Where is hell?

About the location of hell, the Bible clearly asserts that Hell fire will destroy the wicked right here on earth. “They went up on the breadth of the earth and surrounded the camp of the saints and the beloved city. And fire came down from God out of heaven and devoured them” (Revelation 20:9).

At the End of the Millennium

At the close of the 1,000 year (when Jesus comes the third time), the new Jerusalem will descend from heaven to earth with the saints;  the wicked will be raised; Satan, loosed from his bonds and will surround the Holy City (Revelation 20:5,7,8). Then, fire will suddenly come down from heaven to earth and fall upon the wicked and all will be turned into ashes (Revelation 20:9, 10; 21:8) including the devil and his angels (Matthew 25:41). The hell fire that destroys sin and sinners is called the second death.

Peter adds, “But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the Day of Judgment and perdition of ungodly men” (2 Peter 3:7). Peter clearly says this earth is reserved for hell fire which will bring judgment to the sinners. Then, he adds that the day of the Lord will melt the earthly elements with fervent heat.

Also, Isaiah declared about the location of hell, “For it is the day of the Lord’s vengeance, and the year of recompenses for the controversy of Zion. And the streams thereof shall be turned into brimstone, and the land thereof shall become burning pitch” (Isaiah 34:8, 9). Here, the prophet portrays the entire planet will be consumed by the destroying hell fire. Even the streams and dust are transformed into an exploding lake of pitch and brimstone.

Will Hell Be Forever?

The Bible says, the wicked will be punished according to their works. This means there will be different degrees of punishment. Some will suffer more than others. But one thing we can say with certainty that the wicked won’t live in that fire throughout eternity. For more on that, please check the following link: Is Hell Forever?

For more on this topic, check out: The Fate of the Transgressor.

In His service,
BibleAsk Team

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