Is Hell a Lie?

A chat with Holy Hell author, Rev. Derek Kubilus

Sarah Stankorb
12 min readApr 16, 2024

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Image: Fire demon Todd, from The Good Place

When I was a believer, my adoration for God was matched with a nagging concern: hell just didn’t make sense to me. Why would a loving God torture any part of human creation? Forever? Why give people free will then punish choices made in a reality created by that same omnipotent and omniscient God? It seemed like a cruel setup. If only ‘good Christians’…

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Sarah Stankorb

Sarah Stankorb, author of Disobedient Women, has published with The Washington Post, Marie Claire, and many others. @sarahstankorb www.sarahstankorb.com