Satan and his demons manage hell and torture humans who end up there.


Most of us have seen paintings of hell, envisioned by artists of long ago. Even in Hollywood’s depictions of hell, they share a common thread, namely, that Satan rules hell. His demons are tasked with torturing human beings.

Bill Weise has sold millions of copies of his book, 23 Minutes In Hell. I read the entire thing, front to back. It’s scary; it will make you think. In it, he describes demons as jailers, handing humans over to the torments that await them. Totally bogus.

In describing the Final Judgment, Jesus said, “(God) will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels.’” (Matt 25:41-42) Hell wasn’t made for us, it was made for Satan and his demons! Why would they be given an advantage in hell, especially when they are culpable for humanity's heartache and suffering in the first place?

The book of Revelation is quite clear on Satan’s final place in eternity:

The devil, who deceived them, was thrown into the lake of burning sulfur, where the beast and the false prophet had been thrown. They will be tormented day and night forever and ever. (Rev 20:10)

I would venture to say that the worst place within that awful place will be where Satan will be confined. Being tormented for all of eternity is a long way from having a throne.