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Does Hell Exist?
According to the Bible, Hell exists.
There are different interpretations among Bible scholars about the nature and duration of Hell.
is Biblically associated with several interconnected concepts. Some concepts are temporary, others are permanent.
The texts within the Bible does not leave room for an interpretation of Hell such as annihilationism or purgatory. Hell is the eternal right judgement of God and is spoken of as both real and conscious separation from the godhead.
Paul teaches in
2 Thessalonians 1:8-10
that those who "do not know God" and who "do not obey the Gospel" will "suffer the punishment of eternal destruction, away from the presence of the Lord."
Jesus says; If your eye tempts you, cut it out. It is better to go to the Heavens with one eye than go to Hell with two. (It is even better to confess and to pray and improve yourself so you will not be tempted.) Matthew 5. 27-30
lake of fire
is referenced multiple times in Revelations.
parable of the sheep and goats
in Matthew references an 'eternal fire'.
Mt. Doom is referenced multiple times in The Hobbit. This is not evidence for the existence of Mt. Doom.
The Bible is a work of fiction or literature, and thus any location suggested to exist in it is fictional or a literary mechanism.
The ideas of Hell and God both predate the Bible.
The first five books
are estimated to have been first written down about 1000 years after the pyramids were built.
The word Hell
is of Germanic origin
and part of Pagan folklore.
Any suggestion of Hell comes also from the Bible. Recently the Catholic search revised its Bible version of Genesis claiming now that the evolution is a respectable option of human creation. The church is re tracking now Bible's Hell version as well.
Hell as defined by the Bible only means the grave. The Hebrew word was Sheol. In Greek it was Hades.
If the penalty for sin is eternal torment in fire, then Jesus did not pay the penalty for sin as Christians claim.
This is a logical fallacy that presumes the answer in order to prove it. by
Just because the concept of "Hell" is mentioned in the Bible doesn't make it real.
that the Bible does not say that, and that this was an interpretation added later.
Hell is an abstract product of faith. A mere abstractivity of this concept implies impossibility of "existence" of hell.
The Bible is not quite a reliable scientific source.
According to DC Comics, the book on which we base the existence of Superman, the fortress of solitude exists. Therefore, literature is not adequate proof.
The Bible strongly implies that hell is a figurative concept rather than a place. It uses imagery to highlight the sinners' emotional suffering.