People sometimes portray hell as a party zone. Many have said, “When I die, I want to go to hell, ’cause that’s where all my friends will be!” But if people understood what Scripture says about hell, they would think twice about saying that. Hell is a place of eternal separation from God. It is a place of great suffering, and it’s the ultimate judgment on a life spent in rebellion to God.
Hell is the final punishment of those who reject God. Hell is necessary because God’s holy and just nature demands that evil be punished. Similarly, the cross was necessary because God’s merciful nature demanded that salvation be offered.
Those who fail to accept Christ’s payment for their sins will go to hell. It is that simple. Whether a person will be in heaven or hell after death will depend on whether he chooses to trust in Christ’s payment for his sins and accept God’s gift of salvation. About this most serious of subjects, it is the Christian’s privilege and duty to proclaim what God has clearly revealed:
Hope is found in salvation through Christ alone.