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Why Did God Create Hell

Why did God create Hell?

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Jesus created hell for unrepented sinners.
---Eloy on 11/23/09

your on the right track
i'm tired of the simple minded and willing ignorance of some people who cannot wait to see there enemies burn without end

aionios = age lasting

aidios = eternal

this is what was written in the pure scriptures
in the 1st century

age lasting life and age lasting punishment - the period of time of christs kingdom which he reigns over to the age of the ages (a period of time)
that is, until he hands over the keys of the kingdom to god the father after all enemies have been put under his feet
the last to be destroyed is death
if death is a neverending state of dying, then how can death be destroyed if it continually exists?
---glen on 11/22/09

It would be nice if you actualy read the preceeding posts on this matter. Then you could maybe actually bring something to the discussion. Hell was not a word used in the original scriptures.
---Mickey on 11/30/07

"It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to be thrown into hell."

Sounds like Jesus is saying that sin results being thrown into hell.

"In hell, where he was in torment, he looked up and saw Abraham far away, with Lazarus by his side"

Sounds like hell is a place after death in this story.
---Adam on 11/30/07

Whoever believes in an eternal hellfire is a deluded victim of a superstitious barbarism.
---InimicusStultitiae on 11/29/07

Tony, you do know that the Bible was written in Hebrew then Greek, then translated into English right? You do know that there was no word in Hebrew which meant Hell, especially eternal HEll, right? You do know that even Gehenna did not burn eternally, nor did things live in it eternally, right? You do know that the English word Hell originally only meant to "cover up", right? So, How is this a chilish argument. Words have meaning, and meaning has been changed.
---Mickey on 11/29/07

The Bible starts out in the beginning and says: The wages of sin is death, not eternal life in the fires of hell. Only believers obtain eternal life. The consequences of a life of sin is eternal death, not eternal life even if it is eternal life in flames. Put the correct terms back in the Bible, Sheol, Hades, Gehenna, (a fire of annialation), and the whole Bible comes back into context.
---Mickey on 11/29/07

I read a lot of the letters.Very interesting!Hell of course was actually created for Satan and his angels.I actually doubt the eternal burning doctorine.The worse thing about dying a sinner will be the eternal seperation from both god and man-loneliness.If we are born again we don't have to be concerned about it except to try to lead people to accept Jesus as Savior.All of these questions will be answered when we reach Heaven.It is not God's will for anyone to suffer.We bring this upon ourself.
---shirley on 11/29/07

You guys have the arguements that I used when I was 15-16 yrs. old arguing God. Maybe you are teens also. Here's the thing. Either you accept the Bible as the inspired word of God or you don't. If you don't that makes you an athiest. Which means you believe the world was formed by accident, we evolved from animals, there is no meaning or purpose to life, and then you die and go no where.
---tony on 11/29/07

Even so you still have to explain how a book that was "devised" by trickery, evil men plotting control. Explain how all the prophecies, every single one, 365 about Jesus alone, plus prophecies that are coming true today, how do you explain...a couple of conniving medling men predicting prophecies that have all and are still today coming true? coincidence? get a clue.
---tony on 11/29/07

Mickey, Gehenna is an Aramaic form of the Hebrew word "Gehinnom." "the Valley of Hinnom." The valley came to symbolize the place of eternal punishment for the wicked. Theologically, "Gehenna" is identical in meaning with "the lake of fire" the eternal prison of the wicked (Rev. 19:20, 10:14,15). Interpretation of Hades, Sheol, and Gehenna, come to symbolize hell for the wicked. Each in their own passage, You suggest that the wicked don't deserve hell.
---Mark_V. on 11/29/07

#2. You suggest that they deserve mercy. That rebelling against God is ok. That what Jesus said was not true, because the Catholics change the meaning when it was translated to English. Those words suggest to us, that you don't have to believe the word of God for it is incorrect. Of course this will comfort you and most of all those who rebel against a Holy God. If you had taken your time to read the meaning of each word mentioned for Hell, Sheol, Hades, Gehenna, you would haven known what each meant.
---Mark_V. on 11/29/07

#3. But why check. Just blame the Catholic church. Your teachings come from a "Universal" theology. Everyone gets mercy. That is so far from the truth of Scripture. We don't know if for a fact the words are literal or symbolic, but it makes no difference. The warning are there for all Christians, maybe as a warning to keep them from falling, but you are saying, "don't worry, there is no hell" contradicting the word of God.
---Mark_V. on 11/29/07

When I used the word IF, it was to show the absurdity of the doctrine of Hell. I.E. "IF Hell is real then abortion is not such a bad thing, cause the kids would get a get out of Hell free pass." Get the picture.
The Bible has been changed. Its original meaning has been altered. That is a fact. Not just my opinion. The wrong word was used for Hades, Sheol and Gehenna. None of those terms mean eternal life in the flames.
---Mickey on 11/29/07

Blessings to you mickey, but from what I have studied and believe about hell is that Sheol, Hades and Ghenna are references to hell. In other words all three words literally mean hell. Friend I do not mean no offense, but you better open your eyes to the truth. Hell is real, and you will either go to Heaven if you have recieved the Lord Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior, or you will go to hell and be separated from God for Eternity. The choice is yours my friend. God Bless!
---Cynthia on 11/29/07

Hell is definitely a place, but it is not eternal fire. Hell itself is destroyed in eternal fire. The bible is accurate on it's position - hell.
Rev 20:14 "And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. ..."
Never throw the bible out for any single controversial doctrine. I've heard others say that. It's despotic desperation to be right.
---jhonny on 11/28/07

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For those of you who don't believe in hell, or eternal punishment, would you please explain the following verses:

Matt. 13:42
Matt. 25:46
Phil. 3:19
2 Thes 1:9
Heb. 10:39
2 Pet 2:17
Jude 13

I'll leave out the verses in Revelation, unless you would like me to list them.

---trey on 11/28/07

For Heavens sake people, (pun intended). You do know that our Bible was written in Hebrew and then Greek right, then translated for us into English, right? Hell was a fabrication and mis-translation for the words Sheol and Hades and Ghenna. It is simply annialation, not eternal life in the fires of hell that awaits unbelievers. Only believers will have eternal life. We have scared he hell out of people with this false doctrine for too long.
---Mickey on 11/28/07

Tony, with all due respect, if the Bible really does teach that people will be tortured endlessly in a burning hell, it does belong in the trash heap. Only a stupid or cruel person could love a god who would allow that.
---InimicusStultitiae on 11/28/07

On the one hand you say the bibles were changed. on the other hand you say IF they were changed. You are like the Rabble rousers that came out of Egypt in the Exodus, and then sat in the back murmering nonsense to stir of discontent. Good Luck with your philosophies.
---tony on 11/28/07

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Those of you who still cling to this hellish doctrine seem to thing that finding out the truth of what your Bible originally said is not important. What if your Bibles were actually changed? Does that matter to you? Would it matter to Jesus? Would he want you to investigate it, or go on blindly beleiving a lie. The wrong words were used when our Bibles were translated into English. This is a very important matter. We need to get back to our original scriptures.
---Mickey on 11/28/07

Oh, and Whisper.
I never said you could sin and sin and make it to heaven, where do you get that? I just said there is no hell. To get to heaven you must believe in God. The wages of sin is death, just like the Bible says......
---Mickey on 11/28/07

Ok, some of you newcomers need to read down the list. I gave many explanations about where this false doctrine came from. Your Bibles were CHANGED when they were translated into English. The original words were Sheol, Hades, and Ghenna, which meant death, grave and total annialation, none of them meant eternal life in flames.
---Mickey on 11/28/07

I guess I will be going to the eternal hellffire then, since I don't believe in it. Oh well...
---InimicusStultitiae on 11/28/07

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In the morning when I am fresh I will you why God created Hell. I will do a little preaching on it. Right up my alley!+
---catherine on 11/28/07

I don't come on the blog for a while and I come on here today from a link, and first thing I see is some lets say 'uninformed individual' jumping up and down showing his ignorance about Hell. If there is no Hell then throw the Bible in the's useless. Because the Bible says there is a Hell. And if you don't know that... I would suggest you might want to read up on how to stay out of Hell. The RCC ain't your problem.
---Tony on 11/28/07

Blessings to all, mickey, where did you get this information about hell being a lie that the Catholic Church created? Friend, I do believe in hell, because the Word of God is the Holy Spirit inspired true Word of God. I was just curious about where you got your information. God Bless!
---Cynthia on 11/28/07

**This sadistic, hellish, doctrine was dreamed up by the Catholic Church.**

Then I guess Jesus was a Roman Catholic.

Matthew 5:22, 5:29, and various other places.

See for yourself.
---Jack on 11/28/07

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Mickey, How wonderful it would be to sin and sin until our heart is content and then make it to Heaven, Sorry, but unfortunately Hell is very real, And yes all in it have made worms for their bed, where there is weeping, screaming, and nashing of teeth, where the fire never goes out, HELL is real, and HORRIBLE beyond imagination.
---Whisper on 11/28/07

MarkMike, " Does everyone who does not believe in an eternal hellfire end up in an eternal hellfire?
---InimicusStultitiae on 11/27/07 "

It is very possible that's exactly what will happen.
---Bob on 11/28/07

Rejoice and be glad !!!
There is no such place as Hell.
Your deceased loved ones are not being sadistically tortured for eternity. They are not screaming endlessly as their skin is burned off and replaced, burned off and replaced. This sadistic, hellish, doctrine was dreamed up by the Catholic Church. It is a big fat lie injected into our Bibles.
Don't worry about it anymore.
---Mickey on 11/28/07

#3. I am sure they would say that because to be separated from God only is no threat to those persons. Remember the ungodly want nothing more then to be separated from God in the first place. Their problem in hell will not be separation from God only, "It will be the presence of God that will torment them. In hell, God will be present in the fullness of His divine wrath." He will be there to exercise His just punishment of the damned.
---Mark_V. on 11/28/07

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#4. They will know Him as an all-consuming fire. We take comfort in knowing that it is impossible for God to be cruel. Cruelty involves inflicting a punishment that is more severe or harsh than the crime. God is incapable of inflicting an unjust punishment. The Judge of all the earth will surely do what is right. No innocent person will ever suffer at His hand. The most frightening aspect of hell is its eternality. People can endure the greatest agony,
---Mark_V. on 11/28/07

#5. if they know it will ultimately stop. In hell there "is no such hope." The Bible clearly teaches that the punishment is eternal. The same word is used for both eternal life, and eternal death. Punishment implies pain. Mere annihilation, which some have spoken of, involves no pain. Here is a comment by Jonathan Edwardsm "Wicked men will hereafter earnestly wish to be turned to nothing and forever cease to be that they may escape the wrath of God"
---Mark_V. on 11/28/07

Hey Ric,
Is Sodom and Gomorrah still burning and for all eternity? Of course not.
---Mickey on 11/28/07

Almost all biblical teachings of hell come from Jesus lips. It is but one doctrine that Christians differ with. People nowadays put the limits of minimizing hell in an effort to sidestep or soften "Jesus own teachings." The Bible discribes hell as a place of outer darkness, a lake of fire, a place of weeping and gnashing of teeth, a place of eternal separation from the blessings of God, a prison, a place of torment where the worm doesn't turn or die. The question arises,
---Mark_V. on 11/28/07

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#2. Are these passages leterally or are they merely symbols?" The reality is worse than the symbols suggest. Here is why, in biblical interpretations, the function of symbols is to point beyond themselves to a higher or more intense state of actuallity than the symbol contains. That Jesus used the most awful symbols is a true fact. For some here will say, "Hell is a symbol for separation from God only"
---Mark_V. on 11/28/07

Does everyone who does not believe in an eternal hellfire end up in an eternal hellfire?
---InimicusStultitiae on 11/27/07

Mikey: In order for one to understand scripture they must first know God. The carnal mind can not comprehend God's holy word for it is spiritually discerned. And it is obvious that you are not spiritually discerned. You have been mislead into believing a lie straight from hell itself. So don't you dare put who disagree with you into your little box. If you continue to believe a lie, you will be like the rich man, where in hell his eyes were opened.
---Rebecca_D on 11/27/07

if you end up in hell..there is pain suffering. there is burning and gnashing of teeth. There is the Lake of fire. There is torture. There is consequence for your unbelief.

If you read the Bible you will know this.
---lisa on 11/27/07

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Because the heart of man is desparately wicked. Because God hates sin. It is not His Will for anyone to go there, but while there will be so many who will reject Jesus, hell is awaiting for those people. And to deny that there is a hell is an out and out blasphemy of everything that Jesus Christ did on the cross. It is the same as saying all of the torture that my Savior endured for me was a lie. Satan is the liar, not God.
---catherine on 11/27/07

There is so much false teaching in this thread. This notion that God and Jesus are loving and would never punish evildoers is not in line with scripture. How about Sodom and Gomorrah? How about the flood? Also, plenty of people have been warned about the coming judgement of God, such that, they run to the Messiah for forgivess.
---Ric on 11/27/07

Hang in there Mickey, your on the right path. Just as Sodom and Gomorrah suffered eternal punishment, so will the wicked. Seen any unexplained fires burning for thousands of years in the deset lately? Hell is not a biblical concept, but never thought of it from the point of Dante'.
---dan on 11/27/07

The bible is replete with passages that detail what hell is about. Jesus said not to be afraid of those that can kill the body only. It would be unjust for God to let his Son be killed in order for us to be saved, only to give sinners a pass by allowing them to escape punishment.
---Ric on 11/27/07

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What we've been misled to believe about a hell comes not from Scripture, but from the Divine Comedy written by Dante Alighieri in the 14th century.
---mickey on 11/27/07

The Savior clearly states that the wages of sin is DEATH, not eternal torture. The eternal punishment that the Messiah refers is a punishment
of DEATH that cannot and will not be changed. The wicked will DIE, not
suffer some eternal torture. It's the punishment that is eternal, not the punishing.
---Mickey on 11/27/07

Likewise the eternal hellfire that cannot be quenched Jesus refers
to are the fires of Gehenna, or the Valley of Hinnom which during His
time was a garbage dump just outside of Jerusalem where the fires were
kept burning day and night to dispose of the city's garbage and the bodies of dead animals and criminals alike. Conversely, an unquenchable fire is one that burns until
there is nothing left to burn.
---Mickey on 11/27/07

This false doctrine is actually responsible for turning potential believers away from seeking God and salvation. I suspect that most clergy use eternal hellfire as a form of control over their church members and to keep the collection plates full.
---mickey on 11/27/07

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We are told that to understand hard scriptures you must read them in context with other scriptures. In that context the doctrine of eternal Hell does not fit. If so God would have said at the outset that the wages of sin is eternal punishment in hell fire, not that the wages of sin is death. Removing the false doctrine of hell, that was added to our scriptures finally brings this into context. We need to get back to our Bibles original words and original meaning. Dont continue to believe a horrible lie.
---Mickey on 11/27/07

If Hell is real then abortion is merciful.
If Hell is real then genocide is a good thing.
If Hell is real then Hitler may have sent more little children to heaven than anyone else on earth.
It is easy to see the paradox here and the absurdity. There is no such place as Hell.
---Mickey on 11/27/07

If y'all can love a god who would torture your loved ones endlessly in hell for no other purpose than revenge, I truly pity you.
---InimicusStultitiae on 11/27/07

There is no such place as Hell.
The original words in the Bible were: Hades, Sheol, Gehenna. These mean death, grave and destruction. Hell in original English meant, to cover, not burn forever. Hell only came to mean eternal fire after Dante's Inferno, invented by the Catholic Church. There is no such thing as eternal hell fire. God is love, not an eternal sadistic torturer.
---Mickey on 11/27/07

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People sure don't have their fear of God like they use to. If they did they wouldn't say things like God didn't create hell someone else did. Now who but God has the power to create something such as hell? No one. It is dangerous to go against God's word and give credit to Satan for the work God done and does. Wouldn't that be blasphemy against the Holy Ghost?
---Rebecca_D on 11/26/07

God has been more than patient to people who are against him. I am thankful that God is a just God. If it hadn't been for his love there wouldn't be any grace. If it hadn't been for his grace he wouldn't show mercy toward us. God has to be a very patient God to put up with people who blasphemy him in many ways. Because with our carnal minds, we wouldn't show love or give mercy to those who do wrong. God does. That is why he is God.
---Rebecca_D on 11/26/07

Amen, trell.
The Lord is "not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. But the day of the Lord shall come as a thief in the night... the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up."
2 Peter 3:9-10
God loves everyone and doesn't want anyone to go to hell..but along with being a God of love, he is also a holy God of judgment and cannot dwell where sin dwells.
---danna9955 on 11/26/07

Revelation 21:8
"But the cowardly, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and sexually immoral, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death."
We should be warning others...the devil is the great deceiver. He wants to take down everyone he can with him to hell. We need to be witnesses.
---danna9955 on 11/26/07

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Hell was created for the devil and his angels. Hell has enlarged itself for those who reject the God of our Salvation and blapheme him to his face. Many think that the bible is just talking about sinners but it is also talking about those who claim to be Christians and are not.
---trell on 11/26/07

See Emcee,
There is just something wrong about your attitude here. You are taking glee at the thought of another human burning forever in the fires of hell and even laughing at it. What does that say about you man? Sad, just Sad. I pity you, I really do. You know nothing of the love of the saviour you claim, nothing.
---Mickey on 11/26/07

Noogatiger :: Ha hah ha so your stripes begin to show.You are treading in Dangerous waters with the limited knowledge you possess.With your desire to know more about Hell Than heaven, you will be good burning material,at your own insistence By Blaming God for your shortcomings & pride.
---Emcee on 11/5/07

God would be the most sadistic of Gods if he really burned most of his own creation eternally in hell, especially since most of them probably never even had a chance to hear about him. Hell was a creation of the Catholic Church, not God.
---Noogatiger on 11/5/07

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Yahshua is the correct Jewish name for the person we call Jesus. His name was transliterated from Yahshusa into Jesus by English. The J used to be silent even in English.
This also explains Hell, which in English orignally simply meant to cover or hide and would have fit with Grave. However only later did it come to mean an eternal fire. Not so originally, so there is no Hell as we know it.
---Mickey on 11/1/07

Matthew::my point was is & will always be Hell is made for those who deny defy GOD. there is a rhyme which says "Simple simon met a pie man going to the fair"please do not elaborate .
---Emcee on 10/30/07

You wrote:

"God made men
Men made money
God made the bees
The bees made honey
God made the DEVIL
The Devil made Sin
Then God made Hell & threw the begger in."

Again my question:"So your point is that God sends beggar's to Hell? Is that the fate of the many homeless and disabled veterans we see on the street?"
---matthew on 10/30/07

Matthew:: Did God send Lazarus Or Job to Hell?Does God judge our state of health,status or well being ?God is no respecter of Persons. He judges us by our Thoughts words and actions "as you have lived so shall you reap"Be perfect as your heavenly Father is perfect."
---Emcee on 10/26/07

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So your point is that God sends beggar's to Hell? Is that the fate of the many homeless and disabled veterans we see on the street?
---matthew on 10/26/07

Who is this YA-HUS-HUA the guy keeps talking about?
---John1944 on 10/25/07

I don't know. Ask Him?
---Robyn on 10/25/07

The Lake of Fire?
That is simple really, compare scripture with scripture as we are all told to do. If hell is only Sheol, or the grave, and the word eternal was also mistranslated in our Bibles from something which does not mean forever then the lake of fire is not forever either. So God throws the grave and the dead into a lake of fire to be burned up, comsumed, anniahilated, not tortured forever. It fits the rest of scripture
---mickey on 10/25/07

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Gordon, scripture should be interpreted thru scripture not pre-conceived doctrine. So Revelation 20:10-15 should be looked at thru Matthew 10:28.
---Ryan_Z on 10/25/07

Mickey, I'm curious, what is YOUR "interpretation" of Revelation 14:9-11. Also, Revelation 20:10-15. The people who are not found in the Lamb's Book of Life (which is ANYONE who rejects Salvation through the Sacrificial Lamb Jesus Christ "YAHUSHUA".) ALL get cast into the same Lake of Fire that the Devil is thrown into. ALSO, Revelation 21:7-8!!! MORE than just a "plot of dirt with a tombstone".
---Gordon on 10/25/07

Well Mickey believe this,
God made men
Men made money
God made the bees
The bees made honey
God made the DEVIL
The Devil made Sin
Then God made Hell & threw the begger in.
Ps Those who join wind up with HIM.
---Emcee on 10/24/07

Nicolette, pretty interesting conversations around here, huh. Blessings!
---John1944 on 10/24/07

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You have found some reasons to question, on a Biblical basis, the existence of a fiery Hell and the sadistic god that would create such a place, forgoing Hell but accept Jesus Christ as a kind, forgiving and loving God.
---matthew on 10/24/07


You have found some reasons to question, on a Biblical basis, the existence of a fiery Hell and the sadistic god that would create such a place, and rejected the idea of Hell but accepted Jesus Christ as a kind, forgiving and loving God.

This is more my belief because I prefer to love and accept Jesus because he loves me, than say I love him because I fear eternal torture in Hell if I don't.

Fear will not drive me into the arms of the Lord.
---matthew on 10/24/07

This is one topic I will never stop fighting. There is no such place as an eternal hell. The early church, (Catholic), allowed this error to creep into our Bibles and we have swallowed it hook line and sinker for thousands of years. If you take out the word hell, put in Sheol which means the grave, (and was the original word), all of a sudden all of scripture comes into clear context. The wages of sin is death, not eternal torment. We need to get this bogus doctrine out of our churches and our Bibles.
---Mickey on 10/24/07

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