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Do Heaven and hell exist now or are they being prepared for the period after this earth is finished with?

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Gordon, we are God's children he does "spoon-feed" us many things. From simple things like Christ died for our sins. To other simple things like the soul of the man that sins will die. Unfortunately we all can't be spiritual intellectual giants such as yourself so God deals with us as children. I am refering to the just God of the bible not your fictitous sadist god that tortures people in a BBQ pit for all ages. I urge you to pray and study to find that truth.
---Ryan_Z on 2/19/08

Ryan Z, The Lord GOD does NOT spoon-feed us with a simple little Bible Verse that says "The human souls of both the Saved and the Damned will live on forever". He doesn't state it that way. Knowing the WHOLE BIBLE and putting the pieces together will produce this Truth. I told you of the ones who GOD sent to Hell and back. They are TRUE EXPERIENCES. They describe what it's like, and testify that the Bible is True regarding Eternal Torments. Be OPEN to this Truth and PRAY ABOUT IT! I mean MORE!
---Gordon on 2/19/08

1)Dantes Inferno written aprox 1600AD gave life (literally) to the man made concept of an eternal hell.

Gods Word describes death:
Ecc 9:5 (dead know nothing)
ECC 3:19-20 (all mankind is of dust returning to dust)
Psalms 115:7 (death is silence praise not the Lord)
Psalms 6:5 (no conscious memory)
Psalms 146:3 (at death thoughts perish)

John 3:16 (wages of sin death gift of God ETERNAL LIFE)
wages of sin are not described as eternal
---Rhonda on 2/18/08

John 5:28-29
ALL that are in the graves shall hear His voice, and shall come forth, they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life, and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation (judgment)
---Rhonda on 2/18/08

1 Cor 15:51, 52, 54
Behold, I show you a mystery, We shall not all sleep(death), but we shall all be changed(resurrected), In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump the dead shall be raised and this mortal shall have put on immortality, THEN shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, DEATH is swallowed up in victory.
---Rhonda on 2/18/08

Gordon, another interesting doctrine I have been studying is the doctrine of universal reconciliation. They make a very interesting case through the use of scripture. I am not entirely convinced they are correct, but the doctrine has some strong biblical arguements.
---Ryan_Z on 2/18/08

Gordon, you ignore the tense of words to attempt to prove your false doctrine. "For God so loved the world that He sent His only begotten Son, that whosoever shall believe in Him shall not perish [Note: it does not use the tense perishing or state "eternal torture."] but have life eternal. You are the deceiver Gordon, I present scripture as it reads, not manipulated and twisted by the sick and depraved mind of man.
---Ryan_Z on 2/18/08

Gordon, to date you have still never provided scripture to prove your claim the soul is immortal in-and-of-itself. You cannot prove, through scripture, that people will suffer torture in Gahenna or the Lake of Fire. And, to date, you ignore that the bible clearly states God is the consuming fire. Who is the one teaching falsehoods my friend?
---Ryan_Z on 2/18/08

Ryan Z, Suffering ETERNAL TORMENTS in Hell and in the Lake of Fire is a form of, THE WORST FORM OF, "PERISHING". The fact that you do not receive this Truth shows others who have Discernment that you have not the Truth in you. You are sent to deceive others, but the deception will not ultimately prevail.
---Gordon on 2/17/08

Hell and Paradise exist now.When the Lord-Jesus Christ comes again, Hell will be thrown into the lake of fire, along with the lost-unsaved souls. And the saved will go to heaven: those who went to paradise at death and those who are alive.
---Kella3336 on 2/16/08

Heaven exists right now but hell does not.

The belief that there is a place called hell somewhere right now is a pagan belief.

hell is an event that will take place at the end of the millenium.

Read Rev 20:9
---eric on 2/16/08

Heaven and Hell both exist, you cannot be a believer in Jesus and deny them. They are part of the Gospel doctrine, any one changing this doctrine will know all the curses that exist in the promise of God, being a person of Faith means you accept the teachings of Christ. If his word abides in you God will answer your prayers as a witness.
---exzucuh on 5/23/07

Cathrine 5/22/07

If ever I have disagreed with things you have said up until now , I have to say I agree with that Post!
---Carla5754 on 5/23/07

Hell is a place of revenge. The revenge of the devils against the holy. Just call on the name of the Lord and you will be saved. Thesselonicans states that we will be caught up in the air to meet the Lord in the air. Hallelujah. This could also mean that the evil that exists in parts of the heavens will be cast down to the earth before the great and terrible day of the Lord.
---anonymous on 5/22/07

jody, does your patience with me include:

** or sister in Christ of mine(Helen) and note I say of mine as they are not yours because you are not of Christ...**

What I am saying is eternal life is a gift from God, not an inherent quality of the soul. This gift of eternal life is Holy. So, why would God give that which is holy (Eternal Life) to dogs (The Wicked). I, in no way, implied you are a dog. Your patience is still under scrutiny though.
---Ryan_Z on 5/22/07

It is interesting to me that Revelation 14 talks about the torment of the beast taking place in the PRESENCE of the holy angels and the Lamb. It is also interesting to me that "torment" and "no rest" are found in the same verse and that Proverbs says that the grave is never satisfied (no rest, smoke of torment going up forever) and Isaiah five says that hell hath enlarged herself (never satisfied).
---Linda on 5/22/07

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Always enlarging, never satisfied, never finding the one sacrifice for all time that God is satisfied with and always trying to do something to become like God who has already made us in His image. Never finding, always trying just about sums it up. Always working, always sweating, never trusting...and no rest day or night (the curse). That's hell.
---Linda on 5/22/07

It is no coincidence to me that the rich man in hell knew the value of a drop of water in that place and that it is the soul that thirsts for living water. Probably from all that sweating (part of the curse on Adam).
---Linda on 5/22/07

RebeccaD - Considering the terrible price Jesus Christ paid with His own life poured out on the Cross for sinners, those who refuse to repent of their sin deserve to go to Hell and be tormented there for Eternity. If they don't want Jesus here on earth, there is no reason to believe they would want Him for eternity. When I read that as a baby Christian I did not agree with it. But as I see man's pride and arrogance in rejecting Jesus I now agree with it harsh as it may seem. Man puts himself in Hell.
---Helen_5378 on 5/22/07

RebeccaD - You mentioned Timothy McVay. Apparently his last words were "I am master of my own destiny". If that were true, and I believe it was, then he got what he wanted. He went to Hell.
---Helen_5378 on 5/22/07

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Every single one of us in this world deserves hell. Sinners merit hell saints do not I repeat do not merit heaven. Only by the grace of God do we make it there. When we do make it there get on your knees and thank God for Jesus Christ.
---catherine on 5/22/07

Helen; Nobody deserves to go to hell. I don't care if they were/are worse than Tim McVay or other murderers. The bible speaks about eternal torture, unquenchable fire, everlasting burnings and punishment. God even said that (paraphrasing) he made hell deep and large and it has much wood and his breath is like a steam of brimstone, does kindle it. Plus the bible says that those whom take the mark of the beast shall have no rest both day and night. Eternal fire Jude 1:7. Hell is real and yes it is eternal.
---Rebecca_D on 5/22/07

To all unbelievers. You want to know if hell is real, the answer is yes. There will be no parties in hell. Do not listen to the atheists out and about preaching, "not to worry noone is going to go to hell." You will go to hell if you die without Jesus Christ. This I catherine berryhill can promise you. Do not listen to the Devil and his people. Bite the dust!
---catherine on 5/21/07

Ryan, I easily understand you regardless of a misread quote. YOU SAID, Jody,"Christ taught in Matt 7;6 that we are not to give to dogs that which is Holy" Show me the parallel between that scripture and your eternal life scriptures. Your comments that I seem to "misunderstand you" and that "patience is a fruit of the Spirit" are mudslinging, diversions. Anyone with a brain can see your implications. I have been patient with you. Truth still stands. Hell is real.
---jody on 5/21/07

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Jenny, which part of my theology would you say is "On tilt?"
---Ryan_Z on 5/21/07

Jhonny, I have yet to interpret what it is that you really believe in. You come out with some doozies, then you reel it back in and it sounds OK. Sometimes you don't agree with OSAS and sometimes you do, complimenting dyed in the wool, OSAS'ers; then you compliment those who don't believe in it. What is it that you follow?
---Toby on 5/21/07

Ryan, we can't change Scripture to suit ourselves. Many do. Eternal life and eternal torment. God is just and balanced in every way. I think you should find a good church/pastor/minister. Some of your theology is on tilt.
---Jenny on 5/21/07

Catherine two: re: hell is real?
According to an official Vatican transcript... He said hell is "a condition resulting from attitudes and actions which people adopt in this life." The pope also added, "The thought of hell and even less the improper use of biblical images must not create anxiety or despair." Rather, he stated, "it is a reminder of the freedom found in Christ".
---jhonny on 5/21/07

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jody, I believe you are misunderstanding. Your response to cliff was in-turn based on his response to Helen. Why then are you offended I addressed you? I am not lashing out and I in no way infered you are a dog. We were discussing eternal life and I was making a parallel using scripture. I apologize that you find me so difficult to understand. I do take great care in trying to be clear and concise.
---Ryan_Z on 5/21/07

Ryan, Who are you lashing out at on 5/19? Me,Cynthia,Carla other bloggers. Your implications that I may not possess fruits of the spirit and that per Matt 7:6 I resemble the dogs, is only a reflection of who you are, not me. I would not, us my limitted time continue to show the TRUTH, if I did not care for Cliff's soul. I started with speaking in love to Cliff in fear for his soul. U answered. You had no reasonable arguement. A stumbling block of confusion and misuse of scripture. Not subtle deception.
---jody on 5/21/07

Cynthia 1, Gospel of eternal torment? You do realize that gospel means good news. You have just claimed that eternal torment is good news. What is the good news of eternal torment? Eternal torment is 100% false, study it for yourself. Why does John 3:16 say that those who believe in Him will not PERISH...? Matthew 10:28 says God will DESTROY the body and SOUL in Gehenna. Ezekiel 18:4 says the soul of the man who sins will DIE. Scripture teaches a doctrine of destruction of the wicked, not eternal torment.
---Ryan_Z on 5/21/07

Ryan, The GOSPEL of Eternal Torment, is Vile and 100% SCRIPTURAL. God is Love. Yet God is one of VENGEANCE ALSO.

Vengeance is MINE, saeth the Lord, I will repay.

Dear Ryan Z. I say in love, You are walking on serious, dangerous ground. God says. Revelation 22:19....

---Cynthia_1 on 5/21/07

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Cynthia 1, I do not deny what is written in God's holy word, I proclaim it. The gift of eternal life is only for the believers of Christ Jesus. The wicked shall perish, so sayeth the scriptures. The doctrine of eternal torment is vile and unscriptural.
---Ryan_Z on 5/20/07

Do those who believe in osas also believe in eternal hell?
---jhonny on 5/20/07

What we do with our lives depends on us. Many live as an example of Jesus Christ and are happy, have peace in life, serve others and live in harmony with God's teachings. others live in torment and pain every day. alcoholics, drug users, men and women lusting after the flesh, people quick to anger and hatred for others. everyone will live eternally, the resurrection assured that. the rest depends on us. do we repent daily or do we do nothing and are cast out to live with satan after the judgment.
---ashley on 5/20/07

Ryan, Do you own a Holy Bible, I mean a Christians Bible. Do you know how to read it? Because there are literally hundreds of scriptures that very clearly describe Hell in extreme detail. A Christian person would NEVER DENY what is written in Gods Holy word the way that you do.
---Cynthia_1 on 5/20/07

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jody, I thought you may have read something wrong, I accept your apology. Remeber, patience is a fruit of the Spirit. You say:

**The wicked recieve ETERNAL DEATH which is suffering while awake.**

You are contradicting scripture. No where is eternal death refered to as suffering while awake. It is your false doctrine of eternal torture that leads people astray. The sound doctrine that the wicked shall perish is the truth of the WOrd of God. There is nothing to argue.
---Ryan_Z on 5/19/07

jody, Christ taught, in Matthew 7:6, that we are not to give that which is holy to dogs. Eternal life is a holy gift from the Lord, why would He violate His own teaching and give the holy gift of eternal life to the wicked (Dogs)? The false doctrine of etrnal torture for the wicked is absurd.
---Ryan_Z on 5/19/07

The wicked recieved fire and brimstone from heaven, and it was grievous it also ran along the ground Lava?
Anything that needs to be purified Go's through fire,Gold. sacrifice,sin, all listed in the bible as having to go through some sort of fire?. The bible even talks about leaving neither root nor branch, total destruction?. Also what about the Tares, will the remnants of those not be burnt also?
Psalms 11:6, Rev 19:20 (6) accounts of fire brimstone from heaven, ''The Second death''?
---Carla5754 on 5/19/07

I can not be sitting here adressing this issue for hours on end the way I like too, since my son had a bad accident and needs my care at this time, however I just want to respond to Jodys response, like she took the words right out of my head, AMEN. Perfectly said, and totaly accurate. More scriptures are given in the Bible re; Hell than Heaven. well done.
---Cynthia_1 on 5/19/07

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Ryan, I misread your one blog and didn't realize you were quoting. Please accept my apology. The rest remains. Hell is real and you are confused re SPIRITUAL DEATH which is also eternal. We are born Spriitually dead but if we remain that way, we pass into eternity(Mark9:43)and are cast into Hell in a conscious state just as the ones who go to heaven,(Matt.8:12). You are correct re SPIRITUAL & ETERNAL LIFE
---jody on 5/19/07

Ryan, There is no problem about ETERNAL LIFE. The wicked recieve ETERNAL DEATH which is suffering while awake. Yes, the soul still exists and is awake. There is scripture to even support that the physical body is still intact as well. But I am not going to argue the point further. Just read the Bible and stop confusing others. Jesus himself said to FEAR THE ONE WHO CAN CAST YOU INTO HELL. They won't let me say what I really want to say to you for causing others to stumble!!
---jody on 5/19/07

#1 jody, **Ryan/Cliff, Every time you tell a brother or sister in Christ of mine(Helen) and note I say of mine as they are not yours because you are not of Christ, that they SHOULD GO TO HELL...**

Ummm... Are we reading the same blogs? I would never say this!

**Do you know who you told to rot in hell?**

No one.
---Ryan_Z on 5/19/07

#2 jody, I have no problem discussing your scriptures of judgement. Establishing sound doctine about who receives etrnal life is important before we proceed to judgement of the wicked.
---Ryan_Z on 5/19/07

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jody, the question still remains: According to scripture who receives eternal life?
---Ryan_Z on 5/19/07

Ryan, You only quote salvation scriptures. Why did you not read the scriptures that I provided for you. I read your salvation scriptures why will you not read mine about punishment. They are from the WORD OF GOD which is from the HOLY SPIRIT. To say that I am not of God because I believe what is from the HOLY SPIRIT is BLASPHY of the Holy Spirit. I know your salvation scriptures are true but my judgement ones are equally true as they are from Gods Word. Read it.
---jody on 5/18/07

Ryan/Cliff, Every time you tell a brother or sister in Christ of mine(Helen) and note I say of mine as they are not yours because you are not of Christ, that they SHOULD GO TO HELL, you are YOU ARE EXPOSING YOURSELVES AS ENEMIES OF JESUS CHRIST. Helen is in Christ and Christ is in her so that they are one. Read Jn17:21-24. Do you know who you told to rot in hell? You cannot work your way to heaven but you can work your way to hell. You are not cute, funny or right. You are offensive, ugly, and demonic.
---jody on 5/18/07

The road to heaven is paved with Blood, Sweat, And tears. "Not everyone who saids Lord, Lord will enter into the Kingdom of God, but only those who does the will of my Father". Jesus said it. Now, how do you know the will of the Father unless you have been born-again from above? This means the one true living God now lives in you. And it involves much more than just excepting Christ. How many people do you suppose there are thinking,that they are on their way to heaven and fall so short of it?
---catherine on 5/18/07

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Helen 5378, **...deserve to go to Hell and be tormented there for Eternity.**

My friend, this is the heresey, I speak from the Word of GOd, and there is only one truth in the word of God about who receives eternal life, BELIEVERS. To suggest everyone receives eternal life trivializes Christs work on the Cross and is completely unfounded in scripture.
---Ryan_Z on 5/18/07

The outline given to Dante for his drawings mostly were taken from concepts describing this world and the war with wickedness. eg. firey darts of the wicked and various turmoil and tribulation. Many people were onto it. hence the expression, "hell on earth". The doctrine was amended by Pope john paul 2, around August 1999.
---jhonny on 5/18/07

What the pope said about hell in 1999 is by far worse than any of the nay sayers here. I find it of interest at this point that those who disagree are relegated to thinking like satan and commiting heresy, which by the way is a misnomer. The system of religous parties is the heresy.
---jhonny on 5/18/07

#5 John 5:24 "Truly, truly, I say to you, he who hears My word, and believes Him who sent Me, has eternal life, and does not come into judgment, but has passed out of death into life.

John 6:40 "For this is the will of My Father, that everyone who beholds the Son and believes in Him will have eternal life, and I Myself will raise him up on the last day."

John 6:47 "Truly, truly, I say to you, he who believes has eternal life.
---Ryan_Z on 5/17/07

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#6 John 6:54 "He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day.

John 6:68 Simon Peter answered Him, "Lord, to whom shall we go? You have words of eternal life.

John 10:28 and I give eternal life to them, and they will never perish; and no one will snatch them out of My hand.
---Ryan_Z on 5/17/07

#7 Romans 5:21 so that, as sin reigned in death, even so grace would reign through righteousness to eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Other scriptures that speak of eternal life belonging only to those in Christ Jesus: Galations 6:8; Titus 3:7; I John 3:15; I John 5:11. So now I ask you who receives eternal life?
---Ryan_Z on 5/17/07

1st Cliff - God is also the righteous Judge. Hell does exist, and quite frankly those who refuse to repent of their sin deserve to go to Hell and be tormented there for Eternity. If they don't want Jesus here on earth, there is no reason to believe they would want Him for eternity.
---Helen_5378 on 5/17/07

RyanZ - You speak heresy. The Bible is full of descriptions of Hell and the eternal torment that unrepentant sinners will have there.
---Helen_5378 on 5/17/07

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M.A.,RevHerb: Is the story of Lazarus true or just a parable? Let's reason this out. Since Jesus says that 'no one has ascended into heaven' and 'the dead in Christ will rise first and the living will be caught up with them' will happen at the second coming of our Lord, then how would you figure?

Jesus also said while still on Earth that when he is gone he is going to prepare a place for God's chosen ones - the Christians.
---Steveng on 5/17/07

Hell is the grave(gk.-hades). Christ claims victory over the grave.
1Cr 15:55 "..O grave(hades), where [is] thy victory." Giving life to hades denies that victory. Isa 65:17 "For, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth: and the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind."
---jhonny on 5/17/07

#1 jody, I agree, we must rightly divide the word of truth. In order to do this let's begin with who receives eternal life:

Matthew 19:16 And someone came to Him and said, "Teacher, what good thing shall I do that I may obtain eternal life?"

Notice that the man asks how he can OBTAIN eternal life. Why would someone ask to obtain something if they believed they already had it?
---Ryan_Z on 5/17/07

#2 Matthew 19:29 "And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or children or farms for My name's sake, will receive many times as much, and will inherit eternal life.

How can you inherit something you already have?
---Ryan_Z on 5/17/07

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#3 Matthew 25:46 "These will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life."

This verse does refer to 'eternal punishment' this is so becasue death by anniahilation in the Lake of Fire is eternal in its consequences, eternal death. Notice also it says 'eternal punishment' not 'eternal punishing' there is a huge difference.
---Ryan_Z on 5/17/07

#4 John 3:36 "He who believes in the Son has eternal life; but he who does not obey the Son will not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him."

John 4:14 but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him shall never thirst; but the water that I will give him will become in him a well of water springing up to eternal life."
---Ryan_Z on 5/17/07

Ryon, we are to show ourselves approved by RIGHTLY DIVIDING THE WORD OF TRUTH. You seemed to have overlooked much of the Bible. Read about the eternal suffering and judgement;Matt 10:15,11:22,24,18:6 :Luke 10:12,14. continual suffering and torment "weeping and gnashing of teeth"fire is not "quenched",Mark 9:44,46,48. wicked angels,Gehenna,Matt25:41, Lake of Fire,Rev 20:14,for Gods and wicked, Tartarus, 2Pet2:2:4. Sufferin is eternal, Isa66:24: Mat25:46; Mark 9:44,46,48; Rev14:11.
---jody on 5/17/07

jody, 1st Cliff is 100% correct. The wicked are destroyed for their unbelief, not eternally punished. No where in the bible is this more clearly explained than in John 3:16, the consequence of unbelief is to perish, Greek--Appollumi. The cultish/false doctrine is eternal torment becasue eternal life is only promised to the Christian. The wicked are not partakers of the promise of eternal life.
---Ryan_Z on 5/17/07

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Cliff, I fear for you. What religion are you. Can you not read all that is written in the many scriptures provided in the other blogs. What part of what Rev Herb says is unclear? You are following cultish thinking which is of satan. If you ask me to explain, I will begin to tell you about different levels of hell which are actually God's prisons for the wicked,reprobate,unbelieving and fallen angeles. I have search the scriptures and am sure of the existance of Gods prisons.
---jody on 5/17/07

Hell is easy to find the core of the earth has been on fire since modern day text books, and every so often when there is a move in the plates we have earth quakes, or more evidence are seen in volcano eruptions. Why else would it be located down under(bottomless pit) is my conclusion!
---Carla5754 on 5/17/07

Helen; "the wages of sin is death,the gift of God is eternal life" is too simplisic for those who think suffering and torture screeming in pain, are "just" punishment for sinners. God's love outweighs anyones thirst for "revenge" and "I told you so" attitude!
---1st_cliff on 7/9/06

1st Cliff - The punishment of eternal fire in hell does fit those not willing to believe in Jesus. God is love but at the same time He is a righteous Judge. We must never get out of balance with who God is, otherwise we end up with wrong conception of Him, and then wrong teaching. Jesus paid such a price on the Cross for mankind and there are those who just do not want to know Him, well so be it -- into the fire for eternity. Sin cannot stand in God's presence.
---Helen_5378 on 7/7/06

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Helen; Do you think the punishment(etrnity in a fire) fits the crime (disbelief)? Maybe in China or N.Korea where dissidents are jailed for not believing in communism! Is this a fit punishment? Are they justified? According to scripture God is "just", merciful and LOVE!
---1st_cliff on 7/6/06

1st Cliff - People who do not accept that Jesus Christ came into this world and became a Man and died on the Cross for their sins will burn for eternity. The Book of Revelation tells us that they will be thrown into the Lake of Fire. Why shouldn't they go to hell seeing what great a price Jesus paid on the Cross for them and they reject Him.
---Helen_5378 on 7/4/06

Carla; Lava can be as hot as 1400degrees F ,fire does not happen 'till it reaches the air. Without oxygen there's no flame!The core of the earth is 1,000s of miles down,volcano base is some where around 60! Think about it Carla...people under the ground burning...really? This is 2006AD not BC.
---1st_cliff on 7/4/06

Ist Cliff respectfully,
Where does the lava from within the volcano come from, and how does this type of fiary substance exist deep under the earth/sea and spews out onto the earth causing erruptions of fire, we know how it is made up, what is it's purpose if not to assist in the day of Judgment?

A documentry show's the existance of fire in the core of the earth, as do many text books.
---Carla5754 on 7/4/06

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Herb, everything that we read in Revelation is what John was shown that WOULD happen (future), not was HAS happened (past). That is why it is a REVELATION. The story of Lazarus and the rich man might have been a parable. Some think it is and some think, that because Lazarus is given a name, it was a true account. I personally think it was a parable - again to show us what WILL happen - but I'm not prepared to argue that one.
---M.A. on 7/4/06

Please explain these verses if hell does not exist now.Lu16:23
And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.
And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame.
---Rev_Herb on 7/2/06

And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works.
And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.

If hell does not exist now, how do you explain these verses?
---Rev_Herb on 7/2/06

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