I believe that the alternative to eternal life is eternal death. Hades. Perishing.
I believe that those who reject God and his offer of freedom once it has been well explained to them and they have to make a decision, is an act of condemnation. This means that many people who's only exposure to the word of God is a bullhorn preacher on the street yelling turn or burn. That is not an accountable gospel message.
I believe that the lake of fire is reserved for some specific people. They are listed several places. Those are people who even knowing the truth, reject it, and become candidates for hell.
I believe that there are levels of hell... great torment.. and absence for the light of the father. No matter what it will be a very bad place.
I have heard the testimonies of those who have had experiences and seen hell. Some are more credible than others. I don't formulate
The hell many will experience is alone, dark, cold and with torment from demons.
Those who never hear, never know, never have a credible witness or call of the Holy Spirit on their lives will die .... but hell? I'm not convinced.
I would be interested if you have had a revelation of hell, what you believe. If your only input would be bible bullets, I have all them already.
In this season of movies and books about a revelation of heaven, it's appropriate to consider hell...
I do know this... There's a hell to shun and a heaven to gain... God can never allow for sin in his presence... so Jesus came and died so we could enter.
From another Prophet Friend of Mine.. His view and a good one:
And we find ourselves defending the Italian pharmacist’s version, sometimes at the expense of what (little) the Bible actually says definitively.
It’s kind of exciting to watch as we begin to separate the Truth from the traditions that we’ve held onto for so long.
[EDIT: The "Italian Catholic Pharmacist" is Dante Alighieri. "Dante's Inferno" is his writing. It is not gospel. It is the first part of his 14th-century epic poem, "The Divine Comedy."]
We have a lot of books on Heaven, few on Hell.. time to get it right