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The Punishment of Hell

by Rod Halliburton

Although there are people who deny that anyone will experience conscious, eternal punishment in hell, the scriptures clearly teach that very thing! Hell is a place of separation. Jesus spoke of hell as an outer darkness (separated from God, the true light) where there is weeping and gnashing of teeth - Matthew 25:30. John described hell as the second death (separated from the source of life) - Revelation 21:8.

Hell is a place of suffering. Paul's letter to the church at Rome indicates there will be tribulation and aguish there - Romans 2:8-9. Souls in hell will not be annihilated, but rather exposed to an eternal punishment - Hebrews 10:27-29.

Hell is a place where there will be no relief from suffering. John indicated people in hell will be tormented day and night - Revelation 20:10. The rich man's unquenchable thirst indicates there will be no relief for those who will spend eternity in hell - Luke 16:24.

"...upon this rock I will build My church..." Matt.16:18

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