This is a good question, which requires a good answer.
Hell is a consequence of the angel Lucifer ( Satan ) and his rebellion in heaven. Lucifer tried by a coup to take over the throne of God.
As a result of this attempted coup, Lucifer was kicked out of heaven along with a third of the angels, all who took part in the rebellion . This dark angelic hosts have received the verdict . At the end of this age , they will be thrown in the Lake of fire, a place that Jesus Christ also refers to as Hell.
– Why are people tossed in the lake of fire ?
Satan wants to revenge himself on God , and wish to apply the Lord a big loss . He does this best by taking as many souls as possible to this final destination. By tricking people to reject God ‘s laws and instructions, the Devil achieves his goal. Men who are fooled to reject God, places himself under the same judgment as Satan already have been given.
What is the solution ?
Jesus Christ has given man a free will . We can listen to the gospel , and we can accept that we are lost and need to be saved . We can only be saved by submitting our life to Jesus the Messiah, and receive the grace that flows to us from the cross . Or we can reject the good news, that Jesus paid for our sins taking the punishment we all deserve. If we rejects the offer of mercy, then we will not experience mercy.
The Bible is clear that the choice we make will have serious consequences . Jesus is Lord over life and death. Jesus will return as a judge .
Matthew 25: 41
Then he will say to those on the left , ‘Go away from me , you who are cursed, into the eternal fire which is prepared for the devil and his angels .
The book of Revelation : 20:10
And the devil who deceived them, was thrown into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are. Where they will be tormented day and night forever.
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