What Is Hell?
28 And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.
There are a lot of concepts about what hell is or isn't. A lot of non- believers think that hell does not even exist. Others say that hell is a big party for all the sinners. There are some who say that hell is just figurative or a separation from God. In this blog we will examine what hell really is.
I can assure you that hell is a real place of everlasting fire and torment. I know this because the bible says it is so and that book is trust worthy. The fire of hell is very real and it is in fact an eternal place that no one can ever escape from. When a person wakes up in hell they will be there forever. One billion years can pass and it will be like they just got there, when compared to eternity. It will be a horror that is beyond anything in this world and it will never end.
19 There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day:
20 And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, which was laid at his gate, full of sores,
21 And desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man's table: moreover the dogs came and licked his sores.
22 And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham's bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried;
23 And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.
24 And he cried and 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; for I am tormented in this flame.
25 But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented.
26 And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed: so that they which would pass from hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that would come from thence.
27 Then he said, I pray thee therefore, father, that thou wouldest send him to my father's house:
28 For I have five brethren; that he may testify unto them, lest they also come into this place of torment.
29 Abraham saith unto him, They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them.
30 And he said, Nay, father Abraham: but if one went unto them from the dead, they will repent.
31 And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead.
As you can see from Jesus own mouth that hell is a place of torment and flames. I do believe that this parable is true, and that man is still in hell to this day. Jesus gave us a firm warning that hell is real. He did not joke around about it and was very clear as to what it is.
Jesus left the splendor and glory of heaven and came to this world as a lowly human. The God who created this world came into this world as a very meek man. He came here for the soul purpose of saving all of humanity from hell. Hell is so serious, that Jesus came to be tortured to death, to keep us out of there.
Many will ask, why did God create hell in the first place? He had to create hell as a punishment for Lucifer and the angels that rebelled against him. They tried to over throw heaven and lost. God created a place of torment for them to suffer eternally for their crime. Hell is the opposite of heaven. They did not like the way God operated heaven, now they get the opposite. Everyone has a choice in this life, they can either believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and go to heaven or they can follow Satan's system and burn in hell with him. Everyone will ultimately follow some god, it will either be Jesus Christ or the Devil. They will spend an eternity with there god. A person does not need to be a Satan worshipper, to follow Satan to hell, all the have to do is reject eternal life through Jesus Christ.
10 And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.
41 Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:
49 So shall it be at the end of the world: the angels shall come forth, and sever the wicked from among the just,
50 And shall cast them into the furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.
In hell there will be fire burning people alive. It is real fire not figurative. People will all hate each other there, no one will be friends. Fallen angels will be there to torment people also. All the good things of God will be absent from that place. There will be no joy, peace, love, family, pleasure, nothing. Only constant misery and regret. People will say, how could God do such a thing? They will say that the punishment does not match the crime. Unfortunately that argument will not hold up with God. God will not allow any sin into heaven, because it would corrupt the purity of heaven. In order to be free from all sin, you must be washed in the pure shed blood of Jesus Christ. The only way to be washed in the blood is by believing Jesus Christ died for your sins, while you are still alive here on earth. No one on judgement day will get to say I believe on you Lord, now let me into heaven. It does not work that way. A person must believe on Christ in this life to have eternal life, there is no other way. People will beg God for a second chance at the Great White Thrown Judgement, but he will not give them one. If they did not care about God when they were alive and had everything going for them, then why should God care about them at the judgement. All unsaved people will be judged as the enemies of God and they will face his wrath without mercy.
The final home of the lost isn't actually hell, it is a place far worse, called the lake of fire. Imagine living on the surface of the sun, that is the lake of fire. God will give every person that goes there a super natural body that will not be consumed, but it will burn forever. It will be beyond horrifying. There everyone will pay for all their sins, forever.
You do not want to wind up in hell. I urge you to get saved and stay out of that place. If you are not a Christian, I invite you to get saved now. Tomorrow may be to late. To get saved all you have to do, is admit that you are a sinner and that Jesus Christ died for your sins. The only way to take away sins is with the pure shed blood of Jesus Christ. Good works can not take away sins. If they could, then Jesus Christ died in vain. Jesus died, was buried, and rose from the dead as payment for all sins. Once you believe that, you are saved forever. You did nothing to earn it and you can do nothing to lose it.
15 That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.
16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.
5 Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;
8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
5 And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood,