Human beings are created to exist forever. After physical death, the human spirit is sent to one of two places to live out their eternal existence:
Heaven is the eternal dwelling place for all believers in the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Because of God’s forgiveness and salvation, believers will enjoy eternal union with God in Heaven.
Matthew 5:3, 12, 20, 6:20, 19:21, 25:34; John 17:24; 2 Corinthians 5:1; Hebrews 11:16; 1 Peter 1:4
Hell was not originally created for human beings, but for Satan and his fallen angels. God is not willing that any should perish but that all should enjoy eternal life with Him. But God gave free will to humanity, who then altered their eternity by choosing to sin. After humanity sinned and eternally separated themselves from God, hell became established as an eternal dwelling place for unbelievers. After living one life on earth, unbelievers will be judged by God, eternally separated from Him, and sent to hell where they will be forever tormented along with the devil and the fallen angels.
Matthew 25:41; Mark 9:43-48; John 3:16; Romans 6:23; Hebrews 9:27; 1 John 2:25; Revelation 14:9-11, 20:12-15, 21:8