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"Time" doesn't exist in the supernatural. Therefore, Heaven and Hell can't possibly be "eternal". True or true?

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  • Sunnie
    Lv 4
    3 weeks ago

    Jesus Christ taught his disciples to address their prayers to their "Father in the heavens."- Matthew 6:9.  God lives in heaven.  Psalm 105:7, 8- "Jehovah...has remembered his covenant even to time indefinite, the word that he commanded, to a thousand generations." God lives for eternity.  Therefore, heaven is eternal.  Hell is the common grave of mankind.  Revelation 20:14 "And death and the Grave were hurled into the lake of fire.  This means the second death, the lake of fire."  Therefore, hell is not eternal.

    Source(s): jw.org
  • Paul
    Lv 7
    3 weeks ago

    It is precisely because time doesn't exist in Heaven and Hell, that these states of existence are eternal. Time is not eternal. Time is a measurement within the natural universe. Before the universe came into existence, there was no such thing as time, and when it finally ceases to exist, so will time. But Heaven and Hell are eternal because they are supernatural, and therefore independent of natural concepts like substance, size, temperature, gravity, and time.

  • 3 weeks ago

    Time does exist in the supernatural and is counted as 1 year in Earth time equals 1,000 years in the supernatural.

  • 3 weeks ago

    True and false.  Time has always existed, and it always shall.  When the angel stands with one foot on land and the other in the sea and swears that time shall be no more, I think it means that time will no longer have power to harm us. 

    Therefore you conclusion is not valid, however true it may be.  Heaven lasts forever.  It is also eternal, or like God. 

    You are right, however, that hell is never forever.  Rev. 20:12-14 shows that death and hell must both be emptied and destroyed (tossed into the "lake of fire") 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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  • 3 weeks ago

    What is your premise to know that time does not exist in the supernatural, since you are limited to the natural?

  • David
    Lv 7
    3 weeks ago

    Logic is not your strong suit.

  • Wundt
    Lv 7
    3 weeks ago

    Time exists... the supernatural does not.  Heaven and Hell are supernatural constructs and so do not exist.

  • 3 weeks ago

    Or, anything that exist in the supernatural, since it is not affected by time, is always eternal.  

  • Carmen
    Lv 4
    3 weeks ago

    False. If "Time" doesn't exist in the supernatural, then Heaven and Hell are necessarily "eternal". They certainly can't be temporal. 

  • 3 weeks ago

    As in the Star Treck timeless classic, "It's time, Jim, but not as we know it." "Eternity" is just a word to convey a different dimension to the one we inhabit, in which time is essential. When we die, we step out of time and enter eternity. It's a dimension where there is no end to it. That's why being either in Heaven or in hell will have no end to it. Just bear in mind that there's no third option. It's one or the other, and we have our present life-time to determine our eternal future.

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