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Anonymous asked in Society & CultureReligion & Spirituality · 2 months ago

What do you think of this Christian's description of the punishment of the wicked?

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St. Hippolytus of Rome (c. 220 AD)

Standing before [Christ s] judgment, all of them, men, angels, and demons, crying out in one voice, shall say: Just is your judgment! And the righteousness of that cry will be apparent in the recompense made to each. To those who have done well, everlasting enjoyment shall be given; while to the lovers of evil shall be given eternal punishment. The unquenchable and unending fire awaits these latter, and a certain fiery worm which does not die and which does not waste the body but continually bursts forth from the body with unceasing pain. No sleep will give them rest; no night will soothe them; no death will deliver them from punishment; no appeal of interceding friends will profit them. "

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago
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    A person can know numerous truths about Divine Justice by reciting the rosary every day with care and sincerity. If one has a true devotion to the rosary, devoutly considering its sacred mysteries, he will not be conquered by misfortune nor will God chastise him in His Justice.

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  • 2 months ago

    It's fiction. What the Bible actually says is that hell is never forever. Rev. 20:12-14 shows that death and hell must both be emptied and destroyed so that the resurrections and final judgment can take place. There is only finite punishment for finite sin. God's love, justice, and mercy are all intact.

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  • 2 months ago

    It is somewhat correct. For example, those that believed in Jesus will not stand at the Great White Throne judgment - only the unsaved. So "those who have done well, everlasting enjoyment shall be given" is a separate judgment - the "judgment seat (Bema) of Christ". Also, the description of the "worm" and how it will interact with those in hell is totally speculative. The Bible simply states it is a "worm that does not die". The rest of the description is "spot on".

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  • 2 months ago

    This is one of the purest expressions of "God is love".

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  • Rick
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    2 months ago

    He did not preach what Jesus preached. Jesus said to fear him that can destroy body and soul in hell.

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  • The eternal punishment is complete annihilation, forever ceasing to exist. Their is no literal torture. The fire that never ceases means their death is forever, no coming back.

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  • 2 months ago

    I think it's just another attempt to scare and manipulate other people. If. You notice these kinds of people always use extreme phrases like calling people who go to hell "lover's of evil" even though God sends people who commit minor offenses, like simply not believing in God, to hell. In reality, when you break down any religious sermon, rant, or speech it becomes frightening when you realize how complete BS everything being said is. It's like watching a 4 year old tell you they didnt do something after you saw them do it.

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  • 2 months ago

    It is a sadistic fantasy.

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