What Does the Bible Say Hell Will Be Like?

by Jack Wellman on November 14, 2011 · Print Print · Email Email

More people believe in heaven than believe in hell, but hell is a literal place.  There can be no heaven without a hell.  Jesus actually spoke more about hell than He did heaven and He described it as a real place.  He used vividly descriptive language when He spoke about it.  Hell was never intended for humans but was a place of eternal punishment prepared for the Devil and his followers, the demons (Matt. 25:41).  The Bible describes hell with words that simply cannot be imagined.

For a related article check here for: What Does The Bible Say Heaven Will Be Like

Biblical Words that Describe Hell

  • Fire and brimstone
  • Furnace of fire
  • Judgment by fire
  • Fiery oven
  • Lake of fire
  • Eternal punishment
  • Pits of darkness
  • Flames of fire
  • Burning wind
  • Unquenchable fire
  • Judgment by fire
What Does The Bible Say Hell Is Like

Biblical words to describe hell often involve fire

Biblical Scriptures of the Physical Nature of Hell

Revelation 14:11  “And the smoke of their torment goes up forever and ever; and they have no rest day and night, those who worship the beast and his image, and whoever receives the mark of his name.”

II Thessalonians 1:9 “And these will pay the penalty of eternal destruction, away from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of His power.”

Revelation 21:8 “But the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars—they will be consigned to the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death.”

Matthew 25:41 “Then He will also say to those on His left, ‘Depart from Me, accursed ones, into the eternal fire which has been prepared for the devil and his angels.”

Mark 9:47-48 “”And if your eye causes you to stumble, cast it out; it is better for you to enter the kingdom of God with one eye, than having two eyes, to be cast into hell, where their worm does not die, and the fire is not quenched.”

Revelation 20:10 “And the devil who deceived them was thrown into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are also; and they will be tormented day and night forever and ever.”

Matthew 13:41-42 “The Son of Man will send forth His angels, and they will gather out of His kingdom all stumbling blocks, and those who commit lawlessness, and will cast them into the furnace of fire; in that place there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.”

Who Goes to Hell?

Revelation 21:8 describes who goes to hell:  “the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars–their place will be in the fiery lake of burning sulfur.”  A critically important word in this list is “the unbelieving.”  Who are the unbelievers that go to hell?  John 3:18b is clear that those who do not believe in Jesus Christ suffer eternal punishment, “whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son.”  Anyone who does not believe in Jesus Christ, anyone who does not repent of their sin, and anyone who does not ask for forgiveness, is doomed to eternal separation from God and His holy angels.

Every human who has ever lived, anyone that is alive today, and anybody who will yet live in the future who does not or did not believe in Jesus Christ are destined for hell fire.  The way to avoid this unspeakable torment is to choose to trust in Jesus, place their faith in Christ, and ask for forgiveness from our Lord.  Everyone has a choice to make in this life.  They can either choose eternal life or eternal punishment.  No one is saved by being a good person or doing good works.  Many people who say they are a good person will end up in hell because they have placed their faith in their own good works.  Many people who believe this believe they are going to heaven.  This is not what the Bible says though.  A great number of people say they are a “nice person”, but in this sense, there will be a lot of “nice people” in hell someday because they have rejected the only One Who had God’s wrath placed on Him (Jesus).  Either take God’s wrath on yourself someday or ask Jesus to forgive you and believe in Him because He has taken upon Himself God’s wrath.  Your good works are like filthy rags to God – but Jesus imputation is what can send you to heaven.  Let Him impart His righteousness on your behalf.

What Sends a Person to Hell?

God has never sent anyone to hell.  God will never send anyone to hell.  Actually, people do this themselves by their unbelief.  God never sends anyone to hell just as He never forces anyone into heaven, but the good news is that God desires that no one perish and suffer eternal torment (II Peter 3:9) and He takes no pleasure in the death of the wicked (Ezek. 18:32).   People send their own selves to hell by choosing not to believe in Jesus Christ as their personal Savior.  Jesus can save you today (John 3:16).  You simply have to believe in Him and place your trust in Him (Rom 10:9-13).  There is no other way on earth to escape hell except through faith in Jesus Christ (Acts 4:12).  It may well be that you are reading this for a reason.  That reason could be that this very day is your day of salvation (II Cor 6:2).  That is my hope and prayer for anyone that reads this.  Just believe in Him and you will be saved (Act 16:31).

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Pam Williams November 14, 2011 at 9:56 am

Jack, thank you for another great article. This one is to the point an leaves no room for questions in my opinion. I especially like how you say “God never sends anyone to hell just as He never forces anyone into heaven, but the good news is that God desires that no one perish and suffer eternal torment (II Peter 3:9) and He takes no pleasure in the death of the wicked (Ezek. 18:32)”. So true! Praise Him that His grace is available to all. Believe in what Jesus did on the cross and see Heaven rather than Hell!

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Jack Wellman November 14, 2011 at 2:42 pm

Thank you Pam. This is the very reason that I go out each and every week to go door to door, into the Nursing Home, into the store, to co-workers…..It grieves me knowing so many will go there because they have rejected Christ. Pray for me that the Holy Spirit will go with me to help those receive the message. Thanks for your wonderfully encouraging comment…as always!

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melinda ulep November 14, 2011 at 6:56 pm

thanks u so much for this message it really gives me more insight about God’ promise and salvation to all mankind. God reveals to me one thing that doing good or being nice cant… send u to heaven…thanks for this insight… i really appreciate it and learned another lesson..that to obtain heaven u must trust and have more faith in God… thank u again

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Jack November 14, 2011 at 7:06 pm

Melinda, thank you so much. If anything, I pray this will cause people to think that after they die, they can go to a place of eternal joy and fellowship with God and it will be unending happiness. And you are so right…its all about having trust and faith in God. Amen to that. To believe in Him means to rely on, fully trust in, lean upon, and rest in Him.

Romans 10:9-10 says how anyone can have eternal life right now! “If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.”

God bless you my friend and thank you for the encouragement.

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Sandra November 20, 2011 at 10:57 pm

Wonderful article Jack!
I believe in both heaven and hell. But i didn’t knew what exactly bible says about hell. It was an enlightening article.

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Jack November 21, 2011 at 2:45 pm

Sandra, thank you so much. You know what, I am always learning things too my friend. When I research the Bible in writing articles about the Bible, God, and the Christian walk in life, I learn something every single time I do this, so we are learning together…how about that! LOL God bless and thank you so much for your encouragement and for visiting us my friend.

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Jimmy July 17, 2012 at 10:49 am

Is it possible that animals go to hell?-Mark 16:15
And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every CREATURE’

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Jack Wellman July 17, 2012 at 2:28 pm

Jimmy, to all the creation simply means to all creatures who God had created. He surely didn’t intend for us to preach the gospel to slugs, turtles, cows, dogs or cats. Can they reject the gospel or believe in Jesus Christ or read the Bible to have faith? No, it is not possible for animals to go to hell. Thank you sir.

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Albert Langs September 11, 2012 at 10:18 am

This is a nice one, God bless and grant you more inspiration

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Jack Wellman September 11, 2012 at 8:46 pm

Albert, thank you so much my friend. Your words are so encouraging sir.

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Meg S September 30, 2012 at 4:45 pm

I am thankful to have come across this list of Tozer’s quotes. I am not certain who said this one, but I think it was Tozer. “Prepare me Father for the things You have prepared for me.” Am thinking along the lines of what He has for me to yet do in this life.

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Issy December 29, 2012 at 5:18 pm

I believe I’ve seen Hell, in a dream after a trip to Mount Sinia, Egypt. My late Mother-in-Law was there, who was very troublesum to me and others whilst alive – she looked very grey, infact everything looked grey. She came up to me and seemed to be looking for help but then wandered off as though she had no control of where she was going. I remember the torment on her face and dispair, the dream was very vivid and although happened several years ago I still clearly remember it as if it were yesterday.

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Emma March 17, 2013 at 1:44 pm

Thank you for giving me background of Hell.
I ask that The Lord will help some non-Christian friends of mine find his light. :)

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Jack Wellman March 17, 2013 at 1:46 pm

Amen Emma. What a good and godly prayer. To pray for those who are perishing is having a broken heart for what breaks the heart of God. We must tell of the bad news (i.e. hell, separation from God) before the good news means anything.

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Emma March 17, 2013 at 4:03 pm

Yes.I am kinda of a noob at being a good evangelist.

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Jack Wellman March 17, 2013 at 9:43 pm

I am glad that you are taking the Great Commission seriously my friend. That is wonderful. Remember that we don’t have the power. The power is in the message and not in the messenger. It takes the Spirit of God with the Word of God (the Bible) with a person of God (like yourself) and then leave all the results up to God.

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Emma March 18, 2013 at 7:33 am

Exactly what I learned from Youth Group!

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Chris March 21, 2013 at 5:09 pm

Thanks for the post, I’m a Laveyan Satanist (no we don’t worship the devil, just treat ourselves one would with their God) but i was born as a Christian. part of why i decided to give up on christianity was because i thought God was casting people to hell and it did seem immoral. Its nice to know i was wrong about that but i still can’t forgive him for the millions that he has killed like why did Abraham kill isaac; does that not make him a murderer and send him to hell?? :/

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Jack Wellman March 21, 2013 at 8:19 pm

Chris, thank you sir for visiting us and for your comment. The fact is that Abraham did not kill Isaac. I am not sure what you are referring to Christ but even murderers who repent can escape the judgment of hell and that is why God’s grace is so amazing. I appreciate your humility here in your ascension to the fact that God doesn’t want to send anyone to hell and in fact doesn’t. My great passion and desire sir is that you would trust in Christ and would worship Him instead. Even if not, I still am glad you came here and being so openly honest. That is so refreshing. I thank you sir.

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jerome April 1, 2013 at 10:24 am

what religion are u mr jack

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Jack Wellman April 1, 2013 at 1:08 pm

Thank you Jerome. I have no religion. I have a relationship with Jesus Christ my Lord. Do you have a belief Jerome in God?

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Daniel April 6, 2013 at 10:18 pm

Jack, I just came across your article and thank you for explaining this more clearly. I have been a believer my whole life and like you, I have no religion. I have the Trinity in which my faith is bestowed. However after one of my best friends killed himself, I have been struggling with understanding the afterlife. Did he go to heaven? Did he to to hell? I can’t judge this but this article has cleared my questions I have had about the “process.” I will be sharing this with family and friends in hopes we can help save more souls. God has blessed you and may He continue to do so! Your brother in Christ.

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Jack Wellman April 7, 2013 at 9:02 pm

Thank you so much Daniel. Your comment is so encouraging. I have lost many friends…and as I’m about 60, I am losing more and more and the fact that you are concerned about your family and friends in sparing them the eternal separation from God is so inspiring. Wow. That you would read this and be inspired more to share the gospel is incredible. I wish we had more believers with such compassion as you my friend.

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Daniel April 9, 2013 at 6:31 pm

Thank you Jack, sad to say I am only 27 (28 in 2 month OMG!) and my buddy, Carl was only 25. So sad to have a loss so young. I am sorry to hear you are going through somewhat similar (but different) situation with death. Recently I have been feeling Our Father pulling at my heart and I have been seeking ways to become closer to Him. Magically (somehow) I found your article and it has brought more peace within me. I have been looking at other areas of the site and this is really a wonderful thing you have going on here. Between this and the rise of a lot of other youth making poems about Christ and sharing them online, I am seeing The Lord work it mysterious ways! :) For some time I was running from Him but now my connection is stronger than ever and growing everyday! It truly is amazing what Christ can do for you if you let Him. I am feeling Him calling my heart to help as many as I can as I have what one might say, “a checkered past.” I have got to get the message The Lord has put inside of me out. I heard it best from a poem called “the lost sheep” (you can find on YouTube and I highly suggest looking it up) as the author put it, “you can call my God a garbage man because He drives head first into wreckage. He turned my mess into a message.” Wow! Powerful! You as well as the Bible and just doing some deep praying have made me realize what is important and what is not….so thank you sir. I check your site everyday now and spread the message to whoever I can. Thank you for helping me on my spiritual growth sir, you will never know what it has done until we all are together with the Father! Much love to you and your family, may God continue to bless you and yours! I’m sure we will be talking again sometime in the future on more topics. Your brother in Christ.

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Jack Wellman April 9, 2013 at 7:07 pm

Daniel, you live up to your name which means “God is my Judge” and you truly may be being called into something powerful at such a young age. God has a history of calling the despised, of making much of the lessor, and using the unqualified to His glory so people will say, “It had to be of God to use such a man to do such a powerful work” and I speak of you since I get a strong sense that God has an incredible future for you.

I am old, tired, and a father and grandfather, and we need young men, young Daniels, like you to take up the lantern to carry it on for the next generation. I could do nothing of myself so we all know and must realize that to God goes the glory for without Him, I am and could do nothing!

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Daniel April 9, 2013 at 7:50 pm

You are so right sir. I think my life will become a powerful witness one day as I have always had a great ability to walk into a room, see who is suffering on the inside the most and making a straight beam line to them and get them to open up in ways they have no before. For the longest I thought my calling would be to become a “shrink.” However, after battling alcohol and drug use, I now know mind issues are of Satan and not only must be cleanse our souls but our minds as well. Good in good out, garbage in garbage out. And do not call yourself old and tired friend, you are youthful in The Lords eyes and are wiser than you know! I am only one of few have posted here however, I am sure a lot more read and do not say anything. You are right about my calling I believe, I do not want to sound like I am bolstering myself however. Any gifts given to me are directly from God. I would actually like to speak with you on a non public forum on a deeper level if you would like. You have my email now and I have yours, I will email you my contact information so we may speak if you are accepting. Something is drawing/telling me to do this, I do not know why.

Kelvin TALO June 5, 2013 at 7:15 pm

Hi Jake W.
Greetings from Vanuatu SW Pacific.
I am really Blessed with your article, the explanation to the subject on the scripture is well and it really uplifting my spiritual life I will always read them and May The Lord Richly Bless you as you use this network for his service
God Bless

Kelvin TALO

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Jack Wellman June 5, 2013 at 7:58 pm

Thank you so much sir for your very kind words. I appreciate them so much.

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Adrienne June 27, 2013 at 12:20 pm

Can a person soul be killed in hell before the second coming or do their soul remain alive and they will just be tortured until the second coming when they will be cast into the lake of fire?

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Jack Wellman July 7, 2013 at 8:07 pm

Hello Adrienne. I am so sorry that I did not respond to answer your question until now. A person or soul lives on and remains alive forever when they are cast into hell, or the lake of fire (Rev 20) but they are not cast into hell until Jesus comes again to judge the dead and the living who are alive when He returns. None that are dead and not saved are not in hell but will be after Jesus judges them from the deeds done in this life. Right now they are being held for that judgment.

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Carl July 19, 2013 at 3:30 pm

This is not entirely accurate and actually a little complex. It depends on which variant of “hell” Adrienne is talking about. There are 4 names for hell, all translated to the same word in the King James bible.

“Hades” (called “Sheol” in the Old Testament) is the name for the pit or underworld, but is not generally referred to as a place of fire and torture. This is where the dead wait until judgment.

According to Matthew 10:28, God can destroy a soul in hell. “And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.” That’s not to say that it will necessarily happen, but it is certainly a possibility. However, the name for hell used here is “Gehenna”. Gehenna is the only name for hell that refers to a place of fire and torture.

Gehenna is never referred to in the Old Testament. The place of fire and torture is introduced by Jesus in the New Testament.

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Jack Wellman July 19, 2013 at 3:53 pm

Thank you Carl. I had a friend who lost his temper while trying to fix his old vacuum cleaner and he just smashed it against the garage floor. You might say he destroyed it. But when he destroyed it, did it cease to exist? No, it still existed but was in a destroyed state now but it didn’t disappear or cease to exist. So it is with those who will be cast into the lake of fire.

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Carl July 30, 2013 at 3:53 pm

Thanks for the reply, Jack and my apologies for the delayed response. I think if someone were to point at your friend’s garage floor and ask me, “What do you see?” I would not answer “A vacuum cleaner.” At best, it would be the remnants of one, never to be whole again. Is the vacuum cleaner still a vacuum cleaner if it can never be whole again? Would the soul still be a soul? The whole truly is destroyed and gone forever, even if fragments of it remain.

Jack Wellman July 30, 2013 at 3:59 pm

Carl, I am sorry you disagree that hell is not eternal but the language used to describe eternal life is the same language and in fact, word, to describe hell. So you believe that eternal life is not forever either? That the Hitler’s and Stalin’s will be burned up and not suffer eternal torment? Where is the justice? They get the same fate of the little ole, nice lady who never trusted in Christ then?

Following are a few verses that show the eternality of the hell and punishment. God uses different phrases to describe the same thing.

And these will pay the penalty of eternal destruction, away from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of His power,” (2 Thess. 1:9).

“Just as Sodom and Gomorrah and the cities around them, since they in the same way as these indulged in gross immorality and went after strange flesh, are exhibited as an example, in undergoing the punishment of eternal fire” (Jude 7).

These men are those who are hidden reefs in your love feasts when they feast with you without fear, caring for themselves; clouds without water, carried along by winds; autumn trees without fruit, doubly dead, uprooted; 13 wild waves of the sea, casting up their own shame like foam; wandering stars, for whom the black darkness has been reserved forever,” (Jude12-13).

Is “forever and ever” without end?

The phrase “forever and ever” is used both of describing God’s eternal life and the duration of eternal damnation. The EXACT same Greek words are used in each of the verses in the table below.

forever and ever
aionas ton aionon
“ages of the ages”

How to you translate it then if not in the original Greek as such?

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Sue adams October 20, 2013 at 2:00 pm

You have no comprehension of Truth. The bible says The wages sin pays is death. Also God told Adam and Eve that in the day they ate of the fruit from the tree that they…..Will Positively Die…..not burn…..DIE…..are you calling God a liar??

Sue adams October 20, 2013 at 2:05 pm

Adrienne. Try doing research with a good reference bible and cross reference the scriptures also look up origins of bible doctrines because some are false and pagan also many interpret scriptures their own way.

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Jack Wellman October 20, 2013 at 7:37 pm

Thank you Sue….I guess. What vicious attacks and to call a person someone who is calling God a liar is incomprehensible. Wow. I can only say that I will pray for you to gain understanding through the Holy Spirit in the errors you are teaching and that are clearly unbiblical and I must also say that pagan’s never taught the idea of an eternal hell fire that I have ever known about. I suggest you do what you suggested Adrienne do and that is to do some actual Bible reading in the Greek and Hebrew languages like a good study Bible has. I can also thank God that you are not in the church that I am undershepherd of because we don’t need vicious attacks by supposed Christians who are not displaying evidences of their being one (1 John chapters 3, 4, 1 Cor 13, Romans 12, Gal 5). I suggest you repent and change your ways. The word use for eternal in hell and in heaven is the same word used for “ages without end” so in your opinion you believe that Jesus was wrong for He taught that both were eternal and in your theology you must believe that eternal life is not forever either because the same word used for eternal damnation is the same word used for eternal life.

By the way, you twisted the Scriptures where you falsely mistranslated that “God told Adam and Eve that in the day they ate of the fruit from the tree that they…..Will Positively Die…..not burn…..DIE…..are you calling God a liar??” This is pretty serious stuff my friend (Revelation 22:19).

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Daniel July 30, 2013 at 4:13 pm

Hell is not a place for human souls. Hell is not a place I would want my worst emeny to go to. Eternal separation from God is a very scary thought. If you believe in Christ and His teachings, you will not have to face this. God doesn’t want any of us to go there nor does He send us there. We send ourselves to either Heaven or hell……it’s our choice not God’s. God longs for us to long for Him. He could have very easily created us without sin to sheeplessly follow without second thought however, God wants to be loved by us because we want Him……not because we have no other option to do so. The choice is yours, choose wisely as there are no “redos” on this matter. The easiest way to see this is start with Gen, chapter 1 where God tells us how wonderful we are. To many of us start in Gen chapter 3 where we become sinners. That is not the right way to show someone the Truth.

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Arjun September 13, 2013 at 3:46 pm

Mr. Jack Wellman,
In one of your paragraph you easily wrote that if humans just accept Jesus as their savior then all will be fine and they will go to heaven. You wrote and i quote ” Your good works are like filthy rags to God” so this makes me think that are you preaching God or are you making a point that doing good deeds are just useless all we need to do is to make Jesus our savior!
Sorry to say but this makes me confused about who you believe in Jesus or Satan..

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Jack Wellman September 13, 2013 at 5:32 pm

Thank you Arjun for your comment. Please quote me anywhere in this article that I said: “In one of your paragraph you easily wrote that if humans just accept Jesus as their savior then all will be fine and they will go to heaven.” I re-read this article and could not find it anywhere. I don’t believe it is about accepting Jesus but we ought to pray that He accepts US. We go to heaven only by repenting of ours sins, seeing the sinfulness of our selves, asking for God’s forgiveness, and then putting our trust in Christ. I never wrote anywhere that we “just have to accept Jesus and we’ll be fine and go to heaven.”

It is not in any paragraph in this article where I said that. Could you explain my friend? I did say that works are not going to get us to heaven because our best works are like filthy rags before God. The faith that saves is not of works but the faith of the saved produce works…not to be saved but because we are saved.

Why would you say that you’re not sure if I believe Jesus or Satan? Wow. I believe Jesus of course because Satan is a liar and there is no truth in him. Where did I say that I believed Satan?

Do you believe we are saved by works or by putting our trust in Christ. It faith in God that saves, is it not?

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Sue adams October 20, 2013 at 1:50 pm

Faith without works is dead….also it is Jehovah God you must serve.

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Jack Wellman October 20, 2013 at 6:26 pm

I am sorry you apparently don’t know your Bible well Sue for you are continuously taking the text out of context to make it a pretext and a false one at that. We are saved by faith and not by works. Have you not the book of Galatians in your Bible or have you ripped it out? We are saved by faith but saved for works. A faith not by works but a faith that produces works. That is what James meant which you took out of context.

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Jerri Buford May 16, 2014 at 2:39 pm

i am so gald that i ran across this. Jehovah’s witnesses came to my door and i let them in. they began to ask me about my religion, and or faith. So I told where i stood, mentioning that i believe in haven and a hell. and for some reason they kept shooting down the fact that there is a hell. They where in a rush to leave and told me that they will be back next week. well next week is here and they will be at my house tomorrow. i have did a lot more research and found out why more then i thought i knew. is there anything else that you can teach and or educate me on. My brother in Christ

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Jack Wellman May 16, 2014 at 2:51 pm

I am so glad you want to help these men (and sometimes women) because we must worship God is Spirit and in truth (John 4:24). You can’t worship Him otherwise. They believe that Jesus was created but John 1:3 says that “All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made” so “all things” in the Hebrew “pas” means “any, all, the whole, everyone, all things, everything” so how could Jesus have made “all things…everything, everyone” and if He was created by the Father then how could Jesus have created Himself. He would have had to exist before He created Himself so that He would have been before He was not? How can that be? Col 1:16-18 states that “For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him. 17 He is before all things, and in him all things hold together.” If Jesus was created and the Bible says that Jesus created all things (Hebrew “pas”) everything…all things then must He have not created Himself too? If He created all things, including Himself, He would have had to exist prior to this and so must have already existed. IF He created all things, everything(pas) then He must have been uncreated because Mormon’s believe He was created. This is logically impossible.

In “John 8:58 it says that “Before Abraham was (existed or was born) I AM” or Jesus is saying that before Abraham was born, I existed and therefore I am eternal.

A major distortion of the original text is found in John 1:1 which says, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” The New World Translation has incorrectly inserted the word “a” to make the text read “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was “a” God, and the Word was God”. Not only have they inserted a word that was not in the original Greek (“a’) but they have taken out a word that was in the original Greek text (“with”). The suggested “a” means that there is more than one God. Using the word “a” suggests that there have been, are currently, and will later be, many additional gods. Genesis chapters 1 and 2 along with John 1 reveal that that God is limited. There are no others gods before God Himself (Isaiah 43:10; 44:6, 8) and there is only One True God as Paul writes in 1 Corinthians 8:6, “for us there is but one God, the Father, from whom all things came and for whom we live; and there is but one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom all things came and through whom we live.”

He is the Alpha and the Omega.(Revelation 21:6, 22:13). He is God Who had no beginning. He was, is, and is to come (Revelation 1:8). Only God can forgive sins and so this is why Jesus did (Mark 2:5-7, Eph 1:7) but no created being can forgive sins.

Only God is able to grant eternal life (John 10:28, 17:2, etc.). No humans can grant anyone eternal life.

Jesus, as God, is also the Creator of all things (Col 1:15-17). No created beings can create out of nothing (John 1).

I pray this helps. Print it off and make copies for each of these two and also read these as questions to them. Explain that we must worship God truthfully or not at all (John 4:24) and that they risk eternal separation because they have the wrong Lord (Matt 7:21-23).

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Robert Baker June 22, 2014 at 7:13 am

I would like to link to your archived articles (listed below?) but I cannot find the link. Could you give it to me?

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Jack Wellman June 22, 2014 at 7:59 am

Thank you Mr. Baker. I am not sure where you are talking about the archived articles sir? Do you mean the links to related articles about hell? If you go to the search box at the top of this webpage and type in the subject or a title, the search will bring up dozens and dozens of related articles. Please let me know what you are specifically looking for sir and I will put a link to it in the comment box below. Thank you Mr. Baker.

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Jack Wellman July 8, 2014 at 2:26 pm

To a certain person who has not had their comments approved and keeps trying because their comments are heretical, they will not appear because they keep believing in such things like: My God would not send someone to go to hell to burn forever. The fact is that your god would not send someone to hell to do that because your god does not exist…he is a figment of your imagination and also God does not send anyone to hell…they go there voluntarily because they reject Jesus Christ as Lord and refuse to repent. So this person who keeps wanting to comment with her false teachings are not going to be allowed because they are not biblical and their own god is a god they have made in their own image and after their own likeness and he doesn’t exist so these heretical comments will not exist here either. Sorry. I am not afraid of the truth. I stand on the truth for all else is sinking sand.

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Daniel Walker July 8, 2014 at 2:37 pm

Hi Jack,

Please do not let this discourage you. Your brother in Christ -

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Jack Wellman July 8, 2014 at 3:21 pm

Daniel, thank you sir for your encouragement. You would not believe what professing Christians sometime say in their harsh and hateful comments. It is like they must have ripped out Romans 12 and 1 Cor 13 out of their Bible.

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