Uncovering the Mystery of the Meaning of Hell - Part 3

These dots are areas of mysterious anomalies on the planet with time and space variations, loss of navigation equipment including compass, faulty altimeters readings, artificial horizons, loss of radio contact, and green misty fog
These dots are areas of mysterious anomalies on the planet with time and space variations, loss of navigation equipment including compass, faulty altimeters readings, artificial horizons, loss of radio contact, and green misty fog

Before you read any further please read parts one and two that lay the foundation for this article.

Hell on Trial

The word Gehenna (hell) is found twelve times in the Gospels. Yahshua describes this spiritual place as an area of unquenchable fire and sentencing where the worm does not die (Mark 9:48); it also is a physical place with depths where there is discarded trash, smelly smoke and perpetual fire burning.

There are many Biblical references and physical locations of hell being a place in the earth. Scripture refers to it as under the mountains, in the depths of the waters and under the earth where one is cast down into.

The conclusion to this theme will use many Scriptural references and physical locations as a case that there is indeed a place called hell that is located under the surface of our planet. The text is not out to prove hell exists, but is a starting point of evidence to try to unravel and/or connect the dots that would suggest that it does.


Descent
Descent
Pit
Pit

Hell is Down


Let death come deceitfully upon them; let them go down alive to Sheol, for evil is in their dwelling, in their midst. – Psalm 55:15


“I made the nations quake at the sound of its fall when I made it go down to Sheol with those who go down to the pit; and all the well-watered trees of Eden, the choicest and best of Lebanon, were comforted in the earth beneath.“They also went down with it to Sheol to those who were slain by the sword; and those who were its strength lived under its shade among the nations. – Ezekiel 31:16-17


Will it go down with me to Sheol? Shall we together go down into the dust?” – Job 17:16


Foundation/root of the mountain
Foundation/root of the mountain

Hell is Under the Mountains


“I descended to the roots of the mountains. The earth with its bars was around me forever, but You have brought up my life from the pit, O LORD my God. – Jonah 2:6


For a fire is kindled in My anger, and burns to the lowest part of Sheol, and consumes the earth with its yield, and sets on fire the foundations of the mountains. – Deuteronomy 32:22


Jonah at the gates of Sheol
Jonah at the gates of Sheol
Sea with doors
Sea with doors

Hell is in the Depths of the Waters


“The departed spirits tremble under the waters and their inhabitants. – Job 26:5


“I called out of my distress to the LORD, and He answered me. I cried for help from the depth of Sheol; You heard my voice. “For You had cast me into the deep, into the heart of the seas, and the current engulfed me. All Your breakers and billows passed over me. – Jonah 2:2-3


“I descended to the roots of the mountains. The earth with its bars was around me forever, but You have brought up my life from the pit, O LORD my God. – Jonah 2:6


May the flood of water not overflow me nor the deep swallow me up, nor the pit shut its mouth on me. – Psalm 69:15


Or who enclosed the sea with doors when, bursting forth, it went out from the womb Job 38:8


“Have you entered into the springs of the sea or walked in the recesses of the deep? “Have the gates of death been revealed to you, or have you seen the gates of deep darkness? – Job 38:16-17



Mohorovičić discontinuity
Mohorovičić discontinuity
Pit of darkness
Pit of darkness

Hell is Under the Earth

Between the crust and mantle of the earth there is a boundary called the Mohorovičić discontinuity, which is five to ten kilometers under the ocean floor, and twenty to ninety kilometers beneath the earth’s continents.


Could this be the chambers or areas in the earth that the Bible refers to?


For if God did not spare angels when they sinned, but cast them into hell and committed them to pits of darkness, reserved for judgment – 2 Peter 2:4


And the earth opened its mouth and swallowed them up, and their households, and all the men who belonged to Korah with their possessions.So they and all that belonged to them went down alive to Sheol; and the earth closed over them, and they perished from the midst of the assembly. – Numbers 13:32-33


Bermuda Triangle
Bermuda Triangle
Dragon's Triangle
Dragon's Triangle

Vortices

There have been many unusual anomalies in the oceans and seas throughout different parts of the world. The Bible identifies entrances or openings under the waters.


Could there be a connection of Hell with these certain locations?


The Bermuda Triangle, which is located off of the Atlantic coast has claimed the lives of many people. Many ships, boats and planes have disappeared within these two-hundred square miles. A magnetic compass does not point true north and can deviate as much as twenty degrees when travelling in the area. Aerial pictures have shown strange glowing white water and green fog coming from the Triangle.

What is interesting is that the Dragon’s Triangle that is located off the coast of Guam has the same mysterious phenomena. Each location has a deep trench in it; one is near San Yuan measuring twenty-seven thousand feet deep, and the other is located near Guam that measures in depth to thirty-seven thousand feet.

Similar to these locations are other grids of water and land throughout the earth that have strong electromagnetic energy within them. Ivan Sanderson was a cryptozoologist who made the hypothesis in the article, “The Twelve Devil's Graveyards Around the World" that there are twelve areas throughout the earth called “vortices” with strong magnetic vibrations along particular lines of latitude at 72° intervals.


Twelve Gates of Jerusalem

Here is an interesting concept to ponder:

If the ancient city of Jerusalem had twelve gates and the Holy City has twelve gates, then it would not be impossible to consider that hell would have twelve gates, portals, or entrances as well. Those who died in certain parts of the world would enter through the nearest gate.

There is a ten-thousand foot trench in the Arabian Sea in the Persian Gulf that connects to the Euphrates River. During the Tribulation time, four angels that are bound in the Euphrates River will be loosed on the earth.


Could these be the same angels that were punished for their relations with women in Genesis 6:4?


Then the sixth angel sounded, and I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar which is before God,one saying to the sixth angel who had the trumpet, “Release the four angels who are bound at the great river Euphrates.” – Revelation 9:13-14


And angels who did not keep their own domain, but abandoned their proper abode, He has kept in eternal bonds under darkness for the judgment of the great day – Jude 1:6


The Nephilim were on the earth in those days, and also afterward, when the sons of God came in to the daughters of men, and they bore children to them. – Genesis 6:4

The Dead Sea
The Dead Sea
The destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah.
The destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah.
Salt cliffs
Salt cliffs
Black brimstone
Black brimstone
Asphalt and tar
Asphalt and tar
Vapors
Vapors

The Dead Sea area is approximately one-thousand three hundred and sixty-nine feet below sea level that is considered the lowest land spot on the entire earth. It is the closest area to hell’s underground chambers and has been historically linked to fire. This area has had volcanic activity, and in the valleys of Jordan there are entire valleys covered in black stone that were burnt by heat and fire. Geologists have come to the conclusion that the ancient Old Testament cities of Sodom and Gomorrah that were located on the southern end of the Dead Sea were destroyed by fire and brimstone from volcanic explosions and subterranean fires. The salt mountains in the area give evidence to cataclysmic activity that has pushed them down, up and out.

Historical references in the Dead Sea area in Israel refer to it being a land of fire by first century geographer Strabo (Book XV1, 746); Diodorus Siculus, a first century writer wrote, “The fire which burns beneath the ground and the stench render the inhabitants of the neighboring country sickly and very short lived.”(Bibliotheca Historica 11).


Then the LORD rained on Sodom and Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the LORD out of heaven, and He overthrew those cities, and all the valley, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and what grew on the ground. – Genesis 19:24-25


In the year 312, Arabic tribesman would use reed rafts in the southern area of the Dead Sea and search for bulls of asphalt and tar that had risen to the surface of the water. They would cut them up and roll them in sand and take them in bags and sell them for a good price in Egypt. This substance was like jelly-like crude oil that could be burned as fuel.

The Dead Sea has over twenty-one different types of chemical which are naturally produced in this region. The map makers two-hundred years ago showed smoke coming off the Dead Sea. In the Journal of Royal Society, Vol. XV11, Lt. Wm. Francis Lynch said during a scientific investigation, “…a strong smell of sulferetted hydrogen…fetid sulfurous odor in the night…a thin, transparent vapor, its purple tinge…giving it the appearance of smoke from burning sulfur…”.

Through history, and as attested in Scripture the area of the Dead Sea has been associated with tar, brimstone, subterranean fires and sulfureous smoke. It is unique that it is the lowest body of water on the planet and has some prophetic implications about the future during the millennial reign of Yahshua.


Dead Sea drying up.
Dead Sea drying up.

“Then they will go forth and look on the corpses of the men who have transgressed against Me. For their worm will not die and their fire will not be quenched; and they will be an abhorrence to all mankind.” – Isaiah 66:24


During the millennial reign, men will see the sight of those who have transgressed before God at the lowest spot on earth that one day will be opened up. There will be a physical opening on the surface of the earth that will be a witness to the consequences/penalty of rebelling and sinning against Yahweh (God). At the end of this time, Satan will be released from the bottomless pit after one-thousand years to deceive the nations once again, but for a short time.


When the thousand years are completed, Satan will be released from his prison, and will come out to deceive the nations – Revelation 20:7-8


And the beast was seized, and with him the false prophet who performed the signs in his presence, by which he deceived those who had received the mark of the beast and those who worshiped his image; these two were thrown alive into the lake of fire which burns with brimstone. – Revelation 19:20



It is prophesied in Ezekiel 47:8-11 that the Dead Sea will be split in two where the northern part of it will be healed and replenished with fresh water and teem with fish during the millennial reign, but southern part will be given to salt and never healed. Today, it can be seen that the middle part of the Dead Sea is drying up.


Its streams will be turned into pitch, and its loose earth into brimstone, and its land will become burning pitch. It will not be quenched night or day; its smoke will go up forever. From generation to generation it will be desolate; none will pass through it forever and ever. - Isaiah 34:9-10


The bolded text in the above verse when translated from these Old Testament Hebrew words mean liquid asphalt, sulfur, fire and not being extinguished forever.

In the New Testament there are several confirmations to this verse:


“If your hand causes you to stumble, cut it off; it is better for you to enter life crippled, than, having your two hands, to go into hell, into the unquenchable fire – Mark 9:43


“And the smoke of their torment goes up forever and ever; they have no rest day and night, those who worship the beast and his image, and whoever receives the mark of his name.” – Revelation 14:11


And the beast was seized, and with him the false prophet who performed the signs in his presence, by which he deceived those who had received the mark of the beast and those who worshiped his image; these two were thrown alive into the lake of fire which burns with brimstone. – Revelation 19:20

By connecting what the Biblical prophets have said it is reasonable to believe that this may happen in the area of the Dead Sea.


A highway will be there, a roadway, and it will be called the Highway of Holiness. The unclean will not travel on it, but it will be for him who walks that way, and fools will not wander on it. - Isaiah 35:8


Now if any man builds on the foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw, each man’s work will become evident; for the day will show it because it is to be revealed with fire, and the fire itself will test the quality of each man’s work. – 1 Corinthians 3:12-13


In His teaching He was saying: “Beware of the scribes who like to walk around in long robes, and like respectful greetings in the market places, and chief seats in the synagogues and places of honor at banquets, who devour widows’ houses, and for appearance’s sake offer long prayers; these will receive greater condemnation.”– Mark 12:38-40


It seems that hell is a real place. This should give the followers of Christ a reason and incentive to share the Good News of salvation through him. Hell was intended for the Devil and his fallen angels, but those who choose to follow him instead of Yahshua gives Yahweh no other choice but to grant them their decision. This may be the casting into the pits and chambers that are mentioned in Scripture.


“He who believes in the Son has eternal life; but he who does not obey the Son will not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him.” – John 3:36

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Druid Dude 4 years ago from West Coast

Well done hub/ It has been well researched, and your biblical references are very informative. Good luck in the future.


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Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

Thank you so much for all the information you have given me. As you know, I need to learn a lot and you are a good teacher. I am glad to be following you.

Voted up.


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SwordofManticorE 4 years ago from Burlington

I do not agree with any of this at all.


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PlanksandNails 4 years ago from among the called out of the ekklesia of Christ Author

Druid Dude,

Thank-you for stopping by and reading and I am glad that you found it informative.


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PlanksandNails 4 years ago from among the called out of the ekklesia of Christ Author

Michelle Travis,

I hope that you can take this evidence and dig into it deeper. There is a lot of controversy on this very subject, but I believe that if we keep digging deeper in to God's Word, and apply the evidence, the truth will become more clear. Thanks for reading and God bless.


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PlanksandNails 4 years ago from among the called out of the ekklesia of Christ Author

SwordofManticore,

Indeed.

I find the theme of Hell interesting, my purpose was to be informative, but not use it as a coercive tool. I believe God draws us by proving Himself and we make the free will decision whether to follow Him. It is simply blind faith to act from a turn or burn platform, which I do not agree with.

With that said, I have used Scripture with historical references to make my case. If you do not agree with any of it at all, then what is your reasoning otherwise.


Hell N0 20 months ago

As much as you write against babylon the great, the mother of harlots and abominations of the earth (the worldly churches) you miss the very most despicabble doctrine ever conceived by satan. I don't think you know any more than sir dent or any one else in the churches.


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PlanksandNails 20 months ago from among the called out of the ekklesia of Christ Author

Hell No,

Thanks for your comment.

I have come to learn over time that most of what I was taught within the Church system has been twisted doctrine and I have bought into many. I don't claim to be infallible and I am open enough to examine any Biblical evidence that reveals the "hell" doctrine is false. I pretty sure you are familiar with all the "hell" verses in Scripture, what are your beliefs concerning them.


Hell N0 20 months ago

Those scriptures are wrongly translated. The very worst translation in scripture is etrrnal or forever. I'm surprised u don't see that. Or do u just c that churches don't follow their own bibles? Look, hell is a mistranslation of sheol, hades and gahenna. Christ spoke in parables so that only his chosen would understand. I could go on and on but i no longer have that kind of time. I wrote several hubs on the subject of hell. For some reason they r now mostly unpublishes. I will try to get them back up. I go over everything. Rich man and lazarus parables, aion, aionion, OT and NT and why they teach ultimate reconciliation of all, hacking off limbs to avoid some fabled hell. This is spiritual language. I get that u want to expose the false doctrines and ceremonies and holidays. But you missed the biggest and most evil doctrine of them all. Again, i will try to get my hubs back up. You should visit bible-truths.com, hell fact or fable, hell even tent maker is decent. Ray smith is my favorite at bible-truths. He covers it all. Hell, whatjudgment is and aint, tithing is unscriptural when applying it today, trinnity hoax, free will, immortal soul and so on. But i feel u should concentrate on the hell garbage.

Which it is except it smells much worse.

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