"Of the lost. Of the damned"

The torments meted out to the damned principally concern the loss of beatific vision and the irrevocable separation of the soul from all of God’s gifts, particularly happiness and faith. This spiritual suffering is mirrored by visceral agonies. According to the Book of Revelation, these unfortunate souls “shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb: And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night” (Revelation 14.10-11).