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Tartarus: Is it Near or Far?

Updated on March 30, 2011

Whatever happened to Fallen Angels?

Bad elements, familiar spirits, fallen…these are some of the words being described to those angels who supported Lucifer, the archangel and the angel of light, in staging the first revolution ever recorded in the Holy Bible against the Supreme Being or the God Almighty million of years ago.

Lucifer’s ambition to have his own army of followers led many angels to confusion and one-third of the angels’ populace sided him agreeing to his desires to oppose the rules being implemented by the Lord Almighty in heaven.

However, undecided angels who don’t want to be involved in the uprising were also thrown to the place called Tartarus.

Is Tartarus here on Earth?

The term "Tartarus" is found only once in the Bible, at 2 Peter 2:4: "God did not hold back from punishing the angels that sinned, but, by throwing them into Tartarus, delivered them into pits of dense darkness to be reserved for judgment." It would seem to be a synonym of the "Abyss". In Luke 8:31, the Legion of demons begs Jesus not to send them to the Abyss. "The Beast" of Revelation, will come up out of the Abyss (Revelation 11:7; 17:8). Satan will be thrown into the Abyss for 1000 years (Revelation 20:3).

Is Purgatory the same as Tartarus?

Catholic teachings incorporate Purgatory where many souls in limbo are staying there waiting for the Last Judgment. Other denomination didn't believe this teaching because it's not literally mentioned in the Bible, instead we will find the word Tartarus.

Those who experienced near-death moments shared that almost all of them where underwent falling experiences into an endless abyss, until they were revived by medical experts.

Tartarus was also used in Greek and Roman mythologies. It is both a deity and the term for the underworld in Greek literature while in Roman literature, it is a place where sinners are sent.

The most debatable concept of Tartarus is this:

The Book of Enoch, chapter XX, verse 2 specifically states that Tartarus is the place in which the angels who cohabited with women in Genesis 6 are to be reserved for judgment.

The results of the sexual exploitation of the angels with women were the giants who once roamed here on Earth. But God punished and eradicated them and thrown to a place called Tartarus.

(Source: The Holy Bible)


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    • travel_man1971 profile imageAUTHOR

      Ireno Alcala 

      6 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      @Lawrence: Thanks for reminding. We all err because we're humans.

      But the Lord always give us a chance to be good in order to be with Him during the Judgment Day.

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      6 years ago

      Hell must be a bad bad place, when God sent his only son the Lord Jesus Christ to be nailed on a cross and suffer all that he did so that those who accept him and have faith in him might be saved from hell. praise him thats all i can say....How are you with the Lord, do you know or love him?

      why not give your life to him and know you will never have to go to that dark dark place.

    • travel_man1971 profile imageAUTHOR

      Ireno Alcala 

      7 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      Maybe..maybe not. Only God knows where it is located. Thanks for asking, sailor.

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      7 years ago from Seven Seas

      Is the hell located here on Earth?

    • travel_man1971 profile imageAUTHOR

      Ireno Alcala 

      8 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      That's true for sure. Thanks, bacville.

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      8 years ago from Manila, Philippines

      Tartarus is also a game famous to online gamers. The truth behind is really scary for unrepentant sinners.

    • travel_man1971 profile imageAUTHOR

      Ireno Alcala 

      8 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      Creativeone59, I believe we are all searching for the facts about our existence, especially this thing called Tartarus..

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      benny Faye Douglass 

      8 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

      Thank you for a well enlighten hub about Tartarus, very interesting.Thank you for sharing. creativeone59


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