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Are those in hell aware of God’s presence? – Albert Mohler and William VanDoodewaard


Albert Mohler: I think there is a sense, in
the tenses of verbs related to hell, in which hell is clearly not yet as hellish as it will
be. And that even as believers in Christ who die
are not yet certainly in the new heavens and the new earth, they are nonetheless truly
with Christ. Right now. And those who die without Christ are truly
in a hellish state right now. And I would look to Luke chapter 16, in terms
of Lazarus and the rich man, in understanding that we are to take Christ at His word there;
that the rich man was, right then, experiencing the torments of Hades from which he cried
out. I want to affirm every single thing that is
revealed in Scripture about heaven and hell and everything in between, but we really have
to watch not speaking where Scripture doesn’t speak. And so, the consciousness of those who are
in hell very clearly is the consciousness of those who know they are experiencing the
pouring out of the wrath of God. So, to that extent, they are fully aware of
the presence of God. But I don’t know how to factor that in,
because God’s absence from hell is also dramatic. So I can’t enter into a psychological analysis
of of the state of those in hell other than to know they are going to know they are eternally
receiving the just penalty for their sin in the outpoureth, outpouring of the wrath of
God. And this is where we need to be fully biblical
and make sure that we’re not gaining our theology of hell from Dante, or from some
other source. Dante knows more about hell than the apostles
did, and that’s a major problem. William VanDoodewaard: Well, just thinking
further on that, the resurrection of course also plays into our doctrine of hell. There’s a resurrection of the just and of
the unjust. And so that resurrected reality of those who
are apart from, and continue in rebellion against God, does signify a reality — body
and soul — which is certainly a — an even more fearful reality of complete judgment.

Otis Rodgers

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5 COMMENTS

  1. Roy James Posted on August 31, 2018 at 10:58 am

    I miss you sir Sproul . Hope to see you soon in heaven. God bless.

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  2. TFOGITBOW Posted on February 9, 2019 at 2:18 pm

    Hell is full of God’s presence . His Wrath .

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  3. Sheldon Bass Posted on June 28, 2019 at 9:37 pm

    Being eternally removed from enjoying God's presence fits well with a question I've been attempting to answer biblically. Based upon the justice of God, as pictured for Israel in the Levitical laws, is it probable that there will be varying degrees of punishment in hell? While all outside Christ are bound for the Lake of Fire, from man's perspective, it seems God wouldn't give the same degree of punishment to a lost man who never harmed anyone and was charitable, as He would to a man such as Hitler. Of course, Dante took literary licence to outrageous extremes. But isn't it possible that there'll be levels of hell, just as there will be degrees of rewards for the redeemed?

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  4. Dennis King Posted on June 28, 2019 at 10:02 pm

    Psalm 139:8…The Mercy of God being the Sons Judgement of the Faithful in Heaven, the Wrath of God being the Fathers judgement of sin in Hell.

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  5. Dennis King Posted on June 28, 2019 at 10:05 pm

    Sheol is the antechamber of unrighteous souls awaiting Resurrection to undying bodies then cast into hell, which is then cast into the Lake of Fire. There are those that are cast not into hell, but into the Lake of Fire with the Devil, his demons, and those that take the mark of the beast; hell being no better, but the Lake of Fire being worse. Revelation 19:10-11…20:10-14….21:8

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