Exposing the False Teachers of the 21st Century (Titus 1:10) (Hyper Grace)

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Friday, February 16, 2018

Is Hell Real? Who Will Go There? What Is Hell Like? What Does the Bible Say? - Exposing the Truth About Hell That the Devil Doesn't Want You to Know

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Is Hell Real? Who Will Go There? What Is Hell Like? What Does the Bible Say? 

- Exposing the Truth About Hell That the Devil Doesn't Want You to Know -


Hell is a real place. The Bible speaks of it and describes its horrors, but still, many people don't believe it is real or that it isn't so bad. Some believe that only the worst kinds of people will enter Hell. But, what does the Bible, the Holy Word of God, say about his question? Is Hell really that bad? Do demons reside in Hell? Do demons torment people in Hell? Is Hell just a place for serial killers and Adolph Hitler to go to? What does the Bible say?



In Hell, Demons Will Bite and Torment People. 

The Holy scriptures teach that demons will torment people in Hell. In the book of Amos, God spoke about the wicked people in Israel, who repeatedly refused to repent from their sins that God was calling them to turn from. In Amos chapter 9, God said these words:

[Amos 9:2-3]
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"[2] Though they dig into hell, thence shall mine hand take them; though they climb up to heaven, thence will I bring them down:


[3] And though they hide themselves in the top of Carmel, I will search and take them out thence; and though they be hid from my sight in the bottom of the sea, thence will I command the serpent, and he shall bite them:" [End quote]

The devil is called a serpent in Revelation 12:9. Revelation 12:9 says: "[9] And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him." [End quote]

If the devil himself is called a serpent, then it shouldn't be strange if his demonic servants are not also called serpents. Jesus told the wicked Pharisees that they were a brood or generation of vipers. In Matthew 23:33, Jesus said to them: "[33] Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell?" [End quote]. Jesus was equating demon spirits, who influenced the wicked Pharisees, with vipers or poisonous snakes. People who have had visions of Hell (or experiences in Hell) have observed snakes or serpents tormenting the people in Hell.

So, what we saw in Amos 9:3 about a serpent biting the wicked among the Israelites is a picture of the torment in Hell by serpent-shaped demons or vipers. Proverbs 23:32 tells how the very end result of pursuing drunkenness is like being bitten by a serpent or a poisonous snake. We give the context below.

Proverbs 23:29-32

"[29.] Who hath woe? who hath sorrow? who hath contentions? who hath babbling? who hath wounds without cause? who hath redness of eyes?

30. They that tarry long at the wine; they that go to seek mixed wine.

31. Look not thou upon the wine when it is red, when it giveth his colour in the cup, when it moveth itself aright.

32. At the last it biteth like a serpent, and stingeth like an adder." [End quote]

Drunkenness leads to damnation in Hell according to God's Word in Galatians 5. 

Galatians 5:21 says: "[21] Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: 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." [End quote]


Who Will Be in Hell?

Revelation 21:8 mentions what kind of people will be cast into Hell. The list is sobering.

Revelation 5:7-8
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"[7] He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son. [8] 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."

The unbelieving refers to those who do not believe in Jesus Christ as their personal Savior and Lord. And, all liars refers to people who have told lies during their time on planet Earth. These people, who were cast into the lake of fire at the time they died, were not believing in Jesus Christ or obeying Him. They chose their sin instead of God and His ways.

And, as we said before, Proverbs 23:32 shows how the very end of pursuing drunkenness is like being bitten by a serpent: a demon serpent. That is the torment many in Hell experience right now. At some point in the future, all of them will be cast into the lake of fire.

In Amos chapter 5, we read that the day of the LORD, for the wicked, will be a day of destruction and judgment. Notice the mention of the word serpent in the passage from Amos 5 below?


Amos 5:18-19

"[18] Woe unto you that desire the day of the LORD! to what end is it for you? the day of the LORD is darkness, and not light.


[19] As if a man did flee from a lion, and a bear met him; or went into the house, and leaned his hand on the wall, and a serpent bit him." 

When a man is being judged by God for his wickedness, in Hell, he may be bitten by serpents or snake demons as punishment for his sins. Now, of course Amos 5:19 is talking about judgment taking place on planet Earth, but it also relates to the final judgment in Hell. 

Pits in Hell with Hot Lava

According to the passages we just looked at, people in Hell suffer torment from demons, such as serpent demons. As we mentioned earlier, people who have had visions of Hell have seen people in Hell suffering from the torment of demonic serpents and snakes. The Bible confirms their testimonies of demon serpents torturing souls in Hell. 

Another sight people have seen while in Hell (or while having visions of Hell) is a cavern filled with human-sized pits in the ground, in which souls are being tormented in hot lava. Psalm 55:23 says: "[23] 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 mentions how the wicked will be placed in a "pit of destruction". And, Psalm 11:6 says: "[6] Upon the wicked he shall rain snares, fire and brimstone, and an horrible tempest: this shall be the portion of their cup." [End quote]. This matches with what Jesus taught about Hell in Mark 9:42-50. We will just quote verse 43-46 below.

Mark 9:43-46

"[43] 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: 44. Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched. 45. 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: 46. Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched."

Isaiah 38:17-18 says: "[17] Behold, for peace I had great bitterness: but thou hast in love to my soul delivered it from the pit of corruption: for thou hast cast all my sins behind thy back. [18] For the grave cannot praise thee, death can not celebrate thee: they that go down into the pit cannot hope for thy truth."


Do Souls Sleep in Hell?

Some people believe that the souls in Hell are asleep. But, the scripture clearly teaches that they are awake in Hell and suffer torment without any breaks or relief (Revelation 14:10-11Luke 16:19-31, and Mark 9:47-48). Ezekiel 32 indicates how the people in Hell are able to speak and see. 

Ezekiel 32:21 says: "[21] The strong among the mighty shall speak to him out of the midst of hell with them that help him: they are gone down, they lie uncircumcised, slain by the sword."

Ezekiel 32:31 shows how the deceased Pharaoh of Egypt is able to see in Hell. He is awake and alert in Hell. Ezekiel 32:31 says: "[31] Pharaoh shall see them, and shall be comforted over all his multitude, even Pharaoh and all his army slain by the sword, saith the Lord GOD." [End quote]

The word for comforted in Ezekiel 32:31 is nacham (וְנִחַ֖ם) in Hebrew. Nacham (Strong's #5162) means to: "comfort self, ease one's self", according to Strong's Exhaustive Concordance. In Ezekiel 32:31, the deceased Pharaoh is comforting himself in Hell as he sees all his army, which was slain by the sword. He must have realized that he was not the only one of his country in the awful place called Hell. 

Down in Hell, temperatures must be very hot and scorching, since it is located in the nether (lower) parts of the earth. Ezekiel 32:18 says: "[18] Son of man, wail for the multitude of Egypt, and cast them down, even her, and the daughters of the famous nations, unto the nether parts of the earth, with them that go down into the pit."

How Hot Is Hell?
(The interior of the earth. Click for source.)

The intense heat in Hell may be related to the physical temperature of the interior of the Earth, in the physical realm. In our physical realm, scientists have estimated the interior of the earth to be about as hot as the surface of the sun, at the inner core. That is about 10,800 degrees Fahrenheit (Howell). 

For many years, Scientists have experimented with seismic waves and have concluded that the earth is made of four distinct parts: the crust, the mantle, the outer core, and the inner core. The mantle is mostly solid rock that is very hot, due to immense pressure. Portions of the mantle are partially liquid (or magma). The outer core is a liquid. The inner core is a solid sphere of nickel and iron.

If the interior of the earth, near the core, is as hot as the sun, how hot would the region of the lower mantle be? Scientists have estimated that the temperature of the mantle near the outer core would be about 7,230 °F (about 4,000 °C) (Williams). If this is where Hell is located, could it be nearly as hot as the lower mantle? In our dimensions, steel melts at a temperature of 2,500 °F ("Melting..."). The melting point of Tungsten is 6,150 °F ("Melting..."). 

While no physical human body could survive these temperatures, the spiritual nature of a man or woman can, since we are made in God's image, and cannot cease to exist (Genesis 1:26 and Revelation 14:11).

People who experienced visions or visits to Hell have described Hell as having intense, scorching heat hotter than anything people experience on the surface of the earth. Visitors to Hell have also noticed a lack of breathable air, making it impossible to breathe deeply. And, of course, Hell is a spiritual realm. The laws of physics and chemistry are different in the supernatural realm. Normally, fire needs oxygen to continue, but the fires of Hell are supernatural fires. They burn continually, and nothing can put them out (Mark 9:44). 

Conclusion

Having unquenchable fire, magma, choking fumes, intense heat, torturous demons (Matthew 18:34 {see context}), almost no light (See Jude 1:132 Peter 2:17, Matthew 22:13, 2 Peter 2:4) (i.e. no light other than the light of flames and magma), and everlasting torment (Revelation 14:11, Mark 9:43), Hell is a place you do not want to go to. It is a spiritual realm, but the Bible clearly shows how people in Hell feel pain and have all their senses. They can see, hear, touch, taste, and smell the horrors of Hell (Ezekiel 32:21 and Luke 16:19-31). 

If you have not made Jesus Christ your Savior and Lord, you need to turn to Him now. Don't wait for tomorrow. Do it now while you still have a chance to make a choice. Your eternal existence depends on the choices you've made while you are alive on this earth. Once death has come, you may find yourself in a very unpleasant place where you will be separated from all peace, life, joy, love, and hope forever. 

Make Jesus your choice now while you still have today. None of us can know, without a shadow of a doubt, that we will be alive tomorrow. Jesus Christ is reaching out to you with a hand of love and compassion. Don't refuse His hand reaching out to you because if you refuse Him, and harden your heart hard enough, He will not be able to save a rebel (who will not humble himself to turn to God and make Christ his choice). Jesus is waiting for your decision. Please choose wisely. 



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WORKS CITED

Howell, Elizabeth. "Earth's Core 1,000 Degrees Hotter Than Expected." livescience.com. Purch.

Williams, Matt. "What are the Earth's layers?" phys.org. Phys.org.

("Melting..."). "Melting Points of Various Metals." onlinemetals.com. ONLINEMETALS.COM.




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