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LAKE OF FIRE / BURNING FIRE

What is hell like? (Luke 16:23)

There are two descriptions of hell in the Bible. One is of a burning fire. Jesus often used the word Gehenna to describe hell. Gehenna was the refuse dump outside Jerusalem that was always on fire. Jesus said hell was a place of worms, maggots, fire, and trouble. From that we get the image of a lake and the concept of perpetual burning. The evil ones there are full of remorse and torment (Mark 0:43 – 48).

Jesus also said that hell would be “outer darkness… weeping and gnashing of teeth” (Matt. 8:12). Here the image is of terrible loneliness: separation from God and man. Those who are consigned to hell will be put out into the inky blackness of eternity, with nobody to turn to or to talk to – constantly alone. The will suffer the remorse of knowing they had the opportunity to come into heaven with God but turned it down.

The Bible speaks of a lake of fire reserved for the Devil and his angels (Matt. 25:41). Human beings were never intended to go into hell. But the ones who choose to reject God will one day follow Satan right into this eternal torment.

There will be no exit from hell, no way out, no second chance. That is why it is so important in this life to receive the pardon that God extends to all men through the Cross of Jesus Christ (Rev. 20: 11-15).
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