A belief that scares people is the Hell of Fire that some Christians and other religions believe. But does hell really exist? Does the bible really talk about hellfire?
This is a subject that generates many discussions and is endless. So, as this is my personal blog, I decided to write an article talking about many reasons that prove that Hell doesn't exist!
Of course, some even after reading these reasons will still continue to believe that belief. So if you have something against or want to criticize this post, make a decent comment, write something coherent, without complaints and swearing. Do like me, if you don't agree with what I wrote, express your opinion in the right way, show your many reasons to believe in the existence of hell.
How is Hell seen?
Hell is seen in different ways by many people. Some believe that in hell, Satan and his demons are doing what they like best, torturing people. What sense does it make for God to let Satan do what he likes best, instead of eliminating him at once?
People need to reason more and see the difference between symbolic and literal. Do you really think that 7-headed dragons will appear and will spill bowls on the earth? The book of Revelation makes it very obvious that many things are not literal, one of which is Hell.
If you research the countless meanings of fire, you will see that it is a symbol of destruction, just as bodies are cremated in fire. Hell can simply be understood as eternal destruction.
Not part of God's Justice
What have we done in life that is worth eternal torture? It is not at all fair an eternal punishment. Even Satan, the cause of all evils, does not deserve eternal punishment, in no way is this just, it is not part of God's justice.
God is patient and kind, so much so that he is waiting for many years before bringing the end of evil. If God gave the gift of life, the only fair thing he can do is take it out, and that in itself makes me more scared than burning for eternity.
If your child does something bad, I doubt that you have the courage to put his hand on the fire, much less eternally. And God who is love? If he did that, he would be being the real villain, the real evil.
On the contrary, God said that burning people never crossed his mind - Jeremiah 7:31; How does someone who condemns the practice of passing people through fire do something similar?
At the beginning
When God created Adam and Eve he said that by eating from the forbidden tree he would die, not that he would go to a place of torment.
God also spoke to Adam when he sinned, that he would return to the ground, return to dust. Does it make any sense for Hell to exist if the person responsible for all the world's ills just turned to dust? Why didn't Adam go to this hell? (Genesis 3:19)
If even Adam, a perfect human and the cause of everything, was thrown into eternal torment, why do mere imperfect beings deserve this punishment? The Bible says several times and clearly that the wages paid for sin is death. Romans 6: 7.
I face the lack of a fair punishment, and I am quite afraid of it. If death already pays for sin? For what eternal punishment?
How did God say that Adam would simply die, what happens after death? Another question that bothers many people, but there are many biblical texts that talk about it, and you can calmly analyze: Ecclesiastes 9: 5, John 11: 11-14, Psalm 146: 4.
The punishment for Adam's sin was death, just as Adam's descendants inherited sin, and with him came death. Romans 5:12 and Romans 6:23.
God does not lie, so he cannot eternally punish someone he has promised death as a punishment. If not even the mistake made by a perfect man has had such an eternal punishment. No sin committed in this imperfect life has the value of eternal torture.
Meaning of the Word Hell
The word hell means "the depths" or the "underworld", and is a term used by different religions and mythologies, not just Christians. This simple fact already confirms the involvement of non-Christian traditions and beliefs in its origin.
Translators translate the words Hades, Seol and Gehenna like hell, being different things. In some passages they translate simply as a grave, while in others they put hell.
If you read Job 14:13, Acts 2:31 in an old bible, you will see that the words hell or grave will be written Hades and Sheol. Satan really wants to make people believe that, so that people see God as cruel.
There are many theories about hell, each one thinks differently, and none of them has a logical basis. The origin of this belief is not Christian, religions and older people like Egypt, Iran, the Mesopotamians and several others, have similar beliefs.
The punishment of the Maus
Many texts say that the bad guys will literally be destroyed. In several texts the bible uses words like annihilated, broken down, uprooted, destroyed, it also says that they will cease to exist. If Hell existed, wasn't the Bible more likely to say that they would be tortured? - Psalm 37
See also other texts that affirm the punishment of people who do not please God:
John 3:36 - He who believes in the Son has eternal life; but he who does not believe in the Son will not see life, but the wrath of God.
Romans 16:20 - The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. What sense does God have in putting Satan in an amusement park by making him torture people like he likes to do?
Revelation 20: 7-9 - And fire came down from heaven and devoured them.
Isaiah - 1: 28 - But transgressors and sinners will be destroyed together; and those who leave the Lord will be consumed.
Fire can be used as a symbol of death. Fire consumes, destroys, & nbsp; annihilates, ends, turns man to dust.
Other evidence that there is no hell
The texts below can help you to reason whether it is even possible to have a place of eternal torment.
Revelation 20:14 - And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. If death and Hell were thrown into the lake of fire? So hell is not a place, and neither is the lake of fire, since God intends to end death, and he threw it into a lake of fire? It simply shows that god will make death cease to exist.
Jude 1: 7 - There it says that Sodom and Gomorrah suffered the fire of eternal fire. To my knowledge, Sodom and Gomorrah were literally burned, destroyed and never rebuilt.
Deuteronomy 19:21 - Cites the law of an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth. This is somewhat contrary to the idea of eternal punishment.
Revelation 20:13 - If the dead have been emptied from hell, then it is simple to imagine that hell is a grave, and that the dead have either been raised or condemned to the second eternal death.
All John saw in the book of apocalypse were dreams, if the lake of fire is really thought to be literal, then expect to see a prostitute riding a beast, and bowls of blood being dropped on the earth. Also expect to see riders betting on a horse race.
Most of the time that the Hell, lake of eternal fire, or anything that people use to create the existence of an eternal torment, are mere illustrations, reports, and references & nbsp; with the Geena that was in the Valley of the Son of Hinom , where the fire never went out and where the body of criminals was thrown.
Hell used to scare people
Hell has always been used by religious leaders to intimidate people, scare them and make them loyal. Since ancient times, until today, not only in the religions that follow the Bible, but several others.
Some even use this tactic to sell places in heaven, to pay tithing, or to attract people into churches. Nowadays religion has become a trade, and hell is one of the ways to extort more money.
God does not make believers through fear or intimidation. If Hell really existed in the Bible, I wouldn't want to serve a cruel God like that. It would be much better to be an Atheist or to follow a non-Christian religion, than to believe in something so absurd. Who will want to serve a cruel God who intimidates people with such an unjust punishment?
Conclusion - Do you believe in hell?
There are thousands of biblical texts and logical thoughts that totally contradict the existence of hell. Several verses that people use to prove the existence of hell are not conclusive, they are just symbolic things or exaggerated translations.
If you throw someone into a lake of fire? What happens to him? He dies! Lake of eternal fire? So it's easy to reason that he will die forever, with no hope of resurrection. Why do you complicate so much?
If you want to delve deeper into the subject, research it yourself, gather information, don't listen to what men have to say. You have to analyze both sides. After I did that, I came to the conclusion that there is no sense in hell.
If you think you are able to make me believe in the existence of hell, show me logical and biblical bases. Remembering that biblical texts without references and contexts do not prove anything, there are thousands of random texts in the bible that can give rise to false beliefs that have not even been invented.
The right way to know if something is biblical or not, is to examine all the facts and see if they are in complete agreement, and that they do not contradict each other. Search for yourself the original words that appear in the texts that are Geena, Sheol and Hades, search for their meanings, see in different translations of the bible.
I may not be able to get you to stop believing in Hell, I respect your opinion, but don't come up with criticisms without any logic or with a lack of respect. If I see any ignorant and disrespectful comments, I will simply delete it.
Now one thing is for sure "The bible does not contradict itself", now baseless theories and beliefs are easily contradictory.