Matthew 10:28 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)
28 And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.
KJV reproduced by permission of Cambridge University Press, the Crown’s patentee in the UK.
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LIFE IN THE SPIRIT STUDY BIBLE NOTES
10:28 hell. The word here translated “hell” (Gk geenna; see Jer 7:31, note) refers to a place of eternal torment reserved for the ungodly (cf. Mark 9:43,48). The Bible teaches that one’s existence does not end at death but continue on forever, either in the presence of God or in a place of punishment. Note the following about the state of the lost:
(1) Jesus teaches that there is a place of eternal punishment for those condemned before God (see 5:22,29-30; 18:9; 23:15,33; Mark 9:43,45,47;Luke 10:15; 12:5). It is the terrifying reality of continuous punishment, the place of a fire that never shall be quenched” (Mark 9:23), of “everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels” (Matt 25:41), of “wailing and gnashing of teeth” (13:42,50), of binding and darkness (22:13), and of torment and agony and separation from heaven (Luke 16:23).
(2) The teaching of the epistles is essentially the same. The apostles speak of a coming judgment of God to inflict vengeance on those who disobey the gospel (2 Thes 1:5-9), of a separation from the presence and glory of the Lord (2 Thes 1:9) and of the destruction of God’s enemies (Phil 3:18-19; see also Rom 9:22; 1 Cor 16:22; Gal 1:9: 2 Tim2:12; Heb 10:27; 2 Pet 2:4; Jude 1:7: Rev 14:10; 19:20; 20:10,14).
(3) The Bible teaches that judgment for evildoers is certain. The main idea is a place of punishment and separation from God with no end to its duration. Even Christians may find this doctrine unpleasant or hard to understand. Yet we must submit to the authority of God’s Word and trust God’s decision and justice.
(4) We must always keep in mind that God sent His Son to die in order that no one should perish (John 3:16). Hell was prepared for the devil and his angels (25:41); God does not desire to send any of His human creation there (2 Pet 3:9). Those who in the end go to hell do so because they have resisted God’s grace and rejected God’s provision of salvation (Rom 1:16–2:10).
Excerpt: Holy Bible: Life In the Spirit Study Bible. 1992, 2003. Michigan: Zondervan.
CORRESPONDING SCRIPTURES RETRIEVED FROM BIBLEGATEWAY.COM
Psalm 9:15-17 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)
15 The heathen are sunk down in the pit that they made:
in the net which they hid is their own foot taken.
16 The Lord is known by the judgment which he executeth:
the wicked is snared in the work of his own hands.
17 The wicked shall be turned into hell,
and all the nations that forget God.
James 3:5-7 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)
5 Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth! 6 And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire of hell. 7 For every kind of beasts, and of birds, and of serpents, and of things in the sea, is tamed, and hath been tamed of mankind:
Revelation 1:17-19 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)
17 And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead. And he laid his right hand upon me, saying unto me, Fear not; I am the first and the last: 18 I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death. 19 Write the things which thou hast seen, and the things which are, and the things which shall be hereafter;
In Jesus Name,