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Topic: Lake of Fire

Episode Topic Audio

2021-05-05
Destruction After Judgment (Lake of Fire): Is Hosea 4:6, "my people are destroyed for lack of knowledge", referring to the second death (the lake of fire)? [Hosea 4:6].



2021-05-05
Suicide and Illness Consequences: Caller shares her experience of God's faithfulness in caring for a sick mother, and contrasts it to choosing suicide.
Three Views of Hell: Is it possible that all three views of hell could be simultaneously true and relative to each individual's circumstances?


2021-03-18
Does Hell Exist?: Is hell an actual place, or a state of mind, and how would you help someone that doesn't believe in hell, change their mind? [Matthew 13:42, 2 Peter 2:4-5, Revelation 20:15, James 3:6, Matthew 16:24, Ephesians 4, Luke 16:22, I Peter 3:20-21].



2020-12-01
Christians Surprised by the 2nd Coming of the Lord: Will Christians be surprised at the 2nd coming of the Lord? [I Thessalonians 5:4-8, Matthew 24:43-51, 2 Peter 3:10, Matthew 25:1-13].
Watching & Losing Sleep: When "watching" is referred to in scripture, is it saying that we literally should be losing sleep as we look for the coming of the Lord? [Matthew 25:1, Ephesians 6:18].
Body, Soul, Spirit in the Lake of Fire: Will the body, soul, and spirit be thrown in the lake of fire?

2020-11-20
Bible That Doesn't Translate all the Greek Words for Hell: Is there a Bible translation that actually uses the proper Greek words, like Tartarus and Gehenna, instead of "hell" for all them?
Image of Fire & Torture in Hell: Whenever we hear the word hell, we all envision torture in a fire, why is that? [Revelation 20:15, Revelation 10, Matthew 25:41]
God Didn't Translate His Word Very Well: Is there a case to be made that God didn't do a very good job of translating His word and getting His message across to us? [Psalm 92:15].

2020-10-23
Levels of Hell: Could you talk about the scriptural implication that there are different levels or punishments in hell? [1 Thessalonians 1:9, Luke 12:47, Matthew 11:24].



2020-08-12
Different Levels of Heaven and Hell: Could you clarify the scriptural references to the different levels of heaven and hell?
Be Ye Holy as God is Holy: Is it really possible to be holy as God is holy, or to be perfect as God is? [I Peter 1:16, Leviticus 19:2, Luke 6:36, Matthew 5:48].


2020-08-12
Soul Sleep & Rachel: Is the story of Rachel's death, helpful in disproving soul sleep? [Genesis 35:18].
Hell's Location: Is the story of Korah the earth swallowing him helpful to understand the location of hell? [Numbers 16:32].


2020-08-12
Hell in the Center of the Earth: Is it possible that hell or the Lake of Fire may be an actual physical place in the center of the earth?



2020-08-10
"Man of Sin" in the Temple of God: Could you explain passage about the "man of sin" being revealed and sitting in the temple of God? [2 Thessalonians 2:3-12, I Corinthians, 2 Corinthians].
The Beast and the False Prophet: Would you explain the beast and the false prophet? [Revelation 13, Revelation 19:20, Revelation 20:14].


2020-08-05
Lake of Fire Destination of the Beast: What is the chronology in Revelation 19-20, when the devil is thrown into the lake of fire in 20:10, but in the Amillennial view the beast and false prophet would have already been thrown there. [Revelation 11-12, Revelation 19-20].



2020-07-30
Heaven & Hell in the Bible: Could you help me sort out all the various references and meanings of the biblical use of the words "heaven" and "hell"? [2 Corinthians 12:2, Revelation 4, 2 Peter 2:4, James 3:6, Isaiah 30:33].



2020-07-23
Satan in Heaven: Is Satan in heaven, and if so, why would we want to go there? [Revelation 12:10-11, Job 1, Zechariah 3].



2020-07-14
Hell and Jesus' Eternal Torment: If Jesus took our punishment for sin, and the punishment is eternal damnation, will Jesus then suffer eternally? [Romans 3:23, Ezekiel 18:20-24].



2020-06-16
Lake of Fire: What kind of bodies do the unrighteous have when they are cast into the Lake of Fire? [Revelation 20:14-15, Luke 12:48].



2020-06-16
Heaven or Hell Upon Death: What happens in the intermediate state? Do we go directly to heaven or hell when we die? [2 Corinthians 5:8, Luke 16:19-31, John 5:28-29, Revelation 20:14-15, John 3:16, Ecclesiastes 9:5].



2020-02-27
Origin of Satan: If Satan was created to be a tester, then why would God send him to be tormented forever in the lake of fire, just for doing that for which he was created? [Revelation 20:10].
Book-Before Dispensationalism: Are you familiar with the book, "Dispensationalism Before Darby" by William C Watson?


2019-08-30
Lost Souls-Hell & Lake of Fire: What happens to all the souls in hell who are awaiting the judgment? And then after they are cast in the lake of fire, who is governing there? [Revelation 20:10, 15 Matthew 25:41].
Why So Long Before Jesus Comes Back: Why is Jesus waiting so long to come back? [Matthew 28:19-20, Isaiah 42:1-4].


2019-08-28
Hell & Eternal Torment: Regarding eternal torment and the idea that Adam's sin affected all mankind [Matthew 25:41,46, Romans 5:18, Revelation 20].



2019-07-26
Different Views of Hell: Would you talk about the various views of hell? [Revelation 20:15, Hebrews 9:27]



2019-06-20
Hell, Hades, Gehenna, Tartarus, Sheol & The Lake of Fire: What is the difference between all the words used for hell? [Tartarus, Hades, Sheol, Gehenna, etc.) [2 Peter 2, Revelation 20:10].



2019-06-18
The Lake of Fire (Hell): What is the lake of fire? Do you believe in eternal torment? Could the fire be a purifying fire? [Luke 23:34].



2019-03-15
Unbelievers after death: What happens to an unbeliever immediately after death? Since they are not in the lake of fire until the judgment, where are they now? [Luke 16:19]. Distinction made between Hades and the lake of fire.



2019-02-20
Views of hell: What is your personal conviction hell?



2019-02-20
Differing Views of Hell: Can you tell me your views about Hell? What happens to the wicked? Are they annihilated?



2019-02-19
Everlasting Contempt: Does this apply to the view of hell of eternal torment, people sleeping in dust & the wicked having everlasting contempt? John 5 seems to be about hell. Transition from old covenant to the new covenant? Discussion of the traditional view of hell [Daniel 12:2]



2018-12-20
Death of a lost loved one: How do you give comfort to a person of a loved one who has died who was not saved?



2018-12-19
Location of Hell: Only the washed can enter the city, where are the people who don't make it or where is the lake of fire or hell? [Revelation 22:14-15]



2018-11-08
Lake of Fire - Hell: What is Hell & the Lake of Fire, & will it be the same experience for the people who make it there?



2018-11-06
Rich Man & Lazarus Parable: Isn't the story of the Rich Man & Lazarus literal since it has real names in it?
Jonah going to Hell: The Jonah & Whale story, doesn't it say that Jonah's soul went to hell?


2018-10-25
Differing Views of Hell: What about people who have never heard of Jesus, or, who just are not ready to accept Him yet?
Judged by Faith or Works or both: Are we judged by faith or works, or faith & works?


2018-10-23
Can't Lose your Salvation: Eternal security, once saved always saved discussion, nothing can separate from the love of God (opposed to ALWAYS saved) [Romans 8:35-39, Proverbs 2:6]



2018-08-21
Two Judgments: Are there more judgments than just the one at the end? Judgment for salvation vs judgment for works? [john 3:16-18]



2018-08-08
Eternal Torment: I don't understand how a God of love could want to torture His creatures for eternity if you don't choose Him?



2018-07-25
Calvinism & Arminianism: Calvinists believe that people have no choice, but still have to go to hell if you weren't chosen? That's like a person who is born blind being punished because he can't see. If Calvinists believed in annihilationism, that'd be ONE thing, but to think that you are predestined to Eternal Torment, that is another.



2018-07-06
Holding Cell for the Wicked Dead: Where do the wicked go after they die, some type of holding cell?



2018-06-08
Hell Eternal: Are we going to stay in hell forever? Did you say that the Bible doesn't say that?



2018-05-11
Views of Hell: What does the bible actually say about Hell?



2018-05-10
The Worm Never Dies: You said that you don't believe in eternal torment, but what about the worm that never dies? Smoke of their torment ascendeth up for & for ever [Revelation 14:11, Isaiah 66:24, Mark 9:44,48]



2018-04-26
Disintegrated in Hell: I'm confused about hell, because I just heard that we are just disintegrated in hell, but then he said there was a lake of fire.



2018-04-24
Tormented forever in Hell: Hell & Mr. Fudge, 4 views of hell



2018-04-03
God's Sovereignty: God making us suffer forever, is Calvinism rather sadistic, thinking God will only save some, but the rest are going to burn forever & forever & ever?
Ecclesia: Ecclesia in the KJV was changed to church building instead of church assembly, just like they didn't like translating baptize to immersion, because King James did not believe Immersion for Baptism.


2018-03-19
Lake of Fire: Do you believe the lake of fire is literal, & is it the 2nd death? Is satan going to die for the 2nd time? Isn't fire for purification, restoration? [Revelation 21:8]



2018-01-17
Hell-Knowledge of the Views: I'm concerned about studying about hell that much because if I discover that the traditional view is wrong, I might have a hard time debating people challenge me that Eternal Torment is the correct view.



2018-01-15
The New Earth, New Jerusalem: How come the people who are outside the gate are not in the Lake of Fire? [Revelation 22:15]



2017-11-13
Still asked to Teach even though Different View: We've been asked to teach even though we disagree about hell. (follow up to a call he made couple weeks before.)
Tongues of Fire & Consumed by Fire: There was the Day of Pentecost when the Flames of Fire were on people, & the animal sacrifices that were consumed by fire, are they somehow related? [Acts 2]


2017-10-31
Burning for Eternity: Someone is holding up on becoming a Christian because he doesn't believe that non-Christians are going to burn for eternity.



2017-10-30
The 3 Views of Hell: How would you try to explain that there are 3 viable views of what hell is & not just the one traditional torment view?gheg



2017-10-26
Predestination Exists: Caller thinks predestination exists because God knows everything.
Doctrine of Hell: Where does the doctrine of hell come from?


2017-09-28
Devil doing bad things in Hell: Can the Devil rape women in hell? What about the Chaldeans & Job?



2017-09-27
A literal Hell: Do you believe in a literal hell?
The Nephilim: Sex w/ women, gen 6, nephilim, sons of God angels?


2017-09-19
Being Cast into Hell: When people are cast into hell are they burning forever & ever & ever?



2017-09-13
Wicked Person goes directly to Hell after Death: People who die go to hell because of Lazarus & the Rich Man, according to this caller. [Luke 16:19-31]



2017-09-08
God Creating the Devil: Why would God create a devil to tempt us, torment us, create havoc, when he's going to be held accountable in the end?



2017-09-06
Salvation after Death: Is reconciliation after death possible? Salvation after death? [John 11:26]



2017-08-22
Universal Reconciliationism: Can God be grieved when He loses His children, or is that a weak human trait?



2017-08-22
Hell into the Lake of Fire: Caller wants to point out that Hell was cast into the lake of fire. [Revelation 20:11-15]



2017-08-22
Degrees of Punishment in Hell: is there different degrees of punishment in hell? isn't just going to hell for not believing Jesus enough? Is justice an attribute of God?



2017-08-08
The Rich Man & Lazarus: Is Lazarus & the rich man a real story or parable? At the time of your lectures you said you didn't know if there was related rabbincal stories. Is there a literal lake of fire?



2017-08-04
Disagreement or Unity Among Brethren: Can there be disagreement among believers & still be saved? What is the purpose of life, is it just to escape hell?
Purpose of Life: What is the purpose of life? Is it just to escape hell?


2017-07-24
Heaven & Hell not Addressed: In the Old Testament NOR the New Testament there's not much mention about what happens to you after you die, heaven or hell, need to love Him just because



2017-07-18
People who have never heard of Gospel Burning Forever: I can't reconcile that people who have NEVER heard the gospel are going to burn for eternity in hell (ministry of the month).



2017-05-25
Effectiveness of Prayer: Have you ever reviewed the effectiveness in prayer in medical publications?
Hell: Can you tell me about hell? I'm just getting to the point that I just want everyone saved!


2017-05-17
Hell & Perish: I question Greg Laurie meaning & definition "perish" in John 3:16 & what he says about hell. [John 3:16]



2017-05-16
Hell Ultimately Destroyed: My dad told me he was listening to somebody who said that eventually hell will be destroyed, do you have any evidence for this?
No More Sea: Is says in the Bible that there will be no more sea. What does that mean? [Revelation 21:1]


2017-05-09
Steve's Viewpoints of Hell: What are your view points of hell?



2017-04-03
Differing Views of Hell Have you heard about George w. Sarris who wrote an interesting book about hell?



2017-03-29
Hell, Hades & the Lake of Fire: What is the difference between hell, hades & the lake of fire?
Jesus' Death: Where did Jesus go when He died? Hades?


2017-02-13
An Eternal Hell: If there is eternal life doesn't it stand to reason that there'd be an eternal hell?



2017-01-10
Fear of Torment in Hell: How biblical is the doctrine about torment of hell fire? Fearing God because you are afraid of hell fire is not a good way to get saved!



2016-04-06
Three Views of Hell Simultaneously: I was listening to your teaching on your hell & my wife & i were wondering if it is was possible that all 3 views are possible at once?



2016-04-01
Judgment has already come: Caller thinks there's going to be no future hell, that there was already a judgehas differing view, a consuming fire? [Romans 2:5, 2 Peter 3]



2016-03-21
Hell-Annihilationism: Caller has been studying about the 3 views of Hell, & is coming to the conclusion of Annihilationism, would like Steve's take on that view of Hell.



2016-03-09
Hell-Universal Reconciliation: If Universal Reconciliation were true, where do those that are finally reconciled end up? Who is being reigned over?



2016-02-26
Steve's Position on Hell: What is your position on hell?
Speaking in Tongues: Was wondering what you could tell me about Speaking in Tongues? It didn't really jive with what Scripture is talking about it.


2015-12-17
Being Tortured in Hell: Where do we get that idea that demons torture people in Hell?
The Unforgiving Servant Parable: What about the parable about the unforgiving servant sort've being tortured? [Matthew 18:21-35]


2015-11-11
Hell & the Early Church: What was the view of the early church about Hell?
Roman Catholicism: Is the Catholic Church Christian?


2015-11-11
Remission of sins: i'd really like to know the meaning of this verse, the "remitting or retaining the sins of people". What does that mean? [John 20:23]
"All you want to know about Hell": Caller likes both books of Steve Gregg, "3 views of Hell", as well as "4 views Revelation". Steve comments.


2015-10-27
Annihilationism & Universal Reconciliationism: I was told there is no way i'm honoring the word of God if you even entertain the idea of universal reconciliation & don't believe in the traditional view of hell. What do you think about that? How does he know i'm being unfaithful to the Word of God just because I might disagree w/ the traditional view of hell?



2015-09-28
In Danger of Hell fire: We'll actually get in trouble, or be in danger of hell-fire, for calling people a fool? It also says that the fool will be in danger because he doesn't believe though!



2015-08-31
Hell: Only temporary torment for the view of conditional immortality & so what are the verses that support this, that the punishment will be proportionate? Gnashing & Weeping of teeth seem to be supporting the traditional view. [Luke 12:47-48, Matthew 11:22]



2015-07-20
Outer Darkness: What is the "Outer Darkness" referred to after Jesus get done talking about Talents & the Wedding Feast Parables as opposed to Hell? [Matthew 25]



2015-07-16
Divorce for Financial Benefit: She will NOT do that after listening to Steve on that, divorce because it's more expedient financially!
Two Witnesses: Have the 2 Witnesses already happened or not? [Revelation 11]
Views on Hell book: It never made sense about the Traditional View of Hell, people burning forever & ever, it's so against God's character.

2015-07-01
Hell: Jesus said about Judas it would've been better that he had never been born (presumably because of what is going to happen to him in hell), so doesn't that give a good case for Eternal Torment?



2015-07-01
Christianbook.com Selling Steve's Books: Caller just wanted to announce about how cheap Christianbook.com is selling Steve's Books for.
Hell: As a result of that call, Steve commented about Hell.


2015-04-21
Friends & Relatives Who Die Lost: How do we deal w/ the thought of people we know who have died who were not followers of Christ?



2015-03-25
Hell: Caller has a simple theory about why it isn't eternity in hell.



2015-03-25
Literalism about Hell: We don't have any life w/ out God, so how could we exist in hell? [Acts 17:27]



2015-03-25
Traditional View of Hell Caller: Caller who had called a few calls ago calls back & remembered his 3rd Q: God made hell for the devil & his demons & not humans, is that true?



2015-03-25
Hell: We don't really know how hell is going to play out. There's no concrete teaching on anything in Revelation for that matter.
Blood Moons: What does Steve think about all these "Blood Moons" coming up one right after another?


2015-03-25
Traditional View of Hell: Separation from God is the actual punishment? If we are separated from God, how could we survive? [2 Thessalonians 1:9]



2015-02-24
Earth Never Passing Away & No Hell: A co-worker who was talking to a Jehovah's Witness says the earth will never pass away & that they don't believe in Hell.



2015-02-23
Alcohol & Drugs: Caller comments on previous call about drugs & alcohol.
Annihilationism: Comments about the first call regarding hell, but not universalism, but annihilationism.
Evolution for Creation: Can you combine both Creation & Evolution, God using Evolution for Creation?

2015-02-11
Hell - Eternal Separation: How can Steve not know the answer to, "How can we be in Heaven worshipping God if our loved ones are being tortured by Him?"



2015-02-05
Lake of Fire & the Devil & Angels: If God just made the Devil as a "tester" as Steve surmises, why would God then punish him for doing what he was created for?



2015-02-03
Body, Soul & Spirit & the Devil: Is it possible, since the Devil is a spirit, that God can't "destroy" him, so that's why he, the beast & the false prophet will be tormented all day & night for eternity? [Matthew 10:28 Revelation 20:10]



2015-01-09
Hell: All these verses talk about hell, so don't they all mean the same thing? [Revelation 20:14, Mark 3:29, Matthew 18:9]



2015-01-09
"Everlasting Contempt": How could the Universal Reconciliation view be possible in the light of these verses [Daniel 12:2, Matthew 25:46]?



2015-01-09
The 3 Views of Hell: Regarding the Universal Reconciliation view, does God want to just restore us w/ His consuming fire?



2015-01-06
Discussion about a previous call about Hell: Caller wanted to chime in & talk about the discussion he heard a previous caller talking about hell, & give his take.
Discussion about previous show: Jehovah, Yahweh, YHWH, JHVH, Talks about the first caller of the previous day's show, talking about hell, & how this caller didn't agree w/ those sentiments. How do we get "Yahweh" or even "Jehovah" out of YHWH?


2015-01-05
Followup about Hell: Steve does a followup re: the call he just had about hell.



2015-01-05
Disagreement - Eternal Hell: Caller concerned Steve is wrong about not believing the traditional view of hell.



2014-04-22
The Beast & the False Prophet & the Millennium: How can the Millennium be part of the church age if the Beast & the False Prophet & Satan are all cast into the lake of fire BEFORE the Millennium?



2013-02-11
Hell & Conditional Immortality: It doesn't seem like God would perpetuate sin forever by letting people be tormented forever instead of annihilated. [Revelation 21:4]



2013-02-08
Eternal Punishment verses Eternal Punishing: Don't Annihilationists have a problem with this passage of Scripture, because whatever you are applying to the term, "aiōnios", when you apply it to the righteous, don't you have to apply it to the wicked? [Matthew 25:46]
Death a Punisment: Is death a punishment or a penalty, consequence of sin, the curse of sin? [Genesis 2, Romans 8:18-22]


2013-02-07
Hell, Annihilation: Would the death of Jesus be more grandiose if Jesus died on the cross to prevent us from being tormented forever instead of thinking that we are just going to be annihilated?
God's Glory & Judgment during Eternal Hell: Would it exemplify God's glory & judgment of people burning forever in contrast to thinking we are just going to be annihilated? [2 Thessalonians 1:9]
More Discussion on Hell: Even more dilaogue about hell. (but this was a follow-up from the previous show, but the last half of the show is missing from the day before, so we missed what they were originally talking about.)

2013-01-30
Calling People Fools: (Phone cuts in & out) What did Jesus mean by calling people fool & being in danger of Hellfire yet people are called fools in the Bible. [Matthew 5:22]
Pentecost a Fulfillment of Joel: Caller doesn't think Pentecost was a fulfillment of Joel, but Steve explains that it was. [Acts 2, Joel 2]


2013-01-29
Judgment of things done in the Body: Can you explain this passage of Scripture? That we are going to be judged for things in this life. So how can there be post mortem repentance (universal reconciliation)? [2 Corinthians 5:10-11]
A book on 3 Views of Hell: Do you know of a good source that explains the different views of Hell?

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