Anonymous asked in Society & CultureReligion & Spirituality · 1 decade ago

I'm confused... why do some say Hell = death but others say hell = burn for eternity, which is the truth?

16 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    In your case we shall make it 'burn for eternity'. Do you feel better now?

  • 1 decade ago

    Hell is not a place of torment, it is the grave, Why do we arrive at this conclusion? Because Job and Jacob wanted to go there to put an end to their suffering not to suffer more. Job 14:13 Gen. 37:35 ( have in mind that sheol, hades, and hell) have the same meaning.and many many more scriptures, prove that hell is simply the place we all go when we die, where we don't suffer anymore.

  • 1 decade ago

    The term >second death< is used in Revelation, and hell is an eternal dying so to speak, because it is being cast into the lake of fire, and being tormented day and night for ever and ever, and they who are there shall seek death, but shall not find it, and they shall desire to die, but death shall flee from them.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    That's the thing. How can you tell which parts of a book with no other reference points, except for some vague geographical and political musings, are figurative and literal? Most people seem to have such a good grasp on which parts are which, but that only puts it into deeper suspicion. At least to me.

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  • 1 decade ago

    The JWs have their own version.

    The basic Christian version is a real hell, but they do not stay for eternity, but go to the lake of fire after judgment..

    Source(s): Rev 20:11 And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them. Rev 20:12 And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works. Rev 20:13 And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works. Rev 20:14 And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. Rev 20:15 And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Only The Shadow knows!

    Source(s): The Shadow
  • 1 decade ago

    cause hell is nothing but the common . So when you go to hell you are dead

  • 1 decade ago

    Good question.

    If there's a god, and

    If he's omnipotent, and

    If he has a message for us, and

    If he cares that we get that message, and

    If the stakes of getting the message correct are dire, and

    If he loves us,

    How could he possibly leave such ambiguity?

  • 1 decade ago

    Neither one. There is no heaven, hell, purgatory or limbo. There is only fertilizer.

  • Willie
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    The whole concept makes about as much sense as Grimm's fairy tales.

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