Is there such a place as Hell ?

If there is, we ought to learn about it; to avoid it ourselves, and to rescue others from it as well.

Jesus taught that there is a Hell: Matthew 5:22, 10:28, l3:40-42,49-50, 23:33, 25:4l .

If there is NO Hell.....

    • Jesus is NOT the Infallible Son of God
    • the Bible is a deception and there is no hope of any sort for anyone.

Luke 16:19-31 makes clear that there is no annihilation, no soul-sleep, no second-chance, no purgatory or limbo. It teaches that -

    • what you are when you die, this is your eternal state
    • there is no delay between death and damnation
    • Hell is a place where there is no hope; no respite or interruption; a place of punishment, torment and flames
    • where people can remember.......

Then comes the Judgement.

    • The dead will be raised. Dan l2:2 John 5:28-29.
    • People will be brought from death and hell, and those not in the book of life will be cast into the lake of fire Rev 20.11-15.
    • And afterwards, the final state of damnation A Place - place names are used to describe it.... Hades / Sheol, Tartarus, Gehenna, furnace of fire, lake of fire...
    • A place of physical suffering and fire Matthew 5:22, 8:l2, 13:50, Revelation 14:10-11, 20:13-15.
    • Eternal !

God is just to punish eternally

    • Sin is an offence against an infinite Person. It requires infinite punishment.Besides, sin continues in Hell. Rev 22:11, 15.
    • A loving God CAN send people to Hell, His love has been shown by sending Christ. John 3:16.
    • He is not willing that any should perish. 2 Peter 3:9
    • He has no pleasure in the death of the wicked. Ezek 33,11
    • Men and women go to Hell, not because God wants them to, but because they ought to - because of their sins
    • God is Holy, Just and True. Sin must be punished. Romans 6:23, Numbers 32:23, Galatians 6:7.
    • Sinners would be unhappy in heaven.
    • Heaven would not be the heaven that God has promised, if there were sinners there.

But...The Lord Jesus Christ promised - "Verily, verily I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto LIFE ". John 5:24.

 

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