What Does the Bible Really Say About Hell?

Follower_of_Jheronimus_Bosch_-_The_Harrowing_of_HellIn popular culture, Hell has become place of eternal torment. The Bible, however, does not support this common misconception. In the Bible, Hell is simply the place where the soul is permanently destroyed – a second death, if you will. In other words, once you go to Hell you are dead forever. There will be no resurrection to eternal life.
Only those Christians who are resurrected with Christ are promised eternal life. For everyone else there is no permanent afterlife, good or bad. For them, death is the end of the road. (See Revelation 20:13-14, Matthew 10:28, Ezekiel 18:20, Psalm 9:17, 2 Thessalonians 1:9)

The modern concept of Hell has far more in common with the Greek mythological Tartarus than with anything found in the Old or New Testaments.

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