Hell: The Reasons for Its Torments – John Boruff

The Torments of Hell (Physical)

1. Being Thrown Into Hell by God (Mark 9:45; Matthew 5:29).
2. Eternal Suffering in a Furnace of Fire and Flesh Eating Worms (Mark 9:43, 48; Isaiah 66:24; Matthew 3:11-12; 13:40, 42; 18:8; 25:41, 46; John 15:6-7; Revelation 14:9-11; 20:10-15; 21:8; 22:15; Jude 7, 15, 23; Hebrews 10:27).
3. Being Cut Into Pieces (Matthew 24:51).
4. Dungeon for Demons and the Wicked, in Chains, Awaiting Final Judgment (2 Peter 2:4, 9; Jude 6).
5. Everlasting Destruction of the Body and Soul (or continually being destroyed) (Matthew 7:13; 10:28; Romans 9:22; 2 Thessalonians 1:9; 2 Peter 2; Jude; James 1:11; 4:12).
6. Eternal Death (or continually dying, dying, dying–without conclusion) (Luke 13:1-5; Romans 6:16-23; James 1:15; John 3:16; Revelation 21:8).
7. Darkness (Matthew 8:12; 25:30; 2 Peter 2:17; Jude 13).

The Torments of Hell (Mental)

1. Fear, Dread, and Horror (Hebrews 10:27, 31).
2. Misery, Sorrow, and Excruciating Pain: Causing Weeping and Gnashing of Teeth (Matthew 8:12; 13:42; 24:51; 25:30; James 5:20).
3. Hopelessness, Jealousy, Shame, and Regret: Caused by Exclusion from Heaven (Matthew 13:40-41; 23:33; 25:10-12; Luke 16:25-26; John 15:1; Romans 9:3; 2 Thessalonians 1:9; Revelation 22:15).

The Reasons for Hell’s Torments: Impenitence and Unbelief

Repent, and believe in the Gospel” (Mark 1:15, NASB).

“This will happen when the Lord Jesus is revealed from Heaven in blazing fire with His powerful angels. He will punish those who do not know God and do not obey the Gospel of our Lord Jesus” (2 Thessalonians 1:7-8).

“Unless you repent, you too will all perish” (Luke 13:3).

Jesus said: “Whoever does not believe stands condemned already because he has not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son. This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but men loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil…Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God’s wrath remains on himIf anyone does not remain in Me, he is like a branch that is thrown away and withers; such branches are picked up, thrown into the fire and burned” (John 3:18-19, 36; 15:6).

1. God’s Righteous Punishment for Sin (or Disobedience to God’s Commandments) (Matthew 24:45-25:46; Luke 16:19-31; Romans 6:23; Hebrews 10:27-30; James 5:1-5).
2. Wickedness, Ungodliness, and Carnality (Matthew 3:10; 5:20; 7:19; Romans 2:1-12; 3:7-8).
3. Hypocrisy (so-called “Christians” who live ungodly lives) (Matthew 7:21-23; 24:51).
4. IMPENITENCE (irrepentance; or hardness of heart, not feeling regret for one’s sins, nor trying to change and live a holy life; resistance to godly living) (Mark 9; Matthew 3:7; 5:22; 7:24-27; Luke 13:1-5).
5. UNBELIEF in the Cross of Christ (that is, actively resisting faith in the cross; not by accident, but on purpose; willingly making it a point to reject Jesus and His sacrifice) (Matthew 8:10-12; Romans 5:9-21; John 3:16-36; 5:24-29; 15:1-8).
6. Jesus is Judge, King, and Lawgiver; and He Unleashes the Wrath of God Against All His Enemies, to Pay Them Back with Justice for Their Impenitence and Unbelief–That is, For Rejecting the Gospel (Matthew 3:7; 7:23; John 14:10; Romans 1:18-32; 2:5-8; 2 Thessalonians 1:8; Hebrews 6:2; 10:27-30; James 4:12; 2 Peter 2:13).
7. Prepared for the Devil, Demons, and All the Wicked (Matthew 25:41).
8. Because God Shows No Favoritism to the Wicked, On Account of Their Stubborn Rebellion and Unbelief in the Gospel–He Blots Their Names Out of the Book of Life (Romans 2:8-11; Revelation 20:15).

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About John Boruff

John Boruff is the founder of WesleyGospel.com, a husband, father, and sometimes an open air preacher. He graduated from UNC Pembroke in 2008 with a B.A. in Philosophy and Religion and views himself as a Wesleyan Pentecostal. As a Christian, he feels connected with all members of the body of Christ, but can identify the most with churches like the Assemblies of God and the Vineyard. In 2015, he released "The Gospel of Jesus Christ," which is meant to be a Bible study for open air preaching. For his other writings, search articles on this site or see the E-Books section.
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