ever and ever and ever
and ever and ever . . . . . . . .
Let's take a look at what the Bible teaches about Hell: (Luke 16:19-31)
1). Hell is a place of consciousness - "And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom" (Luke 16:23). Consciousness means that you will know what is going on around you.
2). Sorrows and Torment
in flames - "And the smoke
of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have
no rest day nor night"(Revelation
3). Everlasting and unquenchable
fire - "but he will burn
up the chaff (those who do not know Jesus Christ) with unquenchable
fire is fire that never goes out. It burns forever!
4). A place of darkness - "And cast ye then unprofitable servant into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth" (Matthew 25:30).
5). A place of everlasting destruction and punishment - "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" (2 Thessalonians 1:8-9).
6). Thirst - "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" (Luke
7). Hopelessness - No hope for all eternity - "they that go down into the pit (Hell) cannot hope for thy truth" (Isaiah 38:18b).
8). Torment of memory - "Then he said, I pray thee therefore, father, that thou wouldest send him to my father's house: For I have five brethren; that he may testify unto them, lest they also come into this place of torment" (Luke 16:27-28).
9). Separation from Christian loved ones - "There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when ye shall see Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, and all the prophets, in the kingdom of God, and you yourselves thrust out" (Luke 13:28).
10). Separation from Almighty God - "But he shall say, I tell you, I know you not whence ye are; depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity" (Luke 13:27).
|Read the parable that Jesus taught about the rich man and Lazarus.|