Summary: Much is said about hell, but very few knows where it is! some speculate - do you know where hell is? -exactly where? the Bible does! You must be able to adequately and convincingly prove its location, through many verses.
Where is Hell, exactly?
Much is being said about hell, but very few knows where it is, some speculate - do you know where hell is? -exactly? the Bible does! You must be able to convincingly prove its location through many verses.
I have been confronted by various opinions when it comes to, the location of hell! The location of hell remains a mystery to many and there are various misinterpretations. Most people just don’t know. Some think they know and they quote one or two select verses to prove their point, but their personal interpretation of these verses clearly contradicts the rest of scripture
Some believe in a place of purgatory, a place where the wicked are temporarily being burned - immediately after death. They say the unrighteous dead are awaiting the Judgment in purgatory, reserved to be transferred to hell. These believers also believe that you could pray someone out of purgatory into paradise. (very convenient) Others say, not so, there is not such a thing as purgatory; neither such a thing as praying someone out of purgatory. But, in essence, they unconsciously agree with much of this teaching. They say - the unjust will go to a temporary place of punishment; they will be punished there until the judgment. After the judgment, they would be condemned to everlasting torment in hell- and don’t forget there are those who believe that hell is in the center of the earth - Wow!? Many disagree; they say hell is a state of mind. Yet, others say, there is no such thing as hell; The devil and the concept of hellfire it’s a figment of our imagination - so they say. Let us not forget there are those who believe that everybody will go to heaven. There are even those who hang on to the philosophy that we die only to come back as another person or animal, determined by the merits of our deeds (reincarnation) This is why I never use the word, karma, loosely- it is a dogma!
I would say - If you believe in the doctrine of hell, surely you must be able to prove where hell is - Biblically! Verse by verse scripture by scripture! (Isaiah 28:10) Right?
This will be an intensive Bible study; be sure to trust and believe in the Bible and not the theories and opinions of others, neither your preconceived ideas. Have an open mind would you? – This is a reasonable request, wouldn’t you say?
So, My question is: where is it, where is “the hell”? Is your answer founded and supported by clear evidence from the Word of God? Or is it hearsay; does you Bible contradict itself? If it does, it means that you are misinterpreting it. The Bible never contradicts itself!
The answer is clearly spelled out in the Bible:
Let’s agree on one thing, According to the Word of God, There is a heaven to win and a hell to shun. There will be a hell and there will be punishment. (Matt 25:41) The punishment is not meant to work repentance. The punishment is the final fate of the unrighteous.
A few questions need to be dealt with in order to get the big picture. So, let’s ask some questions: You might disagree with the answers; if so, blame God, it’s His Word of truth! Isn’t it?
So, let’s ask: Is the hell fire burning right now; are the unrighteous being punished and burning in hell right now?– Check your Bible:
When Jesus walked the earth, the demons asked Him "Art thou come hither to torment us before the time?" (Matt. 8:29) (At least the demons had their theology straight!) They knew that hell would be a future event!
From the Word of God we can clearly see - The evil angels are "reserved unto judgment" (2 Peter 2:4) The verse is mentioning - that great day (Jude 6) “the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished"(2 Peter 2:9) Exactly what does reserved mean? And this verse states, they will be punished after being reserved, anyway "the day of judgment" literary means "the day of decision"
You might think that God takes pleasure in burning the wicked, as so many do. Speaking about the wicked, in hell, I have heard statements like “Burn baby burn” (this phrase comes from the mouths of “born again” Christians. They are telling me how a loving and caring God will delight himself and enjoy punishing the wicked) But God says, the soul which sins shall die but I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked" (Eze. 18:31, 32)
You might not like to get an eye opener, but here it comes:
"the soul that sinneth, it shall die" (Ezek. 18:4) What do you read? I read - The Wicked Will Die (dead). Not so? And you will come right back at me and say: that’s old Testament! Yes, so it is, do you want to get rid of it? Don’t take that chance!