posted on Feb, 20 2006 @ 05:16 PM
Hell does not exist?? WOW........this is one of those threads that spark wars!!!
So, the reality of hell..... this information provided based on a paper written by Evangelist Donald Perkins.
Who created Hell? Many today have a false idea about Hell. Some think that Satan created Hell and has control over it. But in fact, Satan did not
create one flame in Hell. Hell was created by God. The Word of God declared that this place was prepared for Satan and his angels (Matthew 25:41).
"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 forever and ever." - Revelation 20:10, Isaiah 14:9-19
Sounds pretty real to me.
There are many who teach that when a person dies, without Christ, he goes to the grave and that's it. But not so. Those who die without Christ will
face the wrath of God in the pains of Hell. Luke 16:19-31, The Rich man and Lazarus
This Scripture records the account of a certain rich man and a poor beggar named Lazarus. In the account, Lazarus died and was carried by the angels
into Abraham's Bosom. The rich man died also and was buried. In verse 23, the rich man lifted up his eyes in Hell, being in torment. In verse 24, the
rich man stated that he was tormented in the flames. The flames of Hell are very real.
The word torment means: 1.) Extreme pain or anguish of body or mind 2.) A source of vexation or pain.
There are many other resources on the net that can be found regarding this subject. But here are the finer points.
1.) Hell will be a place of pain and sorrow for the lost, (Luke 16:19-31).
2.) Hell was created by God and not the devil, (Matthew 25:41).
3.) The flames of Hell are forever and will never burn out, (Mark 9:43-48; Isaiah 66:24; Matthew 12:8).
4.) Those who are candidates for this place, (Psalm 9:17; Proverbs 7:5-25; Revelation 21:8).
5.) The five compartments of Hell: (1) Tartarus (2) Abraham's Bosom (3) Hades or Sheol (4) The Abyss (5) The Lake of Fire.
6.)Tthe sinner's complete body will be in Hell's fire, never to die or to be physically destroyed, (after his resurrection and judgment at God's
White Throne.) (Revelation 20:11-15; John 5:28, 29).