Uncovering the Mystery of the Meaning of Hell - Part 1

There are a lot of questions concerning what happens to a person when they die. Scripture describes the fate of those who have covenant with Yahshua and those who do not accept salvation through him.There are many references in the Bible that refer to a gated entrance and a downward place where sinners descend into and where devils come out of. It is a place where there is a lake of fire and outer darkness. There is Scriptural, historical and physical evidence that reveals that hell is in the depths, or chambers of the earth.


Yet you shall be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit. – Isaiah 14:15


“Now the poor man died and was carried away by the angels to Abraham’s bosom; and the rich man also died and was buried. “In Hades he lifted up his eyes, being in torment, and saw Abraham far away and Lazarus in his bosom.“And he cried out and said, ‘Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus so that he may dip the tip of his finger in water and cool off my tongue, for I am in agony in this flame.’ – Luke 16:22-24


According to Yahshua's parable, Abraham's Bosom and Sheol (Hades) could be two distinct areas in the depths of the earth. Sheol is a place where the unsaved await their final judgement, and the other place called Abraham's Bosom (Paradise) is a place where the saints await the return of Yahshua our Messiah.


Therefore it says, “WHEN HE ASCENDED ON HIGH, HE LED CAPTIVE A HOST OF CAPTIVES, AND HE GAVE GIFTS TO MEN.” (Now this expression, “He ascended,” what does it mean except that He also had descended into the lower parts of the earth? He who descended is Himself also He who ascended far above all the heavens, so that He might fill all things.) - Ephesians 4:8-10


You who have shown me many troubles and distresses will revive me again, and will bring me up again from the depths of the earth. - Psalm 71:20


In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. – Genesis 1:1-2


And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. – Revelation 12:9


Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels: - Mathew 25:41

 
 
 
Sheol
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Hades
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Tartaroo
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Abyss
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Gehenna
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Tartaroo


For if God did not spare angels when they sinned, but cast them into hell and committed them to pits of darkness, reserved for judgment – 2 Peter 2:4

Tartarōsas is the Greek word used for hell that is only found once in all of the New Testament. This is the lowest level or deepest abyss of Hades where the worst or most malevolent spirits are bound by God (Yahweh).


And angels who did not keep their own domain, but abandoned their proper abode, He has kept in eternal bonds under darkness for the judgment of the great day, just as Sodom and Gomorrah and the cities around them, since they in the same way as these indulged in gross immorality and went after strange flesh, are exhibited as an example in undergoing the punishment of eternal fire. – Jude 1:6-7


The Nephilim were on the earth in those days, and also afterward, when the sons of God came in to the daughters of men, and they borechildren to them. Those were the mighty men who were of old, men of renown. – Genesis 6:4


And they have gone to the daughters of men upon the earth, and have slept with the women, and have defiled themselves, and revealed to them all kinds of sins. And the women have borne giants, and the whole earth has thereby been filled with blood and unrighteousness. Enoch 9:8-10


The angels that created the corrupt race of Nephilim are now kept in eternal bonds so they no longer can procreate and taint the human bloodline.


The Abyss- The Bottomless Pit - The Deep


The word abyss is found nine times in the New Testament which is translated to mean the bottomless pit.

And the sea gave up the dead which were in it, and death and Hades gave up the dead which were in them; and they were judged, every one of them according to their deeds. – Revelation 20:13


Then the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star from heaven which had fallen to the earth; and the key of the bottomless pit was given to him. He opened the bottomless pit, and smoke went up out of the pit, like the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened by the smoke of the pit. – Revelation 9:1-2


They have as king over them, the angel of the abyss; his name in Hebrew is Abaddon, and in the Greek he has the name Apollyon. – Revelation 9:11


When they have finished their testimony, the beast that comes up out of the abyss will make war with them, and overcome them and kill them. – Revelation 11:7


“The beast that you saw was, and is not, and is about to come up out of the abyss and go to destruction. – Revelation 17:8


Then I saw an angel coming down from heaven, holding the key of the abyss and a great chain in his hand.And he laid hold of the dragon, the serpent of old, who is the devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years; and he threw him into the abyss, and shut it and sealed it over him, so that he would not deceive the nations any longer, until the thousand years were completed; after these things he must be released for a short time. – Revelation 20:1-3


The demons kept begging Jesus not to send them into the bottomless pit. – Luke 8:31 NLT


The word deep, is tehom in Hebrew, which is defined as an area of caverns or subterranean underground chambers in the earth. This is the place that God created to confine the Devil and the fallen angels that were cast out of heaven.


Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels: - Mathew 25:41


And they besought him that he would not command them to go out into the deep. – Luke 8:31 KJV

They were imploring Him not to command them to go away into the abyss. – Luke 8:31 NAS


Interestingly, deep (tehom) in the Hebrew language references a primeval or ancient sea. In the Septuagint the word is used with reference to the sea.


“The deep says, ‘It is not in me’; And the sea says, ‘It is not with me.’ – Job 28:14


The time when the age of grace ends.
The time when the age of grace ends.
Door 1 or door 2?
Door 1 or door 2?

The Biblical aspects of Hell have several different names and meanings, both in a physical and spiritual sense. Yahweh has created places or chambers underneath the earth that are prepared for the Devil, his fallen angels, and those that choose to deny His Son as their Lord and Saviour.

Since the time of Adam and Eve, there has been a free-will choice to deny, or accept a covenant with Yahshua There is a reward, or penalty for whom we choose to serve that ultimately leads to our eternal destiny. The way of life is to make conscious decision to repent and receive the redemptive gift of salvation through the blood of Yahshua our Messiah.

Scriptural evidence coupled with historical locations will reveal that "hell" is real.

Please continue reading in the second part of this article which will uncover and explore more of the mysterious of "hell" in the link below.

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Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

This is a wonderful hub. You have put so much scriptural reference into it that, this hub has taught me a lot more about hell, then I ever knew about. Voted it up. Looking for part 2.


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teacherjoe52 4 years ago

Hi PlanksandNails

Great info here. I don't know if you can find it but many years ago I read a story called twenty four hours in hell. It was a mans experience in both Heaven and hell.

Quite ete opening.

God bless you.


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PlanksandNails 4 years ago from among the called out of the ekklesia of Christ Author

Michele Travis,

I'm glad you enjoyed the hub and it provoked your interest. The great thing about Scripture is that it has so much deep meaning to discover.

I hope to get part 2 out sooner than later.


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PlanksandNails 4 years ago from among the called out of the ekklesia of Christ Author

teacherjoe52,

Describing hell is one thing, but experiencing the look, smell, and feel of what goes on down there, and coming back to tell the story, would be something that one would never forget.

Here is what Jonah had to say:

“I descended to the roots of the mountains. The earth with its bars was around me forever, But You have brought up my life from the pit, O LORD my God. - Jonah 2:6

The last four words in this verse will be the sound of many who who have denied their opportunity to receive the grace of Jesus Christ; it will be too late for them.

Jonah was fortunate that God heard his prayer when he cried out for salvation. God's grace is still available today when we humbly cry out to Him.

Thank-you for reading commenting. May God bless you where you are at and what you are doing.


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SwordofManticorE 4 years ago from Burlington

If you combine a carnal view to scripture with fear, blind ego, self-righteous pride, a hidden desire for vengeance and spark the religious engine with a pharisitical spirit. You get a determined believer of hell. To suppose that God would bring beings into existence for both His purpose and pleasure who He knew in advance without mercy would be infinite losers by that existence, is to charge him a hypocrite with the utmost malignity.


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PlanksandNails 4 years ago from among the called out of the ekklesia of Christ Author

SwordofManticorE,

A true believer is not the result of what man does. Hell it is not an issue of fear, but of faith.

I believe God does everything apart from the free-will He has given us to bring us to Him.

Before the fall of man, Satan freely chose to reject God's laws for his own ways and involved man in his rebellion. The picture of man's relationship with God is the same as how adultery affects a family relationship. The Father is trying to get His broken family back, but He is not forcing us; otherwise, we would be programmed automatons. We were created just like the angelic beings with a choice to love Him, just like He chooses to love us.

God created Satan and the angelic beings the same way He created everything else; we are made in His image, and created to have fellowship with Him. When Jesus Christ became a man and died on the cross, He told us something about Himself; all that is in Him, such as free-will, the desire to love, be loved, and to be procreative, are in us too.

God foreknew the rebellion of Satan and the fall of mankind.

Why did He do it?

It is for the sake of those have made and will make the free-will choice to repent and follow Him.

Lack of preparation for doing anything has consequences. Hell is like the law of gravity here on earth. If one chooses to jump of a skyscraper without a parachute, the consequences are dire; likewise, if we do not have the atonement through Jesus Christ when He returns, the consequences are same.

("To suppose that God would bring beings into existence for both His purpose and pleasure who He knew in advance without mercy would be infinite losers by that existence, is to charge him a hypocrite with the utmost malignity.")

When I read this statement, it is an example of whom the god of this world is. The world is under his demonic power and influence of Satan through his deceitful spiritual seduction.

Jesus Christ is coming back soon to take back His dominion and destroy evil; He has not done it yet. If He returned this very minute, the age of grace would be finished. He would have to destroy all those who do not heed the drawing and conviction of His free gift of salvation.

All of creation has been affected by the "cancer" of sin. When Jesus Christ returns, He is going to amputate, or cut out the "cancer" in this world for good and start over. Although God does not like or desire to do this, it is the requirement to save us from sin.

The Gospel is not what we do, but what Jesus Christ has already done for the entirety of this world. The "infinite losers" are the consequential free-will result of denying Jesus Christ when the Father draws them.

A hypocrite is someone who pretends and is deceitful, which pretty much sums up who Satan is.

God does not pretend that all will be saved, but lovingly has given us a way out.

We do not come to Jesus Christ out of fear, but faith. Faith in God is to hate what is evil. Evil is the absence of God; genuine faith requires the true presence of God.

It is the absence of faith that equates to Hell.

They were told not to hurt the grass of the earth, nor any green thing, nor any tree, but only the men who do not have the seal of God on their foreheads. - Revelation 9:4


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SwordofManticorE 4 years ago from Burlington

It is written that God made man in His image, sadly Christians like you have repayed Him back by doing the same to Him. Your image of God is found in Dan 3:1-6. Your image of God is a tyrant that does not deserve my worship. Your image of God can save all but refuses to. Your image of God is not perfect love and shows little mercy. Your image of God is not capable of fulfilling scripture to forgive and forget all sins. Your image of God is a failing saviour of the world. Your image of God broke his promise to Abraham. Your image of God needs my permission to save me, he is dependant on my free will to save me making my will sovereign over his will. Simply put, your image of God is a relection of your own hidden desires in relishing the thought that billions of unbelievers will get what you feel they deserve in hell.


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PlanksandNails 4 years ago from among the called out of the ekklesia of Christ Author

SwordofMantocorE,

If you have a personal issue towards something in this hub that do you not agree with, please explain what it is, and why you have come to a different conclusion.

What standard do you use as evidence to the contrary?

If it is Scripture, or something else, we can walk out those differences and see where they lead, but please clarify what it is in my writing that you disagree with and why.


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SwordofManticorE 4 years ago from Burlington

It is the trap of the teachings of eternal torture in the church that I hate.

Let me ask you this. If you had the powers to save all mankind, would you? I challenge you to answer this question. I know I would. It is a simple yes or no answer.


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SwordofManticorE 4 years ago from Burlington

Question number two. If Hell is real, why did the early church appoint an avowed universalist as the President of the second council of the church in Constantinople in the fourth century? (Gregory Nazianzen, 325-381)


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PlanksandNails 4 years ago from among the called out of the ekklesia of Christ Author

SwordofManticorE

I don't agree with the "turn or burn" message because it promotes fear and blind faith. Faith comes from God proving Himself to an individual with an opportunity to choose. Once the proof of God's existence is revelation, then it is a choice to accept or deny Him.

My answer is yes.

God has the power to save all mankind which is evident through His Son, but it is out of our own free-will to accept Him. He does not force us. Free-will is the unique ability that God has given us to choose to love Him.

If there was no free-will, it would have been pointless for Jesus Christ to die on the cross for our sins; there would be no need for salvation because God would have created advanced robots with a deterministic love instead of the ability to have genuine love.

Having a wife who genuinely chooses to love you instead of one that is programmed to love you is far superior. There are those that genuinely love someone, but the other refuses to accept that love. If it is forced, it only separates further.

God wants us to make our own informed decision, He desires for all the world to make the right one, but He already knows that there will be those that will not make the right choice.

There is a passage in the book of Jonah where God shows His grace towards Jonah who had been disobedient towards Him. Jonah already knew who God was, but still chose to do things his own way, which resulted in his death. Just before he died, he cried out to the Lord which led to God's loving grace.

“So I said, ‘I have been expelled from Your sight. Nevertheless I will look again toward Your holy temple.’ - Jonah 2:4

“While I was fainting away, I remembered the LORD, And my prayer came to You, Into Your holy temple. - Jonah 2:7

God's grace extends to us farther than we know, all we have to do is remember Him, even in our last moments, and cry out to Him for salvation. The reason our physical bodies die is that we are sinful. It is only through the blood of Jesus Christ that we receive an eternal reward and are blameless before Him.

Although we still wrestle with our sinful nature and screw up, Jesus Christ gives us the grace, strength, ability, and chance to overcome. Once Jonah experienced total separation from God, he realised the consequences of his actions. He went into Nineveh to whom God had called wicked. This is an example of God's love, who gives everyone a chance to repent.

“I descended to the roots of the mountains. The earth with its bars was around me forever, But You have brought up my life from the pit, O LORD my God. - Jonah 2:6

God never has declared anywhere in Scripture that those who are not atoned for their sins after death will have the opportunity to trust in Him again.

But Jesus was saying, “Father, forgive them; for they do not know what they are doing.” - Luke 23:34

Rejection of Jesus Christ comes from knowingly doing so. Once we know that our righteousness is filthy rags through the revelation of God, we have the free-will choice to wash our rags of our filth through His blood which changes them to His garments of grace.

One of the criminals who were hanged there was hurling abuse at Him, saying, “Are You not the Christ? Save Yourself and us!” But the other answered, and rebuking him said, “Do you not even fear God, since you are under the same sentence of condemnation? “And we indeed are suffering justly, for we are receiving what we deserve for our deeds; but this man has done nothing wrong.” And he was saying, “Jesus, remember me when You come in Your kingdom!” And He said to him, “Truly I say to you, today you shall be with Me in Paradise.” - Luke 23:39-43

Both criminals knew that Jesus was the Christ; each made their own choice.

I believe salvation comes from an informed decision to follow Jesus Christ. God's grace and character is evident throughout Scripture. He gives many chances for people to turn to Him. The Israelites are a great example.

The idea of universal salvation is based on not having peace or fear that your relatives and friends could be tormented in Hell; separated from God. Likewise, the belief of the pre-tribulation rapture is based on not having peace/fear of going through tribulation.

There should be no fear, but assurance in trusting God.

For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. - 2 Timothy 1:7

Hell, essentially, is the total presence of evil. Where the presence of God is, there is the presence of good; evil cannot exist in His presence.

And the devil who deceived them was thrown into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are also; and they will be tormented day and night forever and ever. - Revelation 20:10

Then death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. This is the second death, the lake of fire. And if anyone’s name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire. - Revelation 20:14-15

These verses show the faithfulness and righteousness of God towards what is evil.

Never take your own revenge, beloved, but leave room for the wrath of God, for it is written, “VENGEANCE IS MINE, I WILL REPAY,” says the Lord. - Romans 12:19

Who are those that deserve the vengeance of God? They are the ones who do not want His salvation.

Jesus answered them, “Did I Myself not choose you, the twelve, and yet one of you is a devil?” - John 6:70

He chooses us, but it comes down to whether we choose Him.


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PlanksandNails 4 years ago from among the called out of the ekklesia of Christ Author

SwordofManticorE,

("Question number two. If Hell is real, why did the early church appoint an avowed universalist as the President of the second council of the church in Constantinople in the fourth century? (Gregory Nazianzen, 325-381)")

The historical facts show that universal reconciliation is a stream of thought, which was passed on from Clement of Alexandria who trained Origen Adamantius, who was alone in his views. The influence proceeded to Gregory of Nyssa, Gregory Nazianzus, and Basil the Great.

This singular stream of thought has stood alone on its speculative view/"idea" and has been a resilient thread through history.

What I do know, is that there is no speculation on the redemptive blood of Jesus Christ on what it does, and how it transforms. The fruit of it is evident in those who truly seek after Him.

Hell is real, but the function of it will be debated.

Here is what you wrote in one of your comments,

("...sadly Christians like you have repayed Him back by doing the same to Him. Your image of God is found in Dan 3:1-6. Your image of God is a tyrant that does not deserve my worship. Your image of God can save all but refuses to. Your image of God is not perfect love and shows little mercy. Your image of God is not capable of fulfilling scripture to forgive and forget all sins. Your image of God is a failing saviour of the world. Your image of God broke his promise to Abraham. Your image of God needs my permission to save me, he is dependant on my free will to save me making my will sovereign over his will. Simply put, your image of God is a relection of your own hidden desires in relishing the thought that billions of unbelievers will get what you feel they deserve in hell.")

This comment is self-refuting. Why does it matter to you? According to your ideology, and your claims on how I am portraying the image of God, why should it matter what I believe, or anyone else's for that matter. If I am wrong, I will simply be purified in the depths of hell, be forgiven, and restored to Jesus Christ eventually.

We will all be saved eventually, right?

What is your reason for promoting the universalistic gospel message?

You are giving people the assurance that if the power of the blood of Jesus Christ does not transform and purify them while they are still alive, it is not their fault, they had no free-will choice on the matter. It's all predetermined, there is nothing we can do about it. Everyone is saved; therefore, those that bowed to the image in Daniel 3:1-6 are saved too.

Universal salvation fits all scenarios; all religions and paths eventually lead to God.

I'll pass.


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SwordofManticorE 4 years ago from Burlington

That you answered yes, shows that you have more compassion and mercy than the image of God you worship. It is comforting to know that this is not the case (Job 4:17 Shall mortal man be more just than God? shall a man be more pure than his maker?).

The early believers during the time of Paul were taught the ministry of reconciliation of all things back to God (2Cor5). In other words, they were Universalists too. The warnings of Christ to the Jews of Judah about Gehenna (Hell was not spoken by Him), was about the wrath of God coming down on Judah. John warned them too in Matt 3:10. But never did Christ warn the gentiles about Gehenna. As a matter of fact, Paul who taught us all what God wants us to know (Acts 20:27) never once uttered the word Gehenna let alone hell to the gentiles. He taught them the real good news about the universal salvation of all men. Not the lukewarm gospel that only some are saved as taught in today's church. Today's church is quick to believe in the universal fall of man, but fail to accept the universal salvation of all because of Christ.

"Consequently, then, as it was through one offense for all mankind for condemnation, thus also it is through one just award for all mankind for life's justifying For even as, through the disobedience of the one man [Adam], the many were constituted sinners, thus also, through the obedience of the One [Christ], the many shall be constituted just" (Rom. 5:18-19).

Today's church and yourself would have us believe that Adam's sin brings down more souls to hell than Christ can save. Praise be given to our God that this is not the case. An interesting thought or question is, if God truly wants to save souls from an eternal fire under the earth, then why didn't He say to Adam if you eat from this tree, I will throw you in hell instead of saying Gen 2: “You are free to eat from any tree in the garden; 17 but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat from it you will certainly die.” Notice He did not say "go to hell"? Hell is a myth to me and real in your heart and desires.


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SwordofManticorE 4 years ago from Burlington

Why I teach Universal salvation is to show the unfailing love of God for all His children. We fear God as we fear a parent. Those who fear God because of hell, are held in bondage of fear. You teach about hell, because you don't want to go there. That is the difference between you and I. I teach knowing that hell is a myth and still teach regardless of this false belief. So what is the real point of your question why I teach?


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PlanksandNails 4 years ago from among the called out of the ekklesia of Christ Author

SwordofManticorE,

("I teach knowing that hell is a myth and still teach regardless of this false belief. So what is the real point of your question why I teach?")

You see, according to what you believe, it should not matter to you. All are saved; therefore, no matter what I say or do, or anyone else, will ultimately proceed to salvation.

In fact, If I reworded every sentence of your commentary with, "but we are all saved nonetheless," it would have conform to your ideology. You could not disagree.

("Those who fear God because of hell, are held in bondage of fear.")

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom.

("You teach about hell, because you don't want to go there.")

No, I touched on this subject for those to weigh and test the information for themselves.

("The early believers during the time of Paul were taught the ministry of reconciliation of all things back to God (2Cor5).")

The key is to make a distinction between reconciliation and salvation. They are two separate terms.

If all things are reconciled to the harmony of the original creation, that would mean that there is a clear division between what is evil and what is good; a division between light and darkness. When evil is reconciled, it means that God excludes evil from ruling over His creation and disarming its power.

When He had disarmed the rulers and authorities, He made a public display of them, having triumphed over them through Him. - Colossians 2:15

Reconciliation is described perfectly in this verse below:

These are in accordance with the working of the strength of His might which He brought about in Christ, when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places, far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come. And He put all things in subjection under His feet, and gave Him as head over all things to the church, which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all. – 1 Corinthians 15:28

After Jesus Christ’s resurrection, God put all things under His feet and gave him as head over all things. Before His resurrection, Jesus Christ, as a *man*, did not yet have all rulership and authority.

This is what reconciliation means, which is distinct from what salvation is.

...and through Him to reconcile all things to Himself, having made peace through the blood of His cross; through Him, I say, whether things on earth or things in heaven. - Colossians 1:20

If you look at this verse, it reads in the past tense. This means that evil still exists, and Satan is still continuing in his deception, even though God, through Jesus Christ has reconciled all things to Himself. God’s judgement and wrath are still to come.

("As a matter of fact, Paul who taught us all what God wants us to know (Acts 20:27) never once uttered the word Gehenna let alone hell to the gentiles.")

That may be so, but he taught about being cut off, which reveals the goodness of God, and the severity of God.

Behold then the kindness and severity of God; to those who fell, severity, but to you, God’s kindness, if you continue in His kindness; otherwise you also will be cut off. - Romans 11:22

Without a choice to make a free-will decision, there would be no Hell. There would be no incentive to make moral decisions. The truth is that when we die, it is the continuation of our eternal being, either as part of, or separation from God. Separation is the darkness from the light.

The wrath of God is a necessity, which is shown throughout Scripture.

Universal salvation attacks the true Christian faith. Here are some examples.

1. It neglects the eternal matters and the urgency of salvation through Jesus Christ.

2. It makes God to be a liar when He says that vengeance is mine, and He will repay. Why should we forgive our enemies, if God does not ultimately repay the wicked? The blood of the martyrs whose blood was spilled for His name are crying out for vengeance.

3. There would be no point in risking our lives for the gospel of salvation if God does not ultimately judge those who have persecuted His followers.

4. There would no real incentive to live a holy life.

"Do not fear those who kill the body but are unable to kill the soul; but rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell. - Matthew 10:28

5. God's mercy would have no meaning without His wrath.

6. The beauty of heaven is depraved without knowing what the opposite of it is.

7. It undermines the motivation to love and be prepared for Jesus Christ's return.

8. It builds the foundation for the one world religion that is to come which worships the Antichrist.


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SwordofManticorE 4 years ago from Burlington

The doctrine of hell makes Christ a failure and satan the victor.

1. The eternal matters and the urgency of salvation through Jesus Christ was finished on the cross when He said "It is finished".

2. The commandment of love is to forgive, bless and love our enemies unconditionally, and not look for excuses in scripture to seek vengeance.

3. If you teach the true gospel, you put your life at greater risk in the church than you would in the world.

4. Do you live a holy life? I try to, but fail so many times. So I stopped trying and leave it to Him who is my divine Father.

5. It is His mercy that makes God holy, not His wrath.

6. The opposite of the spiritual realm of God is the flesh (world).

7. The prophecy of Christ's return was fulfilled A.D.70. The love for God and all mankind is the only true motivation for Universalists to worship Him who is a unfailing love.

8. The faith of the Universalist is unreligious and does not require four walls to worship the greatest love of all. Is it not God's will to have a relationship with all His children? So why would you call it a one world religion? We Universalists love God, so why would you say we worship the antichrist?

Those would deserve love the least, need it the most. You need to pray for a better understanding who God truly is. Christ in the flesh is the true representation of what we can expect from a God who is perfect love.


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PlanksandNails 4 years ago from among the called out of the ekklesia of Christ Author

SwordofMantiicorE,

You have clearly presented your position and have made your points.

Although we do not agree on everything, both positions can be examined for others to weigh and test.

We both could continue on and on, but I will leave room here for others to examine what has been said and add their thoughts.

Thank-you for the dialogue.


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SwordofManticorE 4 years ago from Burlington

God be with you friend :D

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