Bible Terms

Bible Term: Hell

Hell is a place of eternal punishment and anguish; it’s the opposite of heaven.

Although heaven is a popular concept, hell is not.

However, to accept the existence of heaven as an eternal reward for those who follow God, one must also acknowledge an alternative, a place of eternal punishment for those who reject him.

Key verse about Hell: For if God did not spare angels when they sinned, but sent them to hell, putting them in chains of darkness to be held for judgment; (2 Peter 2:4, NIV).

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