Is Hell Real?

The word “hell” in the bible is translated three ways. 1. Sheol, 2. Hades, 3. and Gehenna. What we commonly think of hell is probably best referred to as the eternal lake of fire. However, fear is hardly a reason to come to God although it’s better than not coming at all. The lake is where the lost are separated from God forever. The real torment isn’t the fire though, it’s not being with God after one has seen Him in all His Glory.

Revelation 20:11-15 Then I saw a great white throne and him who was seated on it. Earth and sky fled from his presence, and there was no place for them. And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Another book was opened, which is the book of life. The dead were judged according to what they had done as recorded in the books. The sea gave up the dead that were in it, and death and Hades gave up the dead that were in them, and each person was judged according to what he had done. Then death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. The lake of fire is the second death. If anyone’s name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire.

Revelation 2:11 He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. He who overcomes will not be hurt at all by the second death.

We overcome because Jesus gives us the victory as the reward of our faith in Him.


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