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How bad could hell be?

You often see hell presented as just a place with some fire. From children's cartoons to live-action movies, it's just shown as a very hot place. In fact, I always see nonbelievers saying it "can't be that bad" because "it's where all the cool people will be". Well, hate to break it to you, but even if you're right next to your favourite person, I doubt you'd actually notice or care. How does Scripture describe hell?

Then the devil, who had deceived them, was thrown into the fiery lake of burning sulfur, joining the beast and the false prophet. There they will be tormented day and night forever and ever.

A lake of fire. Basically, you'd be in lava for all eternity. Think Gollum at the end of Return of the King. That sounds far worse than just a little bit of fire everywhere, where you can still run around and hang out with your friends.

“Then the King will turn to those on the left and say, ‘Away with you, you cursed ones, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his demons."

This is a bit of a given, but hell is eternal. There won't be breaks, no second chances, no acting like a Karen and getting out of it. You to speak to the manager and find there is no manager, because it turns out satan isn't the ruler of hell, it's his punishment as well. God won't hear you because it turns out that the thing that makes hell even worse than the lake of fire aspect is that it's the separation from God.

They will be punished with eternal destruction, forever separated from the Lord and from his glorious power.

So if you think hell isn't that bad because it's "just a little hot" and you'll be able to hang out with your friends or whatever, I guarantee you're not going to care even if your favourite person ever was right next to you. It's eternal, non-stop, unending torture. Yes, those three are redundant descriptive terms, but I'm stressing that it's not a good thing at all. It's worse than rolling in the sand at noon in the middle of Arizona in the summer while wrapped entirely in aluminum foil.


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