The sea gave up the dead that were in it, and death and Hades gave up the dead that were in them, and each person was judged according to what he had done. 14Then death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. The lake of fire is the second death. 15If anyone’s name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire.
Hell is a real place and a horrible reality. The thought of eternal separation from God and loved ones is an awful thought.
Scriptural Insights About the Place Called Hell: Matthew 25:41
Then he will say to those on his left, Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels.
1. Hell is located under the earth . Philippians 2:10
that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
2. Hell is a place of outer darkness . Matthew 8:12
But the subjects of the kingdom will be thrown outside, into the darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
3. Hell is a place away from the presence of the Lord .
2 Thessalonians 1:6-9
…This will happen when the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven in blazing fire with his powerful angels. 8He will punish those who do not know God and do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus.9They will be punished with everlasting destruction and shut out from the presence of the Lord and from the majesty of his power
4. Hell is an everlasting prison . I Peter 3:19
Athrough whom also he went and preached to the spirits in prison
5. Hell is a bottomless pit . Revelation 20:1-3
AAnd I saw an angel coming down out of heaven, having the key to the Abyss and holding in his hand a great chain. 2He seized the dragon, that ancient serpent, who is the devil, or Satan, and bound him for a thousand years. 3He threw him into the Abyss, and locked and sealed it over him, to keep him from deceiving the nations anymore until the thousand years were ended. After that, he must be set free for a short time.
6. Hell is a place of anguish and regret . Luke 16:2
So he called him in and asked him, What is this I hear about you? Give an account of your management, because you cannot be manager any longer.
7. Hell is a place of consciousness . 2 Corinthians 5:8
We are confident, I say, and would prefer to be away from the body and at home with the Lord.
8. Hell will last as long as God . Psalm 90:1
A prayer of Moses the man of God. Lord, you have been our dwelling place throughout all generations.
Reasons Why Hell Is Necessary: Psalm 73:3
For I envied the arrogant when I saw the prosperity of the wicked.
1. God‘s love demands a hell. 1 John 4:16
And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in him.
2. God‘s justice demands a hell. Hebrews 1:13
To which of the angels did God ever say, Sit at my right hand until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet?
3. God‘s sovereignty demands a hell. 1 Corinthians 15:24-28
4. Calvary‘s cross demands victory over death and hell.
1 Corinthians 1:17
“For Christ did not send me to baptize, but to preach the gospelCnot with words of human wisdom, lest the cross of Christ be emptied of its power.“
“Those who do not wish to be with God must be allowed to be separated from Him. Hell is this eternal separation from God.“
CC. S. Lewis