“O the wise and the learned and the rich, that are puffed up in the pride of their hearts, and all those who preach false doctrines, and all those who commit whoredoms [earlier in the book identified as a synonym for polygamous marriages], and pervert the right way of the Lord, wo, wo, wo be unto them, with the Lord God Almighty for they shall be thrust down into hell.” (2 Nephi 28:15)
“And behold, others he flattereth away, and telleth them there is no hell, and he saith unto them, I am no devil,for there is none- and thus he whispereth in their ears, until he grasps them with his awful chains, from whence there is no deliverance. Yea, they are grasped with death, and hell; and death, and hell, and the devil, and all that have been seized therewith must stand before the throne of God, and be judged according to their works from whence they must go into the place prepared for them en a lake of fire and brimstone, which is endless torment.” (2 Nephi 28:22-23)
Here again we have explicit accounts of hell, which the Mormons deny as being a place of eternal torment, a lake of fire. Are they then not the ones guilty of flattery here? But hypocrisy aside, this account does not agree with what the Bible says about Hell, or the lake of fire. The Bible is very explicit that this place was not prepared for man at all, but for the devil and his angels.
"Then he will say to those on his left, 'Depart from me, you cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels.” (Matthew 25:41 (ESV)
Hell is a sad reality. It is not something to gloat about. I understand people not wanting to believe in it, not wanting to believe that others will go there. But it is a reality nonetheless and cannot be avoided. But as sad a reality as it is, it is even sadder for God that there will be people going there along with the Devil and his angels. It is not God’s will that anyone go to hell. But he will let them go if they insist. God has done all he can to save us from hell. He sent his son to die for us so that we would not have to go there. But if you can’t allow God to forgive you, and cover your sins with the blood of Christ, then what more can he do. His justice will not ignore your sin and let it corrupt heaven. His justice will not condone your sin, and say that it is not sin. Yes it is even a sadder reality for God, who gave his only son to die for all those who are going to hell anyway, to spite His son.