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If I sin all of my life and I liked doing it, would it make a difference if I lived in hell for all eternity?

“He answered, ‘Then I beg you, father, send Lazarus to my father’s house, for I have five brothers. Let him warn them, so that they will not also come to this place of torment.’ Luke 16:27-28

Some people prefer to sin over accepting Christ as their savior from sin, but hell isn’t communicated as a vacation for anyone, hanging out with other sin-lovers, away from all these goody-two-shoe, holy-rollers.

Every description of hell includes the phrase “weeping and gnashing of teeth.”  This is a sad state of despair, excruciatingly painful, filled with deep anxiety.

So people don’t find contentment there, but the question asks whether people would prefer hell over heaven. Here on earth, people get away with sin, finding some temporary pleasure in it.  In hell, it does not appear to be the case.  A criminal can enjoy his crime spree, but once in prison, the consequence of his sin, it’s not so much fun.

Hell is communicated as prison, where, like our earthly prisons, the punishment is separation and isolation.

In Luke 16, the story of the rich man and Lazarus, the rich man wants to keep his brothers from entering hell, so there must be something about it that’s undesirable.  The rich man knows he won’t be hanging out with them and having a party.

While the Bible never describes God inflicting pain on unbelievers, some say the “torture” of hell is being away from God and others.

Hell won’t be enjoyable.  There’s a big difference between hell and heaven.