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What Will Send You to Hell According to The Bible

According to the Bible, there are many things that can send you to hell. The first thing is to not be baptized. According to the Bible, if you’re not baptized, then you cannot go to heaven. This is because only those who are baptized can enter heaven, according to the Bible.

Another thing that will send you to hell according to the Bible is simply not believing in God. The Bible states that if you do not believe in God and his son Jesus Christ, then you will go straight to hell. This is because God will not accept those who do not believe in him as his followers into heaven.

Other things that can send you to hell according to the Bible include: sex outside of marriage; stealing; lying; cheating on your spouse; eating pork or shellfish; cursing your parents; killing someone else (even if they were trying to kill you); or being disobedient or disrespectful towards your parents.

Who Does The Bible Say Will End Up In Hell?

In numerous parables, Jesus clearly and emphatically taught of a final judgment and the separation of the righteous from the unrighteous. The unrighteous will be condemned to a place of blazing fire and utter darkness where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. (See Matt. 13:24-30,36-43, 47-50; 22:1-14; 25:14-46.) Jesus called this place “the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels” (Matt. 25:41). Hell is not a place where people are tormented by the devil; it is where those who reject God will suffer the same fate as the devil and his demons. It is the place of final judgment.

Throughout the teachings of Jesus in the Bible, there is a clear emphasis on the concept of a final judgment and the separation of the righteous from the unrighteous. In numerous parables, Jesus vividly describes the fate of those who reject God, painting a picture of a place of eternal punishment known as hell.

The Bible describes hell as a place of blazing fire and utter darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. This imagery portrays a place of extreme suffering and torment for those who have chosen to turn away from God and His ways. In Matthew 13:24-30,36-43, 47-50; 22:1-14; and 25:14-46, Jesus conveys the seriousness of final judgment and the consequences for those who choose to reject Him.

One of the most sobering statements Jesus makes about hell is in Matthew 25:41, where He refers to it as “the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels.” This indicates that hell is not a place where people are tormented by the devil, but rather a place where those who have aligned themselves with the devil will suffer the same fate as him and his demons.

It is important to understand that hell is not just a metaphorical concept, but a real and literal place of final judgment. Those who reject God and His salvation will be eternally separated from Him and sentenced to an existence of suffering and separation from all that is good and holy.

To further understand the significance of hell as a place of final judgment, let us delve into some key points:

1. Hell is a place of eternal punishment for the unrighteous who reject God.
2. The imagery of fire and darkness in the Bible symbolizes the intense suffering and separation from God that those in hell will experience.
3. Hell is not a place of temporary punishment, but an eternal destiny for those who choose to reject God’s offer of salvation.
4. The concept of hell serves as a reminder of the consequences of sin and the importance of aligning ourselves with God’s will.

In conclusion, the teachings of Jesus on hell underscore the seriousness of final judgment and the consequences for those who choose to reject Him. It serves as a stark reminder of the eternal separation from God that awaits those who refuse to acknowledge His lordship. The concept of hell should compel us to consider our own choices and seek reconciliation with God before it is too late.

“Don’t fear those who kill the body,” Jesus said, “rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell” (Matt 10:28; see also 5:29-30; 23:15,33; Luke 10:15; 16:23). Commenting on Jesus’ teaching about an “eternal punishment” (Matt. 25:46), John Broadus wrote: “It is to the last degree improbable that the Great Teacher would have used an expression so inevitably suggesting a great doctrine he did not mean to teach.” According to Jesus, hell is real.

Let’s explore some of these verses to gain a better understanding of this complex topic.

Bible Verses About Hell

1. Matthew 25:41

“Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels.”

2. Matthew 7:13-14

“Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.”

3. Revelation 21:8

“But the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars—they will be consigned to the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death.”

4. Mark 9:43

“If your hand causes you to stumble, cut it off. It is better for you to enter life maimed than with two hands to go into hell, where the fire never goes out.”

5. Luke 16:19-31

In the parable of the rich man and Lazarus, the rich man ends up in hell because of his greed and lack of compassion for the poor.

6. Matthew 25:46

“Then they will go away to eternal punishment, but the righteous to eternal life.”

7. 2 Thessalonians 1:9

“They will be punished with everlasting destruction and shut out from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of his might.”

8. Jude 1:7

“In a similar way, Sodom and Gomorrah and the surrounding towns gave themselves up to sexual immorality and perversion. They serve as an example of those who suffer the punishment of eternal fire.”

9. Proverbs 14:12

“There is a way that appears to be right, but in the end it leads to death.”

10. Proverbs 10:27

“The fear of the Lord adds length to life, but the years of the wicked are cut short.”

These verses serve as a solemn reminder of the consequences of straying from the path of righteousness and embracing sinful behavior. It is important for Christians to reflect on these teachings and strive to live a life in accordance with God’s will to avoid the ultimate punishment of hell.

Who Does The Bible Say Will End Up In Hell

Made for the Devil

When Jesus comes to judge the world in righteousness and separate the sheep from the goats, He will say to some, “Depart from me, you cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels” (Matt 25:41) so the belief is that hell was prepared or made for the devil and his angels (demons) but is that what this verse really says?  The eternal fire was prepared and was ready for the devil and his demons to be cast into it someday (Rev 20:10) but it was prepared long ago, perhaps even back in the Garden, when the serpents head was prophesied to be crushed someday (Gen 3:15). 

The Apostle Peter wrote, “if God did not spare angels when they sinned, but cast them into hell and committed them to chain of gloomy darkness to be kept until the judgment” (2 Pet 2:4), it appears some demons may already be in hell.  Were these angels or demons so wicked that they couldn’t even be allowed freedom? We don’t know for sure because there are sparse supportive Scriptures about this verse.  I believe it is a waste of time to debate over whether hell was made for Satan and his demons or not.  The important thing is not if it was made for Satan and his demons, but who ends up going there.

Unlike Chesterton—and this is how you know he’s an early-21st-century guy, someone with Wi-Fi—Hart is extremely rude. Richard Dawkins, “zoologist and tireless tractarian,” has “an embarrassing incapacity for philosophical reasoning”; Sam Harris’s The End of Faith is “extravagantly callow”; and Dan Brown’s heretical The Da Vinci Code is “surely the most lucrative novel ever written by a borderline illiterate.” (All this from the first one and a half pages of 2009’s Atheist Delusions.) He once proposed, as a thought experiment, that bioethicists such as the late Joseph Fletcher (“almost comically vile”) be purged from the gene pool: “Academic ethicists … constitute perhaps the single most useless element in society. If reproduction is not a right but a social function, should any woman be allowed to bring such men into the world?”

What Does The Bible Say

The Bible is a book of relationships. It shows us what our relationship to God is meant to be and how we can have that kind of relationship. It shows us how we should interact and treat our fellow Christians. It shows us how we are to view those who do not believe. Because we can see and touch the physical world around us, many times it seems more real than the spiritual world in which we connect and communicate with God. This means that sometimes we let our earthly relationships become more important than our relationship with God. What does the Bible say about relationships?

Love The Lord…First

In Mark 12:30, Jesus tells us that our first responsibility is to Him, “And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength’”. This same theme is reiterated many places in the Bible (Deuteronomy 6:5, 13:3, 30:6; Matthew 22:37; Luke 10:27). Putting the Lord first in our lives is the most important decision we could ever make. A life built around anything else but God, is a life built on shifting sand and vapor. Too many people today wonder why their lives are filled with so much turmoil and misery. However, these very same people refuse to submit to God and live for Him. These people build their lives on fantasies and deception; then they wonder how it could all fall to pieces. It is because their foundation was untrustworthy. They put their faith something other than God and that something let them down. There is no surer foundation for life than a relationship with God through faith in Jesus Christ. It is this relationship that must be first and foremost in the life of the Christian.

Only when Jesus is our priority can we be assured that our other relationships are based on a firm foundation.

Love Your Neighbor

The command that we are to “love our neighbor” is repeated many times throughout the Bible (Leviticus 19:18; Matthew 19:19, 22:39; Mark 12:31; Galatians 5:14; James 2:8). Along with the admonition to love God completely, this command was also repeated in three of the four Gospel accounts. The importance of loving God and loving others as much as we love ourselves is apparently a very important matter. It is also very important to get the order correct…God first; everything else follows.

The apostle Paul said that we can be sure we are treating others the way God would have us treat them if we simply followed this commandment, “For the commandments, “You shall not commit adultery, You shall not murder, You shall not steal, You shall not covet,” and any other commandment, are summed up in this word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself”” (Romans 13:9 ESV). Simply, if we are motivated by a love for our neighbor, we will never intentionally do them any harm, only good.

God Doesn’t Send People to Hell

One of the arguments I’ve heard against believing in God is that God sends people to hell.  No, He doesn’t.  They send themselves there by rejecting their only means by which they can be saved and that is Jesus Christ and Him alone (Acts 4:12).  Then there are those who say, “I won’t choose” but by their indecision, they’ve made a decision and that’s a decision not to trust in Christ.   Jesus said “Whoever is not with me is against me, and whoever does not gather with me scatters” (Luke 11:23).  There is no fence sitting because the fence and all on the other side of the cross will be cast into the fire.  Today is the day of your salvation (2 Cor 6:2) if you’ve never repented and trusted in Christ.  Every one of us are one blink of an eye from eternity and immediately after death, we’re judged (Heb 9:27).  The author of Hebrews warns everyone who has yet to believe that “Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many; and he will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for him” (Heb 9:28) and all who have rejected Jesus will weep and wail on account of seeing Him (Rev 1:7).  Being human is 100% fatal, in time. The statistics on death are very impressive; 10 out of every 10 die.

Descriptions of Hell

Hell was often described by Jesus as a place of wailing and gnashing of teeth (Matt 25:30) which seems to describe intense regret that causes grievous cries of agony but that same place was described as utter darkness (Matt 25:30). The torment there never stops (Rev 20:10) but the suffering seems to be dependent upon who was more evil and who was less so. Jesus said in Luke 12:46 that “the master of that servant will come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour he does not know, and will cut him in pieces and put him with the unfaithful” but “that servant who knew his master’s but did not get ready or act according to his will, will receive a severe beating.  But the one who did not know, and did what deserved a beating, will receive a light beating. Everyone to whom much was given, of him much will be required, and from him to whom they entrusted much, they will demand the more” (Luke 12:47-48).  This means that everyone will be held accountable for what they did or they didn’t do in their lives (Matt 25:45-46) but also “on the day of judgment people will give account for every careless word they speak” (Matt 12:36).  The point is, we’re all in big trouble because our sins have separated us from God (Isaiah 59:2) so who goes to hell and how do we keep from going there?

The Wrath of God

Paul gives us a great description of exactly who is going to hell but he does so as a warning to those in the church at Rome, perhaps knowing that there are always tares mixed in with the wheat (Matt 13:24-30, 36-43).  He writes “those who practice such things” (Rom 2:2) and knowing God “who judge those who practice such things and yet do them yourself—that you will escape the judgment of God” (Rom 2:3), Paul warns their “hard and impenitent heart you are storing up wrath for yourself on the day of wrath when God’s righteous judgment will be revealed” (Rom 2:5).  Thankfully, “God has not destined us for wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ” (1 Thess 5:9).  If you have repented of your sins and placed your trust in Jesus Christ, then you are saved.  Everyone who rejects Jesus Christ has the wrath of God abiding squarely on them (John 3:36b).  That’s a horrible place to die.  Who goes to hell? It is everyone who rejects the only way to eternal life (John 3:16) and that is through Jesus Christ (Acts 4:12) and Him alone (John 6:44). Do that and heaven’s yours; reject that and you choose hell.


Have you received the free gift of eternal life?  It is offered to all who come to Him and humbly repent of their sins, confess them to God, and place their faith in Christ.  The Bible says “if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved” (Rom 10:9) for it is “with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved. For the Scripture says, “Everyone who believes in him will not be put to shame” (Rom 10:10-11) so it is true that “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved” (Rom 10:12). Is that you?  I pray right now, even as I write this, that whoever will read this will be or has been saved. That means you’re not headed for hell but for the kingdom of God and the King of that kingdom, Jesus Christ.