Originally Posted by .sparrow.
So I can get a correct understanding of you, can you please tell me what you see hell as being?
First, hell is not hades, though some erroneously refer to it as thus.
The place often called 'hell' is properly the place which has been prepared for the devil and his angels in Matt 25:41,46
and is identified in Matt. 10:28
in the Greek. It is the place where Jesus said that both body and soul are destroyed. The soul is not destroyed in the garbage dump outside of Jerusalem. The soul and body are destroyed in the lake of fire. And the word 'destroyed'
does not mean cessation of existence. It means eternal ruin and uselessness and torment.
Strong's number for Perish is G622.
The following is from the P-R-E-C-E-P-T*** A-U-S-T-I-N
Perish (622) (Apollumi from apo = away from or wholly + olethros = state of utter ruin <> ollumi = to destroy <> root of apollyon (Rev 9:11): destroyer) means to destroy uttery but not caused to cease to exist.
Apollumi as it relates to men, is not the loss of being per se, but is the loss of well-being. It means to ruin so that the person (or thing) ruined can no longer serve the use for which he (it) was designed. To render useless. The gospel promises everlasting life for the one who believes. The failure to possess this life will result in utter ruin and eternal uselessness (but not a cessation of existence).
Apolumi then has the basic meaning of describing that which is ruined and is no longer usable for its intended purpose.
Apolumi is the term Jesus used to speak of those who are thrown into hell (Matt. 10:28): As He makes clear elsewhere, hell is not a place or state of nothingless or unconscious existence, as is the Hindu Nirvana but is the place of everlasting torment, the place of eternal death, where there will be ''weeping and gnashing of teeth (Mt. 13:42,50)
( Romans 2:9-12 Commentary
Hell-the eternal fire-the lake of fire is that place where those who do not obey the gospel will pay the penalty of eternal destruction, away from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of His power as per 2 Thess. 1:9.
Now 2 Thess 1:9 is not talking about the Great White throne judgment of Revelation 20:11-15
, as that judgment takes place a thousand years later at the end of the Millennium. 2 Thes. 1:9 as does Matt. 25:41,46
refers to the judgment that comes to unbelievers at the Second Advent of Christ at the end of the Tribulation. It seems that those who are cast off the earth at the return of the Lord at the Second Advent are cast into the lake of fire rather than Hades. In either case, ultimately, all unbelievers end up in the lake of fire as per Revelation 20:11-15.
Hell, the lake of fire is that place where those who want nothing to do with God will spend eternity.
In the Millennium, even though Jesus Christ is physically present on the earth, ruling on the throne of David from Jerusalem, there are going to be many who still won't believe in Him. Jesus Christ, God manifest in the flesh, in resurrected body will be on the earth, and the earth will be full of His glory, and there will still be vast multitudes of people who will reject Him and who will be deceived by Satan when he is temporarily released from his prison at the end of the Millennium to deceive the nations of the earth and incite a revolution as per Revelation 20:7-9.
And then Jesus will send fire to devour the rebels and Satan will at that time be thrown permanently into the lake of fire where the beast and the false prophet are also as per Revelation 20:10.
Refer to the following link...
BIBLE STUDY MANUALS: SHEOL, GEHENNA, HADES AND THE AFTERLIFE - A BIBLICAL PERSPECTIVE
The mere fact that Christ utilized the rabbinic lanquage connected with Gehenna such as 'unquenchable fire' and 'never dying worms,' demonstrates beyond all doubt to any reasonable person that He deliberately used the word Gehenna to impress upon His hearers that eternal punishment awaits the wicked after the resurrection. No other conclusion is possible.