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which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell" (Matthew 10:28). "Cast him into outer darkness; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth" (Matthew 22:13). Exactly what hell will be like and to what degree the descriptive expressions of hell will be physically true, we cannot say precisely, However, the spiritual burning of God's wrath and gnawing torment of conscience shall exceed the physical suffering in depth of pain. The spiritual "fire," "darkness," "falling," "chains," and "gnawing worm" shall prove to be yet far worse to endure than whatever degree of physical fire, darkness, chains, and suffering there will be in hell.

Just as it is impossible for us to describe how evil and terrible sin is, so it is impossible for us to fathom how terrible its punishment shall be. Sin is open rebellion against the eternal and righteous God, our Creator. Its awfulness shall be witnessed in its eternal and righteous punishment. In Gethsemane's garden and on Calvary's cross, the Lord Jesus descended into hell to deliver His people from it. We can observe His profound suffering in both His terrible spiritual and physical torments. Viewing this scene, let us observe the scriptural warning: "It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of a living God" (Hebrews 10:31).

    A respected minister once preached a sermon on "The Reality of Hell," The next day a person came to the minister's home to speak with him about his sermon

Why are internal, emotional, and spiritual pains more severe than physical ones?

Why did Jesus need to suffer both spiritual and physical torments?

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