Where is the heart of the the earth? Is it hell?
Deuteronomy 32:22 says, “For a fire is kindled in mine anger, and SHALL BURN UNTO THE LOWEST HELL, and shall consume the earth with her increase, and set on fire the foundations of the mountains.” Psalm 86:12, 13 says, “I will praise thee, O Lord my God, with all my heart: and I will glorify thy name for evermore. For great is thy mercy toward me: and THOU HAST DELIVERED MY SOUL FROM THE LOWEST HELL.” While it is possible that hell is some place else that is down, it is also very possible that hell is in the center of the earth.
The interior of the earth fits the description of hell, because it is HOT there. Luke 16:22-24 says, “And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham’s bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried; And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom. And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and COOL MY TONGUE; FOR I AM TORMENTED IN THIS FLAME.” Jude 7 says, “Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, SUFFERING THE VENGEANCE OF ETERNAL FIRE.”
The interior of the earth fits the description of hell, because it is DARK there. Jude 12, 13 says, “These are spots in your feasts of charity, when they feast with you, feeding themselves without fear: clouds they are without water, carried about of winds; trees whose fruit withereth, without fruit, twice dead, plucked up by the roots; Raging waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame; wandering stars, to whom is reserved THE BLACKNESS OF DARKNESS FOR EVER.” Jude 6 says, “And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath RESERVED IN EVERLASTING CHAINS UNDER DARKNESS unto the judgment of the great day.” 2 Peter 2:4 says, “For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and DELIVERED THEM INTO CHAINS OF DARKNESS, to be reserved unto judgment;” 2 Peter 2:12-17 says, “But these, as natural brute beasts, made to be taken and destroyed, speak evil of the things that they understand not; and shall utterly perish in their own corruption; And shall receive the reward of unrighteousness, as they that count it pleasure to riot in the day time. Spots they are and blemishes, sporting themselves with their own deceivings while they feast with you; Having eyes full of adultery, and that cannot cease from sin; beguiling unstable souls: an heart they have exercised with covetous practices; cursed children: Which have forsaken the right way, and are gone astray, following the way of Balaam the son of Bosor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness; But was rebuked for his iniquity: the dumb ass speaking with man’s voice forbad the madness of the prophet. These are wells without water, clouds that are carried with a tempest; TO WHOM THE MIST OF DARKNESS IS RESERVED FOR EVER.”
The interior of the earth fits the description of hell, because it is described as a LAKE (the earth being a molten lake of lava, fits perfectly with the hot, dark, lake of fire). Revelation 19:20 says, “And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were CAST ALIVE INTO A LAKE OF FIRE BURNING WITH BRIMSTONE.” Revelation 20:10 says, “And the devil that deceived them was CAST INTO THE LAKE OF FIRE AND BRIMSTONE, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.” Revelation 20:14, 15 says, “And death and hell were CAST INTO THE LAKE OF FIRE. This is the second death. And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was CAST INTO THE LAKE OF FIRE.”
An interesting verse is Isaiah 5:14, which says, “Therefore HELL HATH ENLARGED HERSELF, and opened her mouth without measure: and their glory, and their multitude, and their pomp, and he that rejoiceth, shall descend into it.” Among scientists, there is much discussion as to whether the earth is expanding. Some say that in the oceans, new volcanic material keeps being added along faults in the crust, expanding it little by little. I am not a scientist, and realize that much of what is called science, is not true at all. 1 Timothy 6:20, 21 says, “O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and OPPOSITIONS OF SCIENCE FALSELY SO CALLED: Which some professing have erred concerning the faith. Grace be with thee. Amen.”
The Bible says that hell is enlarging herself. That is a fact. The Bible speaks of hell as being down, and of heaven as being up. That is a fact. The center of the earth has the characteristics of hell: darkness, heat, fire, etc. God might be using the center of the earth for hell right now. Job 28:5 says, “As for the earth, out of it cometh bread: and UNDER IT IS TURNED UP AS IT WERE FIRE.”
What is also interesting, is that just before the Lord destroys this old earth and makes a new one, He is going to resurrect everyone out of hell, and then cast them into the lake of fire. Revelation 20:11-21:1 says, “And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them. And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works. And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and DEATH AND HELL DELIVERED UP THE DEAD WHICH WERE IN THEM: and they were judged every man according to their works. And DEATH AND HELL WERE CAST INTO THE LAKE OF FIRE. This is the second death. And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire. And I SAW A NEW HEAVEN AND A NEW EARTH: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.”
It is an interesting question, but exactly where hell is should not be consuming our time. The fact is that there is a real place called hell, and the fact is that many people are going there — the majority of people. Matthew 7:13, 14 says, “Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to DESTRUCTION, AND MANY THERE BE WHICH GO IN THEREAT: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto LIFE, AND FEW THERE BE THAT FIND IT.” May the Lord help us to reach others with the gospel, lest they go to hell.