Let’s look at a few descriptive remarks about Hell that are found in the Bible.

  • Matthew 18:9, “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 25:30, “And cast ye the unprofitable servant into OUTER DARKNESS: there shall be WEEPING AND GNASHING OF TEETH.” 
  • Revelation 20:15, “And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the LAKE OF FIRE.” 

The horror of Hell for those who reject the Lord Jesus Christ as their savior is so obvious.  Fire, outer darkness, weeping and gnashing of teeth, lake of fire…these are a few verses that describe just how terrible it would be to be cast into Hell.  How long will a lost person spend in Hell?  FOREVER!          

  • Isaiah 66:24, “And they shall go forth, and look upon the carcases of the men that have transgressed against me: for their WORM SHALL NOT DIE, NEITHER SHALL THEIR FIRE BE QUENCHED; and they shall be an abhorring unto all flesh.” 
  • Revelation 14:11, “And the smoke of their TORMENT ASCENDETH UP FOR EVER AND EVER: and they have NO REST DAY NOR NIGHT, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.”
  • Matthew 25:46, “And these shall go away into EVERLASTING PUNISHMENT: but the righteous into life eternal.”
  • 2 Thessalonians 1:8-9, “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.”

How tragic to realize that Hell never ends for those who refuse to bow their knee and own Christ as their Lord and savior.  “Everlasting punishment” and “Everlasting destruction” absolutely establish that this suffering will never end. 

I want you to realize that Hell was not created for man.  Matthew 25:41 says, “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.” 

I also want you to realize that the Lord DOES NOT want ANYONE to suffer in Hell.  2 Peter 3:9 says, “The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, NOT WILLING THAT ANY SHOULD PERISH, but that all should come to repentance.”  We read in 1 Timothy 2:3-4, “For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; WHO WILL HAVE ALL MEN TO BE SAVED, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.”

Hell will be eternal indescribable torment for all those who leave here without having Christ as their savior.  Make no mistake…WE ALL DESERVE HELL, however God sent forth His Son to die for our sins so that we might be saved.  The Lord Jesus said in John 14:2-3, “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.”  The Lord does not want you to be in Hell.  He wants you to be with Him forever.  Have you accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as your savior?  (CC)  (523.6)