Is Hell for real?

Is hell real?
[Gary George Rustad] yes it is and I believe in a hotter hell than you do for it burns everything up!!!

Studies show that over 90% of people in the world believe in a
"heaven" while less than 50% believe in an eternal hell.
[Gary George Rustad] Studies also show that many folks believe in Santa Claus – But our faith comes from the Scriptures!!!!

According to the
Bible, hell is most definitely real!
[Gary George Rustad] Agreed! And where is it? On this earth and the things down here will be BURNED UP (2 Peter 3:9-13) and then will be recreated new not burning forever!

The punishment of the wicked in hell is
as never-ending as the bliss of the righteous in Heaven.
[Gary George Rustad] So the wicked receive eternal life!!!??? I thought the fire would go out (Isa 47:14; They would be ashes and we would walk on their ashes (Mal 4:2) It sounds like we will be in hell then too. I thought we would not even find the place of the destruction of the wicked (Hell) (Psalm 37:10) I thought the wicked would cease to exist and be as though they never existed!!! (Ps 37:10, Obed 15,16)

The punishment of
the wicked dead in hell is described throughout Scripture as "everlasting
fire" (Matthew 25:41),
[Gary George Rustad] Everlasting was three days (Jonah 1:17;2:6) and was a moment (Lam 4:6) but the fire was eternal (Jude 7)

"unquenchable fire" (Matthew 3:12),
[Gary George Rustad] Jerusalem suffered unquenchable fire (Jeremiah 17:27) and the fulfillment was in (2 CHron 36:18-21)

"shame and
everlasting contempt" (Daniel 12:2),
[Gary George Rustad] The righteous (who live forever) have the everlasting contempt

a place where "their worm does not die,
and the fire is not quenched" (Mark 9:44-49),
[Gary George Rustad] The worms eat dead carcasses (Is 66:24)

a place of "torments" and
"flame" (Luke 16:23,24),
[Gary George Rustad] Yup and the place where this occurs is Shoel (Heb grave) There are three Hells 1 Hades (Grave) 2. Tartarus (The world and 3. Gehenna (The fire) and yet this is supposed to take place in the grave???

"everlasting destruction" (2 Thessalonians 1:9),
[Gary George Rustad] Yup death (Rom 6:23)

A place of torment with "fire and brimstone" where "the smoke of their torment
ascends forever and ever" (Revelation 14:10,11), and a "lake of fire and
brimstone" where the wicked are "tormented day and night forever and ever"
(Revelation 20:10).
[Gary George Rustad] The smoke and fire are said to be everlasting, where does it say the people are everlasting?

Jesus Himself indicates that the punishment in hell
itself is everlasting - not merely the smoke and flames (Matthew 25:46). [Gary George Rustad] Punish-ment (death) not punish-ing

The wicked are forever subject to the fury and the wrath of God in hell.
[Gary George Rustad] Text Please!!!!???

They consciously suffer shame and contempt and the assaults of an accusing
conscience -- along with the fiery wrath of an offended deity -- for all of
[Gary George Rustad] Text Please???!!!

Even those in hell will acknowledge the perfect justice of God
(Psalms 76:10).
[Gary George Rustad] I did not know that text applied only to hell as it didn’t say so. How does he know that?

Those who are in the very real hell will know that their
punishment is just and that they alone are to blame (Deuteronomy 32:3-5).
[Gary George Rustad] How does this text apply only to hell?

Yes, hell is real.
[Gary George Rustad] Ypu, Very hot – it burns things up!!!

Yes, hell is a place of torment and punishment that lasts
forever and ever, with no end!
[Gary George Rustad] Good!!! Saturday night we can go and watch the wicked roast and taunt them!!!!! Wish I had a text for that!!!!

The Praise God that through Jesus, we can escape
this eternal fate (John 3:16,18,36).

When David sinned by committing adultery with Bathsheba and having Uriah
murdered, he responded by saying something interesting: "Against you, you
only, have I sinned and done what is evil in your sight..." (Psalm 51:4).
David had sinned against Bathsheba and Uriah, how could David claim to have
only sinned against God? David understood that all sin is ultimately against
God. God is an eternal and infinite Being. As a result, all sin is worthy of
an eternal punishment.
[Gary George Rustad] I agree with your first statement. I don’t see how you came up with the conclusion. My child disobeys me as a parent. They sin against their parent only. Therefore should the parent punish the child forever!!!!!!! It sounds like a God that I had better serve out of fear of being raosted over fire rather than out of love. I prefer the God of love who will make an “end” of sin (Nahum 1:9; Isa 24:20)

Yes, God loves us (John 3:16) and wants us to be saved (2 Peter 3:9). God is
also just and righteous - He cannot allow sin to go unpunished. That is why
God sent Jesus Christ to pay the penalty for our sins. Jesus' death was an
infinite death, paying our infinite sin debt - so that we would not have to
pay it in Hell for eternity (2 Corinthians 5:21). All we have to do is place
our faith in Him and we are saved, forgiven, cleansed and promised an
eternal home in heaven. God loved us so much to provide for our salvation.
If we reject His gift of eternal life, we will face the eternal consequences
of that decision.

Recommended Resource:
em_no=21268> Four Views on Hell edited by John Walvoord.
[Gary George Rustad] John Walvoord is a Baptist from Dallas Theological Seminary. He ahs written several books on the rapture and prophecy

Can you explain Matthew 10:28: "Fear not them which kill the body, but are
not able to kill the soul"?
[Gary George Rustad] The Question is, “Can the Soul be Killed”?
1. A companion text is found in Luke 12:4,5 “be not afraid of them that kill the body and after that have no more that they can do…”
2. Your text in Matt 10:28 shows that the soul can be killed
3. What does destroy the soul mean? Luke does not use the term soul at all yet he expresses the same idea as does Matthew The Greek work psuche is used twice for soul and twice for life but it is the same word.
4. Lets read the text the way others might read it. Who so shall save his souls shall loose it (go to hell) but he that shall loose it (go to hell) shall save it. It doesn’t make senec
5. Matthew 10:39 explains it well. He that findeth his life shall loose it and that looseth his life shall find it. It simply is referring to the spiritual life of a Christian.
6. Matthew 10:28

The word "soul" has three meanings in the Bible: (1) a living being-Genesis
2:7, (2) the mind-Psalms 139:14, and (3) life-1 Samuel 18:1, which here
refers to eternal life that God guarantees all who reach His kingdom. No one
can take this away. The last part of Matthew 10:28 says both soul and body
will be destroyed in hell.