Hell is the place of eternal judgment (Matt. 5:29; Luke 12:5; 16:23). Further, it is the only place of eternal torment, as opposed to the extra-scriptural idea of purgatory (cf. 1 Cor. 3:12-14; 2 Cor. 5:6, 8; Phil. 1:23; Heb. 1:3; 1 John 1:7). Scripture readily affirms the existence of hell (Matt. 23:33; Luke 16:19-31; 2 Peter 2:3-4) and notes that it is the place where the bodies and souls of men are afflicted. Hell has many names that underline its nature. It is described as an unquenchable fire (Luke 3:17), a furnace of fire (Matt. 13:42; cf. Dan. 3:21-22), a lake of fire (Rev. 19:20), eternal fire (Jude 7), outer darkness (Matt. 22:13), the blackness of darkness forever (Jude 13), and chains of darkness (2 Peter 2:4).

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ByJustus Musinguzi

Promoting the annual reading and study of the whole Bible, and teaching the treasures of God's truth that honors God, is saturated with grace, exalts Christ, and is driven by the gospel.