Description of Hell
The unsaved, those who do not know Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, whose names are not written in the Lamb’s book of life, will spend eternity in hell, in the lake of fire and burning sulfur.
They will be tormented with fire and brimstone, forever. The smoke of their torment will ascend forever and ever. They have no rest day or night.
Hell is the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. God does not want anyone to end up in hell. Man is God’s image and therefore chooses between God and self. Anyone who chooses self instead of God/Jesus Christ are condemned (John 3:17) and will miss out on heaven.
In hell, lost souls burn in fire forever. Their flesh literally burns and falls off their bodies. Worms and maggots crawl inside them and are not affected by the fire.
Hell is a place of continual fire, torment, loud wailing, weeping, screaming, and gnashing of teeth.
The lost souls feel and know everything going on. They suffer a literal eternal death. Human beings exist forever, because we are eternal beings, made in God’s image. Their souls and bodies exist forever.
Jesus Christ spoke about hell often in the gospels, in: Matthew 5:22,29,30; 10:28; 11:23; 12:40; 16:18; 18:9; 23:15; 23:33; 25:41; Mark 9:44,46,48; and Luke 16:19-31.
Much of the content on this page is also from the book “A Divine Revelation of Hell” by Mary Baxter.
Hell is currently located in the center of the earth. At the end times, it will be thrown into the lake of fire.
In hell, a person has ALL their senses – sight, smell, hearing, taste, and touch – and all five are a lot stronger there. The spirit realm is on a much higher level than the natural realm.
There are more than 110 specific Scriptures in the Bible about hell and the other four worlds under the earth, which are: the pit, tartarus, the lake of fire, and paradise.
Jesus preached and talked about hell more often than He spoke about heaven.
Who goes to hell?
Anyone on earth who dies and does not know Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior will go to hell and spend their eternity there. Anyone whose name is not in the Lamb’s book of life will spend eternity in the lake of fire.
Descriptions of Hell…
In hell, there is no life or goodness of any kind – no living things, no light, no love, no mercy, no water, no food.
Why does hell exist? All angels are eternal. The enemy is a fallen angel, formerly named Lucifer. There had to be a place for the angels for eternity. God withdrew Himself from that place. He did not create hell. He withdrew Himself from it. Therefore, there is no life or anything good in hell.
As Jesus said, hell was “prepared for the devil and his angels.” God does not want anyone to end up in hell.
God created man into His own image and likeness. Therefore, man is eternal and has full choice about who they serve while on earth. Every person chooses between God and self.
Further Descriptions of Hell
Hell is a place of: fire; brimstone; burning sulfur; deadly heat; extreme darkness; awful nauseating smells; lethal torment; scary, massive, overpowering demons that torture helpless people; worms and maggots that crawl inside people and never die; and worse.
Anyone who ends up in hell can never get out, FOREVER. For ALL ETERNITY.
At death, judgment is set.
Repent, for the kingdom of God is at hand. Jesus died so that you could find eternal life, spend eternity in heaven – and avoid hell.
The beings in hell are: demons; some of the angels; Satan (a fallen angel); and, tragically, humans who died without knowing Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior, without having a personal relationship with God Almighty through His Son Jesus Christ through the Holy Spirit.
Humans in hell can never get out.
Judgment is set. It can never be changed, FOREVER.
They are stuck in hell for eternity, and they know it. They remember their life on earth.
They are placed in small pits or cells. Their bodies are continually burned with fire, burning sulfur and hot coals. The fire and flames literally burn and tear their flesh off their skeletons.
Worms and maggots crawl inside them and are not affected by the fire.
Demons torment and torture them and keep them in their holding places.
Even worse, at the end times, hell will be thrown into the lake of fire. They will be in a literal lake of fire and burning sulfur, forever.
Humans in hell feel everything and know everything going on. They remember their life on earth and the many times they could have repented and received Jesus Christ. They remember the times they could have done good and did not. They remember family and friends on earth – and hope that they avoid hell.
They know they are among billions of other lost souls, all of them weeping and wailing in torment. Approximately 108 billion people have lived so far on earth – and most people do not make it to heaven.
People in hell only leave their small pit or cell to be taken somewhere else for even worse torture, sometimes by Satan himself.
When the earth is destroyed, hell will be thrown into the lake of fire, where everyone in hell will burn in fire FOREVER (Revelation 20:14).
Why is there a hell?
Why is there even a place with such horrible, extreme, excruciating suffering?
We know only in part.
The word of God says that hell was “prepared for the devil and his angels” (Matthew 25:41) – not for man.
The translation for the Greek word “prepared” is “having been made ready.” God did not create hell. He removed Himself from that place, to prepare a place for the enemy, who is eternal. Angels are eternal beings. There had to be a place for them for eternity. Satan will be tormented in the lake of fire, forever (Revelation 20:10).
The Real Battle
The real battle in the universe is between God Almighty – the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit – and His enemy, Satan.
The devil was originally the highest-ranking angel of God (Lucifer; see Isaiah 14 and Ezekiel 28) who rebelled and tried to overthrow God. Satan was cast out of heaven and is still today opposing and trying to defeat God. He still thinks he can overthrow God, but he was defeated at the cross of Jesus Christ.
One of the main ways He opposes God is by deceiving human beings into NOT following God through Jesus Christ – and into following the devil, or any other path apart from Jesus Christ.
Satan and his enslaved demons hate people, because people are made in God’s image; and Satan hates God.
Why is this happening? This battle is a mystery in many ways to humans. But God has revealed much about it through His word. See the book War in the Heavens for a full summary of the real war in the universe.
This battle has been going on for a long time – we do not know how long.
When someone understands the spiritual battle and the good and evil forces behind it, a lot of questions and mysteries are answered and solved.
Tragically, Satan deceives people into following him – and those who follow him will end up in hell. It’s very important to know this: if someone is not following Jesus Christ, that person is following and serving Satan, the devil. Every person on earth is in one of two families: God’s or the devil’s.
Description of hell – continued
For the billions of lost souls in hell, there is no relief from the suffering – no rest, no sleep, no water or food of any kind, no compassion from anyone. Remember, the good things we have on earth are not in hell.
There is a continual foul, toxic stench and odor from the decaying flesh, garbage, and much more.
No human would even want to see hell or spend one second or minute there, let alone eternity.
Tragically, it is estimated that more than 83,000 people a day – and possibly more than 100,000 – die and end up in hell.
Where is hell? It is in the center of the earth. Hell is shaped like a human body lying on its back, with arms and legs stretched out. Hell is beneath those on earth, which is why the Bible refers to hell as “under” and “beneath” (Deuteronomy 32:22 and Isaiah 14:9).
There are many different parts of hell, such as the arms, belly, heart, head, legs, and so forth. In recent years, Jesus has revealed much about hell through his children.
One of the most detailed and thorough descriptions and revelation of hell is Mary Baxter’s book A Divine Revelation of Hell. The quote below is from that book.
The truth about hell is scary, shocking, tragic, and more much.
Jesus Christ: “I came to save all men. I desire that all who are lost will repent and call upon My name. It is not My will that any should perish, but have everlasting life. Sad to say, most will not repent of their sins before they die, and they will go to hell. But the way to heaven is the same for all people. You must be born again to enter the kingdom of God. You must come to the Father in My name and repent of your sins. You must sincerely give your heart to God and serve Him” (“A Divine Revelation of Hell,” p. 94).
Scripture about Eternity and more
And His disciples came to Him, saying, “Explain to us the parable of the tares of the field.”
He answered and said to them: “He who sows the good seed is the Son of Man. The field is the world, the good seeds are the sons of the kingdom, but the tares are the sons of the wicked one. The enemy who sowed them is the devil, the harvest is the end of the age, and the reapers are the angels. Therefore as the tares are gathered and burned in the fire, so it will be at the end of this age. The Son of Man will send out His angels, and they will gather out of His kingdom all things that offend, and those who practice lawlessness, and will cast them into the furnace of fire. There will be wailing and gnashing of teeth. Then the righteous will shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. He who has ears to hear, let him hear! (Matthew 13:36-43).
“When the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the holy angels with Him, then He will sit on the throne of His glory. All the nations will be gathered before Him, and He will separate them one from another, as a shepherd divides his sheep from the goats. And He will set the sheep on His right hand, but the goats on the left. Then the King will say to those on His right hand, ‘Come, you blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: for I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was thirsty and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger and you took Me in; I was naked and you clothed Me; I was sick and you visited Me; I was in prison and you came to Me.’
“Then the righteous will answer Him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry and feed You, or thirsty and give You drink? When did we see You a stranger and take You in, or naked and clothe You? Or when did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?’ And the King will answer and say to them, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.’
“Then He will also say to those on the left hand, ‘Depart from Me, you cursed, into the everlasting fire prepared for the devil and his angels . . . (Matthew 25:31-41).