Why Hell Must Be Eternal
April 13, 2017
vaticancatholic.com - English Channel

There is at least one main reason why Hell must be eternal.  That the pains of Hell are eternal is, of course, part of the faith.  Jesus makes that quite clear in numerous places (Mt. 25:41; Mark 9:44) etc.  It’s also dogmatically reaffirmed by the Catholic Church.  Even though people know that it’s taught in the Bible, many are still deeply disturbed by the consideration of this mind-boggling truth.  They wonder how such an unimaginable punishment could be just.  In response many will bring up the idea that an offense against Infinite Majesty (God) deserves an infinite punishment.  That is, of course, a valid point.  However, I would like to consider this issue from another angle.  The following is my opinion on why it makes perfect sense that the pains of Hell are eternal.

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