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Hell

“Therefore hell hath enlarged herself, and opened her mouth without measure: and their glory, and their multitude, and their pomp, and he that rejoiceth, shall descend into it.” Isa. 5:14

In our text verse, we see one of the saddest verses in the Bible. Hell always makes room for more; she is never full.

In his book, “End Times” J. Dwight Pentecost says that scientist speculate that hell may be a planet. They say that the hottest fire there is, is a black fire that burns so hot that it makes its own fuel! Sounds impossible but they say that it will never burn out, it is a liquid-like fire, as a lake! Similarly the Bible speaks of a lake of fire where the devil is ultimately cast into, and shall remain there forever. In fact, the Bible has much to say about hell, and none of it is good.

First, it says that hell is a place of unquenchable fire:

“And if thy hand offend thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter into life maimed, than having two hands to go into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched:” (Mark 9:43) It is better to go through life maimed than to end up in hell. To be honest, some argue that this refers merely to the grave, but if so, it is representative of hell since there is no fire in the grave.

Another reference to hell, is seen in Luke 16:

“And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom. 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 16:23,24)

There definitely is a hell, and it is HOT! It is a place of torment; a place of darkness, and a place of suffering; it is a nice place to stay away from! The torment of hell is all through the one that goes there: “For every one shall be salted with fire, and every sacrifice shall be salted with salt.” (Mk. 9:49).
Years ago men used to salt their meet to preserve it. They rubbed the salt all over the meat in order to allow it to penetrate the hide, and it became salted through and through. They would hang the animal up, and skin it, and rub the meet for hours to be sure it would not spoil quickly, the reference here is that in hell men are rubbed with fire until it permeates their entire being! They do not merely burn on the outside, but on the inside too!

There are “flames” in hell; the only way we can Have flames is if there is fire! Imagine with me a place where (close your eyes and “see it”) flames are dancing up in total darkness; now picture the distorted face of a loved one--only the face can be seen--hovering in the darkness, writhing in pain, and crying out in agony. The flames never cease; the pain never quits, and the soul is left in despair. See with me, many faces, all twisting in agony, all calling out …weeping and wailing, and gnashing their teeth because of the intense pain. This is hell, my friends; this is the hope of many lost men. There is little pain more excruciating than burning pain.


Secondly, hell is a place of darkness:

Raging waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame; wandering stars, to whom is reserved the blackness of darkness for ever. (Jude 13) This darkness is a total darkness where no light is--ever. Then there is Jude 1:6:
“And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day.”

It is a darkness that may be felt:
“And the LORD said unto Moses, Stretch out thine hand toward heaven, that there may be darkness over the land of Egypt, even darkness which may be felt.”

This too speaks of the judgment of hell. Imagine a darkness that is so dark that it can be felt!
Our family took a trip one time to West Virginia. Went through an old coal mine which was a tourist attraction. About midway through, the guide turned off all the lights, and it was so dark that you could not see the hand in front of your face, even from a fraction of an inch away! It was an eerie feeling. That, my friends, is the darkness that the Bible speaks of that one can “feel”.


Finally, Hell is a bottomless pit.

“And he opened the bottomless pit; and there arose a smoke out of the pit, as the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened by reason of the smoke of the pit.”

Have you ever had a sensation of falling? That is what its like in hell--a constant falling--falling in total darkness! Can you imagine? Some have had dreams of falling, and said that it was a scary feeling, a sensation of helplessness and instability. And smoke? Who likes smoke? Hell is definitely a place of torment and anguish. It’s a place “Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.” (Mark 9:48) Hell is filled with smoke, and a constant feeling of falling, but never finding a foothold.

“And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.” (Rev. 20:15)

Where they “shall be cast out into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.” (Mt. 8:12)

And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth. (Mt. 13:42)

And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name. (Rev. 14:11)

“And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.” (Rev. 20:10)

Hell is reserved for the devil and his angels, but those that reject Christ and his sacrifice on Calvary will be cast there with him, and I promise you it will not be sweet. The Bible says that now is the time, today is the day of salvation; won’t you take Christ as your savior? You do not have to go there, my friend, you have a choice.

Give the Gospel, and invitation.



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This guy (Bill Wiese) has either been deceived by Satan, or he is lying through his teeth to gain wealth.

The word hell is mentioned a total of 54 times in the King James Bible. It is mentioned 31 times in the Old Testament and 23 times in the New Testament. However, there are different terms in the Greek mentioned in the New Testament used for hell (e.g., "Hades, Gehenna, Tartarus"). When JESUS HIMSELF spoke on hell (the eternal abode of the condemned); it was mentioned by Him in Matt. 5:22, 29-30; 10:28; 11:23, 16:18; 18:9; 23:15; 23:33; Mk. 9:43, 45, 47; Lk. 10:15; 12:5; 16:23 as a WARNING to the unrepentant. It is also mentioned by other New Testament authors who were inspired by the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:27, 31; 1 Cor. 15:55; James 3:6; Rev. 1:18; 6:8; 20:13, 14)


Once a person is in hell, there is no escape; and according to many New Testament passages and in the unique parable of "the rich man and Lazarus" in the bible -- it is Eternal and INESCAPABLE. Here is just one example of what the bible says about hell in a parable told by Jesus:


"Then I beg you, father, to send him to my father's house -- for I have five brothers -- so that he may [WARN THEM], lest they also come into this place of torment. But Abraham said, They have Moses and the Prophets; let them hear them. And he said, No, father Abraham, but if someone goes to them from the dead, they will repent. He said to him, if they do not hear Moses and the Prophets, neither will they be convinced [IF SOMEONE SHOULD RISE FROM THE DEAD]." (Luke 16:27b-31)

And when He (THE HOLY SPIRIT) is come, he will [REPROVE] THE WORLD OF SIN, and of righteousness, and of judgment: Of sin, because they believe not on me; Of righteousness, because I go to my Father, and ye see me no more; Of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged. (John 16:8-11)

Once a person is cast (thrown) into the Lake of Fire, that said person CANNOT or WILL NOT repent. Why? Because of the ABSENCE of the Holy Spirit who REPROVES the person of sin. The "rich man" in hell has NO NAME because nobody cares about him -- for he as no identity. This is why only the name Lazarus is named. The lost in Hell are AWAY from God's PRESENCE and only the Spirit of God (THE HOLY SPIRIT) can convict one of sin; therefore those in Hell cannot repent -- nor will they! They will "gnash their teeth" . . . which is an expression of contempt towards another (i.e. God). 

When they heard these things, they were cut to the heart, and [they gnashed on him with their teeth]. (Acts 7:54)

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; When he shall come to be glorified in his saints, and to be admired in all them that believe (because our testimony among you was believed) in that day. (2 Thessalonians 1:8-10)

Everlasting destruction does NOT refer to annihilation because if someone or something does NOT EXIST, then how can they be FROM the PRESENCE of ANYTHING or ANYONE -- let alone GOD!!!

God Bless!

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The sermon on hell is a reminder to have compassion on the lost and for us to seek the salvation of the lost. "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 22-23

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I have been asked by non-believers as to what happens to Christians who have loved ones who are in hell? I think the scriptures which apply say it all:

For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and [God shall wipe away all tears] from their eyes. (Revelation 7:17)

And [God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes]; and there shall be no more death, [neither sorrow], nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away. (Revelation 21:4)


And they shall go forth, and look upon the carcases of the men that have transgressed against me: for their worm shall not die, neither shall their fire be quenched; and they shall be an abhorring unto all flesh. (Isaiah 66:24)

Holiness produces a *godly* hatred towards sin; and it will be made manifest as we  gaze upon those who REFUSED to REPENT of their sins and those who continually REJECT the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Crying is an OUTWARD manifestation of sorrow which comes from mourning and grief. Jesus Himself was a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: (Isaiah 53:3-4). The characterizations included by those who seek such answers no doubt seek to explain these passages are a case of "going beyond what is written".  I see no reason for doing so in this case inasmuch as the above seems very clear to me.  We are not going to be troubled by anything in resurrection -- and it won't be because we are less and know less:  we will be more and know more in every conceivable way (and in ways which are as yet inconceivable). That being the case, it is a trap and a waste of time and energy to worry about departed loved ones whose status at present we cannot know for certain. For those who are still with us and not saved, we do what we can to lead them to the truth (recognizing that this is their decision) -- and such we should do whether or not we knew how we would "process" these things on the other side.

God Bless!
 

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