The Bible Teaches That Hell Lasts Forever
By David J. Stewart | January 2011 | Updated July 2014
Jude 1:7, “Even as Sodom and Gomorrha ...are set forth for an example, suffering the VENGEANCE OF ETERNAL FIRE”
The Bible speaks of the “vengeance of eternal fire.” Hell is forever. 2nd Thessalonians 1:8-9 warns, “In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ: Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power.” Again we read in the Bible about God “taking vengeance” with “flaming fire,” to be “punished with everlasting destruction.”
(Note: All Scriptures references are only to the trustworthy King James Bible)
Clearly, the Bible speaks of more than just physical death, for God could simply leave one's dead body in the grave. Instead, Revelation 20:13 teaches that the dead will be raised up to stand in judgment before God, “And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell [Greek: Hades] delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works.” This is The Great White Throne of Judgment, only for the unsaved, the wicked, who die in their sins without Jesus Christ.
Revelation 20:15, “And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire [Greek: Gehenna].” This is the Second Death, eternal destruction from the presence of God. Think about that! The Word of God plainly teaches that Hell is punishment, and that it involves being tormented by God's vengeance in flames of fire FOREVER.
Perhaps you have a hard time accepting this Biblical teaching. May I say, dare you risk your eternal destiny based upon your feelings instead of the written Words of God? I didn't write the Bible, I'm just telling you what it says. Perhaps no one has ever warned you from the Scriptures concerning the truth about Hell. I mean no unkindness, but Hell is FOREVER. I don't want you to go to Hell. It is not a matter of what we feel, nor of how we perceive things, nor of what men may say, nor of what religion says; but rather, “WHAT SAITH THE SCRIPTURE?” (Romans 4:3). The Scripture warns in 2nd Thessalonians 1:8 that all those who perish in their sins, never having obeyed the Gospel, will suffer the eternal wrath of God in Hell (Greek: Gehenna, i.e., the Lake of Fire).
We read in John 3:36, “He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but THE WRATH OF GOD ABIDETH ON HIM.” Romans 5:9, “Much more then, being now justified by His blood, we shall be SAVED FROM WRATH THROUGH HIM [Jesus Christ].” Romans 1:18 and 2:5, “For THE WRATH OF GOD is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness ... But after thy hardness and impenitent heart TREASUREST UP UNTO THYSELF WRATH against the DAY OF WRATH and revelation of the righteous JUDGMENT OF GOD.” How much clearer could the Bible be that judgment day is coming? How much plainer could the Scriptures be that God's wrath is laid up against the unsaved?
The Biblical fundamental doctrine of Hell, the eternal punishment for those that reject or choose to ignore the gospel should be preached more and more in these last days. The average church doesn't even mention the word Hell from the pulpit for fear of losing members. Shame on any pastor who is silent on the subject of Hell.
The Satanic Cult Of Seventh-Day Adventism Denies Hell
I was recently given a Seventh-Day Adventist (SDA) brochure titled, “What the Bible Says about HELLFIRE.” The back of the brochure says it is published by “The Voice of Prophecy.”
Something I learned a long time ago about SDA's is that they don't like to tell people upfront that they are Seventh-Day Adventists. The reason is obvious, that is, because there is a ton of really bad information exposing them available all over the internet and from umpteen books on their false religion. Check this out! (scroll down about 25% and see all the SDA occult images). SDA is 100% rooted in Freemasonry, as are the satanic religious cults of Mormonism, Jehovah's Witnesses. Judaism and Christian Science. I'm proud to say that I am a blood-washed, born-again, Independent, Fundamental, pretribulation, Bible-preaching Baptist! Amen! Glory to God!
The SDA brochure teaches inside, “Seven reasons why hell won't burn eternally”:
- Hell burns on the face of the earth, then this earth is recreated as the home of the saved.
- God is just and fair, He punishes lost sinners in proportion to their evil deeds.
- Man is not immortal.
- God is love. You or I would not torture our children forever no matter how disobedient they had been. Are we more loving than God?
- God says the wages of sin is death, not eternal torture.
- God plans to eradicate sin, not immortalize it.
- God plans to destroy the wicked and says so many times in the Bible.
SOURCE: “What the Bible Says about HELLFIRE,” subtitle, “Seven reasons why hell won't burn eternally”; copyright 2011, by Family Heritage Books.
Don't Wait To Get Saved Until It's Too Late!
A Biblical Rebuttal Of SDA'S Denial Of A Literal, Burning, Eternal, Hell
The Seventh-Day Adventist (SDA) brochure that you just read is straight out of the fires of Hell, and that's where you'll go if you follow what the SDA's teach. SDA's require a works-based type of salvation to get to Heaven. In SDA's false plan of salvation, you are required to stop committing sins, tithe, keep the Sabbath, be faithful to SDA church services on Saturday, et cetera. They have a false understanding of what “faith” means, wrongly defining it as works.
Likewise, SDA's pervert the meaning of repentance, teaching it as a change of lifestyle instead of a change of mind as the Bible teaches. A religious minister in Hell is a trophy on the Devil's mantle. There is no Biblical salvation in the SDA religion. But if SDA's are right, you've got nothing to fear, because as you just read in their literature, they don't believe in the Lake of Fire anyway. But if the holy Bible is true, then you have much to fear, because you will rot in the depths of the flames of fire for ever and ever. SDA's believe that when God burns the earth with fire to renovate it that the wicked will be annihilated forever, becoming totally unconscious. Check and you will find that the Jehovah's Witnesses and Seventh-Day Adventists share similar beliefs. Both cults teach Soul Sleep (that is, you're unconscious when you die until God raises you up one day to be judged).
Notice that the SDA brochure I just shared with you appeals to human understanding and reasoning. The brochure reads, “God says the wages of sin is death, not eternal torture.” This is a half-truth, which is the most effective lie. Although it is true that the wages of sin is death (Romans 6:23), it is not true that eternal torture is not the sinner's wages. Please read Revelation 21:8, “But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.” And again, consider what the Bible teaches in Revelation 20:15, “And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.” In sharp contrast to the ungodly Seventh-Day Adventist religion, the holy Bible teaches that Hell burns with fire and is everlasting.
Here are some of the things that the holy Bible teaches about Hell...
- 2nd Thessalonians 1:8-9 warns that the sinner will be separated from God for all eternity.
- 2nd Peter 2:4 tells us that Hell is pure darkness, so dark that you are chained by its weight.
- In Luke 16:23 the rich man woke up in Hell, and that's how fast it will happen:
- the rich man in Hell could see
- he cried
- he wanted water but could find none, tormented by an unquenchable thirst
- he had a memory
- he was captive
- his condition was hopeless
- he begged Abraham to send Lazarus from the dead to warn his 5 brothers, but Abraham said if the living brothers refused to hear the Bible (Moses and the prophets), neither will they listen to a visit from the dead. How about you my friend? Are you willing to believe that Jesus is the Christ on faith? Please don't go to Hell.
- Hell is referred to 162 times in the New Testament, 70 of which came straight from the mouth of Jesus Christ
- If you don't believe in Hell in this life, you will believe in the next life.
- Deuteronomy 32:22 the Bible tells us Hell is where the anger of God is kindled.
- Proverbs 15:24 says Hell is beneath us.
- Proverbs 7:27 says Hell is a chamber of death.
- Matthew 23:33 says Hell is a place of damnation.
- Job 11:8 says Hell is deep.
- Job 26:6 says Hell is a place of destruction.
- Psalms 55:15 says Hell is down.
- Isaiah 5:14 says Hell hath enlarged herself.
- Matthew 25:46 says Hell is eternal.
- Matthew 5:22 says that Hell is a place of fire.
- Proverbs 27:20 says Hell is never full.
- Matthew 16:18 says Hell is guarded by gates.
- Ezekiel 31:17 says Hell is where the heathen go.
- Psalm 86:13 says Hell is the lowest place.
- Matthew 7:13 says Hell is where there will be a multitude.
- Luke 16:24 says there is no water in Hell.
- Psalms 116:3 says there will be pain in Hell
- Isaiah 14:15 says Hell is a pit.
- Matthew 25:41 says Hell was created for the Devil and his angels.
- Matthew 24:46 says Hell is a place of punishment.
- 2nd Thessalonians 1:9 says Hell is a place separated from God.
- 2nd Samuel 22:6 says Hell is a place of sorrows.
- Luke 16:23 says Hell is a place of torment.
- Mark 9:43 says Hell is a place of unquenchable fire.
- Psalms 9:17 says Hell is the home of the wicked.
- Mark 9:44 says Hell is where the worm dieth not.
- Revelation 21:8 says Hell is the second death.
- Revelation 21:8 says Hell is a place that burns with fire and brimstone.
- 2nd Thessalonians 1:8 says that God pours out His vengeance with fire on Christ-rejecters in Hell.
Hell is taught in the Bible!!! Hell is a real place. Hell was made as a super torture-chamber for non-human beings. Hell was not made for mankind, but for devilkind. Hell was formed for demonic entities. Yet, the Bible warns that when Adam sinned, he opened the floodgate of sin upon the world (Romans 5:12). We are all sinners by birth and by choice! Rust cannot break through the locks of Hell's gates! There is no escaping the damnation of Hell once you get there. Are you willing to gamble your eternal destiny on some false religion?
Luke 24:25, “Then he said unto them, O fools, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken.” I have heard many people throughout my life tell me that they won't believe the Bible unless God personally hands it to them and tells them to believe it. The Bible calls them damned fools! Yes, “damned” (condemned). ...
John 3:16-18, “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. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. 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.”
If you have not received Jesus personally as the Christ, the Messiah, then you are already under the curse of sin. If you die in your sins, you go straight to the fires of Hell because you are already condemned (damned). John 3:36, “He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.” God's wrath is upon you every second of every day if you have not received God's payment of His dear Son upon the cross for your sins...
John 1:12-13, “But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.”
Satan's Masonic Infiltration Of The Churches
Perhaps you ask the same question that many people do, that is, “How can I know which religion is the right one?” Take a look at the occult symbols below. These are all SDA advertisements (how much more evidence do you need that SDA is satanic?)...
On the surface, Seventh-Day Adventism (SDA) looks wholesome, as does Freemasonry. Masonry is a subversive group which has successfully infiltrated nearly every large organization, including our churches. There is fellowship, loyalty, brotherhood and the support of good causes such as Shriners hospitals, philanthropy and good works. The Masonic motto is “Making good men better.” Unfortunately, making a good man better doesn't get him into Heaven. Jesus commanded, “Ye must be born again!” (John 3:7). Read about the Luciferian god of Freemasonry called, “THE GREAT ARCHITECT.”
Below are some more creepy occult images of the SDA religious cult. ...
The Bible teaches that the eyes of Adam and Eve were opened to the KNOWLEDGE of good and evil the day they sinned by eating of the forbidden fruit (Genesis 3:7). Carefully notice that the word “eyes” in Genesis 3:7 is the Hebrew word ayin, singular, meaning just one “eye.” I explain this much more in the article titled, New World Order Occult Images In Contemporary Christian Music (CCM). The eye has great spiritual significance in the Scriptures, referring to one's spiritual enlightenment and understanding.
Check out the same occult images in Mormonism, Christian Science, Roman Catholicism, Scientology, Jehovah's Witnesses and many other satanic religions... RELIGIONS: THE OCCULT CONNECTION | PART 2. Jesus said in John 18:20, “Jesus answered him, I spake openly to the world; I ever taught in the synagogue, and in the temple, whither the Jews always resort; and in secret have I said nothing.” This is completely contrary to the satanic cult of Freemasonry which has infiltrated most of our churches and religions today. Freemasonry is a phallic-worshipping religious cult which can be identified by the All Seeing Eye, Masonic Handshake, obelisk, The Great Pyramid and various other occult symbols. Jesus is not into the occult!!!
Jesus has nothing to hide, but the Devil has everything to hide. The word occult means “hidden.” Satan's works are evil, and so he must hide his true agenda, or else people will see him as he is and run away. The Bible is brutally honest, offensive to many people, but GOD IS UPFRONT WITH MANKIND. You know exactly where God stands! Amen! Satan is a sniveling little coward, like Freemasons, who think they are slick by deceiving everyone and infiltrating organizations.
The following excellent information is from Pastor Texe Marrs...
“Satan worship apparently has mushroomed in recent years as Catholic cardinals, bishops, and priests have joined the Masonic lodge in record numbers. ... We must remember, however, that Satanism is not only practiced by Catholic clergy. This wickedness is found in some of today's Methodist and Charismatic churches, and especially in Episcopalian and Anglican churches. Two years ago, the Mormon Church hierarchy even went public, admitting that satanic rituals had been secretly conducted by some church elders.
Meanwhile, members of the Masonic lodge, including pastors and denominational leaders, continue to dominate the Southern Baptist Convention.
Contrary to what some believe, the devil is not a 'Catholic.' Indeed, he is a remarkably tolerant of all false religion, and he is known to be pleasingly nondenominational in his approach to religion. Satan is proud to be an ecumenical being. 'Any faith but Jesus and His Word, the King James Bible,' is the devil's handy motto. ”
SOURCE: Dr. Texe Marrs, “CONSPIRACY WORLD: A TRUTHTELLER'S COMPENDIUM OF EYE-OPENING REVELATIONS AND FORBIDDEN KNOWLEDGE” (Volume 1, Page 168-169; copyright 2010).
You can join any false religion you want and Satan's crowd will accept you, but Biblical Christianity is strictly forbidden in Satan's kingdom. It is a truly sad commentary upon America's pastors that most churches today have forsaken the trustworthy King James Bible, and instead have started using modern corrupt versions like the New International Version (NIV), whose chairman of the Old Testament translating committee was Marten Woudstra, a known and unrepentant homosexual. This is why the word “sodomite” was completely removed from the NIV. The NIV is Satan's greatest accomplishment in this wicked generation!!!
With the onslaught of modern corrupted Bibles, so have our churches started teaching a Catholic plan of salvation, known as “Lordship Salvation,” which requires human effort in addition to Christ's payment on the cross for our sins. Such a wicked plan of salvation cannot produce the new birth, because it is a manmade plan of salvation that does not solely rest in God's righteousness which is solely by faith in Christ Jesus. Romans 10:4-5, “For they being ignorant of God's righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God. For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth.”
The Fastest Way To Hell, Fire And Damnation
What you just read in Galatians 3:24-25 is so simple, yet many people get it totally wrong. A popular radio speaker (he's not a preacher that's for sure) is Chip Ingram. Chip perverts the gospel horribly by espousing a false understanding of what it means to repent. Here is a recent radio statement for Ingram...
“But now the ball's in your court. If you would like Jesus as your Savior. Saving faith is getting in the wheelbarrow. Trusting in His work on the cross, His payment for your sin, His resurrection TO THE POINT that you say, I turn away and repent from my past life in sin, I change my mind and I trust, I get in the wheel-barrow." [emphasis added]
SOURCE: Dr. Chip Ingram, sermon quote, “Fatal Assumption: Exposing The Myths Of Being Born Again - Part Two”
Ingram's got it all wrong! According to Chip's understanding of salvation, a person's faith is not validated unless it is supported by a literal decision to cease from a worldly lifestyle, forsake sinful bad habits and purpose in your heart to turn over a new leaf. That's exactly what he's teaching. No matter how you slice it, Ingram's false plan of salvation ADDS self-righteous works to faith, which is no faith at all. If my own participation is required to be saved by leaving off former sinful bad habits and desires, then in effect I have a part in saving myself. That's NOT the gospel message.
In sharp contrast, the Biblical gospel teaches that a man's FAITH IS COUNTED FOR RIGHTEOUSNESS!!! Romans 4:5, “But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness.” That literally means that I don't have to change a thing in my life to be saved, and neither do you. Whatever changes that God would like to see happen in a person's life comes after salvation. Notice in 2nd Corinthians 5:17 that the new and changed man is already IN CHRIST. 2nd Corinthians 5:17, “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.” The change was a result of salvation; and NOT a requirement or prerequisite to being saved as Chip Ingram, John MacArthur, Ray Comfort and other heretics teach.
I'm sure some shallow believers would criticize this webpage as being unChristlike, offensive or too shocking; but this is exactly what lost sinners need to awaken them to the horror that awaits them in the Lake of Fire. If you could see the people this moment burning in Hell who are screaming in horrific agony, suffering inexplicable pain and have no hope of ever escaping Hell's damnation, then you'd wonder why more Christians don't make a lot more webpages like this to warn others of the judgment to come. What are you doing to keep people out of Hell?
Hell Burns With Literal Molten Sulfur
Can you imagine the agony of perpetually falling with molten hot flames roaring through every part of your body, excruciating agony with no relief, pain that horrible even our worst nightmares couldn't prepare us for, pain so bad you would weep for eternity, pain so gruesome that teeth would be gnashed in an agonizing frenzy, consciously aware of those deeds we have done in the flesh, those we have hurt, tormented by our WORST fears and more for all eternity?
Praise the LORD that I have been spared that, Praise the LORD that although I am quite aware of the existence of hell, I will never go there, I just pray that many souls are delivered from that fiery torment before its to late!
Preach to warn the unsaved about Hell to keep souls out of Hell!
Revelation 20:10 teaches that Satan will be cast into the Lake of Fire FOREVER, “And the devil that deceived them [the world] was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone [lava], where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.”
Revelation 21:8, “But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the LAKE WHICH BURNETH WITH FIRE AND BRIMSTONE: which is the SECOND DEATH.”
The Bible is abundantly clear on this matter... HELL IS FOREVER FOR ALL CHRIST-REJECTERS! As we read in Romans 5:9, we are justified by Christ's blood, i.e., by HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS, and thus spared from the wrath of God. We have no self-righteousness of our own to offer God (Isaiah 64:6); therefore, we need the imputed righteousness of Jesus Christ. Romans 4:6, “Even as David also describeth the blessedness of the man, unto whom God IMPUTETH RIGHTEOUSNESS WITHOUT WORKS.” Amen!
That means when a lost sinner acknowledges their guilt of sin and places their trust solely in Jesus Christ to forgive their sins, God the Father imputes (charges) Christ's righteousness to that person's record in Heaven. From that point on God views that person as having the righteousness of Jesus Christ. Thus, the Christian believer is saved entirely by Christ's work of redemption, and not by any self-righteousness we have done or think we ever could do. We cannot. Salvation is entirely of the Lord God. Our part is simply to acknowledge our debt of sin and believe on Jesus, the Christ, the Son of God.
Hell is FOREVER. Think about that. Even after 1,000,000,000,000 years will have passed, it won't even be the beginning of your punishment. Are you willing to take the risk that the Bible is wrong? Are you willing to risk spending all eternity burning in the flames of Hell, just because you cannot comprehend how a loving God could punish someone in flaming fire forever? Please understand, God doesn't allow lost sinners to go to Hell; but rather, God sends them there deliberately and takes His anger out upon them. This is exactly what the Bible teaches and you had better make sure you are saved, or you will be punished FOREVER in the fires of Hell.
The good news (which is exactly what the word Gospel means) is that God, in His unconditional love, sent His only begotten Son into the world to pay our sin debt. What a wonderful God! The Bible is abundantly clear in John 3:17 that JESUS CAME TO SAVE SINNERS!
If you go to Hell, it will only be because you chose to go there. Eternal life is the gift of God (Romans 6:23). Salvation is freely given (Romans 5:15), freely offered (Romans 10:13), and freely received (Revelation 22:17). Salvation is receiving, not giving. I hope and pray for the salvation of lost sinners, for that is why Jesus came into the world. There is nothing dearer to the heart of God than preaching the Gospel... “the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth” (Romans 1:16). Please don't go to Hell. You don't have to. Your sin debt is paid, but you must receive the gift of God by placing your faith in Jesus as the Christ, i.e., the Messiah, the Savior. There is NO salvation apart from faith alone in the name of Jesus (Acts 4:10-12).
Acts 10:43, “To Him [Jesus] give all the prophets witness, that through His name whosoever believeth in Him shall receive remission of sins.” The decision is yours alone to make. Hell is forever ... think about that!
Did you know that you don't have to ask Jesus to save you? God has already told you how to be saved, that is, by simply believing that His Son died on the cross for your sins, was buried, and raised up from the dead three days later. Christ raised up from the dead, which means that God the Father accepted His Son's payment for the sins of the world. Christ suffered on the cross so that we wouldn't have to suffer in a literal Hell forever. Amen! You don't have to bow your head to be saved. You don't have to pray. You don't have to do anything except believe that Jesus died on the cross for your sins, and make that your hope for Heaven!
"That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness." —2nd Thessalonians 2:12
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