On this page, we consider what the Bible says about hell. The Bible is our standard, it is God’s Word to us and therefore we must approach any question with going to the Scriptures and examining them carefully. Consider some of the common questions asked below:

Does Believing in An Eternal Hell Really Matter?

Does the Bible really teach that there is conscious eternal punishment for anyone who is outside of Christ? You might say, “I have heard of many who teach we will just be annihilated, and I have found comfort in that.” Well, what does the Bible say? Read this article: Believing in Eternal Punishment Matters

Is Hell Truly Necessary?

Why would God need to have a lake of fire? Is this truly necessary? Often people will want to argue with God and they fail to comprehend His holiness and how for God to be just He must punish the wicked. Video: Hell is Necessary

Will Most People Go to the Lake of Fire?

When I read the Scriptures it says in Matthew 7:21-23 that few there will be who find eternal life. Does this teach that most people will end up in hell? Video: Few People Make it to Heaven | God Justly Punishes People We Know and Love

An Overview of The Doctrine of Eternal Punishment

In this Bible study from 2012, Tim Conway gives an overview of the Biblical doctrine of hell. One of his own daughters was there that night and it led to her conversion. Video: The Doctrine of Hell. Also this series: Part 1 | Part 2.

J.C. Ryle On Those Who Say There is a Non-Eternal Punishment

I cannot reconcile the concept of a “non-eternal” punishment with the language of the Bible. Its advocates speak loudly about love and kindness, and say that it does not harmonize with the merciful and compassionate character of God. But what does the Scripture say? Who ever spoke such loving and merciful words as our Lord Jesus Christ? Yet, His are the lips which three times over describe the consequence of refusing to repent of sin, as “the worm that does not die, and the fire that is not quenched.” He is the Person who speaks in one sentence of the wicked going away to “eternal punishment,” and the righteous to “eternal life.” (Mark 9:43-48; Matthew 25:46) Who does not remember the Apostle Paul’s words about love? Yet he is the very Apostle who says, the wicked “will be punished with everlasting destruction.” (2 Thessalonians 1:9) Who does not know the spirit of love that runs through all John’s Gospel and Epistles? Yet the beloved Apostle is the very writer in the New Testament who dwells most strongly, in the book of Revelation, on the reality and eternity of future agony. What will we say to all these things? Will we be wiser than that which is written? Will we admit the dangerous principle that words in Scripture do not mean what they appear to mean? Is it not far better to put our hands over our months and say, “Whatever God has written must be true.” “Yes, Lord God Almighty, true and just are your judgments.” (Revelation 16:7) [From his sermon Eternity!]

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God Justly Punishes People We Know and Love

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God Justly Punishes People We Know and Love

Believer, do you realize that hell is for a bunch of people you know and love who are outside of Christ? After a funeral of an unbeliever...

Don’t Soften the Reality of Hell

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Don’t Soften the Reality of Hell

Some say a “God of love could never punish people eternally in hell.” Well beloved, Jesus talked about eternal torment, darkness, and weeping.

Believing in Eternal Punishment Matters

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Believing in Eternal Punishment Matters

First, if conscious eternal punishment is not true, then ultimately one can sin against God and get by with it. Second, if there is not the danger of men being "tormented forever...

Hell and Eternal Punishment – Part 2

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Hell and Eternal Punishment – Part 2

Continuing in Jesus' teachings regarding the reality of hell and eternal punishment.

Hell and Eternal Punishment – Part 1

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Hell and Eternal Punishment – Part 1

Jesus taught that hell is a reality that ought to affect our present lives profoundly.

The Doctrine of Hell

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The Doctrine of Hell

Do you believe if you were to die today that you would go to hell? Tim talks about what the Scriptures say about hell.

Better Never to Have Been Born

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Better Never to Have Been Born

For the Son of Man goes as it is written of him, but woe to that man by whom the Son of Man is betrayed! It would have been better for that man if he had not been born. - Mark 14:21

Will God Throw You Into Hell?

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Will God Throw You Into Hell?

We are all being pulled along in the gospel net and are on our way to the judgment. Will God throw you into hell on that final day? Is your hope in Christ or are you just merely religious and lost?

Judgment Day is Real

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Judgment Day is Real

Most of them came out of a holding place of the damned. They have been kept in chains for that day of judgment. They already know something is wrong.

Most People Go to Hell

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Most People Go to Hell

The sprain, it heals! But in hell there is no healing. It's forever and forever and forever and forever. Few there be that find it.

Hell is Necessary

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Hell is Necessary

Four points: 1. The Security of the World (The lost don't think they are going to hell) 2. The Severity of Hell (How it is described) 3. The Suitability of Hell (The lost deserve to go there) 4. The Sanctity (Holiness) of Hell (Not that hell sanctifies, but hell reveals God's absolute holiness) Tim Conway is pastor of Grace Community Church in San Antonio, TX: www.gccsatx.com

The Great White Throne Judgment

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What Does it Mean to ‘be Saved, but only as Through Fire?’

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What Does it Mean to ‘be Saved, but only as Through Fire?’

If anyone's work is burned up, he will suffer loss, though he himself will be saved, but only as through fire.