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Hell is eternal but we can avoid it

There are quite a few false teachings about hell, the most common one is that hell is not eternal that people who do evil will just be destroyed. Although this teaching may appeal to the human sediment it is not what is taught in scripture. Jesus made it very clear that hell is eternal suffering in fire. To make this clear I have included verses from scripture below:

From those verses it should be clear that hell is eternal. It mentions eternal and everlasting often. However just incase you missed it I will add a few more verse that make it even clearer, and explain why I say it is eternal. Firstly we know that the devil is going to be tormented night and day for ever and ever note the following scripture: 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. Rev 20:10 but the same fate awaits those who do evil Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels: Mat 25:41 added to all of this are all the verses above where Jesus was referring to people not the devil, and all of those verses say everlasting fire. But for some unknown reason some people still teach that hell is just the destroying of the body once, then the person no longer exists. But that is really a ridiculous doctrine given that the devil is tormented day and night for ever and it is said that hell is everlasting for man as well.

One of the strongest evidences for eternal hell, or existence in hell after death is the following verses from the bible. Which tells the story of a rich man who ignored the poor, when he died he was sent to hell.

And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham's bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried; 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 this flame. Luk 16:22-24

It is clear that this story from Jesus is about a man who died and was sent to hell. Note that he is conscious that he is alive in hell and has all this human faculties in place. He sees, speaks, etc. He is also said to be in torment, and he says of himself "I am tormented in this flame", it is also so dry and painful that he begs for even a drop of water to be given to him. Again we see in line with all the other scriptures that hell is fire, or flame, and it is not just for a time it is said to be forever, eternal, day and night forever and ever.

People are sent to hell if their life style so anger God that he can no longer stand their behavior, that he can no longer dwell with them. God can not stand it when people intentionally cause harm to others, he warns them and tries to turn them from doing evil, but if they persist in causing harm to others he classes them as not worthy to inherit blessing and he curses them in his anger, a fire which burns forever.

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