What’s Bible’s Definition of Hell?

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  1. ngureco profile image80
    ngurecoposted 14 years ago

    What’s Bible’s Definition of Hell?

  2. M Cassian profile image58
    M Cassianposted 14 years ago

    It is described in the bible as a place where there is "weeping and gnashing of teeth." Hell is ultimately a place where we experience eternal seperation from God. And I can not bear to ponder what that would be like. In the New Testament of the bible, Jesus makes a reference to hell by calling it "Golgotha," which in Hebrew means "Place of a Skull." This reference is not a literal word to mean hell. Hell is also refered to as "Hades" or "The Lake of Fire." But when Jesus called it "Golgotha," He was refering to a location in Israel that was known as a trash heap of corpses. A condemned piece of land that was known for its desolation and complete lack of life. And the hill on which He was crucified. He was using it as a literal example, trying to give the people a picture, something they could see to compare to hell that would make them want to turn their noses.

    I like to use StudyLight.org's Interlinear Study Bible (ISB) when I'm looking for a specific word in the bible. Use their keyword search engine and look up any of these words: Hell, Hades, Lake of Fire, and Golgotha.

    Hope this helps!

    God's grace be with you!

  3. TJenkins602 profile image60
    TJenkins602posted 14 years ago

    The Bible's actual definition of Hell is grave, or place of the dead. This burning forever concept that many religious people believe, the closest we get to that is the lake of fire in Revelation. The Bible says that Hell will be tossed in the Lake of Fire.

    It says the Devil will be tormented there for eternity, and anyone not found in the book of life will be tossed in and face "The Second Death.

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    brotheryochananposted 14 years ago

    hell a catholic place to be lol. There is no hell as wiggling in a lake of fire forever, don't believe those who try to tell you otherwise they are brainwashed by old old catholic doctrine that depicts a god of harsh cruelty and misjudgments. Often forever and ever is interpreted eon or age or for a while. If we think hard, why would god have a place where sinners, terrible sinners and not so terrible sinners are tormented forever and ever. Jesus and God are the same. LOVE. The only real sin is not accepting jesus as savior and thereby not entering into a personal relationship with his son and the father. Get it father, what father punishes forever? we are invited into a family arrangement by a loving father and a brother, jesus. The lake of fire is the end of every spirit that enters therein. extinguishment. destruction, perish. over. done deal. sorry u dont get heaven and immortality. Immortality is reserved for those who obtain eternal life from the father. If a spirit is going to be tormented forever and ever then they must have immortality too, which is not scriptural. Nothing in a fallen state receives immortality Gen 3:22,23, romans 22,23 and John 3:15   That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.
    perish: 1) to destroy
                a) to put out of the way entirely, abolish, put an end to ruin
                b) render useless
                c) to kill
    Therefore just the evidence of immortality and eternal life put to death the idea of a place of torment forever and ever.
    Believe in the Lord Jesus, accept his love and understand that you serve a risen saviour who loves you with a zealous love.
    He really does love and desires that ALL be saved.

    The second death is just that death. the end, deceased, ceases to function, obliteration. Fire is the bible mostly represents the presence of god (acts 2, moses and the bush) or the judgment of god (sodom)

  5. TheLoanConsultant profile image61
    TheLoanConsultantposted 14 years ago

    I saw your question about love, but everyone knows about the definition in 1 CORINTHIANS 4:4-8, which I feel is probably the nest answer to that question.

    In regards to the bible's definition of Hell, it says in Mark 9:43,44 that, "the fire shall bever be quenched and their worm will never die."

    Some argue that the bibles references to Hell are all strictly symbolical and metaphorical. My problem with that is this, if they are wrong, they are in for a horrible wake up call.

    There are certainly certain portions of scripture that give one reason to believe that it could be symbolical but there are others where the reference to hell fire are explicit and clear.

    I'd rather believe that it is a literal place and find out later that I was wrong; than believe that it was only a metaphor and find out that it is a real place.

  6. HOOWANTSTONO profile image59
    HOOWANTSTONOposted 14 years ago

    There are 4 hells

    Hades……grave...the place where all people go when they die.
    Geenna….....lake of fire...the place where the lost is cast into, to be burnt at the end of this earth
    Tartaroo .......a condition reserved for the fallen angels, that sinned against God
    Abyssos......region for fallen angels a region for spirits where movement is restricted a region where demons are bound for a thousand years

    There is no fire place at the moment in the earth

    These were just the Greek translations of the word "hell" so it is important which hell is being mentioned. Have a look at


  7. retired06 profile image69
    retired06posted 13 years ago

    I just wrote a Hub called Fire! Fear!  that answers your question.  Here is the link:  http://hubpages.com/hub/Fire-Fear


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