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** Are there different levels of hell and degrees of sin? **

by Ryan Turner and/ /Chad Ressler

Biblically, there seems to be definite teaching that there are different
levels of hell - at least in the sense that there are various degrees of
punishment.  The Bible does not specifically mention higher or lower
levels of hell in the location sense, but it does allude to degrees of
punishment and sins:

1. More Tolerance for Certain Sins

1. Matthew 10:15, "Truly I say to you, it will be *more tolerable* for
the land of Sodom and Gomorrah in the day of judgment than for that city."
2. Matthew 11:23-24, “And you, Capernaum, will not be exalted to
heaven, will you? You will descend to Hades; for if the miracles had
occurred in Sodom which occurred in you, it would have remained to this
day. 24 “Nevertheless I say to you that it will be *more tolerable* for
the land of Sodom in the day of judgment, than for you."
3. Luke 10:13-14, "Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if
the miracles had been performed in Tyre and Sidon which occurred in you,
they would have repented long ago, sitting in sackcloth and ashes. 14 But
it will be *more tolerable* for Tyre and Sidon in the judgment than for
you," (cf. Luke 10:7-12). 


1. The implication of those above three passages is that there is a
greater punishment for rejecting Jesus than there is for even the most
atrocious sins in the Old Testament.

2. Greater Punishment

1. Matthew 23:14, "Woe to you


Source: carm.org/hell-sin


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** Are There Degrees of Punishment in Hell? **

*What Does the Bible Say About Degrees of Punishments in Hell?*

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-Degrees of Punishment in Hell-

The Bible does not expressly state that a person's punishment in hell is
based on the seriousness of his or her sins. The idea, however, is implied
in several places.

-Greater Punishment for Rejecting Jesus -

These verses (the first three spoken by Jesus) seem to imply less tolerance
and worse punishment for the sin of rejecting Jesus Christ than for the
vilest sins committed in the Old Testament:

*Matthew 10:15*
/"Truly, I say to you, it will be *more bearable* on the day of judgment
for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah than for that town."/ (ESV)

*Matthew 11:23-24*
/"And you, Capernaum, will you be exalted to heaven? You will be brought
down to Hades. For if the mighty works done in you had been done in Sodom,
it would have remained until this day. But I tell you that it will be *more
tolerable* on the day of judgment for the land of Sodom than for you."/
(ESV)

*Luke 10:13-14*
/"Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the mighty works done
in you had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago,
sitting in sackcloth and ashes. But it will be *more bearable* in the


Source: christianity.about.com/od/whatdoesthebiblesay/a/Degrees-Of-Sin_2.htm

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