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The punishment of those in hell shall also be without intermission, mixture, or end as shown in the chart below.


PUNISHMENT IN HELL SHALL BE:

1. Without intermission

And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.

-Revelation 14: II

2. Without mixture

The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of His indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb.

-Revelation 14:10

3. Without end

Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.

-Mark 9:48


Those in hell shall never repent. They shall be given over totally to their sinful, rebellious hearts. They shall only curse and rebel against God without end, in various degrees, according to their degree of previous sin and present punishment. Accordingly, their fitting punishment shall also last forever. The unrepenting rebel shall continue to receive his appropriate punishment.

In this present life, if a person would experience total hopelessness, he would kill himself. He could not live in such a state. But in hell a "living" in eternal death shall be experienced eternally existing in a state of total hopelessness. In hell, a person would give anything to be able to end his existence and he shall not be able! After hundreds of thousands of "years" would pass by, the sinner would not have made one payment on his debt, but would only have added to it, and that willfully from the depths of his bitter but hopeless, and rebellious heart.

Total separation from God's grace in hell refers not only to saving grace and the impossibility of ever being delivered from sin, but it also refers to God's common grace. In this present life, outward



As "time" progresses for those in hell, their debts continually become greater, not smaller. Why?

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