What Does The Bible Say?

Some Are Saying That Hell Will Not Be Eternal.
What Does The Bible Say?

by Garland M. Robinson

        The ONLY appeal we must make is what God says in the Bible, not what men say. The Bible says hell is REAL and that hell is ETERNAL! It doesn't matter whether one agrees or disagrees, believes or disbelieves, it stands exactly as God designed it.
        God says hell is eternal--that settles it! "And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night...." "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 14:11; 20:10). "And these shall go away into everlasting punishment...." (Matthew 25:46). Jesus tells about some being separated from the Lord and cast into "everlasting fire" and "eternal damnation" along with the devil (Matthew 18:8; 25:41; Mark 3:29). In this place "their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched" (Mark 9:44). There is consciousness and everlasting pain! In the resurrection at the last day, all the dead "...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 5:29). The Bible says "...the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels, 8In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ: 9Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power" (2 Thessalonians 1:8-9).
        Denying an eternal punishment in hell as many do does not change its reality or truthfulness. When the rich man died (Luke 16:23-31) he lifted up his eyes "being in torments." "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." It was too late to beg for mercy and comfort then! Though Lazarus was comforted, the rich man was tormented. The gulf (separation) between them was "fixed" -- there was no changing it. He should have lived according to God's Word while on earth, now it's too late! This same end will come to most because they are not preparing (Matthew 7:13-14). Don't let it be so with you? Obey the gospel, for without it, you have NO HOPE!