reply to post by borntowatch
IMO the answer to this is a simple yes. Jesus made it perfectly clear time and time again that hell (sheol or hades, depending on the translation)
will be a place of eternal punishment, there is no end or getting out of it once there.
Here is a list of verses where Jesus describes what hell (sheol or hades, depending on the translation) will be like.
"fire" Matt 7:19, 13:40, 25:41
"everlasting fire" Matt 18:8, 25:41
"eternal damnation" Mark 3:29
"hell fire" Matt 5:22, 18:9, Mark 9:47
"damnation" Matt 23:14, Mark 12:40, Luke 20:47
"damnation of hell" Matt 23:33
"resurrection of damnation" John 5:29
"furnace of fire" Matt 13:42, 50
"the fire that never shall be quenched" Mark 9:43, 45
"the fire is not quenched" Mark 9:44, 46, 48
"Where their worm dieth not" Mark 9:44, 46, 48
"wailing and gnashing of teeth" Matt 13:42, 50
"weeping and gnashing of teeth" Matt 8:12, 22:13, 25:30
"torments" Luke 16:23
"tormented in this flame" Luke 16:24
"place of torment" Luke 16:28
"outer darkness" Matt 8:12, 22:13
"everlasting punishment" Matt 25:46
It should be noted that the everlasting punishment does not come into play until after the 1,000 year reign of Christ. At that time those who were not
raised in the first resurrection (at the return of Christ or Rapture) are pretty much toast.
Blessed and holy is he who has part in the first resurrection. Over such the second death has no power, but they shall be priests of God and of
Christ, and shall reign with Him a thousand years.
“He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. He who overcomes shall not be hurt by the second death.”’
The following verses below also show that hell (sheol or hades, depending on the translation) is an everlasting punishment.
He shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb. 11 And the smoke of their torment
ascends forever and ever; and they have no rest day or night,
The devil, who deceived them, was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone where the beast and the false prophet are. And they will be tormented day
and night forever and ever.
13 The sea gave up the dead who were in it, and Death and Hades delivered up the dead who were in them. And they were judged, each one according to
his works. 14 Then Death and Hades were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. 15 And anyone not found written in the Book of Life was
cast into the lake of fire.
Some might argue that the lake of fire or eternal punishment is only for satan and his buddies, but the scripture is clear that it is not just for
them, but for all those who do not believe.
But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which
burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.”
And anyone not found written in the Book of Life was cast into the lake of fire.
I think this is more than enough proof that hell or whatever you want to call it is everlasting punishment and not a place anyone wants to
edit on 19-7-2013 by RealTruthSeeker because: (no reason given)
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