. Luke 16:27-31 ^
  167. For other pertinent Scriptures for the righteous, see 2 Corinthians 5:1-8; Philippians 1:21-24; and 1 Thessalonians 5:10. ^
  168. Ecclesiastes 12:13-14 ^
  169. Romans 2:6-9; see also Acts 17:30 ^

17 Responses

  1. [...] The Bible is about avoiding hell; the picture of God is how the Bible portrays; your religion and most others who also call themselves christian do not believe the Bible. [...]

  2. [...] "Presumably according to biblical teaching there are a number of souls in Hell as we speak. If you believe in Hell do you have pity for the souls there? Why or why not?" "Where is that written? (Answer: Nowhere. Don't limit God's grace.)" It's written in the Bible. [...]

  3. [...] "You misinterpret the language ("she'ol" is decidedly not a term for hell, as an example) and pull verses out of context to try to support a warped and twisted false religion of your own apparent creation." [...]

  4. [...] And yes, people who commit suicide are in hell. [...]

  5. [...] "I had figured it would be. I assume you share biblical views about women as well then huh? And homosexuals? How about biblical views on hell?" Yes, yes, and yes. [...]

  6. [...] "I see you like the extortion scheme in Oklahoma." Hm? What do you mean? "http://atruechurch.info/hell.html" Yes, we believe what the Bible says about hell: that it is a real place God sends people who don't believe in Him. "Sounds like extortion." [...]

  7. [...] Seems to me you know quite a bit about the Bible. Many of the things you use as a reason to not believe are things that most self-described Christians do not know about or deny entirely. They will go to hell, and so will you. May God save you. [...]

  8. [...] "Do you know why God does not kill? Or would you like to know why no person go to hell?" Most people do go to hell and you are going with them. [...]

  9. [...] "And who is the only once sentenced to hell so far? Satan right." Most of the world goes to and stays in hell. "Satan is the only one sentenced so far." Nope. Most of the people who have ever lived have been sentenced. [...]

  10. [...] "the idea of hell as Presence of God for those who hate God." Hell is a literal physical place that people are currently burning in. [...]

  11. [...] "I know some catholic and orthodox; they’re really strong in their belief that Protestants are wrong." Protestantism, Catholicism, Orthodoxy, and Islam all lead to hell. [...]

  12. [...] He creates most people for hell! And many of them will go their whole life thinking they have it great only to suffer for the rest of eternity. [...]

  13. [...] Without the book of Enoch and the Apocrypha, Scripture affirms the eternal reality of destruction for the wicked. [...]

  14. [...] Vessels of wrath are made for destruction. These vessels will be on display for all eternity, and they won't be remembered for having done good things -- that is, their good deeds will be held against them as evil. [...]

  15. [...] Not unlike the argument about where the comma should go in Luke 23:43. "I say to you, today you will be with Me in Paradise." Meaning, "you will be with Me today." Some argue it should read, "I say to you today, you will be with Me in Paradise." Meaning, "you will be with Me at some time later on." This is required by the false teaching against immediate entry into heaven. [...]

  16. [...] Hell will never be more powerful than God, and it will never be full. [...]

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