Is Hell eternal suffering, final death, or reconciliation? Please give verses?
- 4 months ago
There is no biblical reference to a burning hell, limbo, purgatory. This is because God is love (1 John 4:8) and he would never torment his people forever in a burning hell. For more information, please visit jw.org.
- PubliusLv 74 months ago
Reconciliation is the closest of the three to the truth. Every single one of God's human children shall have a fair chance to hear the gospel of Christ, even the spirits in hell (1 Peter 3:18-20; 4:6), and even to benefit from it (1 Cor. 15:29).
- 4 months ago
WHAT IS THE CONDITION OF THE DEAD? Humans are made of dust. ( Genesis 2:7; 3:19) We are not spirits living in a body of flesh. We are physical creatures, so no part of us survives death. when we die, our brain dies too, and our thoughts perish. Thus, Lazarus said nothing about his experience of death because the dead are unconscious. Read Psalm 146:4 ; Ecclesiastes 9:5,6,10. Dose God torment people with fire after death? Since the Bible shows that the dead are unconscious, hellfire is clearly a false teaching that slanders God. The very idea of tormenting people with fire disgusts him. Read Jeremiah 7:31. for more information JW.ORG
- Anonymous4 months ago
"There was a rich man who was dressed in purple and fine linen and lived in luxury every day. At his gate was laid a beggar named Lazarus, covered with sores and longing to eat what fell from the rich man’s table. Even the dogs came and licked his sores.
“The time came when the beggar died and the angels carried him to Abraham’s side. The rich man also died and was buried. In Hades, where he was in torment, he looked up and saw Abraham far away, with Lazarus by his side. So he called to him, ‘Father Abraham, have pity on me and send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue, because I am in agony in this fire.’
“But Abraham replied, ‘Son, remember that in your lifetime you received your good things, while Lazarus received bad things, but now he is comforted here and you are in agony. And besides all this, between us and you a great chasm has been set in place, so that those who want to go from here to you cannot, nor can anyone cross over from there to us.’
“He answered, ‘Then I beg you, father, send Lazarus to my family, for I have five brothers. Let him warn them, so that they will not also come to this place of torment.’
“Abraham replied, ‘They have Moses and the Prophets; let them listen to them.’
“‘No, father Abraham,’ he said, ‘but if someone from the dead goes to them, they will repent.’
“He said to him, ‘If they do not listen to Moses and the Prophets, they will not be convinced even if someone rises from the dead.’”
Hell is, essencially, separation from God.
And there are just as many kinds of death as there are kinds of life. Death in the Bible never means "non-existance". Death is a state of being. Right now you are in a kind of 'living-death' without the eternal life that Jesus came to give you. Trust Him for it. Humble yourself like a little child and ask to know what it all means...
He wants nothing more than to give you eternal life. He died so you could have it.
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- Annsan_In_HimLv 74 months ago
Let Jesus answer you Q. After all, He came from Heaven to become the man who would die to save sinners from hell! Then He returned to Heaven, from where He will descend in glory to start the Day of Resurrection & Judgment. Read what He said in Matthew 5:21-30, 10:26-28, 13:40-43, 18:7-9, 23: 15 & 33, 25:41, Luke 12:4-6 & 16:19-31. He also gave the Revelation vision to John where that awful day is described, when hell gives up those in it. Read Revelation 20:7-15 - more words of Jesus about hell!
Honestly, if you don't read what He said first, you will be carried about by every wind of teaching. Read all those many verses in the Bible, weigh them up prayerfully, and may God grant you grace to grasp the enormity of this subject.
- SBR32277Lv 74 months ago
Verses only get you what the writers believed about hell, where hell is defined differently by different writers. Something closer to reality and even hinted at by Jesus is hell is right here on earth and connected to our human nature that gets defined as Original Sin in the Garden of Eden story.
Even in the Old Testament, Satan is described as the adversary to daily living and the grave marks the end. The conflict that has plagued humans since the beginning is our emotions vs. our intellect, where agreement between the two is called being rational and our troubles often begin when they don't agree (irrationality). Life in general is a struggle, but there are rules you can live by that greatly diminishes that struggle.
Jesus sets examples of how to make life more heavenly than hellish and even though his advice is simple and makes for good common sense, irrationality is the enemy of that good advice where we often are driven by our "feelings" and not our intellect. The ironic truth to all of this is that our feelings are much more important than our intellect since our feelings are what drives our motivation. Without feeling good, you are often not inspired or motivated to do anything.
- ForeverLv 54 months ago
Hell (Sheol in Hebrew and Hades in Greek) is the Grave where the dead are not conscious of anything at all. Ecclesiastes 9:5,10 uses the word “Hell” in some versions. Other versions say “Sheol” “the Grave”, the “realm of the dead.”
When the Bible talks about Hell, there is no suffering or tormenting involved.
Gehenna is not Hell, although some Bible translators who believed in hellfire took the liberty to change the word (Gehenna) to say hellfire.
- Anonymous4 months ago
here is the truth: The Lord Jesus Christ is God. Nobody can be good enough to avoid hell. The truth is that death leads to immediate heaven or hell, depending only on whether the person believed on the Lord Jesus Christ, or not. The truth is that the Lord Jesus Christ loves you and wants to bless your life freely :) Most of all, Jesus wants you with Him forever, and not in hell.
Believing on the Lord Jesus Christ means being forgiven all sins past and future and means going to heaven. The truth is that every belief except one will lead to eternal torment in the lake of fire for every person. Because nothing pays for our sins except the death and blood of Jesus, the sacrifice of Jesus that is already accomplished by Him . Jesus loves you! The truth is that the Lord Jesus Christ is God, and Jesus died on the cross to pay for all of our sins in full, and then Jesus was buried, and then Jesus resurrected from the dead. Nothing else pays for our sins, not works, not deeds, not religions. So the only way to heaven and to avoid hell, is by believing on Jesus for eternal life (John 6:47), without adding any of your own works (Romans 4:5). Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ to take you to heaven, and you will be in heaven, no matter what, guaranteed. That easy, thanks to Jesus! Tell Jesus that you thank Him that you will be with Him in heaven
- Anonymous4 months ago
Mathew 26:46, tells is suffering is eternal for those who reject salvation. Words of the CHRIST, HIMSELF.
- Pirate AM™Lv 74 months ago
Hell is make believe. No verse necessary as there is no evidence to show that "verses" are true, not to mention that they are an artificial structure....
By the way, since God is all knowing, he would have known before creating this world the eternal pain and suffering of everyone that would end up in hell. Further, any sort of eternal existence is no different from hell, basically because there is a finite set of things you can possibly do (even when you can do everything) and an infinite amount of time.