Saturday, January 10, 2009

What is the lake of fire burning with brimstone

The lake of fire burning with brimstone is a very scary thought for millions of people. 

Does it scare you too? 

Do you believe that sinners who don't except God will burn forever and ever in the lake of fire buning with brimstone where they will be tortured with NO mercy at all?

Is there a hell? If so, where is it, and when do the wicked people go there to receive their punisment?

Do you believe in the resurrection of the dead?

There are so many different beliefs about what will happen to sinners who don't repent. Why are there so many different biefs about the fate of the wicked? Where does all the confusion come from?

There are many popular beliefs about the fate of unrepentant sinners. Why such confusion? What are the Bible answers? Here is the truth about hell!

One of the most common beliefs about hell is unrepented sinners burning in this hot flaming lake of fire burning with brimstone that will burn forever and ever and never burn them up. 


I believed this same traditional belief growing up in our church, but this theory just didn’t add up to me. I asked myself many times, “What kind of God is capable of something like this? 


I ended up searching for the answers that made sense to me, NOT continuing to believe everything I'm being taught without doing the research for myself. 


I was very aware that I'm responsible for my own salvation, so It's critical for me to get the answers and the FULL truth once and for all before it's too late.


I asked myself many times...

 

Is this the Loving God that the Bible teach about? 


Why would he design this NEVER ending lake of fire burning with brimstone for sinners? 


Didn’t the Bible say that Everlasting LIFE was ONLY promised to the Righteous people? 


The last time I checked that’s exactly what I read, John 3:36  says “He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall NOT see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.”  


John 6 :47 says “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life.” Ok  It’s clear the righteous people will have everlasting life,  So I guess the question is, “What will happen to the ones that DON’T believeth?

 

Ok I’m getting ahead of myself here, that’s another post, we’ll discuss that topic in another post, but right now we’re going to chat about what hell really is. I mean the facts of the Bible.

 

 The Bible Gives the Location of Hell

What you're about to read may be hard to believe. . .


We're going to discuss the place the Bible calls hell. I want to show you some solid Bible evidence for the Bible definition of hell, and it may not be what you’re thinking, so please DON’T take this lightly, because if this is true (which it is) you could be in some MAJOR DANGER  if you don’t at least have an open mind and do the research yourself.

 

To get the true meaning of the Bible, you have to first get the true meaning of the original form of the Bible, which was originally written in Hebrew and Greek. 


Keep in mind that the Bible translators did their best when translating the original language to English, meaning they came as close as possible to finding the English words that came the closest to the meanings of the original Hebrew and Greek words.

 

The Bible speaks of three types of hells. Here’s the three types hells and definitions of each one…


Sheol and Hades- Abode of the dead, the underworld, "the common GRAVE of mankind, or pit. Sheol and Hades (the grave) is the place the righteous and unrighteous goes after death, and stays until resurrection..  


The word "hades" was in fact substituted for "sheol" when the Hebrew scriptures were translated into Greek. In the Hebrew Bible "Tanakh" (old testament), the Hebrew word “Sheol” was used 60 times and was translated in the English version as “hell.”

 

Tartaroo or Tartarus- The original Greek word translated hell in the new testament. This word only appears one time in the Bible, which is the place (hell) where the sinning angels are being held until time of judgement.  (2 Peter 2:4) . For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell (Tartaroo), and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment.)

 

Gehenna- The burning garbage dump near  Jerusalem, which is called  Valley of Hinnom.” It is mentioned in the Bible 13 times in 11 different verses. Dead bodies of criminals, the carcasses of animals and other things were thrown into that fire.

 

Gehenna represents what will happen to sinners who don’t repent of their sins. Jesus spoke  about what would happen to them in  Matthew  10:28 “And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell. 

 

Now ‘hell’ in this verse is translated from the Greek work ‘Gehenna’ which represents what will happen to the unrepented sinners. 


The Gehenna fire is the type of fire that burns up completely whatever is thrown into it, so it’s clear that the unrepented sinners will burn up in this type of fire.

 

In Rev. 20:14,  gehenna (hell) is clearly described as the SECOND DEATH. Death is so EXTREME, that even death and hades (grave) is thrown into the lake of fire burning with brimstone.

 

Did you know that the destruction of the cities Sodom and Gomorrah is used as an example for sinners who will suffer the punishment of eternal fire? 


Well that’s what the Bible says. See Jude 7  “Even as Sodom and Gomorrah, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.  

 

Now when you really think about this, you’ll see that the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah, which were destroyed with fire are NOT still burning today, those people are obviously dead and has been burned to ashes by eternal fire. See that is the prime example of what’s going to happen to sinners who DON’T repent.of  their sins.

 

Look what Peter said in 2 Peter 2:6 about Sodom and Gomorrorah,  And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrha into ashes condemned them with an overthrow, making them an example unto those that after should live ungodly;


Did you turn to the verses in your Bible while reading this blog? 


Doing so will truly help you put the sciptures together to help you and anyone with an open mind to understand the Bible more so there will be NO confusion in mind.


The lake of fire burning with brimstone and any part of the Bible can be easily understood when you know the true meaning. God is NOT the author of confusion. 


Please leave a comment below on whether you like this blog or not. Thanks very much and may God bless you.

33 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you and God Bless! You have helped me understand some things!

Burn said...

I'm having a hard

time understanding your

points when

you break them

up like this. please

learn how to structure

a paragraph.

also your entire post seems to be a mix of fallacy, misinformation and downright stupidity.

Anonymous said...

this question didnt need a long post to answer... let me show you.

question= What is the lake of fire burning with brimstone?

answer= a large sulfur fire.

Anonymous said...

If god is all knowing, and he knows his children will burn for all eternity, then why does a loving god still create them anyway?

Anonymous said...

because god is a twisted motherfucker.

Pilgrim said...

Great post.

I have struggled for some time with a 'weak' doctrine of hell.

I have come to a similar conclusion.

The opposite of eternal life is not eternal life in pain and torment in 'hell'.

Thanks for your clarity, we don't need to preach fear to draw people to the saving beauty of Christ.

Anonymous said...

Thank you, few people are aware of the origin and meaning of hell. I truely believe that those who does not repent will feel the wrath of God on judgement. To those who feel that it can easily be summed up, dont you feel anything for those lost who's searching for the truth that does not understand the meaning of everything in the bible. We as christians should live like Jesus, and He had no problem teaching those who hunger for Gods word. May God bless u all and the author of this blog may u experience many blessings from our heavenly Father. Regards, Shanelle

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.
Revelation 20:9-11

Anonymous said...

And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.
Revelation 20:9-11
I second the truth of the word.

Anonymous said...

There is no eternal hell. The bible does not say that there is such a place. The bible does not say all people have eternal souls. The bible does say that the human souls dies a second death. The first being the physical death. The second death is for the souls that are not given eternal life. If every soul has eternal life from the start, why would the reward or result of salvation be eternal life? How can the creation all be redeemed if there is an eternal hell. The idea of eternal torment for people was made up by the church to scare people. They had to add the idea of all souls being created in an eternal state to make this thing work. They never explain why Paul never uses the word hell in all of Romans, uses heaven only once as it pertains to people, and does use "death" and "life" countless times. Charles Schwartz

Martin Asare said...

people, lets be careful how we treat the bible. Yes fire is used as an allusion to the judgment of God on sodom. But many times more generally it refers to the very wrath of God and thus God is called a consuming fire. I agree that the lake of fire is not a literal fire burning. But to say the punishment and suffering of that place, is temporal ( annihilation) does not fit the bible's language of eternal damnation. eg Mark 9:42-47, Matt 25:46 each all have eternal suffering involved. Even the jude 7 passage. this should tell us of the evil nature of sin that against God, only a eternal suffering is adequate justice for the evil of sin. Hence rather than take from the word, lets see the great evil of sin as it is against a God far greater than we are .Amen

Anonymous said...

God is imaginary and you need to get a grip

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Anonymous said...

tour teaching is nothing new. taking verses in this case one verse 2 peter 2:6 out of contest to try to prove a false teaching. you should continue reading in 2 peter v.9 read " the Lord.....knows how to hold the unrighteous for punishment in the day of judgment" jesus spoke more about hell during his earthly ministry than heaven lastly God is Good and He doesn't send anyone to hell people send themselves to hell by rejection God's free gift of eternal life through Jesus Christ.

Anonymous said...

NUMBER 1: hELL WAS CREATED FOR SATAN AND HIS ANGLES AND MAN OR WOMAN HAS THE RIGHT TO ACCEPT OR REJECT JESUS CHRIST. READ MATTHEW 7:13-23 OF THE ROAD OF DECISION. MAN GOES AS AN INTRUDER OF HIS OWN CHOICE, GOD NEVER SENDS A PERSON TO HELL, THAT'S THATS PERSON CHOJCE.2 TIMOTHY 2:15, STUDY TO SHEW THYSELF APPROVED UNTO GOD, A WORKMAN THAT NEEDTH NOT TO BE ASHAME,RIGHTLY DIVIDING THEWORD OF THE TRUTH. GOD ALSO THESE SCRIPTURES WERE GIVEN BY THE INSPERATION OF THE HOLY SPIRIT. I REST MY CASE. GOD SAID IT AND THAT SETTLES IT.

MRREALER said...

God is not the author of confusion? I beg to differ. You guys need to read Luke 12. He has come to bring fire to this earth and oh how he wishes it was kindling now!

From now on, with a family of 5, it will be 3 against 2 and 2 against 3.

Anonymous said...

I was becoming a Christian but have started to realise that the God of the Israelites was a volcano. There are countless verses that suggest this. Hell...the lake of fire...the pit....that goes down below the earth.....was a volcano. Moses recieved thought he heard the voice of God but it was likely just the rumblings and bubblings of the volcano. Please look into it. I wish it was otherwise but I'm afraid I'm losing my faith.

Anonymous said...

The doctrine of lake of fire as a place of eternal torment is false.
1. When it states Satan and death will be hurled down there is obviously not literal. Reasoning from the scriptures will tell you that death is an intimate concept and Satan is a spirit creature. Fire could not literally burn a spirit creature: see example of shadrach michach and abbedigo (wrong spelling)
The angel went inside the burning furnace to protect them from being burned and dying. So lake of fire means second death not tormented death

jean1200 said...

I think you are right on track, man is forever trying to improve on God's perfection and falling short.Jesus taught a God of love and compassion and pagan converts brought their pagan ideas into their new faith with them and the new christian religion became a monstrous deception.The truth is in the Bible but we need to dig past "the man taught" truths to reconcile our beliefs with God's truth. We must "Study to show ourself approved unto God" 2Tim.

Anonymous said...

You should Study so that you can rightly divide the word of truth:
God's word stand firm
Mark 9:43If your hand causes you to sin, 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.c 45And if your foot causes you to sin, cut it off. It is better for you to enter life crippled than to have two feet and be thrown into hell.d 47And if your eye causes you to sin, pluck it out. It is better for you to enter the kingdom of God with one eye than to have two eyes and be thrown into hell, 48where

“‘their worm does not die,

and the fire is not quenched.’e

Anonymous said...

I don't know what to believe in anymore but I'm not going to believe that most people that have lived are going to suffer eternal torment in some lake of fire. I also don't believe that the Bible is Holy inspired. I think mankind (some) have always been evil and I think if they've done evil things they could also make up evil stuff to (like this eternal suffering thing).

Anonymous said...

As a child growing up it was easy to believe in God and Jesus. It wasn't until I was in my early 50s that it dawned on me that maybe the gospels and the Bible was not true and that maybe it was made up by man. Most claim to be Christians are not real Christians and haven't the faintest idea of how they could be anyway according to what Jesus said. Jesus basically said that one is to turn in all his tickets and that means turn his back on the world and all it's temptations. He also said that he left the comforter (the Holy Spirit). I was thinking a good test would be to pray and tell God you give up all you have (family, friends, money and possessions and dreams and things you love to do in your life) to follow Jesus. Then if the Holy Ghost comes into you - well, I'm wondering if this would mean it's all for real. Most people would not be able to turn in all their tickets. I have never been able to do this. I just won't believe in some kind of lake of fire and eternal punishment and suffering. Plus the genesis story has pretty well been proven to have not been the case as science has proved. To me whether God or Jesus really exist is still a big question. If one believes then I guess they have to believe in the devil to. I question the truth in all of it now.

Anonymous said...

Plus Christian religions also make big money off of all this God and the Bible stuff. Even Jesus said in the gospels that you can't serve God and money and especially the 2 biggest Christian religions do serve money. I think all of it was made up for the purpose of money riches. Plus look at all that evil stuff they did to people. People are so crazy over religious beliefs that they are willing to hurt and kill people if they don't believe. And that would be the total opposite of loving people. Even the words of Jesus suggest violence and getting rid off all the no goods. Read the sermon on the mount. It's down right scary. Every time I start to read the gospels I have to stop because I get so psychologically bothered over it. I've wasted much of my life worrying about all this stuff. And look how many people have ended up in the crazy house not to mention all the people who've killed themselves over God, devil and the Bible.

jesus love us all said...

Lord god loves.do you think god is going to destroy you.the enemy is the devil not the humans.do you not think that he is not going to correct you.He punish to correct.ones you are correct you will accept and will follow his way you well see the differents god does not want to loose anyone he what's to take us all home were we all belong to the future kingdom of god.

Anonymous said...


What I read is that it is Satan and his disciples that will burn forever, that makes sense to me because Satan and his disciples(other fallen angels ate of the tree of life that is eternal life.

Anthony Sanders said...

Folk's, don't believe everything you see and hear.

Death and hell shall be cast into the Lake of fire!

Can ANYONE explain away Isaiah 66:23-24?

After reading it folk,s let God be true, and every man a liar!

The same God that kept the 3-Hebrew boys in the fiery furnace from being affected by the fire, is the same God that will preserve the wicked in the fire to burn Forever and Forever being tormented with fire and brimstone.

Save yourself from this untoward's God, perverse and wicked generation.

Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized everyone of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost Acts 2:38-40; 4:10-12 KJV.

Peter, obeyed what Jesus taught St. Luke 24:47-49; Acts 1:8; 2:38-40; 4:10-12. The Samaritans received what Jesus taught Acts 8:12-17. The Gentiles were commanded to obey what Jesus taught Acts 10:44-48. Apostle Paul re-baptized John's disciples because of what Jesus taught Acts 19:1-7 KJV.

If history is correct, the apostles of Jesus Christ did not omit St. Matthew 28:19; they just obeyed the only thing that Jesus Christ told them to do St. Luke 24:44-49; Acts 2:36-40; 4:10-12; Gal. 1:8-9; 2nd Cor. 4:3-6; Eph. 4:5; Acts 1:8 KJV.

Anonymous said...

Jesus Christ the only way the truth and the life, ignore this at your peril.

Ann Marie Mackenzie said...

That is not God's intentions for us. When we were born.....God gave us a free will.....it is our choice whether we will live and serve God or satan......its one or the other.....the choice is ours! Choose wisely ......it could cost you eternity!!!

Ann Marie Mackenzie said...

I agree with you 100%! May God bless you always with His wisdom, knowledge, strength and protection.....in JESUS' NAME, AMEN AND AMEN!

Anonymous said...

Revelation says those who take the mark or worship the beast will be tormented by fire and brimstone. The smoke of their torment rises forever and they have no rest day or night. It can't be explained much plainer than that. Death and hell is also put there. All those not written in the Lamb's Book of Life.

Harleytc said...

I used to believe in eternal fire, eternal torment but when I was learning to read from the greek I found out that It's not eternal after all. How can second death means living eternally in torment? It really does makes sense now.

Anonymous said...

Here's my two cents. I think that we assume that the souls of man who die without Christ is tormented forever and ever, day and night because of the tradition of what we learned in church according to someone else's interpretation of the bible. Some people believe that hell is just the grave and that Jesus was only speaking in parables about the rich man in hell. Some people believe that it is literal. Clearly and according to the bible, death and hades (hell) is thrown into the lake of fire. It also says that satan and the false prophet is thrown into the lake of fire. I assume that since satan counterfeits everything God does, this means that the false prophet is an inhuman spirit or another name for satan. (Kind of like a trinity?)
As I have read in the King James Bible, anyone who's name was not found in the Lambs Book of Life will have their "PART" in the lake of fire. It says there will weeping and gnashing of teeth. In my opinion, I think the weeping and gnashing of teeth are the saints who will mourn for their loved ones.
"Part" is the keyword that tells me, the second death means the souls of the damned are forever put to an end. And then, Jesus will wipe the tears from our eyes.