When discussing hardship people will often say, “I’ve been though hell.” But guess what? That statement is false. They haven’t been though Hell. One day they may end up in Hell at the close of this life, but they sure haven’t faced anything like Hell. You see, Hell is the final punishment for the devil and his angels, created by God for that very purpose, and since many love to do the devil’s work, they will join Satan in eternal torment (Matthew 25:41,46).
Hell is a special punishment devised by God for that special Day, which is the Judgment (Hebrews 9:27; 1 Corinthians 4:5; John 5:28-29). I’m not denying that man can suffer badly in life. I’m also not denying that some call that suffering “Hell.” It’s just suffering, and we cannot compare it to the horror that awaits the wicked at the final Judgment. Hell is a place of everlasting darkness, fire that won’t go out, pain explained to us in earthly terms like, “weeping and gnashing of teeth” (Matt. 3:12, 13:38-43; Mark 9:43-50; Luke 16:22-25; Romans 3:4-9, 14:10-12; 2 Thessalonians 1:7-10).
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