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On the cross, Jesus suffered the torments of hell.

Jesus suffered THIRST on the cross. John 19:28 says, "After this, Jesus knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the scripture might be fulfilled, saith, I thirst." Compare that to the rich man in hell who wanted water. 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."

Jesus suffered in DARKNESS on the cross. Matthew 27:44,45 says, "The thieves also, which were crucified with him, cast the same in his teeth. Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land unto the ninth hour." Compare that to what the Bible says about hell. Psalm 49:19 says, "He shall go to the generation of his fathers; they shall never see light." Jude 11-13 says, "Woe unto them! for they have gone in the way of Cain, and ran greedily after the error of Balaam for reward, and perished in the gainsaying of Core. 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." II 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;"

Jesus suffered SEPARATION from the FATHER on the cross. Matthew 27:46 says, "And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?" Hell is going to be separation from God forever.

Jesus suffered extreme PAIN on the cross. When offered a pain killer, He refused to accept it, just like in hell, there will be no pain killers. Matthew 27:33,34 says, "And when they were come unto a place called Golgotha, that is to say, a place of a skull, They gave him vinegar to drink mingled with gall: and when he had tasted thereof, he would not drink." Luke 16:24 says, "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." Revelation 14:10,11 says, "The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb: And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name."

More things could no doubt be pointed out in comparing hell to what Jesus suffered on the cross.

Remember, when Jesus died on the cross He said, "It is finished" (John 19:30). It is His shed blood for our sins that paid the price. I John 1:7 says, "the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin." Hebrews 9:22 says, "without shedding of blood is no remission." Leviticus 17:11 says, "it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul." If after giving His blood, Jesus needed to go and yet suffer in hell, then that is exactly what we would face, too. If His blood was not enough to pay the complete price, then we would have to accept Him, and then still go and suffer in hell for some time (how long?). But that would be a "works" salvation (a false salvation), because our salvation would then depend upon something that we do (we would have to suffer to complete the payment). Ephesians 2:8,9 says, "For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast." Titus 3:5,6 says, "Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according

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