Hell Part Two – A Description Of It!
Some who are enjoying the pleasures of sin for a season will brush off God’s eternal justice by joking, “I don’t mind going to hell, all my friends are going to be there.” Obviously those who flippantly say such things don’t believe in the Biblical concept of hell. Ray Comfort says they are like the “criminal who thinks the electric chair is a place to put your feet up for a while and relax.”1
Some people like to picture hell as a hedonistic, pleasure-filled place where they can engage in all the sensual sins that are forbidden here. Others accept hell as a place of punishment but cannot conceive that a loving God would punish people for eternity so they choose to believe hell is a metaphor for the grave. That would mean a man like Adolf Hitler, who was responsible for the death of millions, would be “punished” merely with eternal sleep. It would also mean the Bible is wrong.
The Bible describes hell as:
Everlasting punishment (Matt 25:46)
Weeping and gnashing of teeth (Matt 25:51)
Unquenchable fire (Luke 3:17)
Revelation 14:10,11 tells us the final destination of a sinner: “He shall be tormented with fire and brimstone…the smoke of their torment ascended up for ever and ever… and they shall have no rest there day or night.”
Furthermore, in Luke 16:20-30 Jesus told us the fate of two people who died: a beggar named Lazarus and a stingy rich man. Both men died but they arrived at different destinations. In verse 24 it says the stingy rich man, “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'.” Almost without exception, Bible scholars say this isn’t a parable or an allegory but a literal happening. Notice that the man was not only conscience but he was in agony.
Dear non-Christian, heaven and hell are real places. Death isn’t the end of life, rather it’s the beginning. Please let the fear of hell drive you to repent, and accept Christ as your Savior.
Why do Christians say such things? See “Hell Part One – Why Christians talk about it” at www.BibleproofBook.com or click here.
For evidence the Bible is true see: www.BibleProofBook.com. You can prove it. We can be more than 99.999 percent sure that the Bible is true.
1 Comfort Ray; “The School of Biblical Evangelism;” Bridge Logos; 2004; p156.