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Hell is Permanent: No Back Door

Updated on January 21, 2017
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Our passion may inspire us to fight, but how we feel, or our opinion may not be a part of the war strategy.

"The way of life is above to the wise, that he may depart from hell beneath" (Proverbs 15:24).

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"And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up forever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name" (Rev 14:11, KJV).
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"The wicked shall be turned into hell" (Psalms 9:17a).

The rich man’s plight is still preached in the Christian world reminding us that there is no back door to hell.No one can exit hell once they enter and the existence of purgatory is a myth. In Luke's account, a wealthy man viewed a poor man in Abraham’s bosom, while looking past a great canyon while he was in hell (Luke 16:19-31). This man was not permitted to return to the land of the living to warn others.

Can There be a Hell on Earth?

Some deceived into thinking that hell exists now upon the earth. It is not true. Hell is a final destination. Mistakenly, the misfortunes and adverse circumstances one goes through on earth are sometimes called hell, but as long as repentance and restoration remain an option.

There is Hope for the Living

One cannot be in hell when hope for redemption is an option. Since God is the Creator and the sustainer of life upon our planet, suicide is an ultimate act of betrayal to God. There is no rescue plan mentioned in scripture for those who opt out and commit suicide. May God grant mercy on those souls that are contemplating suicide and shed hope upon those who live before it is too late! Situations change many times for the better in one’s lifetime.

Sin makes ripples, which gain momentum; just as when Lucifer rebelled and iniquity birthed. After obedience is unfulfilled, many choose to remain spiritually stagnate by claiming victimization from the rippling effects of sin created by others. sin abounds when people rather give up than to become obedient to the Word of God; permitting destructive happenstances to be accepted as normal and appear causeless and inoffensive. The roots of iniquity mature into the character of a person and then into a region, until the inhabitants of the area reflect the nature of the principality (demon) that breathed its influence into an individual from the start.

The Mouth which Defiles

"And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire of hell" (James 3:6).

Satan plots to tempt man, to curse God, to give up. Many do choose to follow ways contrary to God, making a ruinous heap of an otherwise potentially prosperous journey. But no matter how wretched a soul mesh in sin there is hope. Solomon wrote, “For him who is joined to all the living there is hope, for a living dog is better than a dead lion.” (Ecc. 9:4)

Hell is the perpetual existence outside of the presence of God created and reserved for Satan and demons. The arrival into this dry waterless domain is the destiny of those unconverted from the natural sinful state that all man is born. The Word of God can implement a reversal of fortune. People have the option to receive Jesus and avoid hell where there “shall be tormented day and night forever and ever” (Rev. 20:10) this is eternal damnation, that is hell.

God allows many to see hell in visions and dreams in order that others will know that there is such a place.

"The Science of Near Death Experience" by Dr. Jeffrey Long

© 2011 Reginald Boswell

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      Reginald Boswell 3 years ago from Alabama

      ON SUICIDE: There is no rescue plan mentioned in scripture for those who opt out and commit suicide. May God grant mercy on those souls that are contemplating suicide and shed hope upon those who live before it is too late! Situations change many times for the better in one’s own lifetime.

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      newenglandsun 4 years ago

      "Some are deceived into thinking that hell exists now upon the earth. This is not true. Hell is a final destination."

      Reginald, while I agree with the last statement, I would have to disagree that if Hell is a final destination this conflicts with the idea of Hell existing now on Earth.

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      newenglandsun 4 years ago

      Sword,

      OMG! Really? Reginald's judging? You're the one judging.

      Also, the damned get they want. This might actually be in the presence of God where they undergo unbearable torture in his loving presence having rejected love.

      Sword, your god is more comparable to a rapist. Forcing people to enter into communion with him.

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      SwordofManticorE 4 years ago from Burlington

      @Reginald Boswell, It is far from a compliment sir. You are a false teacher promoting fear as a tool to terrorise people into worship God only to avoid going to your pagan hell. You are a spiritual terrorist and I will prove it. You believe that God believes that those who are in hell deserve it. Therefore you as well believe that the dammed get what they deserve. You judge without mercy and therefore you risk yourself to be so judged (James 2:13).

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      Reginald Boswell 4 years ago from Alabama

      @SwordofManticor, I'll just take that as a compliment! This essay was composed entirely unhindered by any consequence or thoughts that any one may impose and from a Christian Education and a personal experience with Christ as my Savior from an evil unforgiving hell bound world.

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      SwordofManticorE 4 years ago from Burlington

      This hub is spiritual terrorism.

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      Reginald Boswell 4 years ago from Alabama

      The ill informed wander aimlessly trying to find themselves and dragging others into their conundrum, only later to find out after crossing the great threshold that there are no dead atheist.

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      SwordofManticorE 4 years ago from Burlington

      The ancient pagan religions believed in the underworld for the dead, and Christians with their hell doctrines are no different.