The Nature Of Hell In C. S. Lewis The Great Divorce

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“And they will suffer the punishment of eternal destruction, away from the presence of the Lord.” This is the terrifying inevitable truth found in 2 Thessalonians 1:9. Many people have come up with interpretations of Heaven and Hell to provide a better understanding of life after death. C. S. Lewis’ The Great Divorce is just one of many stories written to give Christians and non believers insight. The novel follows a man who finds himself presented with a choice to stay in Hell, where he originally found himself, or to make a decision to journey to Heaven. C. S. Lewis presents very bold ideas about the nature of Hell, the consequence of sin, and the eternity people are allowed to choose. In The Great Divorce, the reader is given an image of a gray, dismal, rainy town where fights are constant and people are never able to satisfy their wants or their needs. This is how Hell is portrayed. Nothing is seemingly real. An inhabitant of Hell can wish for a new house and it will appear,…show more content…
I do not agree with C.S. Lewis’ depiction of Hell or how people will spend their eternity. People can come up with any theory of what life after death will be like, but if there is one thing for certain it is that there is a place for eternal punishment called Hell. Hell will always be a place of torment, void of goodness, with an absence of God. I believe the Bible to be the actual Word of God, therefore I believe everything written to be truth. The wages of sin is death, and there will be a final judgement given by God in the end. But for those who have accepted Jesus as their Savior and have lived their lives in accordance with the Scripture, they will see God. For it is written, “For God so loved the world, that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him, shall not perish, but have everlasting life (John

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