From: Lynette Palecek
There are a lot of people who have mistaken ideas about hell. Some people refuse to believe that hell exists, some people think that no one goes there, and some people think that it isnít really that bad. Iím going to prove to you from the Bible that hell does exist, a lot of people go there, and itís a horrible place!
In Luke 16:19-31, Jesus Christ talks about heaven and hell. You need to read this passage very carefully. It talks about a rich man and a beggar. When the rich man died, he went to hell because he wasnít saved. When the beggar named Lazarus died, he went to heaven because he was saved. Note Luke 16:26 where Abraham is telling the rich man ďAnd beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed: so that they which would pass from hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that would come from thence.Ē
Here are 24 descriptions of hell: 1) A lake of fire (Rev. 20:15); 2) A bottomless pit (Rev. 20:1); 3) A horrible tempest (Ps. 11:6); 4) A place of everlasting burnings (Isaiah 33:14); 5) A furnace of fire (Matt. 13:41,42); 6) A devouring fire (Isaiah 33:14); 7) A place of torments (Luke 16:23); 8) A place of everlasting punishment (Matt. 25:46); 9) A place where people pray (Luke 16:27); 10) A place where they cry for mercy (Luke 16:24); 11) A place where they wail (13:42); 12) A place where they curse God (Rev. 16:11); 13) A place where they never repent (Matt. 12:32); 14) A place of filthiness (Rev. 22:10,11); 15) A place of weeping (Matt. 8:12); 16) A place of sorrows (Ps. 18:5); 17) A place of outer darkness (Matt. 8:12); 18) A place where they gnaw their tongues (Rev. 16:10); 19) A place where they have no rest (Rev. 14:11); 20) A place of blackness and darkness forever (Jude 13); 21) A place where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched (Mark 9:48); 22) A place where they are tormented with brimstone (Rev. 14:10); 23) A place from which the smoke of their torment ascendeth up forever (Rev. 14:11); and 24) A place where they do not want their loved ones to go (Luke 16:28).
I would like to point out that there is a type of fire that has no light. If you study chemistry, you will find that out.
Of course, if you spend eternity in hell, you will be separated from God forever. Please, if you are not saved, then ask God to save you now before itís too late. You need to ask God to forgive you for your sins, and you need to ask Jesus Christ to come into your heart as your personal Lord and Saviour.