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What Is Hell?

Joshua_Verum
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1/1/2016 12:28:55 AM
Posted: 11 months ago
Some Bible translations use the word "hell" for the Hebrew word "Sheol" and the matching Greek word "Hades," both of which refer to the common grave of mankind. (Psalm 16:10; Acts 2:27) Many people believe in a fiery hell, as shown in the religious artwork accompanying this article. However, the Bible teaches otherwise.

Those in hell are unconscious and so cannot feel pain. "There is no work nor devising nor knowledge nor wisdom in Sheol.""Ecclesiastes 9:10.

Good people go to hell. The faithful men Jacob and Job expected to go there."Genesis 37:35; Job 14:13.

Death, not torment in a fiery hell, is the penalty for sin. "He who has died has been acquitted from his sin.""Romans 6:7.

Eternal torment would violate God"s justice. (Deuteronomy 32:4) When the first man, Adam, sinned, God told him that his punishment would simply be to pass out of existence: "Dust you are and to dust you will return." (Genesis 3:19) God would have been lying if he were actually sending Adam to a fiery hell.

God does not even contemplate eternal torment. The idea that he would punish people in hellfire is contrary to the Bible"s teaching that "God is love.""1 John 4:8; Jeremiah 7:31.

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Skyangel
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1/1/2016 12:50:48 AM
Posted: 11 months ago
At 1/1/2016 12:28:55 AM, Joshua_Verum wrote:
Some Bible translations use the word "hell" for the Hebrew word "Sheol" and the matching Greek word "Hades," both of which refer to the common grave of mankind. (Psalm 16:10; Acts 2:27) Many people believe in a fiery hell, as shown in the religious artwork accompanying this article. However, the Bible teaches otherwise.

Those in hell are unconscious and so cannot feel pain. "There is no work nor devising nor knowledge nor wisdom in Sheol.""Ecclesiastes 9:10.

Good people go to hell. The faithful men Jacob and Job expected to go there."Genesis 37:35; Job 14:13.

Death, not torment in a fiery hell, is the penalty for sin. "He who has died has been acquitted from his sin.""Romans 6:7.

Eternal torment would violate God"s justice. (Deuteronomy 32:4) When the first man, Adam, sinned, God told him that his punishment would simply be to pass out of existence: "Dust you are and to dust you will return." (Genesis 3:19) God would have been lying if he were actually sending Adam to a fiery hell.

God does not even contemplate eternal torment. The idea that he would punish people in hellfire is contrary to the Bible"s teaching that "God is love.""1 John 4:8; Jeremiah 7:31.

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There is a physical hell which is a physical grave and there is a mental hell which is a mental torment which includes fear, confusion, inner turmoil, guilt, etc. It is a mental and emotional state where the mind can find no comfort and the conscience can find no peace or rest.

Luke 16:23-25 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. But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented.

Rev 14:11 And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.
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1/1/2016 1:06:49 AM
Posted: 11 months ago
At 1/1/2016 12:28:55 AM, Joshua_Verum wrote:
Some Bible translations use the word "hell" for the Hebrew word "Sheol" and the matching Greek word "Hades," both of which refer to the common grave of mankind. (Psalm 16:10; Acts 2:27) Many people believe in a fiery hell, as shown in the religious artwork accompanying this article. However, the Bible teaches otherwise.

Those in hell are unconscious and so cannot feel pain. "There is no work nor devising nor knowledge nor wisdom in Sheol.""Ecclesiastes 9:10.

Good people go to hell. The faithful men Jacob and Job expected to go there."Genesis 37:35; Job 14:13.

Death, not torment in a fiery hell, is the penalty for sin. "He who has died has been acquitted from his sin.""Romans 6:7.

Eternal torment would violate God"s justice. (Deuteronomy 32:4) When the first man, Adam, sinned, God told him that his punishment would simply be to pass out of existence: "Dust you are and to dust you will return." (Genesis 3:19) God would have been lying if he were actually sending Adam to a fiery hell.

God does not even contemplate eternal torment. The idea that he would punish people in hellfire is contrary to the Bible"s teaching that "God is love.""1 John 4:8; Jeremiah 7:31.

https://www.jw.org...
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