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Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life. And of some have compassion, making a difference: And others save with fear, pulling [them] out of the fire; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh. Jude 21-23


I suspect that somebody reading this blog right now needs the hell scared out of them. That is to say that they either do not believe in hell or they do not fully understand what hell is or why hell is. As a result of this misunderstanding, they either do not believe in Jesus Christ, they’re unlearned Christians, or their faith in Christ Jesus is nominal. I remember having a similar discussion with my mom, before she died a few years ago. She mom sonbelieved in Jesus Christ, but she did not believe in a literal hell.

“Mom,” I began, “do you believe Jesus is both your Lord and your Savior?”

“Yes,” she answered.

I continued, “Mom, if there’s no hell, from what were you saved?”

She went on to say that she could not fathom a loving God sending people to hell. I explained God doesn’t send people to hell; they essentially send themselves when they reject Jesus. We all sin and sin causes separation from God. The Law that our righteous and just God established requires that all sin (and all sinners) be dealt with. As a solution, our loving God sent Jesus. He suffered and carried all our iniquities to the grave. If hell is nonexistent, then God caused His Son to suffer for nothing and it would further indicate that He is a liar.

God does not and cannot lie.

Since these accounts and the descriptions of hell come directly from the Bible, followers of Jesus must believe them. We cannot accept the niceties of Holy Scripture and reject the adverse. To do this is to rewrite the Bible, thus fabricating God into an image that pleases us. Any god we create is a false god.

Satan and his minions rebelled against God and God created hell for them — not for us. It stands to reason that those who reject the presence of Jesus Christ in this life will not be in His presence in the eternal life. Since Heaven and hell are the only choices, hell is the place where God’s presence is not. Believing hell doesn’t exist or believing in Heaven only, does not make hell go away.

What Else Does the Bible Say About Hell?

God has much to say on this issue because He wants you to make an informed decision. After reading about Heaven and hell, it could rightly be assumed that a wise person would desire to be in the better place. If God left us uninformed, He would qualify as a mean God, but God is both good and loving, for He told us all we need to know biband then provided His Son Jesus as the means by which we can arrive at our destination. Don’t be annoyed that God only gave us two choices, but be grateful that He gave us any choice at all and kept it simple at the same time.

Here is what the Bible records. It’s not an exhaustive list, but it’s enough to give you the overall picture. If you are one that does not believe in hell, then you should take your time to pour over each passage; you owe it to yourself to be informed. First pray that the Holy Spirit will give you understanding (1 Corinthians 2:14), lest it all seem foolishness to you.

  1. You will make them as a fiery oven in the time of your anger; The LORD will swallow them up in His wrath, And fire will devour them. (Psalm 21:9)
  2. For behold, the LORD will come in fire And His chariots like the whirlwind, To render His anger with fury, And His rebuke with flames of fire. (Isaiah 66:15)
  3. For the LORD will execute judgment by fire And by His sword on all flesh, And those slain by the LORD will be many. (Isaiah 66:16)
  4. “And His winnowing fork is in His hand, and He will thoroughly clear His threshing floor; and He will gather His wheat into the barn, but He will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.” (Matthew 3:12)
  5. “Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. (Matthew 7:19)
  6. “The Son of Man will send forth His angels, and they will gather out of His kingdom all stumbling blocks, and those who commit lawlessness, and will cast them into the furnace of fire; in that place there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. (Matthew 13:41-42)
  7. “So it will be at the end of the age; the angels shall come forth, and take out the wicked from among the righteous, and will cast them into the furnace of fire; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. (Matthew 13:49-50)
  8. “And if your hand or your foot causes you to stumble, cut it off and throw it from you; it is better for you to enter life crippled or lame, than having two hands or two feet, to be cast into the eternal fire. (Matthew 18:8)
  9. “Then He will also say to those on His left, ‘Depart from Me, accursed ones, into the eternal fire which has been prepared for the devil and his angels; (Matthew 25:41)
  10. Just as Sodom and Gomorrah and the cities around them, since they in the same way as these indulged in gross immorality and went after strange flesh, are exhibited as an example, in undergoing the punishment of eternal fire. (Jude 1:7)
  11. he also will drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is mixed in full strength in the cup of His anger; and he will be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb. “And the smoke of their torment goes up forever and ever; and they have no rest day and night, those who worship the beast and his image, and whoever receives the mark of his name.” (Revelation 14:10-11)
  12. And the beast was seized, and with him the false prophet who performed the signs in his presence, by which he deceived those who had received the mark of the beast and those who worshiped his image; these two were thrown alive into the lake of fire which burns with brimstone. (Revelation 19:20)
  13. And the devil who deceived them was thrown into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are also; and they will be tormented day and night forever and ever. (Revelation 20:10)
  14. And death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. This is the second death, the lake of fire. And if anyone’s name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire. (Revelation 20:14-15)
  15. for I have five brothers– that he may warn them, lest they also come to this place of torment.’ (Luke 16:28)
  16. For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 6:23)
  17. The acts of the sinful nature are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God. (Galatians 5:19-21)
  18. “And in Hades he lifted up his eyes, being in torment, and saw Abraham far away, and Lazarus in his bosom. “And he cried out and said, ‘Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water and cool off my tongue; for I am in agony in this flame.’ (Luke 16:23-24)
  19. “Enter by the narrow gate; for the gate is wide, and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and many are those who enter by it. (Matthew 7:13)
  20. For many walk, of whom I often told you, and now tell you even weeping, that they are enemies of the cross of Christ, whose end is destruction, whose god is their appetite, and whose glory is in their shame, who set their minds on earthly things. (Philippians 3:18-19)
  21. And these will pay the penalty of eternal destruction, away from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of His power, (2 Thessalonians 1:9)
  22. Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. (1 Corinthians 6:9-10)
  23. Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.” (John 14:6)
  24. “Truly, truly, I say to you, he who hears My word, and believes Him who sent Me, has eternal life, and does not come into judgment, but has passed out of death into life. (John 5:24)

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