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There is No Hell

There Is No Hell (part 1)

There is no hell. Period. The bible never once mentions it. It's simply not there. Instead, we have clear indications of what DOES exist, and it's not at all like hell. Now, by "hell", I mean the idea of eternal conscious torment for the wicked....

There Is No Hell (part 2) - The Scriptures, Waiting Around

The Scriptures Let's take a quick but complete look at the scriptures that people use to prove hell. Since translations sometimes like to blur the distinctions between the words the original writers chose, we're going to highlight the original wo...

There Is No Hell (part 3), The Scriptures, Getting Destructed

GEHENNA Gehenna is the greek word for the Valley of Hinnom, a burning rubbish pit outside of Jerusalem. It was used to burn up trash and refuse. Jesus uses the metaphor of Gehenna to talk about the horrible consequences that were coming upon some...

There Is No Hell (part 4), The Scriptures, Outer Darkness

WEEPING AND GNASHING, or WHO TURNED THE LIGHTS OUT? Matthew 8:11-12 (also Mt 22:13; Mt 25:30; see Mt 13:42,50; Mt 24:51 and Luke 13:28) 11 "I say to you that many will come from east and west, and recline at the table with Abraham, Isaac and Jaco...

There Is No Hell (part 5), The Use of Language

THE LANGUAGE OF THE BIBLE The lens through which I would naturally view the bible, and the lens through which the original audience viewed the bible, are very different. We have statements like "Melchizedek, having no beginning of days or end of...

There Is No Hell (part 6), Conclusion

CONCLUSION That's my viewpoint. I've established that Hades and Sheol and Tartarus were places for the dead to wait for judgment. I've established that Hades is only temporary, and so the Rich man's torments in Hades were not eternal, but would ...