Why Hell is Eternal

Hell

Hell is eternal because of the debt we take on when we sin. If someone owes a debt and you throw them in prison for it, they can never get out because there is no way for them to pay it back while in prison. That’s what hell is.

Thankfully Jesus paid our debt and gave us a positive balance. Also why it’s so important for us to forgive others, because of how much we have been forgiven. God is God of the living and not God of the dead, which is why we must make the choice to repent while we are alive. Jesus provides a living way to redemption and to the promised land.

Exposing Annihilationism and Universalism

Annihilationism, Hell, Universalism

Annihilationism cannot be true due to these verses

Matthew 25:41 “Then He will also say to those on His left, ‘Depart from Me, accursed ones, into the eternal fire which has been prepared for the devil and his angels;

Matthew 25:46 “These will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.”

Eccl 3:14 – I know that everything God does will remain forever; there is nothing to add to it and there is nothing to take from it, for God has so worked that men should fear Him.

Rev 20:10 – And the devil who deceived them was thrown into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are also; and they will be tormented day and night forever and ever.

Rev 21:8 – “But for the cowardly and unbelieving and abominable and murderers and immoral persons and sorcerers and idolaters and all liars, their part will be in the lake that burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.”

Rev 14:10-11 – he also will drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is mixed in full strength in the cup of His anger; and he will 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 goes up forever and ever; they have no rest day and night, those who worship the beast and his image, and whoever receives the mark of his name.”

Universalism cannot be true due to these verses

Universalism eliminates the need for Jesus going to the cross, what’s the point if everyone is saved anyways?

Salvation is by faith alone. Repentance is required.

The rich man is hell wanted Lazurus to go back and warn his brothers about hell.

John 13:36 – Peter will make it to heaven

John 8:21 – Pharisees are not going to make it to heaven

Matthew 23:14 – Matthew 10:15 Hebrews 10:28 Different degrees of punishment

Psalm 69:28 Acts 32:23 Revelation 3:5 – You can be blotted out of the book of life, not everyone is going to heaven

Isaiah 33:12 – And the peoples will be as if burned to lime, like thorns cut down, that are burned in the fire.”

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

Isaiah 66:24 –  “And they shall go out and look on the dead bodies of the men who have rebelled against me. For their worm shall not die, their fire shall not be quenched, and they shall be an abhorrence to all flesh.”

Psalms 49:19 – his soul will go to the generation of his fathers, who will never again see light

Job 15:30 – he will not depart from darkness; the flame will dry up his shoots, and by the breath of his mouth he will depart. 

Proverbs 27:20 – Sheol and Abaddon are never satisfied, and never satisfied are the eyes of man. 

Isaiah 57:21 – There is no peace,” says my God, “for the wicked.”

Isaiah 14:9-10 – Sheol beneath is stirred up to meet you when you come; it rouses the shades to greet you, all who were leaders of the earth; it raises from their thrones all who were kings of the nations. 10 All of them will answer and say to you: ‘You too have become as weak as we! You have become like us!’

Ezek 32:21 – The mighty chiefs shall speak of them, with their helpers, out of the midst of Sheol: ‘They have come down, they lie still, the uncircumcised, slain by the sword.’ 

Job 18:15-21 – In his tent dwells that which is none of his; sulfur is scattered over his habitation. 16 His roots dry up beneath, and his branches wither above. 17 His memory perishes from the earth, and he has no name in the street. 18 He is thrust from light into darkness, and driven out of the world. 19 He has no posterity or progeny among his people, and no survivor where he used to live. 20 They of the west are appalled at his day, and horror seizes them of the east. 21 Surely such are the dwellings of the unrighteous, such is the place of him who knows not God.”

Mark 3:29 –  but whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit never has forgiveness, but is guilty of an eternal sin”

Luke 3:17 –  His winnowing fork is in his hand, to clear his threshing floor and to gather the wheat into his barn, but the chaff he will burn with unquenchable fire.”

Matthew 18:8 – And if your hand or your foot causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to enter life crippled or lame than with two hands or two feet to be thrown into the eternal fire.

Mark 9:43 – And if your hand causes you to sin, cut it off. It is better for you to enter life crippled than with two hands to go to hell,[8] to the unquenchable fire.

Luke 12:4-5 – “I tell you, my friends, do not fear those who kill the body, and after that have nothing more that they can do. 5 But I will warn you whom to fear: fear him who, after he has killed, has authority to cast into hell.[1] Yes, I tell you, fear him!

Matthew 18:6 – but whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin,[1] it would be better for him to have a great millstone fastened around his neck and to be drowned in the depth of the sea.

Matthew 25:41 – “Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. 

Matthew 25:46 – And these will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.”

2 Thess 1:9 – They will suffer the punishment of eternal destruction, away from[2] the presence of the Lord and from the glory of his might

Hebrews 6:2 – and of instruction about washings,[1] the laying on of hands, the resurrection of the dead, and eternal judgment. 

2 Peter 2:17 – These are waterless springs and mists driven by a storm. For them the gloom of utter darkness has been reserved. 

Matthew 11:23 –  And you, Capernaum, will you be exalted to heaven? You will be brought down to Hades. For if the mighty works done in you had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until this day. 

Matthew 21:44 – And the one who falls on this stone will be broken to pieces; and when it falls on anyone, it will crush him.”

Matthew 8:12 –  while the sons of the kingdom will be thrown into the outer darkness. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.”

Matthew 22:13 – Then the king said to the attendants, ‘Bind him hand and foot and cast him into the outer darkness. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’

Matthew 25:41 – “Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels.

Matthew 24:51 – and will cut him in pieces and put him with the hypocrites. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

John 14:6 – Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”

Acts 4:12 – And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men[3] by which we must be saved.” 

Luke 13:3 –  No, I tell you; but unless you repent, you will all likewise perish.

Luke 13:34 – O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to it! How often would I have gathered your children together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you were not willing! 

Matthew 25:46 –  And these will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.”

What’s the point of the great commission if everyone is going to heaven?

Why say to Judas it would of been better for him not to be born if everyone goes to heaven?

The idea of universalism can from the snake in the garden of Eden saying you shall surely not die and has no scriptural backing in scripture

Hebrews 6:1-2 – Therefore let us leave the elementary doctrine of Christ and go on to maturity, not laying again a foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward God, 2 and of instruction about washings,[1] the laying on of hands, the resurrection of the dead, and eternal judgment.

Romans 1:18 – God’s wrath is coming against ungodliness

Hell is eternal because the wrath of God is never fully satisfied with the death of the sinner, as he is satisfied with the death of Christ in our place.


Eternal everlasting punishment – See Matthew 25:41,46

As for lake of fire… yes again, everlasting eternal – see Eccl 3:14 , Rev 20:10Rev 21:8Rev 14:10-11

The bible is clear, there is no annihilationism because none mentioned in these verses cannot be forever and ever suffering recompense if they cease to exist at any time – Isa 48:22 –