Will Hell Really Last Forever?


When the Bible speaks of hell, does it mean forever? How can we be sure according to biblical texts and the words Jesus used? Is Hell Annihilation? Many of the modern preachers and pastors as well as some cults today are doing away with hell. Others are making the doctrine of hell more like annihilation. That is, they are burned up and gone forever once they are judged and cast into the lake of fire but doesn’t this mean that Hitler and the nice lady who lived next door who rejected Christ b … [Read more...]

What Does The Bible Say About Near Death Experiences?


Is the Bible silent about people having near death experiences? If so, what verses are involved and if not, what can we say about these from a biblical viewpoint? An Appointment with Death The statistics on death are very impressive; the latest being that ten out of every ten will die. There is no escape clause out of this. Every single person that has lived, is living now, or will live in the future has a destiny of death for an appointed day. The only exception would be that if Christ were … [Read more...]

The Gates of Hell

Gates of Hell

Are there literal gates of hell?  What does the Bible say about this?  What did Jesus say about the gates of hell?Where are you Headed? I heard the late Adrian Rogers once describe a young man that was trying to find a bar in Chicago. It was literally called The Gates of Hell. Yes, there was an actually bar called The Gates of Hell. I am not sure if it is still there or not but the literal gates of hell are. This certainly does not sound like a place you would want to visit but a young man h … [Read more...]

Did Jesus Visit Hell? What Does The Bible Teach?

Did Jesus Visit Hell

Many interpret 1 Peter 3:19 where Jesus “preached to the spirits in prison” as Jesus going to hell to preach to these spirits?  Who were these spirits?  The lost or the saved or even the demons?First Peter 3:18-20“For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive in the spirit, in which he went and proclaimed to the spirits in prison, because they formerly did not obey, when God's patien … [Read more...]

What Did Jesus Say or Teach About Hell?

What Did Jesus Say About Hell

Jesus taught about the reality of hell.  Is this teaching that hell is forever or are the condemned simply burned up and annihilated?Hell, a Fiery FurnaceMatthew 13:41-42, 49-50 “The Son of Man will send his angels, and they will gather out of his kingdom all causes of sin and all law-breakers, and throw them into the fiery furnace. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.  So it will be at the end of the age. The angels will come out and separate the evil from the rig … [Read more...]