What is Hell Like? Description of Hell
Hell is a real, actual place, with horrors beyond description. In hell, lost humans endure eternal fire, torment, and unimaginable suffering, forever. Anyone who dies without knowing Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior goes to hell, forever, with no way out.
Hell is a place of eternal death. To avoid hell, a person must repent and follow Jesus Christ while alive on earth. Hell was prepared for the devil and his angels – not for man. But Satan deceives many into following him to hell.
In hell, humans’ have all their senses, which are a lot stronger there. Hell is currently in the center of the earth. At the end times, hell will be thrown into the lake of fire, along with anyone not written in the Lamb’s Book of Life (Revelation 20:15).
Repent, for the presence of Jesus Christ is here, and believe the gospel, the great news of Jesus Christ. Receive Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior, spend eternity in heaven and avoid hell.
Below are some of the highlights from testimonies of people who have actually been to hell and returned to the earth.
If you read/listen to only one thing in this article, please read this: hell is a real place, a place of fire, torment, torture, and indescribable horror, far beyond human comprehension. Those in hell will endure unimaginable suffering, forever.
In hell, lost souls burn in fire forever. Their flesh literally burns and falls off their bodies. Worms and maggots crawl inside them. It’s a place of continual loud wailing, weeping, screaming, and gnashing of teeth.
They feel and know everything going on.
Those in hell suffer a literal eternal death. Human beings exist forever, because we are spirit beings.
If you do not believe me, read Jesus Christ’s words about hell in the Gospels: Matthew 5:22,29,30; 10:28; 11:23; 12:40; 16:18; 18:9; 23:15; 23:33; 25:41; Mark 9:44,46,48; and Luke 16:19-31 (see pages 119-123).
Hell is currently located in the center of the earth.
A person in hell has ALL their senses – sight, smell, hearing, taste, and touch – and all five are a lot stronger in hell. The spirit realm is on a much higher level than the natural realm.
The book “Hell: 13 Testimonies from a Real Place” contains the testimonies of 13 people who have been to hell and have come back to earth. They all describe the same scary, horrifying, terrifying, and shocking place.
Even if we did not have these and other modern testimonies, there are more than 110 specific scriptures in the Bible about hell and the other four worlds under the earth, which are: the pit, tartarus, the lake of fire, and paradise.
Hell is written often in both the Old and New Testaments. Jesus preached and talked about hell more often than He spoke about heaven.
Every scripture about hell in the Bible is on this website.
Who goes to hell?
Anyone on earth who dies and does not know Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior will go to hell and spend their eternity there.
Eternity’s importance and significance cannot be put into human words.
It’s forever. And ever . . .
Every person will exist eternally, either in heaven or hell; either in eternal life or eternal death.
Eternity is infinitely more important than any length of human time, whether 75 years, 6,000 years, or 4.5 billion years, an estimated age of the earth.
It only makes sense that we as humans should live in light of eternity.
Our life on earth is just a vapor, a mist that appears for a little while and then is gone.
The Father God Almighty and the Lord Jesus Christ want everyone to have everlasting life and make it to heaven. They do not want anyone to spend eternity in hell. Man has a free will. God cannot make anyone follow Him.
In hell, there is no life of any kind – no living things, no light, no love, no mercy, no water, no food. There is nothing good at all.
Hell is a place of: extreme darkness; awful nauseating smells; scary, massive overpowering demons that torture helpless people; worms and maggots that crawl inside people and never die; and worse.
Anyone who ends up in hell can never get out, FOREVER. For ETERNITY. At death, judgment is set.
The beings in hell are: demons; some of the angels; Satan (a fallen angel); and, tragically, humans who died without knowing Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior, without having a personal relationship with God Almighty through His Son Jesus Christ through the Holy Spirit.
Humans in hell can never get out.
Judgment is set. It can never be changed, FOREVER.
They are stuck in hell for eternity, and they know it. They are placed in small pits or cells. Their bodies are continually burned with fire and hot coals. The fire and flames literally burn and tear their flesh off their skeletons.
Many worms and maggots crawl inside them and are not affected by the fire. Demons torment and torture them and keep them in their holding places.
Humans in hell feel everything and know everything going on. They remember their life on earth and the many times they could have repented and received Jesus Christ. They remember the times they could have done good and did not. They remember family and friends on earth – and hope that they avoid hell.
They know they are among billions of other lost souls, all of them weeping and wailing in torment. Approximately 108 billion people have lived so far on earth – and most people do not make it to heaven.
People in hell only leave their small pit or cell to be taken somewhere else for even worse torture, sometimes by Satan himself.
When the earth is destroyed, hell will be thrown into the Lake of Fire, where everyone in hell will burn in fire FOREVER (Revelation 20:14).
Why is there a hell?
Why is there even a place with such horrible, extreme, excruciating suffering?
We know only in part.
The word of God says that hell was “prepared for the devil and his angels” (Matthew 25:41) – not for man.
The real battle in the universe is between God Almighty – the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit – and His enemy, Satan.
The devil was originally the highest-ranking angel of God (Lucifer; see Isaiah 14 and Ezekiel 28) who rebelled and tried to overthrow God. Satan was cast out of heaven and is still today opposing and trying to defeat God. He still thinks he can overthrow God, but he was defeated at the cross of Jesus Christ.
One of the main ways He opposes God is by deceiving human beings into NOT following God through Jesus Christ – and into following the devil, or any other path apart from Jesus Christ.
Satan and his enslaved demons hate people, because people are made in God’s image; and Satan hates God.
Why is this happening? This battle is a mystery in many ways to humans. But God has revealed much about it through His word. See the book War in the Heavens for a full summary of the real war in the universe.
This battle has been going on for a long time – we do not know how long.
When you understand the spiritual battle and the good and evil forces behind it, a lot of questions and mysteries are answered and solved.
Tragically, Satan deceives people into following him – and those who follow him will end up in hell. It’s very important to know this: if someone is not following Jesus Christ, that person is following and serving Satan, the devil. Every person on earth is in one of two families: God’s or the devil’s.
Description of hell – continued
For the billions of lost souls in hell, there is no relief from the suffering – no rest, no sleep, no water or food of any kind, no compassion from anyone. Remember, the good things we have on earth are not in hell. For a full explanation of this, see page .
There is a continual foul, toxic stench and odor from the decaying flesh, garbage, and much more.
No human would even want to see hell or spend one second or minute there, let alone eternity.
Tragically, it is estimated that more than 83,000 people a day – and possibly more than 100,000 – die and end up in hell.
Where is hell? It is in the center of the earth. Hell is shaped like a human body lying on its back, with arms and legs stretched out. Hell is beneath those on earth, which is why the Bible refers to hell as “under” and “beneath” (Deuteronomy 32:22 and Isaiah 14:9).
There are many different parts of hell, such as the arms, belly, heart, head, legs, and so forth. In recent
years, Jesus has revealed much about hell through his children. Those revelations are the main subject of this book.
A major portion of this book is a summary of perhaps the most detailed and thorough description and revelation of hell, which is found in Mary Baxter’s book A Divine Revelation of Hell. The quote below is from that book.
The truth about hell is scary, shocking, tragic, and more much.
Jesus Christ: “I came to save all men. I desire that all who are lost will repent and call upon My name. It is not My will that any should perish, but have everlasting life. Sad to say, most will not repent of their sins before they die, and they will go to hell. But the way to heaven is the same for all people. You must be born again to enter the kingdom of God. You must come to the Father in My name and repent of your sins. You must sincerely give your heart to God and serve Him” (94).
“Jesus Christ said: ‘God, our Father, gave each one of us a will so that we could choose whether we would serve Him or Satan. You see, God did not make hell for His people. Satan deceives many into following him, but hell was made for Satan and his angels. It is not my desire, nor that of My Father, that anyone should perish.’ Tears of compassion ran down Jesus’ cheeks.” (Baxter, A Divine Revelation of Hell, 63).
“Jesus said, ‘Hell is shaped like a human body, lying in the center of the earth. The body is lying on her back, with both arms and both legs stretched out. As I have a body of believers, so hell has a body of sin and death. As the Christ-body is built up daily, so the hell-body is also built up daily’” (Baxter, 63).
“Angelica looked down and saw a deep chasm covered in flames. They [she and Jesus] started to ascend into this abyss. She saw demons of all types, large and small . . . Jesus wept much when explaining how demons deceive people so that people will end up in hell for eternity” (Peralta, Hell Testimonies).
“Wiese . . . appeared next to an enormous pit with raging flames, raining fire, and an unbearable heat. He could see people in the flames, desperately trying to claw their way out. Their screams were ‘deafening and relentless’ . . . To the right of the large inferno, Wiese could see thousands of small pits, as far as he could see” (Wiese, 23 Minutes in Hell).
“They came to a cell which had a woman . . . She screamed with groans and moans. She asked for help because her whole being was burning in flames . . . Brenes saw people burning in flames, with bodies that were a dark gray color. They moaned and shouted in pain and terror. Their flesh melted and fell from their bodies. Their skin fell from their bodies until they were just dark gray bones” (Peralta). Carmelo Brenes
“Choo knew she was standing at the brink of hell. Jesus did not have to tell her. It was even more horrible than the description the Bible gives [see Revelation 20:13-15].
“The flames would leap unexpectedly from all directions. People would move away from flames, and as soon as they thought they were safe, another fire would burst forth. There was no rest for these unfortunate victims. They were doomed to spend all eternity being scorched and burned as they tried to escape. Choo asked who the people are. Jesus said: ‘My daughter, these people did not know Me.’ Jesus made this statement with a voice that heaved with grief” (Peralta).
“About 2,000 feet from the lake, Michael faced unbearable, unbelievable, all-consuming pain. His body felt like it was on fire. Yet, he was fully aware of everything transpiring around him. If anything, his five senses were more alive than ever before. He could see on the lake’s surface little black objects bobbing up and down like fishing corks.
Yeager writes: ‘I am not embellishing in the least. If anything, I find myself at a loss to fully express what hell is really like . . . it was more real than the flesh and blood world I live in . . . my experience was both physical and literal. It was not a vision or a dream. I could touch, taste, see, smell, and hear all that transpired. My five senses and my emotional, mental, and psychological perceptions were even more alive in the encounter than they are now’” (Yeager, Hell is For Real).
Hagin noticed what was causing the light. Out in front of him, beyond the gates or the entrance to hell, he saw giant, great orange flames with a white crest.
He was pulled toward hell just like a magnet pulls metal into itself. He knew that once he had entered through those gates, he could not come back (Hagin, I Saw Hell).
‘I cannot vividly describe hell and the sufferings of its occupants. The words to use to describe the nature of hell and the degree of the torments and sufferings of its victims are not available to man on earth.’
People were crying and gnashing their teeth. It seemed like people were swimming inside flames of hell. He saw the burning flames of fire with people in them – men, women, children; educated, uneducated, rich, poor. Their breathing looked and sounded like someone gasping for air in his dying moment. There is no air in hell, so they are breathing in the flame of fire. The remembrance of their opportunities to accept Jesus Christ as Savior adds to their torment and sorrow (Peralta).
“I cannot describe to you the horror of that place. I am convinced that there is no other place in the entire universe as bad as that place. The place was extremely large. I had the sense that it was expanding all the time. It was a place of utmost darkness, and the heat of it could not be measured: it was hotter than the hottest of fires . . . [There were] flies of all sizes – green, black, and gray flies . . . There were also short, thick, black worms everywhere, climbing on everything. The worms started to climb on us, and the flies were also all over us. The place was filled with the most disgusting stench; there are no words to describe the intensity of the stench. The smell was almost like rotten meat but was a hundred times worse than the most decaying meat . . . The place was filled with the noise of wailing and gnashing of teeth, as well as of demonic, evil laughter” (Peralta).
“‘Man cannot understand the nature of the torments of hell. However, go and tell him. Tell him if all the sufferings of the earth were gathered together to be borne by one man, it would still not compare to what that man will suffer for 24 hours in hell’” (Peralta).
Jesus Christ to Thomas Sambo
From A Divine Revelation of Hell, by Mary Baxter:
“The Lord’s face was sorrowful, and His eyes were filled with great tenderness and deep love. Though those in hell were forever lost, I knew that He still loved them and would for all eternity” (Baxter, 37).
“Jesus said, ‘You have all your senses in hell, and they are a lot stronger there’” (42).
“Jesus said, ‘My word is true, and it declares that all must repent and turn from their sins and ask Me to come into their lives if they are to escape this place. Through My blood there is forgiveness of sins. I am faithful and just and will forgive all those who come to Me. I will not cast them out’” (44-45).
“‘Child, it is not the Father’s will that anyone perish. Satan deceives many, and they follow him. But God is forgiving. He is a God of love. If these had truly come unto the Father and repented, he would have forgiven them’” (49).
“‘I call different ones for different purposes in My body. But if a man or woman, boy or girl doesn’t want My Spirit, I will depart’” (54).
“‘We will soon be to the belly of hell. This part of hell is seventeen miles high and three miles around like a circle’” (65).
“‘My child, it is better to have never known Me than to know Me and turn back from serving Me’” (72).
“Jesus said, ‘Child, Satan is both the deceiver on earth and the tormentor of souls in hell. Many of the demonic powers seen here also go up to the earth at times to hurt, afflict, and deceive. I am going to show you things that have never before been seen in this much detail . . .’” (78).
“‘Satan uses many traps and snares to deceive God’s people. I will show you many of the cunning and insidious tricks of the devil’” (79).
“Jesus: ‘Just as the true gospel is preached to us by a real minister, so Satan has his counterfeit ministers . . . Satan’s evil gifts are like the opposite side of the coin to the spiritual gifts Jesus bestows upon believers. This is the power of darkness. These workers of Satan work in the occult, the witchcraft shops, as palm readers, and in many other ways. A medium of Satan is a powerful Satanic worker . . .’” (91)
“‘Satan still thinks he can overthrow God and disrupt God’s plan, but he was defeated at the cross. I took the keys away from Satan, and I have all power in heaven and in earth’” (92).
Mary writes: “I saw things in hell that are too horrible to tell . . . I also saw things that God would not let me write” (95).
“Jesus said, ‘My salvation is free. Whoever will, let him come and be saved from this place of everlasting punishment. I will not cast him out . . . even if you have a written agreement with the devil, My power will break it, and My shed blood will save you’” (101).
“Jesus said, ‘Satan uses many devices to destroy good men and women. He works day and night, trying to get people to serve him. If you fail to choose to serve God, you have chosen to serve the devil. Choose life, and the truth will set you free’” (149).
Based on more than 20 years of research, “Hell: 13 Testimonies from a Real Place” is among the most descriptive books about hell ever published. The more than 150 pages include: 13 testimonies from people who have been to hell, describing in detail hell and its horrors; the first ever detailed diagram of hell and its chambers; every Bible verse about hell; truths and revelations from Jesus Christ about hell; and much more.