The hell of Hell
"Then they will go away to eternal punishment — but the righteous to eternal life!" Matthew 25:46
After millions of years, the suffering of the lost is no nearer an end, than it was at the outset. "This is the hell of Hell, that, as the torments thereof are without measure — so they are without end!" (Thomas Manton)
The respective eternal portions of the saved and the lost are contrasted at every point:
The utter hopelessness of the lost: "Punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord!" (2 Thessalonians 1:9).
The perpetuity of the saints' bliss: "I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever!" (Psalm 23:6).
The wicked enjoy "the pleasures of sin for a season" (Hebrews 11:25);
the godly shall participate in those "pleasures at God's right hand forever" (Psalm 16:11).
Agents of Satan seize the souls of the wicked at death;
the saints souls are carried to Heaven by the angels.
The lost shall be raised "to shame and everlasting contempt" (Daniel 12:2);
the godly are raised in "honor and glory" (1 Peter 1:7).
To the wicked it shall be said, "Depart from Me, you who are cursed" (Matthew 25:41);
to the saved, "Come, you who are blessed of My Father" (Matthew 25:34).
The wicked "shall be tormented day and night forever and ever" (Revelation 20:10);
the godly shall "be forever with the Lord" (1 Thessalonians 4:17; Revelation 22:5).