Is Hell real?
Is Hell at the center of the Earth?
- I-o-d-tigerLv 61 decade agoBest Answer
1. How many lost souls are being punished in hell today?
The wicked will not be punished until after the judgment.
"The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished." 2 Peter 2:9.
Answer: There is not one single soul in hellfire today. The Bible says that God reserves, or holds back, the wicked until the day of judgment to be punished.
2. When will sinners be cast into hellfire?
Sinners will be cast into hellfire at the end of the world -- not when they die.
"So shall it be in the end of this world. The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity; And shall cast them into a furnace of fire." Matthew 13:40-42. "The word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day." John 12:48.
Answer: Sinners will be cast into hellfire at the great judgment day at the end of the world--not when they die. God would not punish a person in fire until his case was tried and decided in court at the end of the world. Nor would God burn a murderer who died 5,000 years ago 5,000 years longer than one who dies and deserves punishment for the same sin today.
3. Where are sinners (who have died) now?
All who have died, both good and evil, are in their graves awaiting the resurrection.
"The hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice, And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation." John 5:28, 29. "The wicked is reserved to the day of destruction." "Yet shall he be brought to the grave, and shall remain in the tomb." Job 21:30, 32.
Answer: The Bible is specific. Both the wicked and the righteous who have died are in their graves "sleeping" until the resurrection day.
4. What is the end result of sin?
Jesus died to save us from our sins. Those who do not accept His gift of salvation will receive death.
"The wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord." Romans 6:23. "Sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death." James 1:15. "God ... gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." John 3:16.
Answer: The wages (or punishment) for sin is death, not everlasting life in hellfire. The wicked "perish," or receive "death." The righteous receive "everlasting life."
5. What will happen to the wicked in hellfire?
"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 21:8.
The wicked are not immortal. The Bible says they will "perish", "burn up" and "be destroyed".
Answer: The wicked die the second death in hellfire. If the wicked lived forever being tortured in hell, they would be immortal. But this is impossible, because the Bible says God "only hath immortality." 1 Timothy 6:16. When Adam and Eve were driven from the Garden of Eden, an angel was posted to guard the tree of life so that sinners would not eat of the tree and "live for ever." Genesis 3:22-24. The teaching that sinners are immortal in hell originated with Satan and is completely untrue. God prevented this when sin entered this earth by guarding the tree of life.
Bible Clear--Wicked Obliterated
The Bible says the wicked suffer "death" (Romans 6:23), will suffer "destruction" (Job 21:30), "shall perish" (Psalms 37:20), will "burn" up (Malachi 4:1), "shall be destroyed together" (Psalms 37:38), will "consume away" (Psalms 37:20), "shall be cut off" (Psalms 37:9), "shall be slain" (Psalms 62:3). God will "destroy" them (Psalms 145:20), and "fire shall devour them" (Psalms 21:9). Note that all of these references make it clear that the wicked die and are destroyed. They do not live forever in misery.
6. When and how will hellfire be kindled?
At the end of the world, fire will fall from heaven upon the wicked and devour them.
"So shall it be in the end of this world. The Son of man ... shall cast them into a furnace of fire." Matthew 13:40-42. "They went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city: and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them." Revelation 20:9. "The righteous shall be recompensed in the earth: much more the wicked and the sinner." Proverbs 11:31.
Answer: At the end of the world, God Himself will kindle hellfire. As the holy city comes down from God out of heaven (Revelation 21:2), the wicked attempt to capture it. At that time, God will rain down fire from heaven upon the earth, and it will devour the wicked. This fire is Bible hellfire.
7. How big and how hot will hellfire be?
Hell will be the entire world on fire. It will be 25,000 miles in circumference--its heat so great that everything on earth will be "burned up".
"The day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up." 2 Peter 3:10.
Answer: Hellfire will be just as big as this earth because it will be the earth on fire. This fire will be so hot as to melt the earth and burn up all "the works that are therein." The atmospheric heavens will explode and "pass away with a great noise."
8. How long will the wicked suffer in the fire?
"And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be." Revelation 22:12. "And then he shall reward every man according to his works." Matthew 16:27. "That servant, which knew his lord's will, and ... neither did according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes. But he that knew not, and did commit things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes." Luke 12:47, 48.
Jesus will insist upon just treatment for the wicked. Their degree of punishment will be fair and according to their works, as He promised.
Answer: The Bible does not tell how long the wicked will be punished before receiving death in the fire. God does specifically state, however, that all will be punished according to their deeds. This means some will receive greater punishment than others, based upon their works.
9. Will the fire eventually go out?
"Behold, they shall be as stubble; the fire shall burn them; they shall not deliver themselves from the power of the flame: there shall not be a coal to warm at, nor fire to sit before it." Isaiah 47:14. "And I saw a new heaven and a new earth." "And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away." Revelation 21:1, 4.
God will recreate a new world where no trace of the former evils of this world will be seen.
Answer: Yes, indeed, the Bible specifically teaches that hellfire will go out and that there will not be left "a coal to warm at, nor fire to sit before it." The Bible also teaches that in God's new kingdom all "former things" will be passed away. Hell, being one of the former things, is included, so we have God's promise that it will be abolished.
Is God a Torturer?
If God tortured His enemies in a fiery horror chamber throughout eternity, He would be more vicious and heartless than men have ever been in the worst of war atrocities. An eternal hell of torment would be hell for God also, who loves even the vilest sinner.
10. What will be left when the fire goes out?
The fires will burn until only ashes are left. Even the bones will be completely gone.
"For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the Lord of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch." "And ye shall tread down the wicked; for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet in the day that I shall do this, saith the Lord of hosts." Malachi 4:1, 3.
Answer: Notice the verse does not say the wicked will burn like asbestos, as many today believe, but rather like stubble, which will be burned up. The little word "up" denotes completion. Nothing but ashes will be left when the fire goes out. In Psalms 37:10, 20, the Bible says the wicked will go up in smoke and be completely destroyed.
11. Will the wicked enter hell in bodily form and be destroyed both soul and body?
The fire from heaven will fall upon the wicked and destroy them, both body and soul.
"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. "Rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell." Matthew 10:28. "The soul that sinneth, it shall die." Ezekiel 18:20.
Answer: Yes. Real, live people enter hell in bodily form and are destroyed both soul and body. The fire from God out of heaven will fall upon real people and blot them out of existence.
12. Will the devil be in charge of hellfire?
The devil will be completely destroyed by fire.
"And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire." Revelation 20:10. "I will bring thee to ashes upon the earth in the sight of all them that behold thee. ... And never shall thou be any more." Ezekiel 28:18, 19.
Answer: Absolutely not! The devil will be cast into the fire, and it will turn him into ashes.Source(s): www.amazingfacts.org "Is the Devil in Charge of Hell?"
- TommyLv 61 decade ago
To be or not to be Betty. That is the question.
The character you have here is what you take with you to the other side. That alone will be hell for most.
Hell is something prepared for the devil, who had the keys to death and hell. It was never for people. If you go into both Scripture and false mythology you will find three levels of hell.
The abode of the dead awaiting judgment, the abode of devils or demons ( now mostly free upon the earth) and the hell of fire which is usually the only one mentioned these days.
There are three heavens. The abode of those hidden in the mystery of Christ since the beginning, the abode of those angels who do the bidding of God, and the third heaven. This heaven, the third, St. Paul notes by the Holy Spirit as a place where it is unlawful for any person to speak of what is heard there.
The center of the Earth is a type or example of hell.
Will wicked people spend eternity in hell? Answer this:
If God has not granted you eternal life in Christ Jesus; how are you going to exist for an eternity anywhere?
The false believe and teaching is that everyone will live for ever. This is just not true. Scripture teaches that eternal life is the gift of God and not a prior condition. Some may be thrown in with the devil and his angels; but unlike angels they do not have what it takes to survive that fire.
- Just SoLv 61 decade ago
Let's see what the bible says about hell.
Definition: The word “hell” is found in many Bible translations. In the same verses other translations read “the grave,” “the world of the dead,” and so forth. Other Bibles simply transliterate the original-language words that are sometimes rendered “hell”; that is, they express them with the letters of our alphabet but leave the words untranslated. What are those words? The Hebrew she’ohl′ and its Greek equivalent hai′des, which refer, not to an individual burial place, but to the common grave of dead mankind; also the Greek ge′en·na, which is used as a symbol of eternal destruction. However, both in Christendom and in many non-Christian religions it is taught that hell is a place inhabited by demons and where the wicked, after death, are punished (and some believe that this is with torment).
Does the Bible indicate whether the dead experience pain?
Eccl. 9:5, 10: “The living are conscious that they will die; but as for the dead, they are conscious of nothing at all . . . All that your hand finds to do, do with your very power, for there is no work nor devising nor knowledge nor wisdom in Sheol,* the place to which you are going.” (If they are conscious of nothing, they obviously feel no pain.) (*“Sheol,” AS, RS, NE, JB; “the grave,” KJ, Kx; “hell,” Dy; “the world of the dead,” TEV.)
Ps. 146:4: “His spirit goes out, he goes back to his ground; in that day his thoughts* do perish.” (*“Thoughts,” KJ, 145:4 in Dy; “schemes,” JB; “plans,” RS, TEV.)
Do you think a loving God would create a fiery tormentive place?
- 5 years ago
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- Anonymous1 decade ago
It's just a mythical place, like Hades and the river Styx, used as a bogeyman to frighten the credulous into following the dictates of certain religions.
According to the writer Dante Alighieri, Hell is comprised of nine concentric circles culminating at the center of the Earth.Source(s): Dante's _Commedia_ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Divine_Comedy
- lashbrookLv 43 years ago
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- Anonymous1 decade ago
i don't think its at the centre of the earth, i think it is a metaphor, when bad thing happen in your life, i believe that is hell. In the beginning, god was in heaven and Satan was sitting on his left hand as he was an angel, another angel was sitting on his/her right hand, god was telling his angels his plans for the world, and Satan started questioning his plans,where as the other angel just listened and agreed.Satan got sent down to hell for having a different opinion on the way things should go. Satan wanted us to have a human existence, and experience a variety of feelings, not just peace and happiness, which is all god wanted for us.yin/yang, heaven/hell. black/white=balance,
- Anonymous1 decade ago
It's real, but like Satan, far overrated. And no, it's not at the center of the earth. It's mostly hot solid iron under heavy pressure at the very center of the earth.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
I think that Hell simply means 'away from God'. Have you ever been through difficult times in your life when you feel lost and feel doubt? When you wonder if faith and hope is really enough to pull you through, and can't see which path you should follow? To me, that's Hell. I don't believe in a forever Hell. I think we always find our way out.
- spir_i_tualLv 61 decade ago
Iron is at the center of the Earth, but it is Hell on the surface.
- 1 decade ago
If hell is real, I better start hanging out with white folks, cause theres going to be a lot of them in there.