I don’t know. The Bible is not specific as to the location of Hell, so we cannot be specific either. What makes Hell Hell is the absence of God. We read in Revelation 20:11-15, “Then I saw a great white throne and Him who sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away. And there was found no place for them. And I saw the dead, small and great, standing before God, and books were opened. And another book was opened, which is the Book of Life. And the dead were judged according to their works, by the things which were written in the books. The sea gave up the dead who were in it, and Death and Hades delivered up the dead who were in them. And they were judged, each one according to his works. Then Death and Hades were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And anyone not found written in the Book of Life was cast into the lake of fire.” From this we see the fearful reality of Hell. It is a place for all those whose names are not written in the Book of Life. It is an eternal place of being away from the presence of God.

Death is the condition of the body without the soul and spirit, while Hades is the condition of the soul and spirit without the body. At this Great White Throne judgment, all the unsaved will be resurrected (their bodies rejoined with their souls and spirits) and face God still in their sins. Hebrews 10:31 warns us, “It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.” To stand before God without Christ as your savior will be horrific. There, you will meet God who will exhibit no grace and no mercy. He will administer complete judgment on the sinner. All those will be cast into the LAKE OF FIRE which is a term synonymous with Hell.

The Lord Jesus spoke of this fire in Matthew 5:22, “But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of HELL FIRE.” He says in Matthew 18:8, “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.” For one more example, let’s look at the Lord’s word, spoken prophetically in Matthew 25:41, “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.” The reality of Hell is that it is full of fire and that fire will never end. Matthew 3:12 speaks of “unquenchable fire,” which shows this fire will never burn out as it tortures all those in it.

Hebrews 2:3 asks, “How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation…” No one will escape being cast into this Lake of Fire if they refuse, reject, or neglect the salvation that God offers to all. Hebrews 9:27 informs us, “And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment.” No one escapes the all-knowing eye of God. Once death takes place, judgment comes in. Without Christ as your savior, there will be the absolute judgment of God and a casting into the eternal, unquenchable flames of the Lake of Fire. While we may not be able to say where Hell is, the Lord knows and He will cast each unrepentant sinner there for eternity and eternal punishment. Matthew 25:46, speaking of those still in their sins says, “And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.” If you are without Christ, you are still in your sins. If you die in your sins, you will spend eternity enduring “eternal punishment” in Hell. I urge you to put your faith in the Lord Jesus Christ as your savior and Lord and escape that horrible fate. We will close with these very famous words found in John 3:16-17, “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.” (243.4)