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Hades – Hell – Lake of fire – Abyss

Filed under: Spiritual Warfare School — kellporten @ 17:05

What is Hades?

Hades is a Greek word that interpreted properly means “unseen”. Hades is often interpreted as “hell” or “the grave”, and also as “the region of the dead” or “the kingdom of the dead”. It is a location for the dead, waiting for the final judgment.

Hades, or the kingdom of the dead, is divided into two parts. Those who dies after having received Jesus as their Savior go to one part (Jesus talks about that part as ‘Paradise’), and those who have not received Jesus go to the other part (Hell). The latter will begin their torment in hell, and they will be cast into the lake of fire on the Day of Judgment.

Luke 16:23-24
23 And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.
24 And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame.

The two parts of Hades are separated by a great gulf that cannot be passed.

Luke 16:25-26
25 But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented.
26 And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed: so that they which would pass from hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that would come from thence.

Will hell last forever?

When it is time for the final judgment, the dead who have been kept in hell will be brought out to be judged. Then both hell and those who do not have their names written in the Book of Life will be cast into the lake of fire.

Rev. 20:13
And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works.

Rev. 20:14
And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire …

What is the lake of fire?

The lake of fire is the final place of torment for the devil, his spirits, and for people who have not received Jesus as their Savior.

Are hell, and the lake of fire the same?

No, hell is the first location for those who died without having received Jesus. They are held prisoners there, until the day of judgment when they will finally be cast into the lake of fire.

Is hell the place where the devil has his headquarters?

No, the bible doesn’t say that the devil or the evil spirits have their headquarters in hell.

Believing that hell is the kingdom of Satan, where he and his evil spirits torment sinners, is a doctrine that has its origin in Greek philosophy affecting Jewish thinking. During the Middle Ages that doctrine was introduced to the Christians.

The devil has his headquarters in ‘the middle heaven’. See The three heavens.

What is the abyss?

The abyss, or the bottomless pit, is a prison for evil spirits. The devil himself will be imprisoned there during the Millennium.

Rev. 20:1-3
1 And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand.
2 And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years,
3 And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season.

The evil spirits fear the abyss.

Luke 8:31
And they begged Him that He would not command them to go out into the abyss.


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