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Hell: A cruel LIE?
The wages of sin is death. The gift of God is Eternal Life through Christ. (Romans 6:23)
Jesus said those that trust Him will not “perish” but will “inherit Eternal Life“. (John 3:16)
Death? Perish? How did the idea that God tortures folks forever come about?
To understand watch the video below by Edward Fudge and/or read the articles. His amazing, one hour presentation fairly examines Scripture and church history. It may happily change the way you look at eternal life and Jesus Christ.
As we all know, God grants eternal life to those that love Him. (John 6:40)
The Bible says only God is immortal. ”He who is the blessed and only Sovereign, the King of kings and Lord of lords, who alone possesses immortality…” (1 Tim 6:15-16)
Sadly, most are taught to believe Satan’s first lie to mankind.
“You shall NOT die, you shall be like God“. (Genesis 3:4-5)
Below are two articles. Each is extremely readable. The first one prints out to about 16 pages. The second is longer and goes into greater detail. If you read them you can not help but be convinced that God did not establish an eternal torture chamber called hell.
Article 1. HELL: Eternal Torment or Complete Annihilation?
It seems to me that nearly the entire Bible teaches that eternal life is only experienced in Heaven, that Hell is a place of complete destruction and annihilation. There are many scripture passages that seem to clearly teach this, but there are others that admittedly seem to teach the traditional view as well. The Bible must never be thought to contradict itself, regardless of what simple meanings may be found in certain verses. When two positions seem to come at odds with one another, one must decide which view fits best in the overall interpretation of the Bible. Verses ought not to be taken by themselves but instead cross-checked against other scripture passages to decide what it is that the Lord is actually trying to teach us in His Word.
While some passages might seem to indicate one line of teaching and others seem to hint at a different one, there can be only one correct interpretation. Hell is either eternal or not—there is certainly no middle ground.
The article above was found at the website: JeremyAndChristine.com
Article 2. HELL – TORMENT OR ANNIHILATION?
Few teachings have troubled the human conscience over the centuries more than the traditional view of hell as the place where the lost suffer conscious punishment in body and soul for all eternity. The prospect that one day a vast number of people will be consigned to the everlasting torment of hell is most disturbing and distressing to sensitive Christians. After all, almost everyone has friends or family members who have died without making a commitment to Christ. The prospect of one day seeing them agonizing in hell for all eternity can easily lead thinking Christians to say to God: “No thank you God. I am not interested in Your kind of paradise!”
The article above was found at the website: HeavenDwellers.com
It seems to us that Satan, the father of lies, has three whoppers about God, at least ONE of which almost EVERYONE believes.
Lie #1. There is no God. (Evolution)
Lie #2. We are like God. (Immortal soul)
Lie #3. God is an evil torturer. (‘Hell’ = Conscious suffering forever.)
If you believe Lie #1 please visit and study at www.AnswersInGenesis.org
Or contact us with questions at Watchman@JesusChrist.com
May God bless us and you! We only seek the truth.
And the truth is that ‘Christ died for our sins.’ (1 Corinthians 15:3). He took our place. Praise Him forever!