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

How is the soul/spirit able to experience burning when in hell? Are Christians saying that pain can be felt without a body or nervous system?

If so, how do they know this?

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  • Derek
    Lv 5
    1 month ago

    For the same reason that it is also able to experience joy and bliss in a different, spiritual region. Read Luke ch. 16 where Jesus explains something of this 'other dimension'. He speaks of a spiritual realm, not physical or made of matter. The Bible says that at death, "the spirit returns to God who gave it" (Eccl. 12:6-7). Judgement will come but until that day, sheol is 'the holding place' for those spirits. They are either in bliss, or in torments according to what Jesus said. But resurrection bodies will be created for all the dead who then can stand before Christ for judgement. Then those whose names are not in his book of Life will be cast into the sulphuric lake of fire (again, in a spiritual dimension, not a physical one). Satan will already be in there. The emptied hell and death are then thrown in so that there can be no more dying. 


    Nobody can tell you HOW this spiritual realm operates, but Jesus tells us WHY. Only once you've got that sorted will this make sense to you. Read Revelation ch. 20 to learn more. 

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  • 2 months ago

    My point exactly.

    It's going to be a bit hard to burn again if you've already just been cremated..!

  • 2 months ago

    Hell is a place that burns the measure of God's Holy Spirit we are born with from us that we do die....

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    The bible plainly tells you:  look it up,

    do you people want to believe what people tell you or what the bible says,

    Romans 1:25 even those who exchanged the truth of God for the lie ...

    Where are the dead?Gen. 3:19: “In the sweat of your face you will eat bread until you return to the ground, for out of it you were taken. For dust you are and to dust you will return.”

    Psalm 104:29 When you hide your face, they are disturbed. If you take away their spirit, they die and return to the dust.Ecclesiastes 3:20 All are going to the same place. They all come from the dust, and they all are returning to the dust.Ecclesiastes 12:7 Then the dust returns to the earth, just as it was, and the spirit returns to the true God who gave it.

    Eccl. 9:10: “All that your hand finds to do, do with your very power, for there is no work nor devising nor knowledge nor wisdom in Sheol [“the grave,” KJ, Kx; “the world of the dead,” TEV], the place to which you are going.”

    What is the condition of the dead?Eccl. 9:5: “The living are conscious that they will die; but as for the dead, they are conscious of nothing at all.”Ps. 146:4: “His spirit goes out, he goes back to his ground; in that day his thoughts [“thoughts,” KJ, 145:4 in Dy; “all his thinking,” NE; “plans,” RS, NAB] do perish.”

    What does the Bible say the penalty for sin is?Rom. 6:23: “The wages sin pays is death.”

    After one’s death, is he still subject to further punishment for his sins?Rom. 6:7: “He who has died has been acquitted from his sin.”

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  • 2 months ago

    "But God giveth it a body as it hath pleased him, and to every seed his own body" (I Corinthians 15:38)!@

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    • Norine1 month agoReport

      YOU "determined" you wanted that "pain" in "UNBELIEF" (Rev 21:8).

      You made your pain in "UNBELIEF" (Rev 21:8).

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  • 2 months ago

    Christians first have to show evidence that:

    1/ Hell exists

    2/ The soul/spirit exists as a form rather than a description.

    This is because all the functions ascribed to the soul/spirit are either shown to be a function of the brain or just nonexistent.

  • Because primitive authors that knew nothing about anatomy told them so

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    You are inside that body.  There is more to existence than the physical world

    Nobody can be good enough to avoid hell. The truth is that death leads to immediate heaven or hell, depending only on whether the person believed in Jesus for eternal life, or not.


    The truth is that Jesus loves you and wants to bless your life freely :) Most of all, Jesus wants you with Him forever, and not in hell. The truth is that every belief except one will lead to eternal torment in the lake of fire for every person. Because nothing pays for our sins except the death and blood of Jesus, the sacrifice of Jesus that is already accomplished by Him . Jesus loves you! The truth is that Jesus is God, and Jesus died on the cross to pay for all of our sins in full, and then Jesus resurrected from the dead. Nothing else pays for our sins, not works, not deeds, not religions. So the only way to heaven and to avoid hell, is by believing in Jesus for eternal life (John 6:47), without adding any of your own works (Romans 4:5). Believe in Jesus to take you to heaven, and you will be in heaven, no matter what, guaranteed. That easy, thanks to Jesus! Tell Jesus that you thank Him that you will be with Him in heaven when you die, because you believe in Jesus! It is too late to be saved, after death

    • God created us like Himself and we don't have power to override God's creation, but we think we do

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  • 2 months ago

    Upon resurrection we receive a new imperishable body.

    • Why the obsession with bodies? You have the mind of Christ.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    yes but just for a second or 2 then you are gone forever. 

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