Christianity believes that God is three in one…


The words Hell, Devil or Satan, and Demons are common in today’s vocabulary. How much of this is real and how much of it is fiction?

Because God is a God of love He has created all beings with free will. He does not want robots for servants. God created Lucifer as the most beautiful and highest ranking angel in Heaven. Lucifer means “light bearer”. Lucifer coveted the praises of God and decided that he wanted to be God.

“How you have fallen from heaven, O morning star, son of the dawn! You have been cast down to the earth, you who once laid low the nations! You said in your heart, ‘I will ascent to heaven; I will raise my throne above the stars of God; I will sit enthroned on the mount of assembly, on the utmost heights of the sacred mountain. I will ascend above the tops of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most High.'” Isaiah 14:12-14

By trying to elevate himself above God, Lucifer made himself a devil. His pride was a terrible sin against God. One third of the angels in Heaven joined with Lucifer; by turning from God their very characters became hellish.

Hell is the eternal tragedy. It was created for Satan, and his demons, but not for people. After sin entered the world people who are not the children of God join these evil ones in Hell when they die on earth.

“The rich man also died and was buried. In Hell, where he was in torment, he looked up and saw Abraham far away, with Lazarus by his side.”  Luke 16:23

Hell is described as a place of never ending torment. It is for the hellish, people who do not love God. It is a place of burning fire. God loved the world so much that he gave His only Son, Jesus Christ to die for the sins of the world. If people are so prideful that they think that they do not need God and think that they can live by their own power, then they deceive themselves and suffer from the same sin of Pride that was the downfall of Lucifer. Jesus does not force anyone to believe in Him; we all have free choice.

Hell is isolation. People who say that they want to party in Hell with their friends do not know what they are talking about. Hell will be the loneliest place ever. In Revelation it is described as the second death, a terrible death. Hell is referred to as the place of outer darkness where the light of God does not shine. Does this sound like a fun place to party? Each person in Hell will be someone who rejected the love of God and chose darkness.

Descriptive words of Hell include torture or torment (Revelation 20:10), outer darkness (Matthew 8:12  Matthew 22:13  Matthew 25:30), weeping and gnashing of teeth (Matthew 8:12   Matthew 13:42  Matthew 22:13  Matthew 24:51  Matthew 25:30) and eternal fire (Matthew 18:8  Matthew 25:41  Jude 7).