For the longest time, superstition instead of real biblical facts

have described the doctrine of Hell!

They WISH it would freeze but sorry, it's still flaming hot with human desires!


The doctrine itself was spoken of by Christ MORE THAN ANY OTHER DOCTRINE in the New Testament and prior to John chapter 20 the biggest doctrine in the Old Testament.

I say “Self Created” in the same sense as the biblical fact that we as believers NOW are creating our “Mansions rooms” as we serve God on earth. Our actions now are the building material that Jesus uses to add-on to our “Many rooms”, he is the Master Carpenter and we supply the material for the building of our rewards.

In this same way those who end up in Hell have supplied the “Building Materials” for our suffering forever, God does not need to punish the sinner as he MADE us to be “recorders of our debt” our five physical senses record even the secret hidden things we think no one knows about. Hell and Heaven are simply the eternal stage for acting out our personal rewards for a life spent ether seeking or running from the TRUTH.

It is not now, nor ever has it been God’s intent for ANY OF HIS “IMAGE” to end up in Hell EXCEPT FOR SATAN AND HIS ANGELS who were not created in his image!

Those who trash God’s doctrines ALWAYS misapply scripture to TURN it upon itself in order to make it sound stupid to human logic. The problem with this is that it reinforces a terrible habit of men: Thinking that their wisdom and logic is the Top of the food chain!

I have news for my Atheist friends : Your wisdom, my wisdom and Logic are at the VERY BOTTOM of the food chain, in fact animal instinct sometimes tops Atheist logic by miles; at least animals know their creator and act as created!

Your furnace is waiting…you know? The one YOUR CREATING for yourself!

The true rules that real logic follows are NOT the same as the “personal avoidance logic” { Avoiding the real issue by using the “Any port in a storm” form of answer to deflect from answering the original question.} skeptics and Atheists use this because they do not have a solid provable answer, don’t be confused by it.

They simply divide and conquer, confusing the issue and muddying the water so the average person thinks something is true about it when its not!

“So it will be at the end of the age; the angels shall come forth, and take out the wicked from among the righteous, and will cast them into the furnace of fire; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth” (Matthew 13:49-50).

“The furnace” described here is the personal lust for rebellion against God ,the difference is you will not only have the unfulfilled lust forever but the knowledge of why you are there, but remember NO ONE IN HELL BLAMES GOD! They blame their own stupidity and lack of logic, FOREVER weeping and grinding their teeth in regret!

Hell is NOT A TORTURE CHAMBER of God’s doing but OF YOUR DOING ALONE!

ARE YOU READY TO SUFFER IN YOUR OWN “PERSONAL LUST AND REGRET” FOREVER ?

Is the thought of suffering for things you

The doctrine of hell is one of the most neglected and misunderstood doctrines in all of Scripture.

When hell is mentioned today, it is generally ridiculed, as if the whole idea of hell were so old-fashioned that only the naive and ignorant would really believe that such a place actually exists.

This is not hard to understand, doctrine is VERY simple when the LAWS of context and true Logic are applied.

Natural men hate the idea of being held accountable for their lives to a holy God, because they love sin and do not wish to part with it, this alone is the bottom line.There is nothing NOBEL about this!

The carnal mind throws up objection after objection to the idea of hell because it does not want to face the reality of it. Men live their lives thinking that maybe if they ignore a difficulty long enough, it will go away. Even conservative religious leaders are now attacking hell. Let men do what they will, the frivolous objections of the foolish will not do away with hell.


Amid the clamour to annihilate hell, those who believe the Bible to be true must stand and speak. Your consideration of the terrors of hell may be one of the most important things you can do in this life. “Then he who hears the sound of the trumpet, and does not take warning, and a sword comes and takes him away, his blood will be on his own head” (Ezekiel 33:4).

Please, I implore you, invest the time it takes to read this to the end.


Why should we be so concerned about hell?

Why should we spend time reading about hell?

There are several reasons why it is profitable to do so:


1) Hearing about the terrors of hell may shock your conscience and awaken you out of your false security.


2) Hearing about hell helps to deter men from committing sin. Both the godly and the ungodly are persuaded not to sin as much when they are regularly reminded of the terrors of hell.


3) Hearing about the terrors of hell may help to awaken those among us who may think they are saved because they believe in Christ or the facts of the gospel, but who are not really saved and are on their way to hell, but don’t know it.


4) Preaching the doctrine of hell is profitable to both the godly and the ungodly alike, as will be demonstrated.


Why aren’t people fearful of hell?

There seems to be a real lack of fear today of the reality of hell.

This applies to both those who are in the church and those who are in the world.

People are not afraid of hell.

Why?


You would not be afraid of a lion when it is only painted in a picture upon a wall.

Why is this?

Because it is only a picture.

You know that it is not real.

But if you were left alone in a jungle and came face to face with a real lion that growled ferociously at you, you would be terrified.

The consciences of men are much like the man who only views the painted lion.

We hear of hell in the Bible. We know that the Lord Jesus spoke of hell.

In fact, Christ spoke more of hell than anyone else in the Scriptures.

Why do men not believe hell is real?

Because they do not hear enough about it. We don’t study what the Scriptures say about hell. It is not just what we hear which makes up what we believe, it is what we don’t hear as well which helps to form our belief system.

Only the Spirit of God can present the terrors of hell to our hearts in such a way as to see them alive before us. The doctrine of hell has been used by God more often to the conversion of sinners than any other doctrine in the Scriptures. Pray now that as you read this chapter the Holy Spirit will set hell before you as real indeed.

THE NECESSITY OF HELL


Most who scoff at hell today probably do so for several reasons. Primary among them is a desire to pursue their own paths of sin without having their consciences troubled about the consequences of their actions. They do not want to hear that what they are doing is wrong. They do not want to hear that their sin will be punished. I can hear someone say,

“But isn’t eternal torment in hell inconsistent with a merciful and loving God?

Not to punish sin would be inconsistent with TRUE LOVE and as SIN is eternal its punishment MUST in turn be eternal, if we were to discipline our children like the logic of most atheists; then God help our children. (Please note that the wrong our children do is NOT eternal so no need to punish forever!)

How could a good God punish people in hell forever?”

This is the same, as questioning parents punishing their children for disobeying their rules.

What right does an outsider to the issue have to stop the wheels of eternal justice?

As we have learned clearly {If we were listening!}, that God doesn’t punish anyone directly, He’s not a torturer ; we simply relive our own regrets for rebelling against God but unlike this life with God watching and warning us to repent; in Hell there IS NO GOD to seek and save, just demonic beings tearing at your regret ,that is the righteous way to deal with eternal punishment!

Just think about it, if you can’t listen and think logically NOW in this life when it’s so easy to do so, how can God trust you in heaven to do it later?

A total gross misunderstanding of the character of God and the nature of sin can easily lead to such questions.

Why is hell necessary?

Let us examine several reasons for the necessity of hell.


1) The Great Evil in Sin and the Holiness of God.

The difficulty most people have in understanding the necessity of hell is related to an incomplete and inadequate understanding of both how awful sin is and how glorious God is. We do not see what a great evil is in the least sin, nor do we understand God’s holiness, His justice, and His wrath.

If we saw sin as the greatest evil in the world and realized that every sin is a rejection of God’s rule over us, a sneering at Him, a shaking of our fist in His face, and a hurling of dung at Him, we would begin to understand a small bit of what our sin is like to God.

Every time we sin, we either set ourselves, or a pet lust, up in our hearts as a rival god.

Sin rejects the Creator as God and sets up the creature in His place.


If we could comprehend God’s holiness and what it means to be holy, pure, perfect, upright, and untainted by the least sin, we would have a better idea of why God hates sin so much.

Its NOT about God but about what sin does to HIS CREATION!

Absolute holiness cannot tolerate the least sin,

“Thine eyes are too pure to approve evil, and Thou canst not look on wickedness with favor” (Habakkuk 1:13).

If we could understand the glorious holiness and purity of God and also the abominable nature of sin more, then we would have no problem with the absolute necessity of hell.


“The heart is more deceitful than all else and is desperately sick; who can understand it?” (Jeremiah 17:9).

The human heart is sick. The human heart is wicked. The human heart is deceitful. The corruption in the heart causes us to be deceived about the awfulness of sin as well as many other things.


2) God’s Infinite Nature.

In understanding what our sin is really like, we must view it through the eyes of God.

God is an infinite, eternal being.

Every act of sin is committed against an infinite, holy God.

In every act of sin we dethrone God and set ourselves above God.

In every sin this question is the issue,

“Whose will shall be done, God’s will or man’s?

Now, man by sin sets his own will above the Lord’s, and so kicks God as filth under his feet.”

A single act of sin committed against a holy, infinite God deserves infinite punishment.

It is an infinite evil to offend an infinite God even once.

Just as it is not smart to go against a police officer without consequences there are grave consequences to going against God!

THIS IS NOT ABOUT GOD’S JUSTICE, IT’S ABOUT YOUR REBELLION!

3)Divine Justice.

Even one sin against God calls for God to vindicate His name and His justice by punishing it as fully as it deserves. God can and will vindicate His justice.

He promises to do so in Romans 12:19 where it says,

“leave room for the wrath of God, for it is written, `Vengence is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.'”

One of the greatest preachers that ever lived, Jonathan Edwards, wrote,

“The glory of God is the greatest good; it is that which is the chief end of creation; it is of greater importance than anything else. But this is one way wherein God will glorify Himself, as in the eternal destruction of ungodly men He will glorify His justice. Therein He will appear as a just governor of the world. The vindictive justice of God will appear strict, exact, awful, and terrible, and therefore glorious.”

A TRUE DESCRIPTION OF WHAT HELL IS LIKE!


1. Hell is a furnace that holds in your unquenchable fire of sinful DESIRES!

2. a place of everlasting punishment fit FOR EVERLASTING SIN!

3. As its victim you are tormented in both your spiritual body and their mind (soul) in accordance with your personal sinful nature.

NOT GOD’S TORTURE….God is PURE love!

4. The actual sins you committed, are the actual things you are punished for, nothing more nothing less…forever!

5. The amount of spiritual light given to you in your life, is the amount of regret you will feel but compounded by the knowledge that you and not God has caused your suffering!

6. Repentance which they rejected is attempted but always rejected because it has NO POWER in Hell to change eternal matters.

Repentance ONLY works on the earthly realm.

7. Hell is a place from which God’s INFINITE mercy and goodness have been withdrawn AT YOUR REQUEST,and IF you want NO GOD you’ll be right at home in Hell….NO PRESENCE, NO SIGHT, NO SOUND OF GOD’S GLORY ANYWHERE!

8. where God’s wrath is revealed as a terrifying NIGHTMARE THAT NEVER ENDS! He hated your sin in life with ENDLESS requests for your repentance and you will experience what he feels NOW for your life, forever!

9. Consuming fire of desire, a unfulfilling desire that CAN NEVER be quenched.

10. You will live with these personal unfulfilled lusts and desires forever, JUST as you desired to do in life not realizing that sin is fun for a short time and more is required. Sin is like a drug, and as more is needed PAYMENT is required…and that payment IS ETERNAL DEATH!

Hell is all about WHAT YOU WANT but the problem is what you want requires your soul forever under its thumb!

These torments are SELF inflicted BY YOU because of your personal regret of a life lived WITHOUT GOD!

You WILL know everything you should have paid attention too in life TOO LATE to stop your pains of mental anguish.

Every piece of evidence you now reject you will then see with a renewed vision in hell, facts you now run from will be revealed to your mind in hell as your heart weeps in deep pain forever!

Now remember the discussion we had on Hell “here”

1.) Question # 4:

Why, if God is a God of LOVE..DID HE CREATE HELL?

2.) Hard Question # 5 :

What about those who have never heard about Jesus? Are they damned to hell without mercy?


These teachings PROVE that Hell IS NOT a torture chamber with God as the Lead torturer, it is rather man’s own Mind and Heart that record his life that are the TRUE TORTURERS forever in PERSONAL regret!

They prove that God seeks and searches out every man to have reasoning with, one on one no matter who; no matter where they are!


In Matthew 13:47-50

the Lord Jesus tells a parable relating to the judgment.

In verses 49-50, the Lord describes the fate of the wicked:

“So it will be at the end of the age; the angels shall come forth, and take out the wicked from among the righteous, and will cast them into the furnace of fire; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.”


In examining these words of the Lord Jesus we should first notice that hell is described as being a furnace of fire. Nebuchadnezzar’s furnace was heated seven times hotter than normal and is described as “a furnace of blazing fire” (Daniel 3:23).

John the Baptist spoke of “unquenchable fire” and Revelation describes hell as “a lake of fire burning with brimstone” (Revelation 19:20).

Can we really imagine the horror of which these words speak?

Imagine every part of your body on fire at the same time, so that every fiber of your being felt the intense torment of being burned. How long could you endure such punishment?

Christ tells us that “there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.”

The lost will wail and gnash their teeth from having to endure the most intense pain and suffering they have ever felt as the flames consume them and constantly burn every part of their bodies. And there will be no relief.


Jonathan Edwards describes in graphic language what the fires of hell will be like:

“Some of you have seen buildings on fire; imagine therefore with yourselves, what a poor hand you would make at fighting with the flames, if you were in the midst of so great and fierce a fire.

You have often seen a spider or some other noisome insect, when thrown into the midst of a fierce fire, and have observed how immediately it yields to the force of the flames.

There is no long struggle, no fighting against the fire, no strength exerted to oppose the heat, or to fly from it; but it immediately stretches forth and yields; and the fire takes possession of it, and at once it becomes full of fire. Here is a little image of what you will be in hell, except you repent and fly to Christ.

To encourage yourselves that you will set yourselves to bear hell-torments as well as you can, is just as if a worm, that is about to be thrown into a glowing furnace, should swell and fortify itself, and prepare itself to fight the flames.”


Hell is also described as a place of darkness. The Lord tells us of the guest without wedding clothes who was cast “into outer darkness” (Matthew 22:13).

Jude writes of those in hell “for whom the black darkness has been reserved forever” (Jude 13). Christopher Love says in his work Hell’s Terrors: “darkness is terrible, and men are more apt to fear in the dark then light: hell is therefore set forth in so terrible an expression, to make the hearts of men tremble; not only darkness, but the blackness of darkness”.


Hell is compared to Tophet in Isaiah 30:33.

Tophet was the place where the idolatrous Jews sacrificed their children to the heathen god Molech by casting them into the fire. Day and night shrieks and howls were heard in that place, as day and night shrieks, howls, and wailing are heard in hell.


Isaiah speaks of “the breath of the Lord, like a stream of brimstone” setting hell ablaze.

The very words of God will echo through-out eternity, its truth convicting the souls of men in hell becoming a “consuming fire” of their conscience forever!

Hebrews 12:29 says,

“Our God is a consuming fire.”

The ungodly on earth ignorantly dance for joy when they hear pastors speak about the love and mercy of God, but they will be the beneficiaries of neither, unless they repent. To them God will be an all-consuming fire.

Hebrews 10:30-31 warns:

“For we know him who said, `Vengence is Mine, I will repay,’ And again, `The Lord will judge His people.’ It is a terrifying thing to fall into the hands of the living God.”

It is a fearful thing, it is a terrible thing to fall into the hands of the living God!

“Who understands the power of Thine anger?” (Psalm 90:11).

“There is no reason to suspect that possibly ministers set forth this matter beyond what it really is, that possibly it is not so dreadful and terrible as it is pretended, and that ministers strain the description of it beyond just bounds…

We have rather reason to suppose that after we have said our utmost, all that we have said or thought is but a faint shadow of reality.”


In Luke 16:19-26.

Christ tells us of two men.

One of them was rich (he has traditionally been called Dives); the other man was poor (his name was Lazarus). Both men died. The poor man was carried by angels to heaven and the rich man went to hell. The rich man did not go to hell because he was rich, nor did the poor man go to heaven simply because he was poor. The Lord shows us through this contrast that our circumstances may change drastically when we pass from time into eternity.

We are not to be fooled that just because God may not have dealt harshly with us here, that he will not do so after death. The eternal abiding place of both men resulted from the condition of their hearts before God, while they were on earth.

Lazarus was a true follower of God.

Dives the rich man was not.

We want to carefully note what the Scriptures tell us about Dives and his condition, for from that we may learn much about hell.

Verses 23-24 indicate to us that Dives is “in torment.”

What does it mean to be “in torment?”

This torment refers to both torment in SPIRITUAL body and torment in soul as well.

As we have seen, mens spiritual bodies will be tormented in a furnace of literal spiritual fire.

Every part of the body will feel the pain of that fire, each to his own memory his life, relived over and over from the perspective of God’s viewpoint.

Men with severe stomach pains can be in great agony from that alone, but this pain will be far greater.

Death from cancer is sometimes said to cause extreme pain in the body, but the pain of hell will be far worse.

If your body were afflicted with many different and painful diseases all at the same time, you still would not begin to approach the pain of the damned in hell.

It is also good to know here, that Jesus DID experience all this pain upon the cross and went to Hell to be tormented just to KEEP you out of Hell!

The difference between him and you is that He did so as an INNOCENT man, therefore Hell could not hold him legally!


Men’s consciences shall be in torment in hell as well.

Conscience is the worm that will not die which the Scriptures speak of (Mark 9:48; Isaiah 66:24).

Dives is told to “remember that during your life.” Men will be tormented with extreme pain, but they will also be tormented by their own memories. They will remember hearing of hell and scoffing at it.

They will remember being warned and told to repent or told that accepting the blessings of heaven without submitting to Christ as Lord falls short of salvation, but they took no heed to those warnings.

They will be tormented by seeing at a distance the glories of heaven (as Dives was able to do), and knowing that for all eternity they will be damned.

They will be tormented by unfulfilled desires and unfulfilled lusts

(Dives is not able to receive even a drop of water to cool his tongue).

They will be tormented by the knowledge that they will never escape from hell

(Dives is told that “neither can you pass to us”).

They will be tormented by the cries, shrieks, and curses of the damned around them. The most extreme torments a man can experience on earth will be like flea bites compared to the torments of hell.


Jonathan Edwards speaks of men unable to find even a moment of relief in hell in his sermon on The Future Punishment of the Wicked:

“Nor will they ever be able to find anything to relieve them in hell.

They will never find any resting place there;

any secret corner,

which will be cooler than the rest,

where they may have a little respite,

a small abatement of the extremity of their torment.

They never will be able to find any cooling stream or fountain,

in any part of that world of torment;

no, nor so much as a drop of water to cool their tongues.


They will find no company to give them any comfort, or do them the least good.

They will find no place, where they can remain, and rest, and take breath for one minute:

“for they will be tormented with fire and brimstone; and they will have no rest day nor night forever and ever.”

THE ETERNITY OF HELL


The most terrifying aspect of all about hell is its length or duration. Hell is eternal. Hell will last forever. Can you comprehend eternity?

No mathematical equation or formula can explain it. Your mind cannot conceive of eternity, but it is none the less real. This aspect of hell alone should cause men to cry out in repentance.

It is not surprising that skeptics of all ages have attacked the eternal nature of hell, substituting doctrines like the annihilation of the wicked in its place. Let us look at the Scriptures to verify the eternal nature of hell and to try to understand eternity better. Then we will explore why hell must be eternal.


“And the devil who deceived them was thrown into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are also; and they will be tormented day and night forever and ever” (Revelation 20:10).

This verse clearly gives us the duration of hell.

Hell is forever and ever.

How could a stronger, more certain expression be used?

If the Spirit of God wanted to communicate the eternal nature of hell to men what could communicate it better than the expression “forever and ever?

” The Scripture has no higher expression which is used to denote eternity than “forever and ever” for it is the very phrase used to tell us of the eternal existence of God Himself, as in

Revelation 4:9:

“to him who sits on the throne, to Him who lives forever and ever.”

Does anyone doubt that God will live to all eternity?

How then can you doubt that hell will not last to all eternity when the same expression is used for both?


“We can conceive but little of the matter; but to help your conception, imagine yourself to be cast into a fiery oven, or a great furnace, where your pain would be as much greater than that occasioned by accidentally touching a coal of fire, as the heat is greater. Imagine also that your body were to lie there for a quarter of an hour, full of fire, and all the while full of quick sense; what horror would you feel at the entrance of such a furnace!

and how long would that quarter of an hour seem to you! And after you had endured it for one minute, how overbearing would it be to you to think that you had to endure the other fourteen! But what would be the effect on your soul, if you knew you must lie there enduring that torment to the full for twenty-four hours…for a whole year…for a thousand years!

Oh, then, how would your hearts sink, if you knew, that you must bear it forever and ever! that there would be no end! that after millions of millions of ages, your torment would be no nearer to an end, and that you never, never should be delivered! But your torment in hell will be immensely greater than this illustration represents.”


Christ, describing the great day of judgment, tells of the separation of the wicked and the righteous using these words:

“And these will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life” (Matthew 25:46).

Is there anyone who would deny that heaven exists eternally besides atheists?

Will the lives of the blessed in heaven be brought to an end one day?

Of course not.

But the same Greek word is used here in this verse to speak of the eternal life of the righteous and the everlasting punishment of the wicked.

Hell will last as long as heaven does.


In hell there will be different degrees of torment appointed to men as indicated by a number of Scriptures.

Luke 12:47-48 says:

“And that slave who knew his master’s will and die not get ready or act in accord with his will, shall receive many lashes, but the one who did not know it, and committed deeds worthy of a flogging, will receive but few.”

Christ says in Matthew 11:24:

“Nevertheless I say to you that it shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom in the day of judgment, than for you.”

The verses in Matthew indicate that the people in Capernaum will receive a greater punishment on judgment day than those who had lived in Sodom. The verses in Luke speak of a differentiation in judgment based on the amount of light received: some will receive many stripes and others will receive few.


Those who commit greater sins than others or more sins than others will receive greater punishment in hell (John 19:11). Religious hypocrites, those who profess Christianity but are not real Christians, will be punished more severely than others (Matthew 23:14-15). The Lord said of Judas Iscariot,

“It would have been good for that man if he had not been born” (Matthew 26:24).

How could any of these things be said to be true if annihilation were what awaited men after death?

The presence of different degrees of punishment only makes sense in light of the ability to sensibly feel the torment. Could it be said that it would have been better for Judas if he had never been born if annihilation was all that awaited him? Annihilation is like no punishment at all.


Each time the unbeliever sins he is adding to his torment in hell. The person who sins twice as much as another with similar light will receive twice as much punishment. Every day that sinners continue to live and breathe here on earth without repenting, they are adding to their torments in hell. Romans 2:5 tells us:

“But because of your stubbornness and unrepentant heart you are storing up wrath for yourself in the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God.”

The Lord Jesus encouraged the righteous to lay up treasures in heaven rather than on earth. The wicked are increasing their future wrath and torment in hell every day by their continued sinning. They add to their punishment daily. In hell men will wish that they had never been born.


Charles Haddon Spurgeon said:

“In hell there is no hope. They have not even the hope of dying–the hope of being annihilated. They are forever–forever–forever lost! On every chain in hell, there is written “forever”.

In the fires there, blaze out the words, “forever”.

Above their heads, they read, “forever”. Their eyes are galled and their hearts are pained with the thought that it is “forever”.

Oh, if I could tell you tonight that hell would one day be burned out, and that those who were lost might be saved, there would be a jubilee in hell at the very thought of it. But it cannot be–it is “forever” they are cast into the outer darkness.”


Christopher Love uses an illustration to try to help us understand what eternity means:

“Suppose all the mountains of the earth were mountains of sand, and many more mountains still added thereto, till they reached up to heaven, and a little bird should once in every thousand years take one (grain of) sand of this mountain, there would be an innumerable company of years pass over before that mass of sand would be consumed and taken away, and yet this time would have an end; and it would be happy for man, if hell were no longer than this time; but this is man’s misery in hell, he shall be in no more hope of coming out after he hath been there millions of years, then he was when he was first cast in there; for his torments shall be to eternity, without end, because the God that damns him is eternal.”


Earlier we looked at the necessity of hell or why there must be a place like hell. Now we will look at why hell must not only exist, but why it must exist eternally.

Why is it necessary that hell be eternal?

There are several answers to this which we shall explore briefly.


The first reason we will look at is the one mentioned by Christopher Love in the passage just quoted. The God who damns men is an eternal God. “Ultimately the eternality of hell is based upon the nature of God.”

Is God’s Word eternal?

Is God’s nature eternal?

The Scripture tells us:

“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today, yes and forever” (Hebrews 13:8).

“His righteousness endures forever” (Psalm 111:3).

“The Word of the Lord abides forever” (I Peter 1:24).

If God’s Word is eternal, if God’s righteousness is eternal, if God Himself is eternal, then why shouldn’t His wrath be eternal as well?

As eternally existent, all of God’s attributes are eternal and immutable; therefore, hell, as an expression of God’s wrath, must be eternal.


Hell must be eternal because God’s justice could never be satisfied by the punishment of sinners no matter how long it lasts. Christ makes this clear when He speaks about settling with your accuser before you get to court, otherwise you shall be cast into prison and

“I tell thee, thou shalt not depart thence, till thou hast paid the very last mite” (Luke 12:59).

Man can do nothing to pay for his sins. No amount of punishment in hell, no matter how long, can ever atone for sins. It is impossible; therefore, hell must be eternal.


Thirdly, hell must be eternal because the Scriptures tell us that the worm which gnaws the conscience of men in hell never dies.

“For their worm shall not die, and their fire shall not be quenched” (Isaiah 66:24).

If the worm never dies, then those being tormented by the worm shall never die.


Lastly, hell will be eternal because men continue to sin in hell. They increase and compound their guilt there. Hell is a place where tormented men curse God, curse themselves, and scream and wail with blasphemous language of their fellow-men around them. Wicked men will increase each other’s torments as they accuse, blame, and condemn one another. Men will not repent in hell because the character of sinners does not change. They remain sinners. Men will sin to eternity, therefore, God will punish them eternally.


APPLICATION TO BELIEVERS AND UNBELIEVERS


The Old Testament prophets warn us repeatedly of the dangers of hell:

“Who among us can dwell with everlasting burnings?” (Isaiah 33:14, KJV).

“Who can stand before His indignation?

And who can endure the burning of His anger?

His wrath is poured out like fire” (Nahum 1:6).

Sinner, are you so arrogant as to think you can bear the wrath of God poured out in full measure upon you?

You may think that hell is not so hot and that you will be able to bear it quite well. If you believe that you are more than a fool. The terrors of hell cause the devils to tremble and are you so foolish as to be unmoved by them or make light of them?


Do not think that simply because you go to church, or believe in God, or believe intellectually in the truths of Christianity that you will escape hell. The majority of those who regularly attend churches every week, all over the world, will go to hell. Thomas Shepard, pastor and founder of Harvard University, wrote:

“Formal professors and carnal “gospelers” have a thing like faith, and like sorrow, and like true repentance, and like good desires, but yet they be but pictures; they deceive others and themselves too…most of them that live in the church shall perish.”


You who profess to be Christians, but do not read your Bible much and pray little: how shall you escape the damnation of hell? You who are not especially bothered by little sins or troubled by the vain and filthy thoughts which you have: are you ready to go to hell?

You who think the kingdom of God consists in a verbal profession of Christ or intellectually believing that Jesus died for your sins, but who are not concerned with living a holy, godly life and give little or no thought to God during the week: are you prepared to endure the torments of hell, day and night, forever and ever?

You had better be, because if these things are true of you, you are headed straight for hell, unless you repent. Do not delude yourself!

Christianity does not consist in words, or pious statements, or mere intellectual belief, but in a new heart and a new life dedicated to not sinning and living for the glory of God. If your heart and life have not been changed by God, you are still in your sins. If you are living in known disobedience to the word of God and are unconcerned about it, you have no right to assume you are going to heaven: you are on your way to hell!

Repent of all your sins and turn to Jesus Christ and surrender to Him as Lord. Listen to the words of Christ: “If your eye causes you to stumble, pluck it out, and throw it from you. It is better for you to enter life with one eye, than having two eyes, to be cast into the fiery hell” (Matthew 18:9).

“Nothing short of the complete denying of self, the abandoning of the dearest idol, the forsaking of the most cherished sinful course–figuratively represented under the cutting off of a right hand and the plucking out of a right eye–is what He claims from every one who would have true communion with Him.”

But remember, the difficulty involved in forsaking all for Christ is nothing compared to spending eternity in hell.


I do not believe anyone can be scared into heaven, but I do believe they can be scared away from hell, so that they might begin to seek God with all their hearts, and to beg Christ to have mercy on them. Men stand on the brink of the pit of hell and are ready to fall headlong into it and yet they are completely unaware they are in any danger. If hearing about hell can cause otherwise senseless men to consider eternal truths, then preaching about hell is valuable indeed. It is better to view hell now, while you are living, and be terrified by it, than to have to endure hell forever when you die.


I would not have you to be more afraid of hell than of sin. Sin is your real enemy. Sin is worse than hell because sin gave birth to hell. Would you be willing to go to hell for all eternity for the enjoyment of a little pleasure and lust here on earth? Flee from sin! Flee from living for self and self-pleasing to Jesus Christ. When you die it will be too late. All opportunity to repent ends at death.


This doctrine is useful to the godly as well as the ungodly. The doctrine of hell should stir up within the righteous a fear of God. A godly fear is useful in many ways. The one who has a fear of God in his heart has a greater respect for the commandments of God.

He who truly fears God will not fear men and would rather displease men than God (Isaiah 8:12-13).

This doctrine should increase your faithfulness and joy in Christ that you have been delivered from the torments of hell and should likewise increase your love for Christ who endured the wrath of God upon the cross for you.
The doctrine of hell should stir up within you a fear of sin.

It should cause us to fear even little sins and be careful to confess and forsake sins of the heart and thought life also. Let the doctrine of hell keep you from the practice of sin.


The doctrine of hell should help the godly to be patient under all outward, temporary afflictions which come to them. No matter how great your afflictions are in this world, they are far less than the torments of hell from which the Lord has freed the godly. You may have to undergo lessor torments while on earth, but remember they are only temporary and you have been freed from the greatest of all torments so you may rejoice even in a time of affliction.
This doctrine is useful to motivate you to tell others of the message of Christ.

Eryl Davies wrote in his book The Wrath of God:

“The eternity of hell’s sufferings should make us the more zealous and eager to tell people of the only One who is able to rescue them. Do we shrink from declaring these solemn truths?

Does the thought of hell displease us?

Remember that God will be glorified even through the eternal sufferings of unbelievers in hell. His injured majesty will be vindicated…What is supreme in the purpose of God in the election and reprobation of men is His own glory, and hell also will glorify the justice, power, and wrath of God throughout eternity.

In the meantime it is our responsibility to pray and work for the salvation of sinners before such awful punishment overtakes them.”


I cannot leave without one final word to those who think they are converted, but are not ; and also, to those who know themselves to be unconverted. Can you conceive of eternity?

Stop now and try to imagine being tormented unceasingly, forever, without end. Does this not terrify you? Never a chance for a moment’s rest.

Never a drop of water to cool your parched throat. Think again of how long eternity is. Try to imagine it: day and night, forever and ever, burned with fire like a spider in a furnace of flames.

Shrieking, howling, wailing, cursing the day you were born, and being cursed by the devils and damned souls around you eternally. Remembering, forever remembering, how you were warned on earth and how you ignored those warnings: self-satisfied and self-deceived that all was well with your soul. Job’s wife told him to curse God and die.

Unless you repent and flee to Jesus Christ, who is your only hope, you shall curse God eternally and be tormented by Him in His presence in the awful fullness of His wrath, and you shall never die. You shall never die.

You shall never die!

Eternity is forever!

IF you STILL do NOT BELIEVE IN HELL, at least be  HONEST and READ THIS COMPLETELY and CONSIDER IT CAREFULLY-BECAUSE YOU JUST MIGHT BE VERY,VERY WRONG!!!

Remember if hell doesn’t exist then we’re all fine and no problem, BUT IF YOU ARE STIFF NECKED  about hell and won’t accept its truth, then which one of us is really the FOOL?

THERE’S A BATTLE for your soul (MIND) GOING ON NOW!!

by Don Rogers


Satan’s most frequent and consistent attack is directed against our minds. He sends his hosts out with an arsenal of weapons: lies, threats and intimidation, questions, accusations, lust and other enticements.

The attack often starts very early in life. If a child is abused at home, lies from the enemy appear in the thoughts saying the child deserves it or is not worth anything to anyone. Accusations surface in the thoughts that it is the child’s fault anyway.

As many children are developing, questions from the enemy often appear in their thoughts regarding their sexual identity. Over and over these thoughts emerge causing confusion, shame and fear.

Once a child begins to receive any lie as truth, more lies will appear to reinforce the central lie. After awhile, the child will begin to focus on its own shortcomings and perceive the rejection of others. Sometimes people are directed, by the enemy, into their lives to prey on them to add more reinforcement to the lies.

If parents do not reflect the character of God to their children, the children will project all their shortcomings on to God. For instance, if one or more parents is cold, lacking in emotion, rigid and constantly preoccupied with other things, the child will see God as lacking compassion, unloving and not there for them. The enemy will encourage these perceptions.

Many bring a lot of bad baggage along with them into adulthood from their childhood. Some grow up in homes where there has been considerable control, manipulation and emotional or physical abuse. Women are often “led” to find a man of similar qualities to continue the destructive negative reinforcements in their lives. We cannot underestimate the enemy’s influence in these situations.

In many cases, the enemy already has claims upon parents and even grandparents. Now the enemy focuses on the children, because he knows that the consequences of family sins can make the children vulnerable to similar attacks.

We minister to many adults who have been believing the enemy’s lies about themselves for years. Often there are strongholds of low self-esteem and self-hatred. Needless to say, it is very difficult for them, as believers, to live by faith. The enemy continues to pummel them will lies and accusations, causing much doubt and hopelessness.

We see many adults who are full of anger, bitterness and un-forgiveness. Some time in their life, often in childhood, they have been hurt deeply by someone. The enemy will constantly give them “flashback memories” of that situation in the past. The memories are so painful, that they constantly stir up the anger, bitterness and resentment, so strongly that it is very difficult for that person to forgive, even though they know the need to.

We could continue indefinitely with these scenarios, but it is my hope you have gotten the point concerning the enemy’s activity directed toward your thoughts.

What is a person to do when their mind has been under assault for such a long time? My answer to that is not simple, nor is it easy. But you have to start somewhere.

1. It is extremely important to correct the wrong perceptions of God. Any study that presents a balanced study of the character of God will be extremely beneficial. You might want to start with a simple study that we have on this site, entitled “Knowing God.” This can be found at http://www.sw-mins.org/strat4.html This is only a basic study which can be built upon with more in-depth studies. I can’t emphasize enough how important it is for you to correct your perception of God and have it line up with the Scriptures.

2. It is equally important to discover what God has to say about you. You need to know your true identity according to the Word of God. The enemy has been distorting and lying about you, so that you have a false perception of yourself. We have a simple study on this site in which you can discover what the Word of God says about you. The page is called, “The Believer’s Identity in Christ,” at http://www.sw-mins.org/identity.html Again, this is only a basic study which you can build upon later.

3. The apostle Paul tells us in 2 Corinthians 10:5 to “take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.” The first two steps, “Knowing God” and “The Believer’s Identity in Christ,” are the beginning of that process. It is imperative that you fill your mind with TRUTH to counteract the lies you have been believing. You also have to confess specifically that you have been believing the lies of the enemy and ask God to forgive you and cleanse you.

Part of taking your thoughts captive is to start disciplining yourself concerning the things you watch in the movies, TV and the internet, as well as the things you read in books and magazines. You need to clean up what you are allowing to influence your mind and emotions.

The apostle Paul tells us in Philippians 4:8, “Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable – if anything is excellent or praiseworthy – think about such things.”

It won’t be easy at first, but with God’s help and a desire to please Him, you can overcome and claim victory.

4. God has given each of us direct access to Himself through prayer. He has said that we can come boldly into His presence and present our requests to Him. Most people do not take advantage of this great privilege. Many see it only as an obligation rather than a way to experience fellowship with the Lord. Parents want their children to come to them with their concerns. How much more does our God want us to come to Him. Jesus spent much time with his Father when he was on this earth.

Without a consistent prayer life and fellowship with the Lord, you will not experience the victory that you desire. God has given us the Holy Spirit to teach how to pray. God has given us promises to claim. He has given us tremendous provisions to utilize in our daily lives.

In closing, I want to remind you of another statement by the Apostle Paul.

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. and the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7

May God bless you with the determination to conquer the enemy’s deceptions. It is the Lord’s will for you to be free.

THIS IS TRUTH…TOO KNOW GOD AND HIS ONLY SON!