The Lord is known by the judgment He executes; The wicked is snared in the work of his own hands. Psalm 9:16
The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God. Psalm 9:17
Let death seize them: Let them go down into hell, For wickedness is in their dwellings and among them. Psalm 55:15
Hell and Destruction are never full: So the eyes of man are never satisfied. Proverbs 27:20“
And I say to you, my friends, do not be afraid of those who kill the body, and after that have no more they can do. But I will show you whom you should fear: Fear Him who, after He has killed, has the power to cast into hell; yes I say to you, fear him! Luke 12-4-5
“For whoever is ashamed of Me and My words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of Him the Son of Man will be ashamed when He comes in the glory of His Father with the holy angels.” Mark 9:38
Many people will tell you that it doesn’t exist, or ignore it completely.
Jehovah’s Witnesses: The doctrine of a burning hell, where the wicked are tortured eternally after death cannot be true. L.G.pg.99
Christian Science: Hell is “Mortal belief, error, lust, remorse, hatred, revenge, sin, sickness, death.. That which worketh abomination or maketh a lie.” SH,588:1-4
Spiritualism: Hell does not exist and never will. All spirit people of wisdom, knowledge, and love know there is no hell and no devil.
Eastern Mysticism: Heaven and hell are not excepted concepts. Karma the “Law of the dead,” of sowing and reaping, is allied with Transmigration [reincarnation] in defining the results of sin and the rewards of good.
Mormans: Most of the Adult people who have lived since Adam [having rejected Christ and lived wickedly] will go to the “Telestial Kingdom”. D & C 76:71-78
Islam: Say to those who reject Faith: “Soon will you be vanquished together to Hell, – an evil bed indeed [to lie on].” Surah 3:12
Some people have said that none of this is real it’s just a state of mind. That we’re not really here just a different plane of existence.
Lets look at the description of Hell:
Abaddon, Gehenna, Sheol, Hades, [ place of holding ]. Dr. Grabe, in his Spicilegium, sect. 1 p. 353, declares to be not only the doctrine of Enoch, but of the apostles, and of the church apostolical. None of the wicked, whether demons or men, were then cast into hellfire, nor indeed should be cast into it till the day of judgment; Mathew 8:29, Jude 6-8. The book of Enoch is not part of the cannon, but is quoted in scripture.
What this tells us is that everyone who is worldly and not of the body of Christ, will be kept in outer darkness until the “Day of Judgment”.
Revelation 17:8 – The beast that thou sawest was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition: * Perdition is the Lake of Fire.
The Fall of Lucifer: “How you are fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! How you are cut down to the ground, You who weakened the nations! For you have said in your heart: I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God; I will also sit on the mount of the congregation On the farthest sides of the north; I will ascend above the heights of the clouds, I will be like the Most High.’ Yet you shall be brought down to Sheol, To the lowest depths of the Pit.” Isaiah 14:12-15 NKJV
Another parable He put forth to them, saying: “The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field; but while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat and went his way. But when the grain had sprouted and produced a crop, then the tares also appeared. So the servants of the owner came and said to him, ‘Sir, did you not sow good seed in your field? How then does it have tares?’ He said to them, ‘An enemy has done this.’ The servants said to him, ‘Do you want us then to go and gather them up?’ But he said, ‘No, lest while you gather up the tares you also uproot the wheat with them. Let both grow together until the harvest, and at the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, “First gather together the tares and bind them in bundles to burn them, but gather the wheat into my barn.” Matthew 13:24-30 NKJV“
Then I saw a great white throne and Him who sat on it, from whose face, the earth and the heaven fled away. And there was found no place for them. And I saw the dead, small and great, standing before God, and the books were opened. And another book was opened, which is the Book of Life. And the dead were judged according to their works, by the things which were written in the books. The sea gave up the dead who were in it, and Death and Hades delivered up the dead who were in them. And they were judged, each one according to his works. Then Death and Hades were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And anyone not found written in the Book of Life was cast into the lake of fire.” Revelation 20:11-15
No one escapes death, the difference is weather we wait for the judgment in outer darkness or in the light with the Lord.
“Then he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazrarus that he may dip his finger in water and cool my tongue, for I am tormented in this flame. But Abraham said, Son, remember that in your lifetime you received your good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things; but now he is comforted and you are tormented. And besides all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed, so that those who want to pass from here to you cannot, nor can those from there pass to us.” Luke 16:24-26 This is a parable, if your in darkness there is no conversations with those in paradise.
“His winnowing [shovel Is 30:24] fan is in His hand, and He will thoroughly clean out His threshing floor, and gather the wheat into His barn; He will burn with unquenchable fire.” Luke 3:17
When all people are resurrected, we’ll all have body’s to last for eternity. Either a glorified body given to the Saints of God, or the opposite to remain in eternal punishment. The one thing we must not forget is that Outer Darkness and the Lake of Fire mean that you will be removed from God’s Eternal Love.
Since it is a righteous thing with God to repay with tribulation those who trouble you, and to give you who are troubled rest with us when the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven with His mighty angels, in flaming fire taking vengeance on those who do not know God, and on those who not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. These shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of His power, when He comes, in that Day, to be glorified in His saints and to be admired among all those who believe, because our testimony among you was believed.” 2 Thessalonians 1:6-10
“For as the Father has life in Himself, so He has granted the Son to have life in Himself, and has given Him authority to execute judgment also, because He is the Son of Man. Do not marvel at this, for the hour is coming in which all who are in the grave will hear His voice and come forth, those who have done good, to the resurrecton of life, and those who have done evil, to the resurrection of condemnation. I can of Myself do nothing. As I hear I judge, and My judgment is righteous, because I do not seek My own will but the will of the Father who sent Me.” John 5:26-30
“For in accordance with your hardness and your impenitent heart you are treasuring up for yourself wrath in the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God, who will render to each one according to his deeds: eternal life to those who by 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, of the Jew first and also of the Greek; but glory, honor, and peace to everyone who works what is good, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. For there is no partiality with God.” Romans 2:5-9
The lake of fire spoken of in the bible is beyond any human conception. The fire is so hot that nothing in this universe can compare to it. It was created for the Devil and his fallen angels. But since the fall of Adam, rebellious man will join them. God doesn’t want anyone to be sent there, but man has always tried to do things on his own terms. That is why he put Noah and his family on the Ark. And then why he sent His Son to show us the better way.
This is what the bible says about those who are found guilty.“Shame and everlasting contempt” Daniel 12:2“
Everlasting punishment” Matthew 25:46
“Weeping and gnashing of teeth” Matthew 24:51
“Unquenchable fire” Luke 3:17“ Indignation and wrath, tribulation and anguish” Romans 2:8-9
”Everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord” 2 Thes 1:9
Eternal fire Matthew 25:41 Lake of Fire
* The blackness of darkness forever: Jude 7-13“
Tormented with fire and brimstone ** They have no rest day or night, who worship the beast and his image” Revelation 14:10,11 Lake of Fire
Nobody who rejects Jesus and the Salvation He offers will escape this end. There are no exceptions. God is not willing that any should perish, the ones who deny Jesus will not see Salvation. Many people have gone their own way, but sadly it’s too late for many.
All religions have a belief about Hell [or not]. The difference between all religions everywhere and Christianity is that in all other faiths you have to do something to earn their definition of Salvation. In Christianity you have to repent your sins and seek Christ. This is done when you surrender your life to Him.
With Christ there is nothing you can do to earn salvation… “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and not of works, lest anyone should boast.” Ephesians 2:8-9
Rejecting Jesus or accepting his offer of salvation is up to the individual, the Lord gives everyone free choice. But he won’t be mocked. Our judicial system is based on what was handed down to Moses. Nobody is punished until their sentenced. It’s the same thing with all humans. No one will be sent to the lake of fire until their judged by Christ. All people who are not saved will wait in outer darkness until judgment day.
“For we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ. For it is written: As I live, says the Lord, Every knee shall bow to Me, and every tongue shall confess to God.” Romans 14:10b-11Rejecting Jesus’ offer of Salvation, is the sure road to damnation. Nobody will get to heaven on their own. You have the opportunity to follow Jesus and find true love and happiness, or you can reject Him and find the other path. Our Lord offers His hand, you must decide weather to take it. Please, before it’s to late; if you haven’t trusted Him, please go to the article on Salvation and consider the information very carefully. Your eternity depends on your decision.
Warning: Please don’t rely on books like 23 minutes in Hell, A Divine Revelation of Hell, or 90 minutes in Heaven. If you want the truth about either place read the Bible.
God’s peace, Dan Beliveau
Jehovah Witness’s and hell http://www.discerningtruth.org/showthread.php…
Why is hell so awful? One, it was created for satan and his demons. Secondly, because people don’t realize that hell is the absence of God.
There’s no air in hell…because God is a breath of life.
There is no peace in hell…because God is the prince of peace. There is no comfort in hell…because God is the comforter.
There is no love in hell…because God is love.
Hell is darkness…because God is the light.
You don’t have to go there!
There is only one way to escape it, and that is through Salvation in the name of Jesus Christ.