A never-dying appetite for sin!
"They were seared by the intense heat and they cursed the name of God, who had control over these plagues — but they refused to repent and glorify Him. Men gnawed their tongues in agony and cursed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores — but they refused to repent of what they had done!" Revelation 16:9, 11
If men would men live forever — they would sin forever!
Some think it harsh, that for the sins committed in a few years — they should undergo eternal torment. But here lies the justice and equity of it — it is because sinners have an everlasting principle of sin in them. Their stock of corruption is never spent. They have a never-dying appetite for sin — which is justly punished with a never-dying worm! "Their worm does not die, and the fire is not quenched!" Mark 9:44
Sin is worse than Hell. Torment has its epitome in Hell — yet nothing in Hell is as bad as sin.
Hell is of God's making — but sin is not of God's making. Sin is the devil's creature!
The torments of Hell are a burden only to the sinner — but sin is a burden to God!
In the torments of Hell, there is something which is good, namely, the execution of divine justice. There is justice to be found in Hell — but sin is a piece of the highest injustice. Sin would rob God of His glory, Christ of His purchase, and the soul of its happiness.
Sin is the most hateful thing — for it is worse than the torments of Hell.