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This is a Bible study on Hell.     Click here for a printable Bible Study Guide.

 

 
The way of life is above to the wise, that he may depart from hell beneath. Proverbs 15:24

 


FACT:  Hell is eternal separation from GOD

FACT:  Hell is nothing but yourself for all eternity. 

FACT:  Hell is void of light, void of life, void of love, void of freedom, void of peace, void of hope, and void of GOD - void for all eternity.

FACT:  GOD does not desire any person to spend eternity in Hell. 

FACT:  GOD desires you to be where He created you to be - which is with Him now - today - and for all eternity.

 


 


What is Hell?

Some may think hell is pits of fire and brimstone, like it says in the word of God, but hell is much worse than just darkness or fire because hell is being eternally separated from God.

 

Hell is eternal separation from God. 

Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power; 2 Thessalonians 1:9

Everyone in Hell are and will be eternally separated from God.

Hell is eternal separation from God.

What could eternal separation from God possibly be like?  I cannot even imagine.

 

In Hell, without God, there will be -

                NO LOVE

o       No one to give love to you

o       No one to receive your love

o       Without God there is NO love

                NO HOPE

o       No hope that anything can ever change

o       No hope that anyone will ever come to rescue you

o       Without God there is NO hope

                NO FAITH

o       No one or nothing to put your faith into

o       Without God there is NO faith

                NO LIGHT

o       Without God there is NO light

o       Without God there will only be total eternal darkness

 

               NO LIFE

o       Without God there is no life

o       Without God there will only be eternal death

               NO FREEDOM

o       Hell is bondage

o       Without God there is no freedom

               NO PEACE

o       Hell is without peace

o       There is NOT one moment of peace in hell

o       Without God there is no peace

 

Hell is without God.

Hell is totally without a speck, drop, or vapor of...LOVE, HOPE, FAITH, LIFE, LIGHT, FREEDOM, and PEACE.

 

Hell is without LOVE

Many people may say that they already live without love in their lives today, so what if hell is without love.

What these people do not realize is that everyone loves something.  Even the most bitter, selfish, hateful, evil person loves something, probably himself or maybe just the love of evil. 

In hell there will not be any love of anything or anyone.

How can we say hell is without love, because God is love and God does not and will not reside in hell. 

God is in Heaven, in His eternal Kingdom.

And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him. 1 John 4:16

 

Hell is without Hope

Even in our darkest days, in the most painful days of our lives, we still have hope that things can change.

Hell is without any hope.  Nothing will ever change in hell, there is no hope in hell.

ALL people who go into hell cannot HOPE for thy truth (Isaiah 38:18). 

In hell, live is over, it is over, that's it, there will be NO reprieve, NO rescue, NO second chance.

All people in hell, will remain in hell without hope for eternity.

For the grave cannot praise thee, death can not celebrate thee: they that go down into the pit cannot hope for thy truth. Isaiah 38:18

Hell is not some big evil party, where all sinners will go to do whatever they want, drink and do evil things together, hell is complete singleness, loneliness, hopelessness, darkness, emptiness, pain and never ending torment.

Hell is torture, described with weeping and gnashing of teeth.

 

Hell is:

  • Darkness for eternity
  • Full of weeping and gnashing of teeth
  • Furnace of fire
  • Everlasting chains
  • Separation from God
  • Their worm dieth not
  • Fire is not quenched

But the children of the kingdom shall be cast out into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. Matthew 8:12

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

And shall cast them into the furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth. Matthew 13:50

Then said the king to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast him into outer darkness; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. Matthew 22:13

And shall cut him asunder, and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. Matthew 24:51

And cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. Matthew 25:30

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

 

Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.

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:  Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched. 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:  Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched. And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out: it is better for thee to enter into the kingdom of God with one eye, than having two eyes to be cast into hell fire:  Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched. Mark 9:43-48

Where the fire is not quenched and their worm dieth not, this is the description of hell, it doesn't sound like a party to me.

 

 


Do we have a second chance after we die?

Some believe that death is not the end of choices.  Some believe that they can redirect their chosen path after death, but this is not found in God's word. 

Second chance

Some people choose to believe that after a person dies, somehow God will give them a second chance to receive salvation, so that they will not perish in hell for eternity separated from God, BUT this is NOT what God says in His word.

There is not one scripture in the word of God that states after a person dies that they will be offered a second chance to receive salvation.

There is not one scripture in the word of God that states there is any second chance for redemption after someone dies.

After death there is judgment.

And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment: Hebrews 9:27

God says that after a person dies, the choice they made while they were alive is the only chance for salvation.

Once a person dies there are no second chance to accept Christ Jesus into your life.

God says there is not a second chance to receive salvation after death.

For the grave cannot praise thee, death can not celebrate thee: they that go down into the pit cannot hope for thy truth. Isaiah 38:18

 


Is there really a Hell?

Yes, there really is a hell, eternal fire, lake of fire, eternal death.

 

Hell

The way of life is above to the wise, that he may depart from hell beneath. Proverbs 15:24

Hell and destruction are never full; so the eyes of man are never satisfied. Proverbs 27:20

And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works. Revelation 20:13

 

Cast into the lake of fire

And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire.  This is the second death. Revelation 20:14

And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire. Revelation 20:15

 

Cast into the lake of fire and brimstone

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. Revelation 20:10

 

Suffering the vengeance of Eternal Fire

Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire. Jude 1:7

 

Cast into Hell

And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell. Matthew 5:29

And if thy right hand offend thee, cut it off, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell. Matthew 5:30

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: Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched. Mark 9:45-46

But I will forewarn you whom ye shall fear: Fear him, which after he hath killed hath power to cast into hell; yea, I say unto you, Fear him. Luke 12:5

 

Cast into Fire

Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. Matthew 7:19

 

Cast into everlasting fire

Wherefore if thy hand or thy foot offend thee, cut them off, and cast them from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life halt or maimed, rather than having two hands or two feet to be cast into everlasting fire. Matthew 18:8

 

Cast into Hell Fire

And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life with one eye, rather than having two eyes to be cast into hell fire. Matthew 18:9

And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out: it is better for thee to enter into the kingdom of God with one eye, than having two eyes to be cast into hell fire: Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched. Mark 9:47-48

 

Go down into the pit

He will deliver his soul from going into the pit, and his life shall see the light. Job 33:28

Unto thee will I cry, O LORD my rock; be not silent to me: lest, if thou be silent to me, I become like them that go down into the pit. Psalm 28:1

But thou, O God, shalt bring them down into the pit of destruction: bloody and deceitful men shall not live out half their days; but I will trust in thee. Psalm 55:23

For the grave cannot praise thee, death can not celebrate thee: they that go down into the pit cannot hope for thy truth. Isaiah 38:18

 

Bottomless pit

And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand.

And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years,

And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season. Revelation 20:1-3

 


Who will be cast into Hell?

Every person will have an eternity either - with God - or - without God.    It is your choice.

Every person will either go to Heaven eternity WITH God or to Hell eternity WITHOUT God.

Every person has a choice where they will spend their eternity.  The choice of eternity with God or without God is up to you.  You choose your eternal destiny, no one can choose it for you, .

Do you want to spend Eternity in Heaven or Eternity in HellIt is your choice.

 

There are only two eternal destinations for every person:  Eternity with GOD spent in His Heavenly Kingdom, or Eternity without God spend in Hell.

Everyone who does NOT go to Heaven - WILL go to Hell.  There is NOT a middle place of eternity, there is only Heaven and hell.

The unbelieving chose hell without GOD.  Those who believe in God, in Jesus Christ, for the salvation of their soul, choose Heaven with GOD.  The action of faith separates the believing from the unbelieving.

But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him. Hebrews 11:6

The unbelieving do not believe that GOD is all He says that He is in His word.  By the grace of God through faith we are saved, nothing more and nothing less.  All you are GOD's own believe that He is God and that He created them, that He died on a cross and rose from His grave which enables us to receive the gift of GOD, His eternal salvation.

 

The scriptures state only people who believe in Jesus Christ who are born again will go to Heaven, so everyone that is NOT saved, all who do not believe will go to hell.

Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. John 3:3

And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire. Revelation 20:15

Who casts people into the lake of fire?  Themselves.  Every person in hell now and who will be in hell for all eternity, cast their own selves into hell by NOT believing in God, by not receiving Christ Jesus as their personal Lord and Saviour, every person in hell and every person who will end up in hell, made the choice to be there themselves.

The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God. Psalm 9:17

 

Those who do NOT inherit the kingdom of God.

The Kingdom of God is the inheritance of all believers of Christ Jesus for their faith in God to salvation (1 Peter 1:3-5).  We are all saved the exact same way, by the grace of God through faith in Jesus we are saved (Ephesians 2:8).  We all become the children of God the exact same way, by God's grace through faith in Christ Jesus to save our soul (Galatians 3:26).

For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus. Galatians 3:26

 

The word of God states that ALL PEOPLE will either:

    A.  Inherit the kingdom of God          which is spending eternity in Heaven with God

- OR -

    B.  Will NOT inherit the kingdom of God          which is to be cast into hell and spend eternity separated from God.

 

ALL PEOPLE will either spend eternity with God or without God, AND the choice is ours.

Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. 1 Corinthians 6:9,10

Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption. 1 Corinthians 15:50

Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God. Galatians 5:19-21

For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God. Ephesians 5:5

 

All people NOT saved, those that do NOT know God will go to hell.

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 1:7-

God must know you before you can gain entrance into His kingdom. 

If God does NOT know you, if Jesus does not have a current personal relationship with you, you will NOT enter heaven for eternity, but you will be cast into the lake of fire, which is hell.

Knowing about God and knowing God by salvation are two different matters.  You can memorize the whole Bible, but if you do not know God intimately, have not receive salvation (which is the gift of God), by the grace of God through faith in Jesus Christ as Lord of your life, you are not saved and will not be permitted entrance into the Kingdom of God.

 


Who will NEVER be in Hell?

Hell was prepared for the devil and his followers, no one else (Matthew 25:41). Hell is total separation from God for all eternity.

Our LORD God has never been in hell and will never be in hell. 

Jesus Christ has never been in hell and He will never be in hell.  Righteousness has never and will never be in hell.  Holiness has never and will never be in hell.

True believers of Christ Jesus, those who obey the will of God, those who receive the salvation of God by faith in Christ Jesus, those who maintain good works, those who love GOD, those who endure until the end, will not perish, will never see hell, will never see spiritual death, will not spend eternity separated from God.

True believers of Christ Jesus receive everlasting life in the Kingdom of God for eternity.

 


Why is Hell called the second death?

 

And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. Revelation 20:14

He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son. 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. Revelation 21:7-8

The believing, the saved, ALL people who believe in Jesus Christ, the Son of God, who walk in newness of life, who ask forgiveness of their sins, who overcome the world by obeying God and following Christ, living and walking in the Spirit of God WILL NOT be part of the second death.

He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; He that overcometh shall not be hurt of the second death. Revelation 2:11

Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years. Revelation 20:6

 

There is a natural body and a spiritual body (1 Corinthians 15:44); and each can be born, made alive, and each can die, experience death . 

There is a natural and spiritual substance to our being.  Our blood and bones, our human body existence is our natural body.  Our soul, our spirit, our mind, our spiritual heart is our spiritual body. 

The Scriptures tell us that we are born in the natural when God breathes life into us.  When our bodies die, there is a separation of our spirit from our body, a detachment of our spiritual body from our natural body, and our spirit continues into eternity.

If while on this earth we choose to believe in God and accept His free gift of eternal life, everlasting salvation, then our spirit will go to Him.

If while on this earth we choose to reject God, deny Christ Jesus, reject His invitation to come to Him for His salvation, chose not to believe in His Holy Word, refuse to live our life to Him, then our spirit will be eternally separated from GOD.

Every person's flesh and bones body will die some day, but not everyone's spirit will die.  The second death is when after our natural death, all those who have rejected God on this earth, will be judged and if found without the salvation of Jesus Christ, they will die again spiritually - the second death - spiritually separated, eternally separated from God.  "Twice dead" - first naturally, then second spiritually, therefore it is called the second death.

 


Why did GOD create hell?

God prepared hell for the devil and his angels, NOT for mankind.

Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels: Matthew 25:41

Hell was not prepared for humankind.  Hell was prepared, created for the devil and his angels after they sinned against God, rejected life with God, after they forsake God.

Hell was not prepared until there was sin.

When satan sinned against God, satan fell into unbelief, satan turned from God to sin, and when satan would NOT repent of his sin, when satan would NOT turn from sin back TO God, when satan refused to believe in God, believe that God is all who He says that He is, the devil was banished from Heaven, sent away from the presence of God, to spend eternity separated from God.

The devil was cursed and sentenced to eternal death into everlasting fire, that God prepared for him and all of the devil's followers, which were at that time only angels, but now many humans.

When man was created and sinned against God, when man decided to follow satan and sin INSTEAD of following God, when man decided to follow the path of the devil rather than obey and follow God, man too was sentenced to death, along with the devil.

The wages of sin is death.  Romans 6:23

Man, just like the fallen angels that followed the devil, was cursed and destined to spend eternity in everlasting fire, hell, eternal death, which God had prepared for the devil and his fallen angels.  Man chose to became followers of sin and the servants of the devil, instead of followers of righteousness and the servants of God.

Sin was conceived by satan, given birth by satan, and delivered to man by satan.  Although satan could not force man to sin, satan tempted man with sin, and man yielded to sin.  Sin was offered to man by satan, and man choose to take hold of sin.  Man choose sin over righteousness, man choose to listen to satan and forsake God.

Death is the wages of sin (Romans 6:23).  Because of sin, we receive death.  Death is the end result of sin.  Death is the destiny of all sin.  All sin ends in death.  All sin has consequences. 

Death is the end of sin, and hell is the end of death.  Hell was prepared for the devil and all who forsake God and sin against God.

God gave us a way out of sin and death.  By the grace of God through faith in His Son, Jesus Christ, we can receive eternal life.  Through faith we can receive everlasting life with God in His Kingdom for eternity.  Through faith we can be transformed from a life lived to sin resulting in death, into righteousness and life.

 


Who is in hell right now?

Unbelief in Christ Jesus for salvation casts anyone into hell.

 

All who have forsaken God and died in their sins are in hell right now.

Any accountable person who has died and NOT believed in God for the salvation of their soul, NOT obeyed God, and NOT followed God, died in their sins, are cast into hell, and is in hell right now.

 

Angels that sinned against God are in Hell

For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment; 2 Peter 2:4

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. Jude 1:6

Anyone who God has judged and found without the salvation of Jesus, have cast themselves into hell, is in hell right now, because of their own choice to reject the gospel.

 

All people who have died, at the age of accountability, without believing in Jesus Christ are in hell right now

How do we know that people are in hell?  How do we know that when people die without saving faith that they go directly to hell?

And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works. Revelation 20:13

God will judge ALL mankind one day.  No person in this world - living or dead - is exempt from the judgment of God.

God will judge the just and the unjust.  God will judge the saved and the lost people of the whole world. 

God will judge ALL humans that died before, by resurrecting them from the dead, both the just and the unjust.

And have hope toward God, which they themselves also allow, that there shall be a resurrection of the dead, both of the just and unjust. Acts 24:15

The word of God reads "death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them"The souls of those who have died without believing in Jesus Christ as their Lord and Saviour will be resurrected from the dead from hell to stand before the judgment throne of God.

ALL the world will be judged by God soon and ALL people in the world will receive final judgment and either cast into everlasting death in hell - OR - everlasting life in heaven.

 

 

All those people in Hell

All those people in Hell, the countless numbers of people.

Hell and destruction are never full; so the eyes of man are never satisfied. Proverbs 27:20

 


Who is NOT in hell?

 

All deceased believers of GOD and Christ Jesus are NOT in hell

All people who have died in faith of GOD and Christ Jesus are NOT in hell. 

Any person who has died who had an active saving faith relationship with Jesus Christ as Lord of their life is NOT in hell.

Any person who dies with current saving faith in Christ Jesus as Lord will NOT spend eternity in hell.

Who you serve today will be who you serve in eternity.  The kingdom you serve on this earth will be the exact kingdom you serve in eternity.  If you are serving the Lord, following Jesus in this life, committed your life to loving God and being a faithful steward of salvation, you will serve God in His Kingdom.

If you are serving self, serving sin, serving the father of lies, living to sin, forsaking God, denying Jesus Christ, living wickedly, unbelieving, forsaking the faith of God, grieving the Holy Spirit, being disobedient to God's word, you are not serving God and will not be serving God in the life to come.

Who you serve today, right now, will be exactly who you serve in eternity.  You are either on Team Jesus, or you are on Team satan.  You will not be able to switch teams when you die.  You make your choice, who you serve in eternity, while you are alive on this earth, right now, today.

 

All deceased under the age of accountability

There are no scriptures supporting infants are worthy of death in hell.

Infants and small children, under the age of accountability, all go to Jesus when they die. 

God alone determines the age of accountability for each individual person.

An infant can neither believe in God, nor not believe in God.  An infant has not reached the age of accountability, the age of conscious sin, the age of believing in God, professing faith, deciding to receive the salvation of God.

Salvation is the gift of God accepted by humankind.  To accept the love gift of God we must be at an age that we can reason. 

Infants and small children have not reached the age of reason, decision making, conscious sin, and are therefore are covered by the grace of God.

When the innocent die, they immediately go to the loving arms of Jesus in Heaven for all eternity.

The mercy and grace, the love of God is extended to the weak and helpless.

For I was alive without the law once: but when the commandment came, sin revived, and I died. Romans 7:9

Sin must be conscious, revived, to receive death for it.  Infants are alive but not alive to sin.

The wages of sin is death, not the wages of unknown sin is death.

 

Any person with unconscious sin

We must reach an age of accountability to be judged of sin by God. 

The age of accountability is the point where unconscious sin becomes conscious in our hearts.  Infants never reach the age of accountability, where unconscious sin becomes conscious. 

Sin must be birthed within a person and not repented of, to be judged by God.

Some adult people never develop a mind capable of reason.  Like infants and small children, they cannot believe in God or not believe in God, they have not reached the age of accountability, where they are conscious of sin. 

Since they do not have conscious sin and reason to choose to believe or not to believe they are God's when they die. 

Unbelief in God for salvation is the only thing that stops anyone from receiving eternal life.

People who have not reached the age of accountability may be children or they may be adults, any age is possible of never reaching the age of accountability to God. 

These individuals are kept by the grace of God to salvation with Him for eternity. 

If a mind cannot make the choice to ask for and receive salvation, God keeps them in His love and grace, in His loving arms for eternity, when they die they will enter Heaven and receive the inheritance of all the saints.

Our Lord God is a God of love and mercy and He has made provisions for all His special children.

Let not your heart be troubled, God has all this worked out.  Infants, small children, the special children of God will never be subjects in hell, they all have a mansion reserved in Heaven among the angels and the saints of God.

Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.  In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.  And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also. John 14:1-3

Will we know our infants who have died when we get to Heaven?  Yes, the word of God tells us all that we will know all those we have loved here on earth. 

Will they know us?  Yes, the word of God tells us that they are waiting for us in Heaven, and will know us.

 

Do not be deceived.  The enemy wants to control you with fear.  If you have fear about death, or fear about the death of those you love, know that this fear is NOT from GOD.  God gives us peace.  God promises to give us peace regarding all things, so reject the fear from satan and accept the peace from God today.

Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.  James 4:7

 


How can I avoid Hell?

There is only one way to avoid hell, by having your name written in the Lamb's Book of Life (Revelation 20:15).

Your name is written in the Lamb's book of Life through saving faith.  Saving faith is having faith in Jesus Christ to save you.  Saving faith is receiving God's free gift of salvation, by His grace through faith in Christ Jesus.  Saving faith is believing in God to save you from sin and death.  Saving faith is active faith, living faith.  Saving faith is living in faith to Jesus for all the days of your life.

We must be saved, actively believing in Jesus, when we die on this earth, to receive everlasting life with God in Heaven.

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. John 3:16

Believing in Jesus Christ, receiving salvation, doing the will of God is the only way anyone can avoid hell.

Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. John 3:3

And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever. 1 John 2:17

The will of God is that all men everywhere will be saved.  Doing the will of God is receiving His salvation and living to God all the days of your life.

We all have a choice, heaven or hell. 

I personally do not know why anyone would choose to go to Hell, but people do it every day

Why would anyone choose death over life?  I do not know.  It would be like running and jumping into a raging fiery furnace, a furnace that would never go out, where you burn with the fire unquenched for eternity, eternal death.  Hell is total darkness, separation from everyone, separated from God for eternity.   Who wants that?

Faith in Jesus Christ is the ONLY way to avoid Hell.  By believing in Jesus and accepting Him into your life as your personal Lord and Saviour and obeying God and following Christ in your life, you can be saved from Hell.

Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. John 14:6

NO ONE can enter the kingdom of God, see God, no man cometh to the Father God, except by Jesus.

God is no respecter of persons, meaning it does not matter who you are, it only matters who you know.  You must personally know Jesus Christ, and you can know Him today, by accepting His salvation. 

And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.  Acts 2:21

You must know Jesus to see God.

Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons: Acts 10:34

Only belief in the Son of God, Jesus Christ, and accepting Him as your personal Lord and Saviour over your life can anyone be saved from hell.

And it doesn't matter what you say, but who you are in ChristSaying that you are a "Christian" or a "child of God", does not make you one, because we are the children of God by active faith in Christ Jesus, not words (Galatians 3:26). 

Salvation is the operation of God performed to our inner man, total reconstruction of our eternal heart, spirit, mind, and soul, a total transformation of our entire being, that recreates us, in that we become a new creature, our old way of living does not in our new life, and we live to God and for God, not to self and not for this world.

 

 


Who doesn't believe in hell?

 

God tells us in great detail about hell and how to avoid hell all throughout His word.

 

People who do not believe in God's scriptures

Anyone who doesn't believe in hell, does not believe in the word of God.  The word hell is mentioned 57 times in the word of God.  Hell is also called the pit, eternal damnation, lake of fire and brimstone, and everlasting destruction.

You may think only the lost and the devil don't believe in hell, but the word of God reads even the devil knows there is a hell.

The devil knows every word that God has written, but he doesn't believe in God for his salvation.  Throughout the scriptures the devil has even quoted the words of God, to try and tempt others into sin.  The devil knows the words of God but he does not believe them to save him. 

The devil knows that there is one God, but he refuses to believe in Him to salvation.  Just as many people know about God, but they refuse to believe in God for their salvation, they forsake God, they refuse to know God intimately as the Lord and Saviour of their life.  Unbelief separates anyone from God for eternity.

Many people today know the words in the Holy Bible, they can quote scriptures, they have read the scriptures, but they have never believed in God for their salvation.  Reading is not believing.  Reading God's word will not save anyone from hell.  Knowing the scriptures will not save anyone from hell.  Only believing in God, believing that God is all who he says that He is, believing in Jesus Christ, only knowing God personally through salvation can save anyone from hell.

Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble. James 2:19

The devils know there is one God, but reject Him to save them.  The devils refuse to make God their personal Lord and Saviour, the only Master of their lives.

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. Revelation 20:10

The devil knows his end, just like many people today know their end, if they don't accept the salvation of God, but they still refuse God, they still reject God, even knowing the consequences of their unbelief.

Everyone, every person who like the devil, refuses the salvation of God, rejects God, chooses not to believe in God as their Lord, will face the same results, the same destiny of satan.  They choose to be cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, instead of accepting the love of God and receiving His eternal life.

And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire. Revelation 20:14-15

God says when death and hell are cast into the lake of fire this is called the second death, the final death, the end.

God says that whosever's name is NOT found written in the book of Life will also be cast into the lake of fire.  All who follow the path of satan, instead of the path of Jesus, have chosen to be cast into the lake of fire.

God says the devil and ALL his followers will be cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the antichrist, the beast, and the false prophet will be also, and will be tormented day and night for eternity, for ever and ever.

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

People who do NOT know God personally through salvation, and who do not obey God and the gospel of Jesus, will be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord.

I cannot imagine any place away from the presence of the Lord God.  Hell is a place of darkness, emptiness, loneliness, hopelessness, year after endless year, 10,000 years plus, for eternity.  How utterly horrible!

Where will you be in 10,000 years?  Heaven or Hell?

 


Is Hell a myth?

Some people say that the greatest lie satan ever told was there is no hell.

Many people choose to believe there is no hell, but their unbelief does not make it so.

Hell exists rather you believe in it or not. 

You probably have never met me, you have never been in my home, but that doesn't mean that I don't exist or my home does not exist.  Just because you have not seen me or been into my home does not mean that I don't exist.

Many, many people believe that hell is a myth, that hell is not a real place.  God says that these people are wrong.

It doesn't matter if you believe in hell, because hell does exist.

God does NOT want any person to perish in hell and has given us a plan of action to take to avoid hell. 

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. John 3:16-18

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. John 3:36

 

Special Note:  Many say they do not believe it hell, but their unbelief does not make it non-existent.  Hell is real.  Heaven is real.  God is real.  Don't wait until you die to realize the truth.  Eternity is a long time to be wrong.

 


What are some myths of hell?

There are hundreds of myths that people have about hell, let's look at some of the myths people have about hell.

  1.  Hell does not exist
  2.  Hell is a big party
  3.  All my friends will join me in hell
  4.  There will be a second chance after I die to avoid hell
  5.  There are many ways to avoid hell
  6.  Only really bad people go to hell
  7.  I've lived a good life and will not go to hell
  8.  I don't have to obey God to avoid hell
  9.  I can sin all my life and still go to Heaven
  10.  I've told everyone I am saved, so I won't go to hell
  11.  I'm a Baptist, so I won't go to hell
  12.  I have a bible, I go to church, I'm a teacher, I'm preacher, so I won't go to hell
  13.  No one knows that they will go to heaven or hell

 

Myth 1:  Hell does not exist

Hell does not exist is a lie straight from the devil himself.  Please DO NOT believe the devil's lie, because Hell does exist.

This is a lie the devil has been spreading since time began, because if satan can get people to believe that hell does not exist, then he can get them to believe that they do not need God.

The goal of the devil is to separate you from God.  If the devil convinces you that there is NO hell, then you will not need God to save you from it.  Satan will do anything in his power to destroy your life and kill you.

Hell does exist, whether or not you believe in hell or not.

Satan knows there is a hell.  Satan knows his destiny. Satan knows he will be cast into hell at the end.  Satan wants to take as many people as he can with him to the pits of hell. 

PLEASE, DON'T LET SATAN TAKE YOU WITH HIM TO HELL !!

Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: 1 Peter 5:8

Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels: Matthew 25:41

The devil is your enemy, he cares nothing about you, the only thing he wants from you is your eternal death.

 

Myth 2:  Hell is a big party

Hell is a big party is another lie straight from the devil himself, because hell is NOT a big party.

People have said "I'll meet you in hell", "I'll party with you in hell", "We will have a big party in hell", this is not true, it is a lie.

Hell has been portrayed in books, movies, theater, media, comics, magazines as a big blow out party, which is completely false.

There will NOT be a big party in hell, like it shows in movies or talks about in books.

Hell is outer darkness.  Darkness we cannot imagine. 

Complete and utter darkness and separation from everyone and everything.  If you end up in hell, you will be alone in darkness, tormented for the rest of eternity, separated from God and everyone.

The only companion the word of God speaks about for those who perish in hell is the worm that dieth not.

Eternal damnation is eternal death, but no one will die, damnation and death for eternity.  One day in hell will seem like a 1,000.

How long is eternity?  God says eternity is forever, never ending. 

The word of God reads that one year is like a thousand years and a thousand years is like one year with the Lord.   

How long do we live now?  80 years maybe.  Some people live 100 years or more.  Think about 1,000 years as one day.   Hard to imagine isn't it?

Your future home is not here on earth.  Your life really just begins when you die.  Where will you spend your eternity?  Where will you spend your first 1,000 years?  Heaven or hell?  What about the 1,000 years after that?

When you think about living in terms of eternity, your life here is nothing, not long at all.  Are you living your life today for God or for Satan? 

Our life here on this earth is but a vapor, nothing compared to eternity.

Where are you going to spend your eternity?

Where will you be in 10,000 years?

 

Myth 3:  All my friends will join me in hell

Another lie from the devil is that you will be with all your lost friends in hell, but you will NOT have any friends in hell. 

Without God there is NO love.  No one to share your love, or give love to you.

You will NOT see anyone in hell.  Hell is void, emptiness and outer darkness, loneliness, emptiness, separation, hopelessness because hell is without God

In hell everyone is eternally separated from God and all things.

 

Myth 4:  There will be a second chance after I die to avoid hell

A second chance after death to receive salvation is another lie from the devil. 

There is no second chance for salvation after you die.

God says there will NOT be a second chance after you die, to avoid hell.

The devil tells many, many people not to worry, there will be plenty chances before you die, and if not then, there will be a second chance after you die.

No one is promised a tomorrow.  You can die today, right this minute.  If you have not accepted Jesus Christ into your heart as your personal Saviour you will be judged by God and cast into hell.

There are no guarantees in life of how long we will live.  There is no guarantee, that on your death bed you will be conscious enough to ask God's forgiveness and to receive salvation and be born again right before we die.

The devil tells many people that God is love and won't really send you to hell, when you die.   This is a lie.

First of all, God doesn't send anyone to hell, people send their own selves to hell when they refuse to believe in Jesus Christ, the Son of God.

Secondly, God says that all people are born into sin and are sinners.  Unless you are born again by believing in the Son of God as your personal Lord and Saviour you will perish in hell.

Thirdly, God says after we die there is judgment and NO second changes for redemption.

We are appointed once to die, after that the judgment.

And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment: Hebrews 9:27

Being without Christ is being without God and being with hope, here on this earth and after death (Ephesians 2:12).

There is no hope for those who die without Christ, without salvation (1 Thessalonians 4:13) . 

Once a person dies without Christ, he will face the judgment of God (Hebrews 9:27).

 

Myth 5:  There are many ways to avoid hell

Many people like to believe this lie from the devil, that there are many ways to heaven and many ways to avoid hell.

The fact is God says there is only one way, through belief in His Son, Jesus Christ.  By trusting and following Christ all the days of your life, obeying God and doing the will of God, is the only way to be saved from hell.

Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. John 14:6

Jesus Christ is the only door to the Kingdom of God.

I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture. John 10:9

And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.  For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: but whosoever will lose his life for my sake, the same shall save it. Luke 9:23-24

God said that there is no other name by which you can be saved, no other name but Jesus.

Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved. Acts 4:12

The one Almighty Jehovah Lord God of all things gave mankind one way to receive His one salvation, by His grace through faith in Christ Jesus we are all saved (Galatians 3:26).

For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus. Galatians 3:26

We are all saved the exact same way, by the grace of God through faith in Christ Jesus (Ephesians 2:8).

 

Myth 6:  Only really bad people go to hell

You can give to the poor, live a godly life, read the scriptures, teach thousands the word of God all your life and still end in hell, if you personally do NOT accept Jesus Christ into your heart, as your personal Lord and Saviour, to save your soul and receive eternal life.

Being a "good person" cannot save anyone from hell.  Acts of kindness and generosity cannot save anyone.

God alone saves.  Only God saves people by His grace through faith in Him for our salvation.

Salvation is the personal acceptance of Jesus Christ as Lord of your life, actively believing that Jesus died on a cross and shed His blood for your sins, so that you can be free from sin and death, and that through Jesus' resurrection you too can receive resurrection into new life and live forever in the Kingdom of Heaven.

The scriptures tell us that there will be many good people who will not enter into Heaven.

Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Matthew 7:21

The will of God is for all people to obtain salvation by Jesus Christ.

For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ, 1 Thessalonians 5:9

 

Myth 7:  I've lived a good life and will not go to hell

When we follow Christ Jesus we are to maintain good works, but being good does not save anyone from hell.

Only belief in Jesus Christ, by the grace of God, saves anyone.

 

Myth 8:  I don't have to obey God to avoid hell

Many people believe the devil's lie that they don't have to obey God to be saved.

The truth is that we are all saved the same way by grace through faith.  It is also true that no one is saved by works.

But it is also true that saving faith, genuine salvation, produces good works and obedience to God.

Saving faith is active faith.  We live in faith to God, by loving God and loving others, which is obeying the two greatest commandments of God.

Obedience to God is a result of genuine saving faith.

Without faith, genuine saving faith in God, it is impossible to please God (Hebrews 11:6).

We obey God because we love God, not to get something from Him. 

We love God because He first loved us (1 John 4:19).  God loved us so much that He send down His only begotten Son from Heaven above, to die for our sins, so that we might be saved (1 John 4:10).

Obedience to God is not a duty, but a privilege.  It is a privilege to serve God, because we love Him so.  It is a joy to love God and be obedient to Him.

The desire of the hearts of all believers is to please God, to desire God, to seek God, to worship God, to do whatever He asks of us to do.

People who feel that they do not need God will not be obedient to God.  The unbelieving are not obedient to God.  Those who do not love God are not obedient to God.

God desires that we all love Him, and by loving Him that we will choose to obey Him, but God does not force anyone to obey Him, it is our choice.

God gifts every man free will to choose to love Him.  It is God's desire that we choose Him, that we choose life that we may live (Deuteronomy 30:19)

It is the desire of God's heart, the will of God, for everyone to accept His gift of love and salvation (1 Thessalonians 5:9). 

God is not willing that anyone should perish, but that all come to the knowledge of the truth of His salvation (2 Peter 3:9).

 

Myth 9:  I can sin all my life and still go to Heaven

Many people make up their own truth, religion and beliefs about God and salvation, contrary to what is written in the Word of God.

Scriptures tell us all who will and who will not enter into the gates of Heaven.  God specifically states that those people who do His will, follow Christ, obey God, obtain His salvation, remain and continue in the faith, will abide forever.

Believers who endure to the end of their life, holding onto their faith, practicing their faith in God every day of their lives will see the Kingdom of God.

Temporary believers, people who believe for a little while but then turn back to sin, live away from fellowship with God, abandon their faith, will never enter the gates of Heaven.

Only practicing faithful, genuine believers who follow Christ, believers who hold onto their faith will enter into Heaven when they die, (or the Lord returns which ever happens first).

Following Christ, living in the Spirit, holding onto faith, enduring until the end, overcoming sin, remaining faithful to God all the days of our lives, this is what is found in the Holy Scriptures.

If you follow sin you will perish.  If you follow Christ you will live.  The wages of sin is death, no matter what you call yourself.  If you profess to be a Christian, profess to be saved, but follow the ways of the world, live in the flesh, abandon your faith, forsake God, you will perish.  God will not be mocked, by professing Christians who live in sin.  God is no respecter of persons, He sees us either living in faith, or living in unbelief.  Unbelief is the one thing that will keep any person from eternal life, no matter what you call yourself.

Living in sin is living in the flesh.  The word of God tells us how we live is who we serve, either we live in righteousness and serve God, or we live in sin and serve satan.  We are either the children of God or the children of the flesh, who serve sin.  God says that the children of the flesh are NOT the children of God.

That is, They which are the children of the flesh, these are not the children of God: but the children of the promise are counted for the seed. Romans 9:8

The word of God tells us all that we are who we serve (not who we say we are).  We either live in faith and righteousness to God, or we live in unrighteousness to sin and death.

Living to the lusts of the flesh is living in sin and is denying your faith in Christ Jesus.

 

Myth 10:  I've told everyone I am saved, so I won't go to hell

Saying you are a Christian, does not make you saved.  A genuine Christian is one who believes the teachings of Christ Jesus and follows them.  Many Christian people can believe the teachings of Jesus, but few follow them.

Saving faith is believing in Jesus every day, is active faith, currently living in faith, living faith to faith every day.

Salvation is a change of heart, not a verbal saying.  No one has, or ever will, talk their way into Heaven.

Salvation is the gift of God, by grace through faith (Ephesians 2:8).  Salvation is from God, given to you from God, not words you say over yourself, or anything you can do. 

Salvation is an operation by God, when through faith, God takes your old heart, your old spirit, your old soul and replaces with a pure heart, a renewed spirit, a regenerated soul.  By regeneration you are changed from an old sinful creature, into a new righteous creature, a child of God, able to live without sin, able to live righteously for God, able to live a godly life, through Christ Jesus by the grace of God.

God tells us in His word, just because you say that you are a Christian, or say that you are saved, does not make it so.

 

Myth 11:  I'm a Baptist, so I won't go to hell

Denomination affiliation will not prevent anyone from going to hell. 

Grace through faith is what saves us from hell.  The word of God tells us all that, "by grace are ye saved through faith".

Being a Baptist, Catholic, Pentecost, Methodist, Episcopalian, Lutheran, or any other religious denomination cannot save anyone from sin and death, because only God saves people.

Only God saves anyone from sin and death and hell.  Being a member of any religions denomination saves no one from hell.  Going to any church or religious meeting saves no one from hell.

Salvation is the gift of God, given to whosoever believes in Jesus Christ, the Son of God, as their personal Lord and Saviour.

 

Myth 12:  I have a bible, I go to church, so I won't go to hell

Knowing about God, owning a bible, participating in religion, cannot save anyone from hell.

The devil knows there is one God, but he refuses to place his faith in Him, and this is why the devil is destined to hell.

Unbelief casts anyone into hell for eternity.

 

Myth 13:  No one knows that they will go to Heaven or hell

Many people struggle with salvation assurance, assurance that they are truly saved, and that when they die of their final destination in eternity.

Praise God!! that He a loving God and does not leave us in limbo.  God does not only give all His children salvation assurance, but God gives us FULL ASSURANCE of our salvation and our final destiny with Him in Glory!!

When we accept His free gift of salvation, we are not only given the promise of eternal life, but we are given full assurance of inheritance into His Kingdom, because we are His.  All people who have received salvation through faith in Jesus Christ receive the Holy Spirit into themselves.  The Spirit of God speaks to our spirit and assures us that we are the children of God.

The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: Romans 8:16

My heart aches for those misguided people who must go through their whole life not knowing their eternal destiny.  How utterly horrible it must be for them.  How hateful it is for people to spread fear and such lies to others.

Our God is the God of Peace, who gives us peace through assurance of our saving faith in Him.  There is no peace in the hearts of those who are not assured of their eternal destiny.

 

 


Who can send me to hell?

No other person can send you to hell. 

Many people curse other people there, but they do not have the power to send anyone to hell.  You do not have the power to send anyone to hell, and others do not have the power to send you there.  Cursing someone to hell is like telling them to fly, it is futile.

Actually, the only person that can cast you into hell is yourself.  You alone can send you to hell.  By your own unbelief in God you cast yourself into hell.  When you choose not to believe in God for the salvation of your eternal soul, you cast yourself into hell.  Unbelief separates everyone from God for all eternity.

Hell is eternal death which is eternal separation from God.  Hell is without God forever for all eternity.

The salvation of God, received with a sincere repentant heart in believing in Jesus Christ, sets one free from sin and death.  Without the salvation of God, which is by the grace of God through faith in Jesus Christ, one is lost in their unbelief.

Anyone who believes in Jesus for the salvation of their soul can be saved. 

For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.  Romans 10:13

The will of God is for all people to obtain His free gift of salvation, so that all can live with Him forever in His Paradise.

God loves us so much that He made a way for us out of sin and death, so that we could live with Him forever.  Jesus made that way to God possible.  Jesus made eternal life with God possible for all mankind.  All we must do is believe that He is who He says He is - He did what He said He did - and that He will do what He said He will do (Hebrews 11:6).

Hell is not the place for you to spend your eternity.  You want to be with God. God loves you and cares for you.  God gave Himself for you.  Say yes to God today.

For those who still do not believe in hell, who still refuse the salvation of God - let me let me leave you with these words - Eternity is a very long time to be wrong.

 


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