Q. I had a conversation the other day with a young man on the subject of our life span. I told him he would live forever as I would, but it would depend upon his acceptance or rejection of Christ as to where he would spend it. When he asked where I meant, I said either in Heaven or the Lake of Fire. He informed me that he had been to four different churches since he had moved here and they all said it would be separation from God. He said he was separated from God now and it did not bother him. And he is right. All the preachers I have heard in the last several years have described separation from God as the destiny for non Christians. Do you believe that unsaved ones will go to the Lake of Fire?
A. In Rev. 20:15 we’re told that at the end of the age all unbelievers from all ages will be thrown into the lake of fire. While this does constitute eternal separation from God it’s much more than just that. In Matt. 24:51 and Matt. 25:30 the final destiny of unbelievers is called a place where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. In Matt. 25:41 it’s called the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels, and in Matt. 25:46 it’s called a place of eternal punishment.