0 Does Hell exist?

Does Hell exist?

157. Does Hell exist?

Yes, God tortures some people forever after they die.

And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt. Daniel 12:2

Such things as these the sinners said in hell. Wisdom 5:14

The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity; And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth. Matthew 13:41-42

If thy hand or thy foot offend thee, cut them off, and cast them from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life halt or maimed, rather than having two hands or two feet to be cast into everlasting fire. Matthew 18:8-9

Then said the king to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast him into outer darkness, there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. Matthew 22:13

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. ... And these shall go away into everlasting punishment. Matthew 25:41, 46

... into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched. Mark 9:43-48

Fear him, which after he hath killed hath power to cast into hell. Luke 12:5

And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham's bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried; And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom. 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 16:22-24

The hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice, And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation. John 5:28-29

In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ: Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction. 2 Thessalonians 1:8-9

For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins, But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries. Hebrews 10:26-27

Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire. Jude 7

The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb. And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever. Revelation 14:10-11

And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever. Revelation 20:10

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. Revelation 20:14-15

No, those that don't go to heaven, just die.

The LORD shall blot out his name from under heaven. Deuteronomy 29:20

The ungodly ... are like the chaff which the wind driveth away. ... The ungodly shall perish. Psalm 1:4-6

The face of the LORD is against them that do evil, to cut off the remembrance of them from the earth. Psalm 34:16

Fret not thyself because of evildoers.... For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, and wither as the green herb. Psalm 37:1-2

The wicked shall perish. Psalm 37:20

Let them be blotted out of the book of the living. Psalm 69:28

As the whirlwind passeth, so is the wicked no more. Proverbs 10:25

The candle of the wicked shall be put out. Proverbs 24:20

They shall be as though they had not been. Obadiah 16

The end of those things is death. Romans 6:21

For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life. Romans 6:23

If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy. 1 Corinthians 3:17

In them that are saved, and in them that perish. 2 Corinthians 2:15

For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption. Galatians 6:8

The enemies of the cross of Christ: Whose end is destruction. Philippians 3:18-19

Sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death. James 1:15

There is one lawgiver, who is able to save and to destroy. James 4:12

He which converteth the sinner from the error of his way shall save a soul from death. James 5:20

No, everyone goes to heaven after they die.

For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive. 1 Corinthians 15:22

We trust in the living God, who is the Saviour of all men, specially of those that believe. 1 Timothy 4:10

He is the propitiation for our sins: and not for our's only, but also for the sins of the whole world. 1 John 2:2

No, everyone dies. There is no heaven or hell.

This day I [Joshua] am going the way of all the earth. Joshua 23:14

As the cloud is consumed and vanishes away, so he that goeth down to the grave shall come up no more. Job 7:9

But man dieth, and wasteth away: yea, man giveth up the ghost, and where is he? ... So man lieth down, and riseth not: till the heavens be no more, they shall not awake, nor be raised out of their sleep ... If a man die, shall he live again? Job 14:10-14

Yet he shall perish for ever like his own dung. Job 20:7

For in death there is no remembrance of thee: in the grave who shall give thee thanks? Psalm 6:5

Let the wicked be ashamed, and let them be silent in the grave. Psalm 31:17

The dead ... whom thou rememberest no more. Psalm 88:5

The dead praise not the LORD, neither any that go down into silence. Psalm 115:17

For that which befalleth the sons of men befalleth beasts; even one thing befalleth them: as the one dieth, so dieth the other; yea, they have all one breath; so that a man hath no preeminence above a beast: for all is vanity. All go unto one place; all are of the dust, and all turn to dust again. Who knoweth the spirit of man that goeth upward, and the spirit of the beast that goeth downward to the earth? Ecclesiastes 3:19-21

All things come alike to all: there is one event to the righteous, and to the wicked ... they go to the dead. Ecclesiastes 9:2-3

For the living know that they shall die: but the dead know not any thing, neither have they any more a reward. Ecclesiastes 9:5

Their love, and their hatred, and their envy, is now perished; neither have they any more a portion for ever. Ecclesiastes 9:6

For the grave cannot praise thee, death can not celebrate thee: they that go down into the pit cannot hope for thy truth. Isaiah 38:18

A sinful man ... his glory is dung, and worms ... tomorrow he shall not be found, because he is returned into his earth; and his thought is come to nothing. 1 Machabees 2:62-63

1 comment
David Henson 4 months ago

First, the wages of sin are death, not a literal torment in hell. (Romans 6:7) The soul is mortal/destructable so it can't be tortured literally forever in hell. (Ezekiel 18:4 compare; Matthew 10:28) The Biblical soul is the life/blood of any breathing animal or human. The Hebrew word translated soul literally means "breather." The immaterial soul of pagan origin, (Socrates/Plato) as well as spirit creatures - Satan and his demons - wouldn't be harmed by literal fire. (Exodus 3:2) Hell and death are thrown into the figurative lake of fire which is symbolic of everlasting destruction. Meaning they are no more. Destroyed. (Revelation 20:14) The meek inherit everlasting life on earth. (Psalm 37:11; Matthew 5:5)


Copyright © 1999-2024
The Skeptic's Annotated Bible

Send comments to Steve Wells
at swwells(at)gmail.com