There are still parts of the Bible that the understanding has not yet been revealed to us !!!! There will be many that may not agree with this statement, but there are many that do not agree on any statement… The concept of Hell being one of these aspects. We really do not know exactly what and where this place or concept is. There is quite a lot of discussion in the Bible about various places where certain individuals will spend eternity, but there is also differing descriptions of such a place. We do know that it will not be pleasant….
There is the Lake of Fire reserved for Satan and his followers, but we do not know if those followers include people as well as the angels that rebelled with Satan. We know that the saved will live in New Jerusalem and the non believers will not be allowed into the city. We read that just not being in the presence of our Lord will be agonizing. There is rhetoric about total darkness and other descriptions concerning the place we think of as Hell. The only thing that we know for certain is that it is a place where we do not want to spend eternity.
As saved Christians, these thoughts are really not important because we will be in the presence of our Lord in New Jerusalem, but what about our loved ones who have not as yet been saved…. Being a Christian and being saved is an incredible gift and should give a sense of peace to those who have achieved this status and most are grateful but do nothing else. We should recognize our responsibility to our loved ones as well as all other who have not been saved and do whatever we can to bring others to salvation. The Church must begin the process of unification and adopt a single set of standards and doctrine as given to us from within the Bible and ask God to have the same mercy that He has shown us to all of our friends and loved ones that have not been saved !!!!