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HELL – What Is It?

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HELL – What Is It?


“And if thy foot offend thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter halt into life, than having two feet to be cast into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched.” [Mark 9:45]


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The doctrine of a Bible hell and the future punishment of the unrepentant sinner is being attacked as never before. Some teach a second probation or a second chance while others teach that there is no sin, consequently no punishment for sin, hence no hell. The absence of preaching on hell in the average pulpit is a result of many being deceived by modern philosophy. The cry of the atheist, the skeptic, the agnostic and the unbeliever against this doctrine is having its effect, and many are slow to believe in the doctrine of a Bible hell at all.


“If hell is in the Bible, why do not the preachers warn their people?”


“If men and women are to be punished for their sins, and lost forever, why not cry aloud and spare not?”


These and like expressions are heard everywhere. The silence of the pulpit and the constant agitation against the doctrine add to the confusion and doubt of many.


But, my friend, remember that hell is still in the Bible, and the numerous warnings to escape this fearful doom are there also. Not a single word has been effaced concerning this subject. With all the attacks, perversions, and comfortable teaching concerning it, with all the strange silence of the preachers, the Bible plainly and unequivocally says, “But the fearful [cowards], 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” (Rev. 21:8).


“Cast away from you all your transgressions, whereby ye have transgressed; and make you a new heart and a new spirit: for why will ye die?” [Ezekiel 18:31]


Hell… What It is:


1. Hell is a lake of fire, where they are cast whose names are not written in the Book Of Life. (Rev. 19:20 & Rev. 20:15)

2. It is a bottomless pit. (Rev. 20:1)

3. Hell is a horrible tempest, the portion of the wicked. (Psa. 11:6)

4. Hell is an everlasting burning.  It is a devouring fire, the punishment of sinners and hypocrites. (Isa. 33:14)

5. It is a furnace of fire, the Lord Jesus says, where the things that offend and where those who do iniquity shall be cast. (Matt. 13:41 & 42).

6. Hell is a place of torments. Luke 16:23)

7. Hell is a place of everlasting punishment. (Matt. 25:46)

8. It is a place where men pray, but their prayers are refused. (Luke 16:27).

9. Hell is a horrible region where people wail and grind their teeth. (Matt. 13:42)

10. Where men can never be forgiven. (Matt. 12:32)

11. A place of filthiness. (Rev. 22:10-11)

12. Hell is a place of outer darkness, where those who, by right, should have inherited the kingdom – but refused – shall be cast. There will be weeping there. (Matt. 8:12)

13. It is a place of sorrows. (Psa. 18:5)

14. Hell is a region where they have no rest, day or night. (Rev. 14:11).

15. There they gnaw their tongues and at the same time, curse God. (Rev. 16:10-11)

16. Hell is the place of “blackness of darkness” forever. (Jude 13)

17. In hell their worm dieth not, and the fire is no quenched. (Mark 9:48)

18. There men will be tormented with fire and brimstone (Luke 16:24 & Rev. 14:10)

19. In hell they will drink the wine of the wrath of God. (Rev. 14:10).

20. Hell is a place where men do not want their loved ones to come. (Luke 16:28)

21. A place where men’s very breath will be a living flame. (Isa. 33:11)

22. It is a place where there are those sexually perverted, sorcerers, and whoremongers, murderers, idolaters and liars (Rev. 22:150

23. Where the smoke of the damned goes up forever and ever. (Rev. 14:11)

24. A place of damnation and a world without hope and without end. (Mark 3:29)


“Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near” [Isaiah 55:6]



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