What is hell according to the Bible?
Immediately after death the souls of those who die in a state of mortal sin descend into hell, where they suffer the punishments of hell, “eternal fire”. The chief punishment of hell is eternal separation from God, in whom alone man can possess the life and happiness for which he was created and for which he longs.
Who does the Bible say will not go to heaven?
In the King James Version of the Bible the text reads: Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall. enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth.
When the answer is no
One thing God has spoken, two things have I heard: “Power belongs to you, God, and with you, Lord, is unfailing love.” (Psalm 62:11-12)
How many times is hell mentioned in KJV?
In the King James Bible, the Old Testament term Sheol is translated as “Hell” 31 times, and as “the grave” 31 times.
What does the King James Bible say about hell?
Anytime the bible speaks of eternity of the unsaved it’s referring to the eternal punishment that the unsaved experience and that is death. The bible also speaks of the wages of sin is death. Rom 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Book of Revelation
Revelation 20:10 “And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.”
Friend to Friend
In the summer of 2002, Shira and Joey Arnold were delighted to learn that they were expecting their first child. They excitedly shared the news with family and friends as they began to plan for their new family. Weeks later, however, Shira and Joey got dream-shattering news. Routine tests at the doctor’s office revealed that their baby was not developing correctly. The couple was advised by medical professionals to consider termination of the pregnancy.
They adamantly refused.
Though Shira and Joey grieved deeply when they heard the news, they determined to trust in God and prayed for a miracle. Little Cayden was born blind, deaf, lame, and with only half a brain. The doctors had expected him to live only minutes, but Cayden defied all odds by living just shy of five years.
Five broken years.
Five beautiful years.
Five years filled with one struggle after another.
Five years filled with one miracle after another.
Five glorious years.
During his short life on earth, through the wonders of modern medicine, technology, and prayers, Cayden learned to see, hear, speak, and walk.
Those five medically complicated years were a constant challenge for the Arnolds, but God brought them through every difficult moment in His strength and allowed them to experience His joy, peace, and hope in spite of their challenges.
He strengthened them with His all-sufficient grace.
Cayden’s life was a beautifully broken display of God’s glory. And though God’s answer to their prayers for the healing of his tiny body here on earth was “no,” He provided both Cayden and his parents grace that was sufficient for each moment. For each day. For each weakness.
The funeral was a bittersweet, joy-filled celebration of Cayden’s life.
Shira and Joey honored God as their grace-giving, strength-supplying Strong Tower.
The Arnolds spoke of their trust-journey.
They testified that they had had to choose to trust God and readily admitted that it required constant choosing. They boasted in the Lord as David did in the Psalms when he delighted in God’s all-surpassing strength: From the ends of the earth I call to you, I call as my heart grows faint; lead me to the rock that is higher than I. For you have been my refuge, a strong tower against the foe. I long to dwell in your tent forever and take refuge in the shelter of your wings (Psalm 61:2-4).
One thing God has spoken, two things have I heard: “Power belongs to you, God, and with you, Lord, is unfailing love.” (Psalm 62:11-12).
Our lives are purposed to bring glory to God in and through everything. There are times – hard times – when the answers from Him are “no.” When those times come, we can choose to trust that He said no for a reason.
God is all-knowing. All-powerful.
We are not.
This isn’t simple, but it is true.
When we surrender to His sovereignty, God strengthens His children with all-sufficient grace, and His power is made perfect in our weaknesses.
Dear Lord, Help me to trust You in the challenges and the “nos” that I face today and every day. Shine your glory through the broken places of my life.
In Jesus’ Name,