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According to the Bible what is hell like?


Asked by Anonymous at 2:46 PM on Dec. 26, 2008 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • Revelation 21:8 But the fearful and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake of which burneth with fire and brimestone: which is the second death.

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:43 PM on Dec. 26, 2008

  • Luke 16:23 -24 And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom,
    And 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 ths flame.

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:45 PM on Dec. 26, 2008

  • It's not something you should be concerned about right now. there are plenty of good websites for the verses if you really want to know. But IMO it doesn't exist in a biblical sense.

    Answer by 2autisticsmom at 4:05 PM on Dec. 26, 2008

  • Most of our ideas in the Western world of "hell" comes from Dante. However if you believe in hell what does it matter what it is like? It is a place away from your diety and saviour, which is supposed to be motivation enough to want to stay out of it.

    Answer by nysa00 at 4:28 PM on Dec. 26, 2008

  • I don't know what the Bible has to say about it, IMO Hell is the lowest level of Heaven, the physical plane.... Basically
    LIFE is Hell.

    Answer by kimberleee382 at 5:41 PM on Dec. 26, 2008

  • OK, Sheol is the Hebrew word for Grave, the English Bible authorized by King James I translates Sheol thirty-one times as hell, thirty-one times as "the grave," and three times as "the pit." Any reasonable person will therefore have to admit that in the inspired Hebrew Scriptures the words "hell," "the grave," and "the pit" mean one and the same thing.

    Answer by lisarose45 at 7:05 PM on Dec. 26, 2008

  • And there is no connection of it at all with fire, brimstone and eternal torment. If we turn in the English Douay Version Bible to Ecclesiastes 9:5, 10, we read: "The living know that they shall die, but the dead know nothing more. . . . Whatsoever thy hand is able to do, do it earnestly: for neither work, nor reason, nor wisdom, nor knowledge, shall be in hell [Latin, inferi], whither thou art hastening."

    Answer by lisarose45 at 7:06 PM on Dec. 26, 2008

  • 0p-So what you are saying lisarose is that Hell is a place of confution, b/c if i have no work or wisomor knowledge.Knowledge of being there then i would be confused?lost in a sence?-0p

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:49 PM on Dec. 26, 2008

  • No, you would be dead, gone, liken it to dreamless sleep, you are no more... that is why we need the Resurrection, God told Adam he would die, Satan told Eve that God lied... we are not immortal, our soul is not immortal, God breathed into Adam and he BECAME a living soul.

    Ecclesiastes 9:5, we read: "The living know that they shall die, but the dead are conscious of nothing. . . .


    Answer by lisarose45 at 11:28 PM on Dec. 26, 2008

  • Lisarose, I agree that we are conscious of nothing upon death, BUT we will be rewarded according to our works "at the end of time". ( Matthew 13:40) Hell will be on "the breadth of the earth". ( Rev. 20:9) This entire world will be destroyed with fire and brimstone. Hell is not burning (YET). It's not meant for us, but to destroy sin and the devil along with his angels. (Matthew 25:41)

    Answer by Lexylex at 8:09 AM on Dec. 27, 2008