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A very real place

  • if anyone’s name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire. Revelation 20:15 NASB
  • But to the cowardly and unbelieving and having become abominable and murderers and the sexually immoral and sorcerers and idolaters and all liars, their portion is in the lake burning with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.” Revelation 21:8 BLB
  • if your eye is causing you to sin, throw it away; it is better for you to enter the kingdom of God with one eye, than, having two eyes, to be thrown into hell, where their worm does not die, and the fire is not extinguished. Mark 9:47-48 NASB

Originally prepared for the devil

  • “Then He will also say to those on His left, ‘Depart from Me, you accursed people, into the eternal fire which has been prepared1 for the devil and his angels Matthew 25:41 NASB

Under the earth

  • As soon as Moses had finished saying all this, the ground beneath them split open, and the earth opened its mouth and swallowed them and their households—all Korah’s men and all their possessions. They went down alive into Sheol2 with all they owned. The earth closed over them, and they vanished from the assembly. Numbers 16:31-33 BSB

Place of torment

  • In Hades (the realm of the dead), being in torment, he looked up and saw Abraham far away and Lazarus in his bosom (paradise). And he cried out, ‘Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus so that he may dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue, because I am in severe agony3 in this flame.’ But Abraham said, ‘Son, remember that in your lifetime you received your good things [all the comforts and delights], and Lazarus likewise bad things [all the discomforts and distresses]; but now he is comforted here [in paradise], while you are in severe agonyLuke 16:23-25 AMP
  •  I have five brothers—in order that he may solemnly warn them and witness to them, so that they too will not come to this place of torment.’ Luke 16:28 AMP
  • So it will be at the end of the age. The angels will come out and separate the evil from the righteous and throw them into the fiery furnace. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. Matthew 13:49-50 ESV
  • In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth when you see Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and all the prophets in the kingdom of God, but yourselves being thrown out. Luke 13:28 NASB

Causes for sorrow for those in hell

1. Past: That it was so easy to have got saved

  • Whosoever shall call upon the name4 of the Lord shall be saved. Romans 10:13 ASV
  • IT SHALL BE THAT EVERYONE WHO CALLS UPON THE NAME OF THE LORD [invoking, adoring, and worshiping the Lord Jesus] SHALL BE SAVED (rescued spiritually).’ Acts 2:21 AMP
  • Seek the LORD while He may be found, Call upon Him while He is near. Isaiah 55:6 NKJV
  • “The harvest is past, The summer is ended, And we are not saved!” Jeremiah 8:20 NKJV
  • how shall we escape if we ignore such a great salvation? Hebrews 2:3 NIV 1984

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2. Present: The torture currently in Hell

Other versions 
  • … so that they too will not come to this place of torment.’ Luke 16:28 AMP

3. Future: That the torment will continue eternally

  • Those who go down to the pit cannot hope for Your faithfulness. Isaiah 38:18 AMP
  • Then these [unbelieving people] will go away into eternal (unending) punishment, but those who are righteous and in right standing with God [will go, by His remarkable grace] into eternal (unending) life.” Matthew 25:46 AMP
Other versions
  • … ‘Depart from Me, you accursed people, into the eternal fire … These will go away into eternal punishment Matthew 25:41-46 NASB

No escape from Hell

  • As the cloud is consumed and vanishes away, so he who goes down to Sheol (the place of the dead) shall come up no more. Job 7:9 AMP
  •  besides all this, between us and you there is a great chasm fixed, so that those who wish to come over from here to you will not be able, and that none may cross over from there to us.’ Luke 16:26 NASB 1995

How to avoid Hell

  • Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. Acts 2:38 BLB
  • if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved. Romans 10:9-10 ESV
  • “I tell you the truth, whoever hears my word and believes Him who sent me has eternal life and will not be condemned; he has crossed over from death to life. John 5:24 NIV 1984
Other versions
  • if you acknowledge and confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord [recognizing His power, authority, and majesty as God], and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart a person believes [in Christ as Savior] resulting in his justification [that is, being made righteous—being freed of the guilt of sin and made acceptable to God]; and with the mouth he acknowledges and confesses [his faith openly], resulting in and confirming [his] salvation. Romans 10:9-10 AMP

Suggested Prayer

Almighty God
I confess that I am a sinner.
Please forgive me of all my sins.
I believe that Jesus Christ is Your son.
I believe that He took all my sins upon Himself & that He died and rose again.
I receive Him into my life as my Lord and Saviour.
In Jesus name I pray.

  • I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents Luke 15:7 NIV
  • if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. 2 Corinthians 5:17 ESV


  1. Hell was originally made for the devil and his angels, however he tries to take as many souls as possible there with him.
  2. 7585 שׁאל שׁאול [she'ôl she'ôl] \{sheh-ole'} sheh-ole'\ From 7592; hades or the world of the dead (as if a subterranian {retreat}) including its accessories and inmates: - {grave} {hell} pit.
  3. 3600 ὀδυνάω [O)DUNA/W] {odynáō} \od-oo-nah'-o\
    from 3601; to grieve:--sorrow, torment.
    3601 ὀδύνη [O)DU/NH] {odýnē} \od-oo'-nay\
    from 1416; grief (as dejecting):--sorrow.
    1416 δύνω [DU/NW] {dýnō} \doo'-no\
    or δῦμι [DU=MI] {dŷmi} \doo'-mee\
    prolonged forms of an obsolete primary δύο [DU/O] {dýo} \doo'-o\
    (to sink); to go "down":--set.
  4. All it takes for one to get saved is to call on the name JESUS.