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Is Hell Real?

Updated on January 7, 2015

Eternal Damnation

Do you believe in Hell?

Do you believe in heaven?

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Heaven and Hell

Do you believe in Heaven and /or Hell

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My Take On It All

When I was a young man, I didn't know what to believe on this subject. I really didn't care. I was living for the there and then. "What's in it for me" was my main motto. I lived a life of reckless abandonment; always another thrill around every corner. Why haven't I died? That in itself is a miracle.

Well, to get to the main point, I believe in both Heaven and Hell.

Before you shut me off because of my beliefs, please let me explain.

I hear many, many people say they believe there is a Heaven and everyone is going there. They say there is no Hell. Where exactly they got that misinformation is beyond me. Well, actually not; most likely Lucifer had involvement.

For those of you that don't believe the way I do, I am not here to argue or debate. I just am explaining my position.

The Word of God

I believe the Bible is the literal Word of God.

For those of you about to say that it has been translated so many times that things have been screwed up. Do you really think an all-powerful God would allow such a thing? Either way, I do study the Hebrew and Greek too. You can too at the link to the right. Biblos is a great site.

I will share some of the scriptures and why there is a real Hell. Scroll on down.

Luke 12:5--But I will forewarn you whom ye shall fear: Fear him, which after he hath killed hath power to cast into hell; yea, I say unto you, Fear him.

Why would this be said if there wasn't a real Hell?

Matthew 23:33--Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell?

Yes people will go to Hell.

Matthew 16:18--And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.

This speaks for itself. We are Peter's church if we trust and have faith in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

I could go on and on; verse after verse. Instead, read the Word yourself.

How To Stay Out of Hell.

God made it very simple for us to stay out of Hell. It is called grace. It is called mercy.

You see, none of us are good enough. No matter what you do on this Earth, you won't be good enough to enter Heaven. That is why Jesus came and died on a cross; a cross that our sins were emplanted with God's only Son. If it was my son on that cross, I would have wiped everyone out.

God loves us and allowed us to kill His Son.

The key to that is: He arose and is alive. He is seated next to our Father in Heaven.

Very simply, just ask Jesus Christ to come into your heart, mind and soul. Ask your sin's be forgiven. He will! Ask this in the name of Jesus and you will be out of Hell.

Please find a good church home. I recommend being baptised as it is a reflection of your new found faith. Talk with God constantly. It works!

God just wants us to put Him before other junk. Life doesn't just become perfect, but you will deal with situations much better.

Again, for those of you that still are sceptical, that is fine. I really don't want to debate or argue. You sure won't change my stance and I would say that if you still feel that way after reading this, I won't change your stance.

I will say that after losing my 23 month old Grandson to a senseless act has given me a whole new respect for our Father. To endure watching mankind killing your Son would be the ultimate.

All I ask is to sit back and think on this. There is a real Heaven and there is a real HELL too. Don't be deceived.

Where Will You Go?

Have you accepted Jesus?

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© 2009 Greg Boudonck


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    • SwordofManticorE profile image

      SwordofManticorE 4 years ago from Burlington

      What your friend wrote is a carnal understanding of scripture. There is a heaven if you want to call it that, as I call it the spiritual realm of perfect love (our Father). What Christ warned the Jews about in the four gospels was not about an eternal hell. He as well as the prophets and John the Baptist warned Judea of the coming wrath of God on Judea. This occurred AD70 ending the age of the old covenant, and starting the age of the new covenant. Christ used the real physical place just outside the eastern walls of Jerusalem called Gehenna as a symbolic use of God's coming wrath. What they don’t tell you at church is that Hebron is the place where royals and religious leaders are buried. A place the Jews believed the honored dead are resting. It is also believed that Abrahams resting place is there too. These Pharisees and Scribes paid good money preparing their burials in Hebron, and then you have this young rabbi called Yahsua telling them that their bodies will be dumped in the valley of Gehenna where common criminals are dumped. That is exactly what happened after Rome laid siege on Jerusalem AD70. Now get this. Christ who came only to minister to the lost sheep of Israel warned only the Jews of this wrath, not the gentiles. While on the other hand, the apostle Paul who ministered the true Gospel to the gentiles taught everything that God wanted him to teach to both Jew and gentile (Acts 20:27), but never once in his letters to the gentiles did Paul warn them of the fires of Gehenna let alone a place called hell. That is because hell did not exist then or now.

      The doctrine of hell was created by Augustine of Hippo, and it should of died with him, unfortunately, the catholic church discovered that the tool of fear is a very powerful tool, that could create control and great wealth for the RCC. They adopted Augustine's interpretation of hell into its belief system plunging the known western world into the dark ages.

      Your friend said that we have earned going to hell because of sin. Are you telling me that my beautiful five year old son deserves eternal torture because he was born from a loving mother and dad? The reality of hell is secretly hidden in the hearts desire of the self-righteous that call themselves Christians. I am not trying to convince you of anything, that is the Holy Spirit's work. I have been set free from the belief of an eternal hell praise God. May be you will too someday.

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      Greg Boudonck 4 years ago from Returned to an Isla Del Sol - Puerto Rico Will Rise Strong

      I want to share what a friend of mine on Facebook:

      Carlos Alberto Ayala-Rivera Yes! Hell is real. The Bible talks about heaven and hell. Hell, according to the Bible, is just as real as heaven. The Bible clearly specifies and teaches that we have all sinned against God (Romans 3:23). Thus, the just and impartial punishment for sin is death; namely, eternal death (Romans 6:23). The Bible teaches that we have all sinned against God(Psalm 51:4). God is an infinite and eternal being. The just punishment for sin (death) must also be infinite and eternal. Hell is this infinite and eternal death which we have earned because of our sin. There are good news though!! We can escape this punishment through the shed blood of our Savior and Lord Jesus Christ. We can accept Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior. The Bible says: “that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” (Romans 10:9-10, New King James Version, NKJV). This means that Jesus Christ is our Lord and Savior. Once you make that confession, you are born again. Then, we can escape that horrible place called hell and go to heaven. Jesus is the only way to heaven. My friends, hell is real. People do not go there just because they are meant to go there. Without Jesus Christ in their lives, it is the just punishment for our sins. Because we have all sinned against God. Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior, is the only way to escape hell. Commit your life to Jesus Christ. He is faithful and just to forgive you and wash you from all unrighteousness. Glory be to God!!!

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      SwordofManticorE 4 years ago from Burlington

      Seems to fit my view? It is apparent who uses scripture to fit their own views, because it isnt God who demands a hell as perfect justice. It is you two.

      @froggy you said I should not use verses to try to make my point, I say than you should not use verses to make yours.

      Btw, the Word of God is not the bible, it is Christ Yeshua (John 1).

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      Greg Boudonck 4 years ago from Returned to an Isla Del Sol - Puerto Rico Will Rise Strong

      sonfollowers uses much wisdom in this response.

      I did not say to not use scripture, just to read the other scripture that is before and after what you are quoting.

      Did you read Job yet? You are following a path that can be destructive Sword of somewhere. It seems that from what sonfollowers is saying here, if someone, like I just did, successfully shows scripture refuting your crazy theology, you want to skirt around it.

      Not use scripture? How can any sane Christian agree to such terms? Scripture is our only way. It is our air that keeps us breathing in a sinful world--Hell is real, the truth is the truth and there is no denying it. Not if you stand for truth anyway.

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      sonfollowers 4 years ago from Alpharetta, GA

      I see SwordofManticorE is continuing his crusade and has selected his next target. Unfortunately he doesn't focus on any one target long enough for anyone to actually make headway toward resolving the issues and reaching a conclusion.

      My two cents: The issue isn't whether or not to use scripture. It's an apparent tendency to use the parts of scripture that seem to fit your view and dance around the rest of it (including those that clearly oppose that view). I think the opposing passages need to be hit head on if you're going to be taken seriously. It's like playing dodgeball, getting knocked out, and refusing to leave the court saying things like "I didn't feel anything..." There's no way to reach a satisfactory conclusion if you're pretending the balls coming your way don't actually exist. That's my opinion.

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      SwordofManticorE 4 years ago from Burlington

      This is where you need to learn how to discuss scripture. When you say, I cannot just pick out a verse I choose to try to make my point, so be it. You shall not either. So let us discuss this by useing the God given sense He gave us if we cannot pick out a verse from scripture. Agreed?

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      Greg Boudonck 4 years ago from Returned to an Isla Del Sol - Puerto Rico Will Rise Strong

      Oh, I shall not back away, if that is what you desire. To claim you have read more scripture is very haughty. I will not debate over that, because it really doesn't matter how much you have read, it is if you have understanding of the scriptures. you can not just pick out ones you choose to try to make your point.

      1 Timothy 2:3 is a wonderful scripture, God does desire us all to enter Heaven, but how about reading 1 Timothy 4:1-2. These are the latter days and many will fall with lies. Satan wants you to think all will go to Heaven. Yea, just go around doing whatever to others, because you will still go to Heaven. Nope, I don't believe our perfect God would allow that.

      There are many scriptures that show God has an area where those who disavow Him go. We call it Hell. Just being apart from God is a hell itself.

      I think you may find others commenting here on these screwy theology you have come to believe. I hope you learn the truth.

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      SwordofManticorE 4 years ago from Burlington

      I have probably read more scripture than you. I was once blind to our Fathers plan of reconciliation of all with Him and I believed in hell. Yes God has the right to do as He will. Here is an example of what He wills.

      1Tim 2:3 for this is ideal and welcome in the sight of our Saviour, God, 4 Who wills that all mankind be saved and come into a realization of the truth.

      Here is another verse from 1Tim4:10 (for for this are we toiling and being reproached), that we rely on the living God, Who is the Saviour of all mankind, especially of believers.

      Your interpretation of scripture sadly is a carnal understanding. Why stop discussing this. You have started a suggestive hub, and it is only appropriate to discuss it to find truth instead of backing out.

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      Greg Boudonck 4 years ago from Returned to an Isla Del Sol - Puerto Rico Will Rise Strong

      Do you read your Bible? Mercy does triumph over judgment. It just comes down to a simple choice by our little brains. Actually, who are any of us to judge God?

      He has an ultimate plan. Yes, I hope you are correct and all men, women and children go to Heaven, but God's Word doesn't say that. It is God's love that allows us to make choices. If we choose to go against God, that is a freedom He gave us.

      I recommend that you read all the words that Job's friends said to him about God, and how God rebuked them. Please be careful that you do not do the same.

      God has the right to do as He will. This all is His. We are but nothing without Him. If there is no Hell, praise be--but if there is, wouldn't it be much better to live life as if there is. We cannot just run around doing as we please thinking there will be no retribution.

      We could probably debate this over and over, but it may be more worthwhile to agree to disagree.

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      SwordofManticorE 4 years ago from Burlington

      No, because it doesn't make sense. God who commands us to love, bless and forgive our enemies unconditionally, yet He who is Lord of all cannot do the same to His enemies. James 2:13 tells us that "judgment without mercy will be shown to anyone who has not been merciful. Mercy triumphs over judgment.", but according to you, God's judgment triumphs over His mercy? 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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      Greg Boudonck 4 years ago from Returned to an Isla Del Sol - Puerto Rico Will Rise Strong

      God isn't doing the torturing, people do it themselves. There, is that a good enough answer?

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      SwordofManticorE 4 years ago from Burlington

      Yes, but how does eternally torturing billions glorify His love, purpose and pleasure. The question is actually simple to understand.

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      Greg Boudonck 4 years ago from Returned to an Isla Del Sol - Puerto Rico Will Rise Strong

      That is a very simple question; God doesn't want to put people in eternal damnation--it is their choice. In love, God is just giving what they desire. It is very simple, we all have one of two choices.

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      SwordofManticorE 4 years ago from Burlington

      How does eternally torturing billions glorify God's love, purpose and pleasure?

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      MirandasMinistry 5 years ago

      :) A great hub! This is a very hard topic to talk about.

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      sonfollowers 6 years ago from Alpharetta, GA

      Nice job. I agree with your perspective on hell. I believe that Jesus saw hell as a literal place to be avoided. He didn't think of it as allegorical. He was actually very clear on the subject. I wrote a hub on this topic as well. Thanks!

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      Carrie Bradshaw 8 years ago from Manhattan

      All we can do is share the truth. We are called to do so while we're here and if even one person receives the truth, all heaven rejoices! Thank you for being bold enough (holy boldness) to write on this very "avoided" topic.

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      HOOWANTSTONO 8 years ago

      Nice display

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      Hell N0 8 years ago

      Perhaps you should read my latest hubs. Especially the one about churches.