Can Souls in Hell Cause Us Problems?
Q: A friend of mine wanted to ask if a soul in hell can cause a soul on earth a prolem. I am thinking no.
A: You are correct. Souls in hell cannot cause any problems for those on earth. Hell is like a prison (Jude 6), and the people there are powerless to affect anything outside it. The same is true for angels in hell. Only demons roaming free can cause problems for humans–note that when Jesus cast out the legion of Gadarene demons, they were afraid he would send them into the abyss (Luke 8:31),where they would have lost their freedom and been tormented (cf. Matthew 8:29).