Now that I’ve dealt with what hell is, the next question to answer is where it is.
Many people believe that it’s down somewhere since the Bible uses that metaphor. One such verse is Deuteronomy 32:22 (KJV) in which God says, “For a fire is kindled in mine anger, and shall burn unto the lowest hell, and shall consume the earth with her increase, and set on fire the foundations of the mountains.”
Though the centre of the earth is hot enough to melt any element, it isn’t the actual location of hell. That’s because it’s not a physical location but a spiritual dimension. The same is true of Heaven. We know this from scriptures which describe Enoch and Elijah being taken into heaven without dying.
As it’s written in Hebrews 11:5 (KJV), “By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God.” I trust that nothing was lost in the translation.
Likewise, 2 Kings 2:11 (KJV) states, “And it came to pass, as they still went on, and talked, that, behold, there appeared a chariot of fire, and horses of fire, and parted them both asunder; and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven.”
And as Hank Hanegraaff shrewdly pointed out, spirits have zero mass. Therefore they take up no physical space. Asking where hell is located would be like asking what the colour blue tastes like.
Though the Bible doesn’t give us the physical location of hell, in that it isn’t a physical place, it’s quite clear on who goes there after death. This is why I feel compelled to write my next book called You Think You’re Going to Heaven? This is thee question we all must deal with. Once I get out of debt, I will save up to pay for its publication.