By: Holly Rotalsky
 
In this article I have written about a reality of hell and the forgiveness of God for humanity.  I decided to research what the Bible and Jesus says about hell because many do not believe hell exists.  You will find that all throughout the Bible hell is discussed and Jesus tells us that those who belong to the evil one, the wicked people who follow Satan will be thrown into the fiery furnace/eternal fire where there will be weeping and gnashing of the teeth and eternal punishment.  The wonderful thing is that hell was not created for humans, but for Satan and his demons. 
 

God’s desire is that no one would perish, but all would come to everlasting life through Him.  The Bible tells us that anyone who believes/follows Jesus, who is the Son of God will have eternal life in heaven with Jesus and His Father God.  Jesus Christ made a way for all of humanity to escape the judgment of eternal hell, eternal punishment and separation from the Father and Jesus through Jesus’ sacrifice of His life on the cross.  He loves all of humanity so much that He left His Father in heaven to sacrifice His life for mankind so that we would have access to God and so our sins would be forgiven through our confession/belief in Jesus and repentance of our sins.  Jesus Christ’s sacrifice of His life provided a way for humanity to be joined again to Father God like it was at the time of creation when God created Adam and Eve and they had fellowship with God in the Garden of Eden as mentioned in the book of Genesis in the Bible. 

Jesus Christ, who is God, became a human being and lived a blameless/sinless life to become the ultimate sacrifice for all of mankind.  Before Jesus Christ sacrificed Himself on the cross, people performed animal sacrifices for the forgiveness/atonement of their sins.  Jesus Christ poured out His blood on the cross for mankind and His blood has the power to forgive/atone the sins of all of humanity.  He is called the blameless lamb of God because He was a man and God who was sinless and blameless.  The Bible tells us in John 3:16-17, “God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish, but will have eternal life.  God sent His Son into the world not to judge the world, but to save the world through Him.”  This passage in the Bible makes it clear that God the Father sent His son Jesus to become humanity’s sacrifice and atonement for our sins so we can have eternal life in heaven with God.  Another great passage in the Bible is John 14:6-7 “Jesus says, I am the way, and the truth and the life.  No one comes to the Father except through me.  If you really know me, you will know my Father as well.  From now on, you do know him and have seen him.”

The punishment of sin is hell.  There are consequences to doing wrong and committing evil.  The consequences of our sins or doing wrong/evil is hell.  We all sin and fall short of the glory of God.  Even the most righteous person you know is a sinner saved by God’s grace and forgiveness of their sins is only through Jesus Christ.  Not one person on the planet is worthy or perfect, it is only the mercy of God that we are forgiven for our sins.  Jesus Christ made a way for us to receive forgiveness and for the punishment of our sins to be removed/erased through His sacrifice of His life for us.  Jesus became our punishment.  Jesus Christ took our hell so that we do not have to experience or go to hell ourselves.  We must acknowledge what Jesus has done for us and receive God’s forgiveness and His sacrifice and love.  

 

We know that we sin when we do what is outside of what God instructs us to do.  God provides us with guidelines in the Bible that help define what is good and what is right and what will not cause us to sin.  Jesus’ blood covers a multitude of sins.  The Father, Jesus Christ and Holy Spirit only have the power to forgive us of our sins.  Jesus’ blood atones our sins.  The only way we can escape the punishment of our sins, which is hell, is to receive and call upon the forgiveness of our sins through Jesus Christ.  The sacrifice and blood of Jesus Christ makes us clean, sinless, blameless and washes us of our sins.  We must repent and turn from our sins and turn to God.  We must call upon the name of Jesus and look to Him for forgiveness and fellowship with Him.  

 

Right and wrong, good and evil exists.  When we do wrong and when we sin that welcomes evil into our lives and we join ourselves with evil, which is satan.  When we do what is right and what is good we join ourselves with God.  We fellowship with either God or satan/evil based on our actions and choices.  God wants our fellowship to be with Him and we do that by choosing good and what is right and not sinning and not choosing evil. God desires all of mankind to know Him and to choose Him.     

 

My goal is not to be a fire and brimstone preacher that causes people to believe and/or follow Jesus Christ, Father God & Holy Spirit out of fear that he/she may go to hell, but my desire is educate humanity on the reality of hell so that no one goes there.  My desire is for all of mankind to choose, follow and accept Jesus Christ as the Son of God, know His Father God and experience the Spirit of God (Holy Spirit).

My desire is for everyone to feel the overwhelming love of God, the power of His forgiveness of your sins and to fellowship with God.  God’s desire is for humanity to be in close relationship with Him.  The love of God is the most pure, unconditional, extravagant, unspeakable, amazing thing one can ever experience.  God’s love is not human love and is nothing we have experienced fully through any person.  I encourage you to pray and ask Father God, Jesus & Holy Spirit to experience the love they have for you.  To pray that you would experience what God thinks about you and why He created you.  Understanding God’s love and what He thinks about you and why He created you is the thing our soul yearns to know and experience.  One passage in the Bible says God’s thoughts towards us outnumber the sands of the sea, that speaks of His love towards us.

 

My desire is to leave people thinking of the reality of eternity, hell and heaven, the sacrifice of the Son of God Jesus, God’s love and for you to be confident of where you will spend eternity.  Below I list many passages of scriptures from the Bible that mention hell most of which are from the New Testament so that you can know exactly what the Bible and Jesus tells us about hell so that you and no one you know will ever have to experience such horror.  Another passage of scripture that comes to my mind is that people perish because of lack of knowledge, my desire is that no one will ever perish in hell due to not having a revelation of the truth, what God clearly tells us about hell.  I pray your heart would experience God’s love as you read this blog and that you would not be afraid, but that you and everyone you know would experience eternity with God.   

 

Below are scriptures from the Bible on hell:

 

Deuteronomy 32:22 “For a fire is kindled by my anger, and it burns to the depths of Sheol, devours the earth and its increase, and sets on fire the foundations of the mountains.”

 

Matthew 5:22 “But I say, if you are even angry with someone, you are subject to judgment! If you call someone an idiot, you are in danger of being brought before the court. And if you curse someone, you are in danger of the fires of hell.”

 

Matthew 5:29 “So if your eye, even your good eye causes you to lust, gouge it out and throw it away.  It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to be thrown into hell.   

 

Matthews 7:13 “You can enter God’s Kingdom only through the narrow gate.  The highway to hell is broad, and its gate is wide for the many who choose that way. But the gateway to life is very narrow and the road is difficult, and only a few ever find it.”

 

Matthew 8:11-12 “And I tell you this, that many Gentiles will come from all over the world—from east and west—and sit down with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob at the feast in the Kingdom of Heaven. 12 But many Israelites—those for whom the Kingdom was prepared—will be thrown into outer darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.”

 

Matthew 10:15 “I tell you the truth, the wicked cities of Sodom and Gomorrah will be better off than such a town on the judgment day. 

 

Matthew 10:28 “Don’t be afraid of who want to kill your body; they cannot touch your soul.  Fear only God, who can destroy both soul and body in hell.

 

Matthew 10:32 Everyone who acknowledges me publicly here on earth, I will also acknowledge before my Father in heaven.  But everyone who denies me here on earth, I will also deny before my Father in heaven.”

 

Matthew 13:37-42   “Jesus said, the Son of Man is the farmer who plants the good seed.  The field is the world, and the good seed represents the people of the Kingdom.  The weeds are the people who belong to the evil one.  The enemy who planted the weeds among the wheat is the devil.  The harvest is the end of the world and the harvesters are the angels.  Just as the weeds are sorted out and burned in the fire, so it will be at the end of the world.  The Son of Man will send his angels, and they will remove from his Kingdom everything that causes sin and all who do evil.  And the angels will throw them into the fiery furnace, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.”

 

Matthew 13:47-50  The Kingdom of Heaven is like a fishing net that was thrown into the water and caught fish of every kind.  When the net was full, they dragged it up onto the shore, sat down, and sorted the good fish into crates, but threw the bad ones away.  That is the way it will be at the end of the world.  The angels will come and separate the wicked people from the righteous, throwing the wicked into the fiery furnace, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.”

 

Matthew 22:13-14  Then the king told the attendants, ‘Tie him hand and foot, and throw him outside, into the darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. For many are invited, but few are chosen.”

 

Matthew 23:33 “Snakes! Sons of vipers!  How will you escape the judgement of hell?”

 

Matthew 24:50-51 “The master will return unannounced and unexpected, and he will cut the servant to pieces and assign him a place with the hypocrites. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.”

 

Matthew 25:30 Now throw this useless servant into outer darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.”

 

Matthew 25:33-34, 41, 46 “33 Jesus will place the sheep at his right hand and the goats at his left.  34 Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the Kingdom prepared for you from the creation of the world.  41 Then the King will turn to those on the left and say, ‘Away with you, you cursed ones, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his demons.  46 And they will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous will go into eternal life.”

 

Luke 16:22-31 

“The poor man died and was carried by the angels to Abraham’s side. The rich man also died and was buried, and in Hades, being in torment, he lifted up his eyes and saw Abraham far off and Lazarus at his side. And he called out, ‘Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus to dip the end of his finger in water and cool my tongue, for I am in anguish in this flame.’ But Abraham said, ‘Child, remember that you in your lifetime received your good things, and Lazarus in like manner bad things; but now he is comforted here, and you are in anguish. And besides all this, between us and you a great chasm has been fixed, in order that those who would pass from here to you may not be able, and none may cross from there to us.’ And he said, ‘Then I beg you, father, to send him to my father’s house— for I have five brothers—so that he may warn them, lest they also come into this place of torment.’ But Abraham said, ‘They have Moses and the Prophets; let them hear them.’ And he said, ‘No, father Abraham, but if someone goes to them from the dead, they will repent.’ He said to him, ‘If they do not hear Moses and the Prophets, neither will they be convinced if someone should rise from the dead.'””

 

John 3:36 “And anyone who believes in God’s Son has eternal life. Anyone who doesn’t obey the Son will never experience eternal life but remains under God’s angry judgment.”

 

2 Peter 2:4,6 “4 For God did not spare even the angels who sinned.  He threw them into hell, in gloomy pits of darkness, where they are being held until the day of judgment…God condemned the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah and turned them into heaps of ashes. 6 He made them an example of what will happen to the ungodly people.  

 

2 Thessalonians 1:7-9 Jesus will come with his mighty angels, in flaming fire, bringing judgment on those who don’t know God and on those who refuse to obey the Good News of our Lord Jesus.  They will be punished with eternal destruction, forever separated from the Lord and from his glorious power.”

Revelation 14:9-11 “Anyone who worships the beast and his statue or who accepts his mark on the forehead or on the hand must drink the wine of God’s anger.  It has been poured full strength into God’s cup of wrath.  And they will be tormented with fire and burning sulfur in the presence of the holy angels and the Lamb.  The smoke of their torment will rise forever and ever, and they will have no relief day or night, for they have worshipped the beast and his statue and have accepted the mark of his name.”

 

Revelation 14:18 “Then another angel, who had power to destroy with fire, came from the altar.  He shouted to the angel with the sharp sickle, swing your sickle now to gather the clusters of grapes from the vines of the earth, for they are ripe for judgment.  So the angel swung his sickle over the earth and loaded the grapes into the great winepress of God’s wrath.  The grapes were trampled in the winepress outside the city, and blood flowed from the winepress in a stream about 180 miles long and as high as a horse’s bridle.”

 

Revelation 19:11-21  “Then I saw heaven opened, and a white horse was standing there.  Its rider was named Faithful and True, for he judges fairly and wages a righteous war.  His eyes were like flames of fire, and on his head were many crowns.  A name was written on him that no one understood except himself.  He wore a robe dipped in blood and his title was the Word of God.  The armies of heaven, dressed in the finest of pure white linen, followed him on white horses.  From his mouth came a sharp sword to strike down the nations.  He will rule them with an iron rod.  He will release the fierce wrath of God, the Almighty, like juice flowing from a winepress.  On his robe at his thigh was written this title: King of Kings and Lord of Lords.  Then I saw an angel standing in the sun shouting to the vultures flying high in the sky: come gather together for the banquet God has prepared.  Come and eat the flesh of kings, generals, and strong warriors; of horses and their riders and of all humanity, both free and slave, small and great.  Then I saw the beast and the kings of the world and their armies gather together to fight against the one sitting on the horse and his army.  And the beast was captured, and with him the false prophet who did mighty miracles on behalf of the beast miracles that deceived all who had accepted the mark of the beast and who worshipped his statue.  Both the beast and his false prophet were thrown alive into the fiery lake of burning sulfur.  Their entire army was killed by the sharp sword that came from the mouth of the one riding the white horse.  And the vultures all gorged themselves on the dead bodies.”

 

Revelation 20: 12-15 “I saw the dead, both great and small, standing before God’s throne.  And the books were opened, including the Book of Life.  And the dead were judged according to what they had done, as recorded in the books.  The sea gave up its dead, and death and the grave gave up their dead.  And all were judged according to their deeds.  Then death and the grave were thrown into the lake of fire.  This lake of fire is the second death.  And anyone whose name was not found recorded in the Book of Life was thrown into the lake of fire.