Is Hell for real?

[Is hell real?]

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.]

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!]

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.]

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)]

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)]

Jerusalem suffered unquenchable fire (Jeremiah 17:27) and the fulfillment was in (2 CHron 36:18-21)

["shame and everlasting contempt" (Daniel 12:2)]

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)]

The worms eat dead carcasses (Is 66:24)

[A place of "torments" and "flame" (Luke 16:23,24)]

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)]

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).]

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).]

Punish-ment (death) not punish-ing

[The wicked are forever subject to the fury and the wrath of God in hell.]

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 eternity.]

Text Please???!!!

[Even those in hell will acknowledge the perfect justice of God (Psalms 76:10).]

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).]

How does this text apply only to hell?

[Yes, hell is real.]

Yup, Very hot – it burns things up!!!

[Yes, hell is a place of torment and punishment that lasts forever and ever, with no end!]

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.]

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: Four Views on Hell edited by John Walvoord.]

John Walvoord is a Baptist from Dallas Theological Seminary. He has written several books on the rapture and prophecy.