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9511 hell, as a place of punishment

9511 hell, as a place of punishment

The place of eternal punishment in fire and darkness intended for Satan and his angels, but also for human beings who choose to reject God.

Hell was originally created for the devil and his angels

Mt 25:41 See also Lk 8:31; 2Pe 2:4; Rev 20:1-3,10

Hell is a consequence of rejecting God

Mt 13:40-42 See also Dt 32:22 Fire is often referred to in the OT as a symbol of divine judgment; Mk 9:42-48; Jn 3:36; Ro 2:8; 1Th 5:9; Heb 10:26-29; 2Pe 3:7; Rev 20:15; Rev 21:8

Jesus Christ possesses authority over hell

Mt 16:18; Rev 1:18 The Greek word “Hades” often simply means “death”. However, at points it implies the experience of punishment after death. See also Jn 5:27; Ac 10:42; Ac 17:31

The Valley of Hinnom as a figure of hell

The Valley of Hinnom as a geographical feature Jos 15:8; Jos 18:16

The Valley of Hinnom as a place of child sacrifice 2Ch 28:3 pp 2Ki 16:3 See also 2Ki 23:10; 2Ch 33:6 pp 2Ki 21:6; Jer 32:35

The Valley of Hinnom as a place of God’s judgment Jer 7:30-32 See also Jer 19:1-15

The Valley of Hinnom as a synonym for hell Mt 10:28 pp Lk 12:4-5 The word used for “hell” is “Gehenna”, from the Hebrew “Ge Hinnom”, meaning “the Valley of Hinnom”. See also Mt 5:29-30; Mt 18:8-9 pp Mk 9:43-48

See also

3284Holy Spirit, resisting
4120Satan
4130demons
5001human race, the
6124condemnation
6193impenitence
6230rejection
9122eternity & God
9210judgment, God’s
9240last judgment
9530Hades
9540Sheol

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