What Hell is Really Like, According to The People Who’ve Been There

What is hell like?


What does the Bible say about Hell? – Top Scripture Quotes

“But as for the cowardly, the faithless, the detestable, as for murderers, the sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars, their portion will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death.” Revelation 21:8

What does the Bible say about hell?

“And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather fear him who can destroy both soul and body in hell.” – Matthew 10:28

“And these will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.” – Matthew 25:46

There are many verses that discuss the subject of hell, for it is not a place where anyone wants to spend eternity, so it is important for Christians to know the Scriptures describing this horrible place.


There’s no definitive answer about what comes next, after this lifetime… and that’s kind of terrifying. We’ve been arguing — and even going to war over it — for a long, long time, but one thing we sort of agree on is that there’s going to be some kind of karmic justice. The bad people? They’re going to hell.


But… what is hell? Jean-Paul Sartre is often credited with suggesting that “Hell is other people,” (via Vox), and that’s kinda legit. When it comes to the popular idea of a physical place where sins are punished by demons who really like their jobs, you might be surprised to find that comes to us thanks to Dante and The Divine Comedy, which the BBC says has influenced almost every modern depiction of hell out there. That’s where we get the idea of circles of hell, and some truly horrible stuff… which raises some important questions about Dante.

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