Some on the BB may consider me an "unlearned" man for what I'm about to say. I believe in a literal, eternal place called the Lake of Fire. It is there that those who have rejected the Lord Jesus Christ will abide for all eternity justifiably so since they turned their backs on the greatest gift of love ever given. Jesus dying in their place for their sins. I also believe that it will be a place of "literal" torment. The "fire" mentioned in the Bible concerning hell, lake of fire is a literal fire. The account of the rich man and Lazerus was not a parable. It was a true story involving real men etcc.... If hell is not an eternal place of punishment that involves everlasting torment of it's residents then why did God send His Son to die for mankind if hell isn't exactly how it is described? Why send your only Son if hell is just a place where everyone will eventually be destroyed rather than eternally doomed? Again, I for one believe in a literal, eternal place of punishment where unbelievers will spend eternity being constantly on fire, burning, but never being burned up. What say you?