Sunday Jan 11, 2015 – Isaiah 14:9 – The realm of the dead below is all astir to meet you at your coming; it rouses the spirits of the departed to greet you– all those who were leaders in the world; it makes them rise from their thrones– all those who were kings over the nations.

You and I have no capability at all to even come close to questioning or answering the Almighty God for what he chooses to do and what his motives are or why he does it. It is my responsibility to let you know that hell is a very real place. I don’t have all the answers as to why God does what he does. I do know that if God is just and heaven is as great as we are going to talk about that it is. Hell in God’s economy must be that devastating and also without faith, you cannot please God. –Dwayne Terry

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The Very Real Hell

Eternity, Part 01

 Sheol – The Hebrew word describing the place of the dead.

Isaiah 14:9 – The realm of the dead below is all astir to meet you at your coming; it rouses the spirits of the departed to greet you– all those who were leaders in the world; it makes them rise from their thrones– all those who were kings over the nations.

Matthew 27:50-53 – And when Jesus had cried out again in a loud voice, he gave up his spirit. 51 At that moment the curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. The earth shook, the rocks split 52 and the tombs broke open. The bodies of many holy people who had died were raised to life. 53 They came out of the tombs after Jesus’ resurrection and went into the holy city and appeared to many people.

 Hades – The place of the unsaved dead.

Luke 16:22-23 – “The time came when the beggar died and the angels carried him to Abraham’s side. The rich man also died and was buried. 23 In Hades, where he was in torment, he looked up and saw Abraham far away, with Lazarus by his side.

 Gehenna – used 12 times in the New Testament, meaning destruction.

Matthew 18:9 – And if your eye causes you to stumble, gouge it out and throw it away. It is better for you to enter life with one eye than to have two eyes and be thrown into the fire of hell.

Isaiah 5:14 (ESV) – Therefore Sheol has enlarged its appetite and opened its mouth beyond measure, and the nobility of Jerusalem and her multitude will go down, her revelers and he who exults in her.

 Asbestos – unquenchable, something that burns but is not consumed.

Mark 9:43, 48 – If your hand causes you to stumble, cut it off. It is better for you to enter life maimed than with two hands to go into hell, where the fire never goes out… 48 where ” ‘the worms that eat them do not die, and the fire is not quenched.’

 Tartaroo – the dark, bottomless pit,

2 Peter 2:4 – For if God did not spare angels when they sinned, but sent them to hell, putting them in chains of darkness to be held for judgment;

The Future Hell

 Limne Pyr kai Theion – Lake of fire and brimstone or sulfur
Rev 20:10 – And the devil, who deceived them, was thrown into the lake of burning sulfur…

Rev 20:14-15 – Then death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. The lake of fire is the second death. 15 Anyone whose name was not found written in the book of life was thrown into the lake of fire.