Part 1 of this series is found here.
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The dictionary defines Hell as the place where the souls of people who are damned suffer eternal punishment after death, a place of suffering, a state or place of extreme pain and misery.
The Bible says that Hell is the place of eternal torment.
Matthew 25:41 describes Hell as everlasting fire that was prepared for the devil and his angels, verse 46 adds that those that go to Hell will go away into everlasting punishment.
In II Thessalonians 1:8 we read those that do not know God (unbelieving Gentiles) and those who do not obey the gospel of Jesus Christ (unbelieving Jews that knew about God but who rejected his Son) will be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord.
And Revelation 19:20 says Hell is a lake of fire, burning with brimstone.
We see from these verses what Hell is like, now we must consider the question of who will spend eternity there.
It is the place where the beast and the false prophet will go , and where those people will go that worship the beast and his image. Rev. 19:20; 14:11
It is also the place that the disobedient and the rejecters of Jesus Christ will go after the judgment. Romans 2:8,9; Matthew 10:15
Once in Hell, can a person leave? As the following verses show, the answer to that question is “No”.
The punishment of Hell will be eternal and unchangeable. Isaiah 32:14; Luke 16:22-31
The punishment will be bodily and in the soul. Matthew 5:29-30; Matthew 10:28
Inhabitants of Hell will cry for release, but will not be able to escape. Luke 16:24
Hebrews 9:27 says it is appointed unto man once to die and then the judgment.
The time to make a decision for or against Jesus Christ is now. You cannot change your destination once you die.
When I think of the descriptions for Hell, I see what resembles an active volcano, as all the old paintings show.
Would you want to spend eternity inside a volcano with no way of escape?
No? Then why think of Hell as a place to party with all your friends?
Do you now think that Hell is not where you want to spend eternity?
How do we make sure that we do not go to Hell when we die?
By accepting the gift of salvation that God offers us through a believing knowledge and acceptance of His Son Jesus Christ.
Do you want to know how to do that? Read the articles under the You Must Be Born Again menu in the header above.
© Drusilla Mott and https://drusillamott.wordpress.com, 2012