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

Many deny the existence of a place of everlasting punishment believing either the punished cease to exist, or that it is a time for rehabilitation for eventual entrance into heaven.

However, the same Greek word for everlasting is also used for eternal and means without beginning or end. If life with God is eternal so too will be the punishment for those who reject God’s grace.

Hell was prepared for the devil and his angels, not for man (V41). But those who align themselves with the devil’s rebellion will likewise suffer his fate if their names are not written in the Book of Life (Revelation 20:10, 15).

The Bible clearly warns of an everlasting state of punishment and an eternal state of reward. There is a hell to avoid and a heaven to gain for those who are in Christ Jesus.

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