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It has become somewhat popular in certain spheres of Christendom to be apologetic about Hell.  Not only do unbelievers ignore or even scoff at the realities of Hell, but even believers are prone to minimize what awaits those who reject Christ.

But the Bible is unapologetically clear about the eternal future of the unredeemed (see especially the final chapters of Revelation).  Those who reject Christ have one destiny and it is horrid beyond our comprehension.

God is a God of wrath and His righteousness is vindicated and honored through the pouring out of His judgment on those who reject Him.

Then another angel, a third one, followed them, saying with a loud voice, “If anyone worships the beast and his image, and receives a mark on his forehead or on his hand, he also will drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is mixed in full strength in the cup of His anger; and he will be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb.  And the smoke of their torment goes up forever and ever; they have no rest day and night, those who worship the beast and his image, and whoever receives the mark of his name.” (Rev 14:9–11)

Hell is a place of unrelenting torture, grief, and pain.

“So just as the tares are gathered up and burned with fire, so shall it be at the end of the age. The Son of Man will send forth His angels, and they will gather out of His kingdom all stumbling blocks, and those who commit lawlessness, and will throw them into the furnace of fire; in that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.” (Matt 13:40–42)

Just as believers are immediately in the presence of God at the moment of death, so unbelievers are immediately away from God — in Hell — at the moment of death.

“Now there was a rich man, and he habitually dressed in purple and fine linen, joyously living in splendor every day. And a poor man named Lazarus was laid at his gate, covered with sores, and longing to be fed with the crumbs which were falling from the rich man’s table; besides, even the dogs were coming and licking his sores. Now the poor man died and was carried away by the angels to Abraham’s bosom; and the rich man also died and was buried. In Hades he lifted up his eyes, being in torment, and saw Abraham far away and Lazarus in his bosom. And he cried out and said, ‘Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus so that he may dip the tip of his finger in water and cool off my tongue, for I am in agony in this flame.’” (Luke 16:19–24; the entire account, which extends through verse 31 is one of the most vivid portrayals in Scripture of what life in Hell is like at this moment.)

There is an “intermediate” Hell now, but there is a final and even more horrible Hell — the Lake of Fire — to come.

“And the beast was seized, and with him the false prophet who performed the signs in his presence, by which he deceived those who had received the mark of the beast and those who worshiped his image; these two were thrown alive into the lake of fire which burns with brimstone.” (Rev 19:20)

“And the devil who deceived them was thrown into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are also; and they will be tormented day and night forever and ever.” (Rev 20:10)

There will be a resurrection to judgment for those who do not believe in Christ.  The end of that judgment will be to be cast into the Lake of Fire.  No unbeliever will escape this fate.

“Now at that time Michael, the great prince who stands guard over the sons of your people, will arise. And there will be a time of distress such as never occurred since there was a nation until that time; and at that time your people, everyone who is found written in the book, will be rescued. Many of those who sleep in the dust of the ground will awake, these to everlasting life, but the others to disgrace and everlasting contempt.” (Dan 12:1–2)

“And if anyone’s name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire.” (Rev 20:15)

Those who are in Hell will have no complaint that they have been treated unjustly.  They will receive only what is appropriate for their unrighteous and deeds.

“And I saw the dead, the great and the small, standing before the throne, and books were opened; and another book was opened, which is the book of life; and the dead were judged from the things which were written in the books, according to their deeds. And the sea gave up the dead which were in it, and death and Hades gave up the dead which were in them; and they were judged, every one of them according to their deeds.” (Rev 20:12–13)

As believers receive eternal bodies that are liberated from the effects of sin and can enjoy God eternally, so unbelievers will also receive eternal bodies that can suffer the ravages of unrelenting torture in Hell without final destruction.

“And the sea gave up the dead which were in it, and death and Hades gave up the dead which were in them; and they were judged, every one of them according to their deeds. Then death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. This is the second death, the lake of fire. And if anyone’s name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire.” (Rev 20:14–15)

There will be degrees of punishment in Hell.

“And that slave who knew his master’s will and did not get ready or act in accord with his will, will receive many lashes, but the one who did not know it, and committed deeds worthy of a flogging, will receive but few. From everyone who has been given much, much will be required; and to whom they entrusted much, of him they will ask all the more.” (Luke 12:47–48)

“…and the dead were judged from the things which were written in the books, according to their deeds.” (Rev 20:12)

“…and they were judged, every one of them according to their deeds.” (Rev 20:13)

The final judgment place of Satan, his demons, and the unbeliever is the same.

“And the devil who deceived them was thrown into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are also; and they will be tormented day and night forever and ever.” (Rev 20:10)

“Then death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. This is the second death, the lake of fire. And if anyone’s name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire.” (Rev 20:14–15)

The believer who knows of the realities of Hell should be motivated to communicate the truth of Christ to those who do not believe so they might be spared its sufferings.

“Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were making an appeal through us; we beg you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.” (2 Cor 5:20–21)