God's Sword of Truth - The Word
By The Holy Spirit's Disciple, Raymond Laginess
In the Word of God, HELL is described as everlasting fire....."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" - MATT. 25:41.HELL is eternal punishment...."And these shall go away into everlasting punishment; but the righteous into life eternal." - MATT. 25: 46. HELL is outer darkness......"But the children of the kingdom shall be cast out into outer darkness; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth." - MATT. 8:12.
In 2 THESS. 1:9, we read that those that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ: "....shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power."
In REV. 20, there is the Judgment of the Wicked...."And I saw a great white throne, and him that 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, stand before God; and the books were opened; and another book was opened, which is the Book of Life; and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works. And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them; and they were judged every man according to their works. And death and hell were cast into the Lake of Fire. This is the second death. And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the Lake of Fire." - verse 11-15.
HELL is prepared not only for the devil and his angels (MATT. 25:41), but for the wicked as well...."But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone; which is the second death" - REV. 21:8. The fallen angels put into hell...."For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment." - 2 PETER 2:4. The beast and the false prophet will be cast alive into hell......"And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone." - REV. 19:20. Eternal punishment for those who receive the mark of the beast...."And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever; and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name." - REV. 14:11.
The inhabitants of hell shall possess memory..."And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom" - LUKE 16:23. According to the Word of God, the rich man could see things in hell. Also, the rich man thirsted for water and cried..."And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me and send Lazarus that he may dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame." - LUKE 16:24. Those in hell shall hear...."But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things; but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented." - LUKE 16:25. There is a great gulf fixed in hell..."And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed; so that they which would pass from hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that would come from thence." - LUKE 16:26. Those in hell will pray to no avail...."Then he said I pray they thee therefore, father, that thou wouldest send him to my father's house." - LUKE 16:27. The rich man in hell also possessed the memory of those of his family...."For I have five brethren; that he may testify unto them, lest they also come into this place of torment." -LUKE 16:28. HELL is a place of torment. Belief in the scripture is the only hope of escape from HELL...."Abraham saith unto him, they have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them. And he said unto him, if they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead." - LUKE 16: 29, 31.
The resurrected Christ has the key of death and hell...."I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death." - REV. 1:18
In this part of the article, I would like to warn all Catholics. There is no Purgatory, no Limbo, as these are Catholic fantasies with no truth and no scripture to prove it.
For related articles, please see Satan, who is he? and Beware of Satan in the Last Days.
All scripture based on the King James Authorized Version or 1611 Bible, New Testament only, otherwise known as THE WORD. All Old Testament scriptural references used in this article is Jewish History, not canonical, and is used as additional references.