The Torments of
The Wicked in Hell
Suffer Dreadful Torments. They feel
Despair, Remorse, Envy, and
Hopelessness, because They know that
They can never obtain the One (1) Thing
necessary for Happiness. They can never
See and Enjoy God. They are
Tortured with Envy of the
Blessed in Heaven. They are
Tormented with Shame because
Their Sins will be Known to all
Entirely and Completely. After the General Judgment
Their Bodies will share the Pains
of Their Souls.
They will be in Torments for all Eternity
Those are Punished in Hell, who
Die in Mortal Sin; they are Deprived-of the
Vision of God and Suffer Dreadful Torments,
especially that of Fire, for all Eternity
Christ Himself, in Fifteen (15) Places in
Holy Scripture, Refers-to the Punishment of
Hell, the Horrible Abode of the
Wicked. Scripture calls
Hell "a Place of Torments", "an Unquenchable
Fire", "Everlasting Fire", "the Bottomless Pit",
"Everlasting Punishment", "Outer Darkness".
All who Die in Mortal Sin, even with
only a Single (1) Unrepented and
Unforgiven Mortal Sin, are sent to
God is Continually Calling Sinners to
Repentance by Numberless
Graces. He Instituted a Church
to Teach Them the Way-to Heaven, to Show
Them what to Avoid. He Instituted the
Sacrament of Penance to
Cleanse from all Sin, to Assure the
Sinner that Without any Doubt, God Forgives
Him. He stands as the Loving Father,
Awaiting-with Anxiety the Return of the Prodigal. If after all these Graces the
Sinner Persists in Sin,
He has only Himself to Blame when
He is sent-to Hell.
God does not Wish to Send anyone to Hell.
His only Desire would be to have all His
Children with Him in the Bliss of
Heaven. The Sinner Forces
God to Punish
Him in Hell, by Defying
Him and Refusing to Recognize
His Authority. When a Vile Creature Defies His
Infinite (∞) Creator,
no Punishment is too Great.
Not One (1) Single Sinner is sent-to
Hell, except by His Own Fault.
No one is sent to Hell unless he has Willfully, Deliberately, and Knowing
Refused to Obey the Commands of
God. We can Truly-say that the Fetters of Hell are of Man's own
Fashioning. If a Man is given a Bright Light, and he Purposely Blows-it-out, can he Blame anyone else for the
The Condemned in Hell will
Pain of Loss and the
Pain of Sense.
But no-one can ever Describe or Understand Adequately the Torments of
Hell, just as no-one can Realize the Bliss
Pain of Loss
The Wicked in Hell know that
They Rejected and Lost
God. This Pain will be the Greatest
Torment of Hell, for the Human
Soul is Made-for God. They
Feel Despair, Remorse,
Envy, and Hopelessness, because
They Know that They can never Obtain the
One (1) Thing needed for Happiness;
They can never see God.
The Greater (>) the Value of what is Lost, the
Greater (>) is the Pain of Loss. But the
Sinners in Hell have
Lost God, of Infinite
(∞) Worth. Their Pain of Loss
must be in-Proportion (ά).
Instead of God and the Angels and
Saints, the Sinners in
Hell have Devils and Loathsome Criminals
for Eternal Companions. Hell contains nothing
Good. Saint Paul truly says: "It is a Fearful Thing to Fall-into
the Hands of the Living God" (Hebrews 10:31).
There is no Love in Hell. The
God, Hate Each-Other, and Hate
Themselves. Saint John Chrysostom says: "Insupportable is the Fire of Hell. Who doth not know it? And its
Torments are Awful; but if one were to Heap a Thousand Hell-fires, One on the Other, it would be as Nothing compared with the Punishment
of being Excluded from the Blessed Glory of Heaven, of being Hated by Christ, and of being Compelled to hear Him say,
'I know you not!'".
Pain of Sense
There is an Extreme Pain of Sense. The
Wicked will Suffer from
Fire and the Torments Inflicted-on all the
Five (5) Senses:
the Taste, and
After the Resurrection, the Bodies of the
Damned will Suffer with
Their Souls. In this Life, Sinners
Sin by Their Senses. In the
same way, They will be Punished in
Hell. "By what Things a Man Sinneth, by the Same he also is
Christ calls Hell an
"Unquenchable Fire". The Sensation of
Burning is the Greatest Pain Man can
Conceive-of. If one cannot stand for a Brief Instant putting his Finger in the Flame of a Candle, how can he Endure the
Fire of Hell?
Christ calls Hell
"the Outer Darkness"; it is Fire that gives no
Light, because in Hell the
Damned never see God, the Source of
Eternal Light. Hell is
the Place where there is "Weeping and Gnashing of Teeth", where the "Worm
The Punishment in Hell is not the same
for all. Each Sinner will be Punished
according to the Measure of His Offenses. Just as in
Heaven, the Bliss and Glory
of the Saints differ, so in Hell the
Torments and Pains of the
Wicked differ. God is Just;
He will not Punish a Man who has Committed
only One (1) Mortal Sin in the Same Measure
that He Punishes one who has Lived a Long-Life
The Pains of Hell will Last-for all
Eternity. If the Punishment of
Hell were Temporary, many Sinners might
prefer-to Gratify Their Passions on Earth,
no matter at what Cost and Penalty in
Hell, if it were to have an End. The Fear of
Hell should Urge us to Lead a Good Life.
Nothing on Earth is worth One (1) Moment in Hell;
and do we Choose to Suffer it for all
Just as the Bliss of Heaven will Last-for
all Eternity, so will the Pains of
Hell; and-on, and-on, and-on, without-End, Forever.
"And the Smoke of their Torments goes up for Ever and Ever; and they Rest neither Day or Night"
(Apocalypse/Revelation 14:11). Christ Himself said: "And if thy
Hand or thy Foot is an Occasion of Sin to thee, Cut it off and Cast it from thee! It is better for thee to Enter Life Maimed or Lame,
than, having Two Hands or Two Feet, to be Cast into the Everlasting Fire" (Matthew 18:8).
The Sinner is a Traitor to
God Who Created Him.
God Created this World and all Creatures. He owns them. They must
therefore be Absolutely Obedient to His
Will. If a Creature Revolts and
Defies God, then he must be Treated-as an
It is the Opinion of the Doctors-of-the-Church that no one in Hell is
Punished as much as he Deserves. God sent us
His Own Beloved Son, to Suffer Incredible
Agonies and Death, so that we may be
Saved from Eternal Damnation. Can such a
God be anything but Merciful?
We know the Mercy of God. We know how glad
He is to Receive-back the Repentant
Sinner. The Parable of the Prodigal Son shows this. We therefore know that
He will not Punish too
Severely, that whatever Punishment
He metes-out will be Just.
We should have no Fear of Hell if we Know and
Fulfill our Duty. God will not send us to Hell,
unless we Force Him. It is important to remember that our
Judge will be Jesus Christ,
Who so Loved us that He
Died on the Cross for us.
He is more-Eager to Pass a Favorable Sentence on us, than we are to Receive it. We should have Confidence in
Him, as Little Children. "The Son of Man did not come to Destroy
Men's Lives, but to Save them" (Luke 9:56). The Lord "is
Long-Suffering, not Wishing that any should Perish, but that all should Turn-to Repentance" (2Peter 3:9).
We should Constantly Remember to Plead-with God for our
Souls. We can Refuse God, but
God can never Refuse us: On this Account, Salvation is in