Fire is hot—it is just too intense to be close to (Daniel 3:19-22). When a house is on fire, the firemen can just barely stay long enough to pour the water on it, and there will be no storage of firemen taking breaks from the flames. Hell fire is coming, and it is coming to punish those who have lived an evil life (Matthew 25:41; Jude 14-15; Matt. 4:7,12; 2 Thessalonians 1:7-10. I’m speaking from the point that being near fire is unpleasant. How much more uncomfortable can it be if one is thrown in and cannot get out for all eternity? (Mark 9:43-48; Revelation 20:15; Matt. 13:40-50; Luke 16:24). Such is the punishment that God has in store for the wicked at the Judgment, when all will stand before Him and be judged according to their works (Rev. 20:12; Romans 14:9-12; 2 Corinthians 5:10; Hebrews 4:13; 1 Cor. 4:5, 3:13; Ecclesiastes 12:14; 2 Peter 2:9).
So, what can a person do to escape this terrible fate which is coming, despite some who believe not? (2 Peter 3:3-13).
Easy, the person who wants to be saved can obey the Gospel (Mark 16:16; John 6:45; Acts 18:8; Rom. 10:9-18; Acts 26:18; Luke 13:3).
The Gospel is the power of God for salvation to anyone who will accept it (Rom. 1:16). But, don’t wait too long because tomorrow isn’t promised, and there is no repentance after death (Hebrews 3:15; James 4:14; John 8:21).