What Happens to Hell itself.....
#1
After it gets thrown into the Lake of Fire? We know that there will be a "new heaven and a new earth", but there is no mention of a new hell. And the "second death" implies that hell will no longer exist. Does anyone know what the Church teaches on this? Do the damned souls continue to exist after the second death?
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#2
I thought the Lake of Fire was hell?

No?
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#3
Hell will continue to exist as will all the angels and men who abide in it. They will not be destroyed. They will not be freed. It is as eternal as heaven. *shudders*
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#4
Scripture clearly teaches that hell is eternal.  See for example Revelation 14:11, Revelation 19:3, and Revelation 20:10.
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#5
So, basically, there is no official teaching on what the Lake of Fire is?
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#6
The lake of Fire is referring to hell:whether it is actual fire or a metaphorical fire, that is not defined. What is defined is that there is a hell and it is eternal.
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#7
The Lake of Fire is the physical hell created and prepared for Satan and the fallen angels, according to the Book of Revelations. In the end, after the final resurrection, the present hell (state of the damned) will be incorporated into it, but will include the risen bodies of the damned. And it will be eternal.

It is called the "second death" for that reason - and because Christ is the Resurrection and the Life and anything separated from Christ is corrupt. It is actually death feeding on death, where the worm dieth not, and the fire is never extinguished..(Mark 9:48).

- Lisa
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#8
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The Lake of Fire is the physical hell created and prepared for Satan and the fallen angels, according to the Book of Revelations. In the end, after the final resurrection, the present hell (state of the damned) will be incorporated into it, but will include the risen bodies of the damned. And it will be eternal.

It is called the "second death" for that reason - and because Christ is the Resurrection and the Life and anything separated from Christ is corrupt. It is actually death feeding on death, where the worm dieth not, and the fire is never extinguished..(Mark 9:48).

- Lisa
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#9
I thought Hell was a holding place for the damned, and the Lake of Fire was the long-term punishment for the damned. Hell is a particular judgement, whereas the Lake of Fire is a general judgement.

Is this not in keeping with Catholic doctrine?
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#10
Hell is hell. The only particular part of hell that is ever discussed is Limbo.
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