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Scripture To Prove Hell

Why is it that many if not all christian denominations believe that after your physical death, you go straight to heaven, or straight to some hell of unimaginable torment? I find it very funny that most would believe that it is that easy, just die, and then, BOOM, you're in the God's Family, or hell. Where's the scripture?

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Samuel, cont....If you'll let yourself believe the truths about Hell and the Lake of Fire, just as the LORD describes them in the Bible...First, by praying to the HOLY SPIRIT to guide you to the Truth of what Hell and the Fiery Lake are really like, then you'll know. If you are opened up for the Truth, you will then see! You will see that even though people are "alive" in Hell and the Lake of Fire, it is not "real Life", much less the "Eternal Life" that is promised to all of GOD's Saints. Being "alive" in Eternal Torments is not what GOD Himself calls "Life". Being stripped of ALL good things of Life, and then have them replaced with Eternal Torments is "Death", not "Life".
---Gordon on 6/25/09


Gordon, I disagree with you on your account of man. First, all who are born are born fallen. God is not the author of sin, but is the author of the curse that was given to Adam. Adam is the representative of all of his discendants.
Everyone who is born is doomed to hell unless they believe by faith on the works of Christ on the Cross for their sins. All are born with a sinful nature. They all love what they do. Some more sinful then others. The curse brought Physical, spiritual death. Romans 1 says that God has revealed Himself to such a degree that everyone is responsible for the revelation. And that's why the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all unrighteousness, because when they knew God, they glorified Him not as God.
---MarkV. on 6/25/09


Samuel, It's a total lack of understanding of what Hell and the Lake of Fire are really like that causes you to think that if people are alive forever in Eternal Torments, then they have "eternal life". It is the same with so much of the Church today, that there is a complete ignorance on Hell and the Lake of Fire. So many in the Church refuse to take the LORD's descriptions of Hell at face value. So many Pastors fail to learn about, to preach and teach their congregants about Hell and the Fiery Lake, and on and on, until the understandings of what these two places are like is watered down to be virtually harmless and vague little places at best. 2 B cont...
---Gordon on 6/25/09


Samuel, cont...Partly because people do not and have not really understood that Hell and the Lake of Fire REALLY ARE just as the LORD describes them in the Bible...The LORD has, therefore, throughout the ages, taken a Handful of people to Hell and back. To testify to others on Earth that Hell IS real, and it IS like the LORD describes it in the Scriptures, and that it is WORSE than anything anyone could ever imagine! These people serve as GOD's first-hand witnesses to Hell for us. Google-search "Bill Wiese, Mary K. Baxter, B.W. Melvin, Jennifer Perez, Carmelo Brenes, Rogelio Mills, the 7 Youths from Colombia." All of these people are given a taste of Hell that make the Scriptures' descriptions come alive. More...
---Gordon on 6/25/09


Revelation 14:11 "And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up forever and ever: & they have no rest day nor night...."

Matthew 25:46 Jesus said, "And these shall go away into everlasting punishment...." Everlasting punishment is punishment that never ends. Rev. 14:11 says they will have no rest day nor night. Therefore, the wicked will be eternally burning alive in hell. That is the everlasting punishment Jesus spoke of - burning alive in hell forever.
---Betty on 6/24/09




Frances008, GOD is not the author of Evil. Satan is! GOD has never created anyone evil. GOD does not create people evil and then cast them into the eternally burning Lake of Fire, THAT would be unfair. The Lake of Fire will be full of angels and humans who have all WILLINGLY chosen to live out their days in evil and sin, refusing GOD's Goodness and Love. The Bible does say that GOD "hardened Pharoah's heart" and used him as a vessel of destruction for His Glory. But that means that GOD knew aforehand that the "mighty" Pharoah had already hardened his heart against GOD to the point of no return, so GOD, in Judgment, used Pharoah's stubborness to His Glory, proving to the watching world of His Goodness and Righteousness.
---Gordon on 6/24/09


Dear Gordon on 6/23/09 I agree GOD is fair it is we who choose to be saved by Grace or recieve the wages of sin. Death is earned by our works. What I disagree is that eternal punishing is fair. Eternal punishment by death is fair. The Bible calls it the second death. But if the wicked do not die then it is not death but eternal life.

So where are the wicked promised eternal life?
---Samuel on 6/24/09


Anne, Thank you for your kind words, and the LORD bless you, sister! How important it is, even more in these Last Days, to keep the Faith.
---Gordon on 6/24/09


Gordon, God is perfectly fair. However, it is not up to us who is saved and who is not saved. It is up to God. Maybe (in fact I am certain) he takes into account whether we are disposed well towards God. Take David the Psalmist as an example. ALthough he sinned, he had a strong conscience and always repented and returned to God. Look at all the saints (I mean the believers) who were martyred and/or imprisoned/exiled. I believe that many will go through a burning baptism of fire in a place before Heaven. There are verses that support this.
---frances008 on 6/23/09


Gordon~ Loved that last post of yours. Yes, God is perfectly fair and just in all His ways. His Judgments are perfect and complete. We must fear Him and walk in obedience before the most Holy God. Thanks for your great messages.
---Anne on 6/23/09




God is not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance (2Peter 3:9). God said, "...I will render vengeance to Mine enemies, and will reward them that hate Me (Deuteronomy 32:41). Jesus Christ said, "Then shall He say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from Me ye cursed into everlasting fire.... And these shall go away into everlasting punishment...." (Matt. 25:41, 46) "And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up forever & ever: & they have no rest day nor night...." (Rev.14:11) All the preceding is straight from the Bible. Not my words.
---Betty on 6/23/09


Samuel, GOD does not desire that any human being perish in the Eternal Lake of Fire, that's why He freely offers mankind Salvation through YAHUSHUA (JESUS). But, each person has to CHOOSE this Salvation, and part of choosing it means being willing to turn from sin and selfish wickedness, and to walk in GOD's Ways of Holiness. If anyone refuses to turn from their sin, and rejects Salvation, then they will end up going where the Devil goes, the Lake of Fire, for they've chosen to continue in the Devil's ways. Having said that, GOD gets NO JOY out of people being in eternal torments. It grieves Him! But, people HAVE TO MAKE THEIR OWN CHOICE. GOD forces no one to choose one way or the other.
---Gordon on 6/23/09


Eric1968, These Blogs are not about mere "opinion", (a few may be, and will indicate so). But, a good portion of the people, if not all of them, come onto this Website to get the Truth to myriads of different Questions. The TRUTH. That is very different from someone's opinion. When I know something is true, I try to share that with whoever wants to listen. There's alot of things of which I know very little, or nothing about. I only answer the Blogs on here of which I know and have learned something about. Whether it is accepted or not is determined by the individual.
---Gordon on 6/23/09


Got to hand it to you Gordon, you're as slippery as an eel! Shalom!
---1st_cliff on 6/22/09


God often promises destruction to those who do great evil. It gets back to the idea that God created some people good and some people evil. Hell is for Satan and his angels. That leaves burning up in the second death, for those who follow Satan. (Not for ordinary good hearted people who fall into sin.)
---frances008 on 6/22/09


Eric, the fierce disputes on these blogs are because people have received different amounts of knowledge from God. Some are ahead of others. When we all receive all revelation we will all know the truth. Some are downright deceived. This is a problem. This is no problem, just human nature. As long as we keep personal insults out of it, it is okay.
---frances008 on 6/22/09


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Yes some here want a GOD who torments for their amusement and the amusement of GOD for all eternity. They want to walk out to the edge of the lake of fire and see where sin and hatred of GOD is preserved by those GOD give eternal life to in hell.

But there is a problem. Eternal life is only promised to the righteous who love others and hate torture and who hate sin.

Rom 6:23 For the wages of sin [is] death, but the gift of God [is] eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Death in the lake of fire which destroys the wicked in justice is the fate of those who love torture and hate others.
---Samuel on 6/22/09


1stcliff- Jesus Christ preached about God tormenting people and demons in hell. You may as well face the facts and sin not. You'd do well to study more Bible verses about hell and how to avoid it.
---Betty on 6/22/09


1st Cliff, Yes, GOD calls me on a regular basis. But, not by cell-phone 'cause I don't got one right now. So, instead, He speaks to me in my heart and spirit by His Spirit (SHKHINYAH). He speaks to me through His Holy Written Word. And, He speaks to me through His appointed Teachers and Prophets (modern ones and Biblical ones). But, He does these same things with His other Saints as well, not just me. Bless His Name.
---Gordon on 6/22/09


1st Cliff, The true Account of the Rich man and Lazarus is validated by the Mouths of YAHUSHUA Himself (JESUS), and BY His Father YAHUVEH, Who ordained the Holy Bible and by the Holy Spirit SHKHINYAH, Who supernaturally inspired the writers of the Holy Scriptures. Thus we have it, Three Holy Witnesses to Luke 16: 19-31.
---Gordon on 6/22/09


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1st Cliff~

Jesus spoke about hell in Matt. 25:41 and that He will say to those on His left:

"Depart from me, you who are cursed into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels."

Hell is also described as a place of unquenchable fire in Mt. 3:12

Hell is described as a 'lake of fire' in Rev. 20:15, and 21:8

1st Cliff, if you don't want to believe in the parts of the Bible that mention the truths of hell, then why do you want to believe the Bible at all?
---Anne on 6/21/09


Betty, I never attack Gordon or any other person,that's not my style.
I do take issue with his theology (as many times before) I don't know the man ,he's probably a good person, just a little misled!
That you or he or anyone that preaches our loving God tortures humans is defaming (liable in legal terms)
At least Hitler gassed his victims before burning them, and he had no compassion!
---1st_cliff on 6/21/09


Why attack Gordon for telling the truth? The whole subject was about hell, to educate us on how horrible it is, and that we should give up sin and submit to Jesus Christ our Lord. Jesus would not mislead us about hell.
---Betty on 6/21/09


I see Gordon is still at it,like God has his cell phone number and calls him on a regular basis!!!
Th TRUTH is that Luke was a Gentile, not even an apostle,never met Jesus personally, yet he Quotes Him verbatim of an alleged parable that no other Christian Apostle verifies ! Which has become critical to the fundamentalist's belief in an "afterlife"

"At the mouth of 2 or more witnesses shall a truth be established"
---1st_cliff on 6/21/09


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Gordon, you are welcome to your opinion. That's what these blogs are about. Have a good Father's Day.
---eric1968 on 6/20/09


Eric1968, Yes, I have understanding from GOD regarding this Account. But, this understanding is not exclusive to me, it's for anyone who wants to know the Truth. Secondly, it's been affirmed through a prophetic Message, from GOD Himself, through a true Prophet of His. (Ephesians 4:11). Thirdly, if you merely read how the Account of Luke 16 is worded: YAHUSHUA (JESUS) begins by saying "There was a certain rich man...". Meaning, that He was speaking of someone who "was", who actually walked the Earth at some time ago, that is, the rich man and Lazarus. For, He normally began PARABLES by indicating that what He was about to speak would be a Parable. E.g. "Then shall the Kingdom of GOD be LIKENED UNTO ten Virgins..."
---Gordon on 6/20/09


Eric1968, Another thing, it is not true that "All Biblical interpretation is merely opinion" as you state. For, if that were so, how could any of us possibly ever know what the Bible really means to say? We who are true Christians have the Holy Spirit (SHKHINYAH) dwelling in us, to enable us to understand what the Bible says, and to know what it means. SHKHINYAH Glory (HOLY SPIRIT) is our Principal Teacher. Having said that, you are at least partially right in that SOME interpret Scripture according to their opinions. I've made that mistake before, myself, but I've LEARNED since then, that the ONLY valid interpretation is GOD's Interpretation as made plain by the HOLY SPIRIT.
---Gordon on 6/20/09


Gordon, how do you know it's not a parable? Do you have some sort of infallible powers as the pope claims to have? All Biblical interpretation is mere opinion. You should know that by now.
---eric1968 on 6/19/09


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Absent from the body present with the Lord...does that answer your question?
---larry on 6/19/09


Luke 16: 19-31. This is not a Parable. It is an account of what actually happened. For YAHUSHUA (JESUS) is God, and knows all things that are happening everywhere from the Past, Present and Future. He knows everything that is always happening in Hell.
---Gordon on 6/19/09


Alan, okay, sorry. Let me put it another way. Every effect has a cause. I choose to do something and do it, causing an effect. I there is no way to demonstrate that I could have done other than what I did at that time. I can imagine a different choice but not demonstrate it. Thanks for your patience. You are blameless!
---eric1968 on 6/17/09


Eric ... What on earth do yuo mean by "it follows from the negation"

You said that you could prove your statement "I know that when you did it, you couldn't have done otherwise"

You say "I don't expect to convice anyone", and no wonder, for when invited to give that proof, you appear to decline the opportunity.

I am therefore forced to the conclusion that you have no proof
---alan8566_of_uk on 6/17/09


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Alan, it follows from the negation. Anyway, I don't expect to convice anyone. I went over this problem in my mind for over thirty years before I got peace about it. I finally got that from my reading of Spinoza. All the best to you.
---eric1968 on 6/17/09


Eric ... I asked you ...

Eric ... Indeed .... "One is required to demonstrate an assertion"

Can you then demonstrate (prove) the assertion (the highlighted words) in you realier comment .... 'I can never rightfully blame you for anything because I know that when you did it, you couldn't have done otherwise'


You anaswered .."Alan, yes"

If you can, why don't you?
---alan8566_of_uk on 6/17/09


"eric- (6-14-09) It is God's will that we do His will at all times instead of our own. We need the Holy Spirit for that.
---Betty on 6/15/09

Betty: I agree wholeheartedly!
---jerry6593 on 6/16/09


eric- (6-14-09) It is God's will that we do His will at all times instead of our own. We need the Holy Spirit for that.
---Betty on 6/15/09


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Alan, yes: Matt.7:1. Jerry, you are right, Paul never studied logic, as did none of the other New Testament characters. That's part of the reason why the Bible is so inconsistent and open to conflicting interpretations, as is amply demonstrated by the fierce disputes on these blogs.
---eric1968 on 6/15/09


"I can never rightfully blame you for anything because I know that when you did it, you couldn't have done otherwise."
---eric1968 on 6/14/09
For one, Paul apparently did not get a chance to study any such doctrine as you propose eric1968.
Galatians 2:11-13: "But when Peter was come to Antioch, I withstood him to the face, because he was to be blamed. For before that certain came from James, he did eat with the Gentiles: but when they were come, he withdrew and separated himself, fearing them which were of the circumcision. And the other Jews dissembled likewise with him, insomuch that Barnabas also was carried away with their dissimulation."
---Nana on 6/15/09


Eric ... Indeed .... "One is required to demonstrate an assertion"

Can you then demonstrate (prove) the assertion (the highlighted words) in you realier comment .... 'I can never rightfully blame you for anything because I know that when you did it, you couldn't have done otherwise'
---alan8566_of_uk on 6/15/09


Eric: Thanks for apologizing about writing my name incorrectly. You have just demonstrated that you had a freewill choice in that spelling, chose the wrong way, and would correct it if you could. And, as you have demonstrated, you CAN correct it in the future by freewill choice.

While it is obvious that we are not time travelers and cannot go back in time to correct our mistakes, we can have the integrity to admit that we chose badly, made a mistake, and will choose not to make the same mistake in the future.

Some questions: If your past mistakes were not due to your own choices, whose fault were they? God's? Are your sins God's fault?

Gal 2:17 .... is therefore Christ the minister of sin? God forbid.
---jerry6593 on 6/15/09


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Alan, I understand your argument, but it is fallacious. One is required to demonstrate an assertion. Negations stand until contrary evidence is discovered. I am asserting nothing. I am merely challenging people that assert that people have free will. Give me evidence and I will listen.
---eric1968 on 6/14/09


Eric ... by same token, it is impossible to go back in time and show that you could not make a different decision.

So you should not claim "I know that when you did it, you couldn't have done otherwise"
---alan8566_of_uk on 6/14/09


Betty, I am sure most Evangelical Christians, yourself included, would categorize me as a goat. That's okay. But, I must say, if God is unwilling that anyone should perish and then most people perish anyway, that doesn't say much in favor of God's will, does it.
---eric1968 on 6/14/09


Jerry, and I do apologize for writing your name wrong last time: The only way to demonstrate that a different choice could have been made would be to go back in time to the identical place and circumstance and chose differently. This, of course, is impossible. Jesus knew that. That's why he tells us not to judge. I can never rightfully blame you for anything because I know that when you did it, you couldn't have done otherwise.
---eric1968 on 6/14/09


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eric (6-12-09) - Jesus Christ is going to separate the sheep from the goats (Matthew 25:32-34). Matthew 25:41-46 Jesus said, "Then shall He say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire.... And these shall go away into everlasing punishment: but the righteousness into life eternal."
---Betty on 6/14/09


eric- 2Peter 3:9 "The Lord is ... not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance."

Ezekiel 18:20 God said, "The soul that sinneth, it shall die. The son shall not bear the iniquity of the father, neither shall the father bear the iniquity of the son: the righteousness of the righteous shall be upon him, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon him."
---Betty on 6/14/09


Eric: "There is no way to demonstrate that at any given time and place a person could have made a choice different from the one he did make at that time."

Now, you know that is not true. Think back in your own life. Did you ever make a mistake - a wrong choice? Could you not have chosen differently?
---jerry6593 on 6/14/09


Pam: If you rely on the words of man, you will be led astray. I prefer the Word of God.

Ecc 9:5 For the living know that they shall die: but the dead know not any thing,
---jerry6593 on 6/14/09


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Alex: You're right! There is no such scripture. The belief in the continuity of life as a disembodied spirit is nothing but pagan spiritualism. The Bible is replete with scriptures defining the state of the dead as a dreamless "sleep" (ref: Lazarus and Stephen) while awaiting the resurrection at the 2nd coming of Jesus.

I find it strange that Jesus would have said "I go to prepare a place for you .... I will come again and receive you unto myself, that where I am, there you may be also" if the dead were already with Him. It makes no sense!
---jerry6593 on 6/14/09


There is a very good book that will answer all one's ?'s of what happens after death. It is "Where are the Dead" by Karl Sabiers. It is old and out of print but can be found online by searching out of print books. Everything he says in this book is backed up by scripture. There definitely is a place where souls go when they leave the body. Speaking to believers Paul said "Absent from the body...present w/the Lord". 2Cor. 5:6-8. As for non-believers there is a place for them too. Read Luke 16:19-31 about Lazarus and the rich man. Not a parable. I'd recommend this book for anyone w/?'s.
---Pam on 6/13/09


Larry, on what do you base your assertion that people have free will? There is no way to demonstrate that at any given time and place a person could have made a choice different from the one he did make at that time.
---eric1968 on 6/13/09


Eric: God does not want anyone to burn in the lake of fire. Those who will are those who CHOSE the path that lead there. Sin is a freewill choice, and the penalty for sin is eternal death by burning up in the lake of fire.
---jerry6593 on 6/13/09


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The way I have been told by true Christians is that almost everyone who ever lived will burn in hell forever, and only those who were Evangelicals or Fundamentalists will be saved. God does not have the ability to save everyone, I guess. I wonder why God couldn't have figured out how to do it better. Oh well, He's God and I'm not. If God wants to give most people to the devil, He must have His own inscrutible reasons.
---eric1968 on 6/12/09


1stcliff- People like you refuse the truth and ascribe symbolism in the Bible to anything that doesn't suit you. Can't you realize the truth when you see it? I didn't make the rules about hell, God did whether anybody likes it or not. If you don't like it, sin not, submit to Jesus Christ, and be led by the Spirit of God. Pray that others will repent and accept Jesus Christ as Lord and do His will if you are worried about them going to hell. Jesus wasn't telling bedtime stories about hell. He meant it.
---Betty on 6/12/09


samuel- God made the rules, like it or not. Our will is not & will not be done, but God's will is & will be done. Eternal punishment means eternally feeling the flames of fire. Dying immediately in hell would be instant death, not eternal punishment. Wishing hell away doesn't make it go away. Living a sinless life subject to Jesus Christ will help you stay out of hell.
---Betty on 6/12/09


Betty: If your assertion that God tortures His children forever is true, then why aren't Sodom and Gomorrha still burning and their residents' screams still being heard?

Jud 1:7 Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of ETERNAL FIRE.
---jerry6593 on 6/12/09


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Eternal punisment would be death. To torture for all eternity would be eternal punishing.

When you punish a child by spanking them. Do you do it for the rest of their life. Hitting them over and over for years?

When in heaven do you want sin and hatred of GOD to go on existing in the universe or do you want GOD to put an end to sin and suffering?
---Samuel on 6/11/09


Betty, When hanging murderers was legal here it was called "capital PUNISHMENT"
Revelation is about 99% symbolic language so I won't comment on Rev.14 and 20!
You wouldn't believe it anyway,you seem to like the idea (like all fundamentalists) of making people suffer in pain eternally as do Islamists, Hindus and most pagan religions,except, of all religions, Jewish, who don't subscribe to this idea!
---1st_cliff on 6/10/09


1stcliff- If a person is dead forever they don't know anything at all. Therefore it would not be eternal punishment. It would be a one-time punishment and over with as soon as they die. The reason the fire lasts forever is because the wicked will be put into hell to be tormented forever. Revelation 20:10 "...and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever." Rev.14:10,11 "the same shall be...tormented with fire and brimstone...and the smoke of their torment ascendeth up forever and ever: & they have no rest day nor night...."
---Betty on 6/10/09


jerry- You may as well face it. The wicked will be tormented in hell-fire forever no matter how much you and some others try to wish it away. Pray for yourself and other people now, before it is too late. God's will is done, and not ours. He knows everything & we don't. He has reasons for what He does. When He puts the wicked in hell to burn forever, He will blot out their names from the Book of Life, and remember them no more. Revelation 14:10,11 "The same...shall be tormented with fire and brimstone... & the smoke of their torment ascendeth up forever & ever: & they have no rest day nor night...."
---Betty on 6/10/09


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Geraldine: "I don't want to live in a "mansion" in Heaven and listen to the screams of the tormented in Hell. Please, God, let there be a different meaning!"

Good news! There is a different meaning - the truth of the Bible. God killed just about everybody in the great flood - but we don't hear their screams today. God destroyed all who were left in Sodom and Gommorah with ETERNAL FIRE - but we don't hear their screams today. God is a consuming fire to SIN. If we CHOOSE to attach ourselves to sin, we'll burn with it eventually - but not forever. That a loving Father would purposely torture His children forever is a hellish lie!
---jerry6593 on 6/10/09


Betty, let me help you with this one.
If a person is dead forever then doesn't the "punishment last forever?One doesn't have to be alive to be punished!
Clue#1 "but the righteous into LIFE eternal" (as opposed o death eternal)
The fire need not be quenched because we will never lose our "free will" and if we choose to sin , the fire of total destruction awaits!
---1st_cliff on 6/9/09


Samuel- Those that go to hell will be punished for eternity. They will feel the fire eternally, otherwise it would not be eternal punishment. It would be death by fire. Matthew 25:46 "And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal." Jesus said that. He also said that in hell the fire never shall be quenched. (Matthew 9:43-44) If all who go to hell burn up & die forever, why will the fire burn throughout eternity and never be quenched?
---Betty on 6/9/09


Betty,My answers are usually concise.
Satan told Eve "You will not surely die"!Gen3.4.
So every religion from that time to now believe satan's lie!
Jesus said"The wages of sin is death,the gift of God is eternal life" Could this be made more plain?
Fundamentalists twist and turn every possible scripture to make it look like no one really dies,like Oh well this is spiritual death not real death. saying death is separation from God.
NO where in scripture does it say that!
---1st_cliff on 6/8/09


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Oh there is a heaven to win and a hell to avoid.

But hell ends in the second death where those who go there cease to exist. They recieve the punishment of sin which is death. Rom 6:23 For the wages of sin [is] death, but the gift of God [is] eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Those who go to heaven recieve eternal life. Something we as Mortals do not have now.
---Samuel on 6/8/09


1stcliff- What are you saying?
---Betty on 6/8/09


Alex, This problem stems from the erroneous belief that "something" escapes the body at death! Wrong!!
Most religions teach this because they can't believe death can be "final"
"I put before you life and death,choose life.."Deut.30.19.
Life is a "gift" from God!
Eccl.9.5 "for the living know that they will die but the DEAD know NOTHING"!!
Does God's word lie????
In a nutshell--
Hades/Sheol=common grave
Tarterus=darkness abode of errant angels
Gehenna=Symbolic of total destruction!
---1st_cliff on 6/7/09


Do you need anymore proof about hell Alex?
---Ed on 6/6/09


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alex- Have you read the Bible at all? There are plenty of Scripture verses that speak of hell. Matthew 25:32-40. Matthew 25:41 Jesus Christ said, "Then shall He say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire...." Matthew 25:46 Jesus Christ said, "And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal." Luke 23:43 "And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, today shalt thou be with Me in Paradise." The righteous go to Paradise before the New World. Then, Revelation 21:1 "And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away...." Try reading all of Rev. 21.
---Betty on 6/5/09


No one goes anywhere until they are resurrected. Hell, whatever it is, is cast into the lake of fire which is the second death.
---john on 6/5/09


I have heard people who hold the view that Hell in scripture referred to a garbage dump outside town where the garbage was burned.

"Hell" is actually an English language translation and not the original word.

Many of these same people hold to the view that unsaved people will just be eternally seperated from God, but not literally burned. The "burning" is a figurative torment they will suffer for eternity becasue they made the wrong choice.

I prefer to error on the safe side and avoid the literal flames, but the bottom line is it really does not matter to me since I am already saved.
---obewan on 6/5/09


If Hell is a reality, or will be after Judgment, it means that God does not love His enemies as he commanded us to do. I don't want to live in a "mansion" in Heaven and listen to the screams of the tormented in Hell. Please, God, let there be a different meaning!
---Geraldine on 6/5/09


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The bible says the lake of fire which is what most people think hell is will be real. But it does not exist yet.

First there is a great white throne judgement. People are not sent to hell until after the day of judgement.

Then of course there is the importance of the resurrection. Paul preaches about the dead coming up at the resurrection. Not going anywhere at death.

1Th 4:16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:
---Samuel on 6/5/09


(I was formally known as Andy)
ALEX, where do >YOu think you would GO, and why do you think that, im interested....
---andy3996 on 6/5/09


Hell is mentioned all over the Bible.

Tartarus is the "hell" of those angels mentioned in 2Peter 2:4 and Genesis 6.
They were placed there when God consumed that city.

Hades is the place of those who deny Jesus. They remain there until the day of judgement at the Great White Throne. (Luke 16:23-30)

Gehenna is the place for those who denied Christ. This is where they will be placed after the judgement at the Great White Throne. (Revelation 20:11-15)
---Rickey on 6/4/09


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