1. Hades means “the place of departed souls.” The soul of every person dying before the Lord comes again will enter Hades. (Matthew 11:23, Luke 16:23, Revelation 20:14).
2. Hades has at least two parts, Comfort, and Torment (Luke 16:22, Luke 16:22-24; Lazarus and the Rich Man).
3. Bodies of the dead know nothing but the souls in Hades are aware of their existence (Ecclesiastes 12:7, Luke 16:22-24).
4. There is communication in Hades (Isaiah 14:9-10, Luke 16:24-31).
5. All the dead will stay in Hades until the final judgment (2 Corinthians 5:10).
6. At judgment, the righteous are admitted to heaven and the evil to hell (Matthew 25:46, Matthew 25:41).
7. Death and Hades will be cast into the lake of fire, properly Hell, at judgment. Those in Torment will be cast into Hell, those who are comforted are admitted to heaven. (Revelation 20:11-15).
8. One can surmise their final destination while in Hades (Luke 16:22-23).
9. What manner of conduct should we have before God if He did not spare fallen angels, destroyed the inhabitants of Noah’s day, and burned the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah? Which would you deem a better choice, Comfort or Torment?
(2 Peter 2:4-9).
10. Torment in Hades is exactly that, Torment. There are no breaks, no lunch periods, rest periods, and certainly no escape. Then you go to Hell. (Luke 16:23-24).