Help me out here, I am confused about the notion of hell?
Asked: Help me out here, I am confused about the notion of hell?
So don't Christians believe that if we don't accept Jesus and continue a life of sin, we will burn in hell (the lake of fire?) for eternity?
Whereabouts in the Bible does it state this please, is it in Revelation? And I guess my confusion stems from the fact that the Bible also states that God is merciful, loving and forgiving, so why would he torment people in hell for eternity?
If we are sinful, isn't that how we were made?
My parents are 100% non believers, they don't believe in God or any supernatural being and think religion is man-made, fear mongering nonsense. They've made mistakes in the past (hasn't everyone)but they're good people who live decent lives and don't use violence, profanity, take drugs, get drunk, sleep around, lie, steal, cheat, they love their neighbiour and they love me and my sister and have raised us to be good moral people and taught us right from wrong, they don't believe in religion but have said it's up to us what choices we make in life and they will always support us..
Are Christians telling me that my parents will go to hell when they die purely because they chose not to believe in God or attend church while they were alive?
There is a difference between wrongdoing with no premeditated desire to hurt someone and intentional evil. The degrees of harm to others from mischief to malevolence are carefully evaluated. A guiding principle in the spirit world is that wrongdoing, intentional or unintentional, on the part of all souls will need to be redressed in some form in a future life. This is not considered punishment as much as an opportunity for karmic growth. THERE IS NO HELL for souls, except perhaps on Earth.
Destiny of Souls – Michael Newton
That is exactly what Christians are saying. God loves your parents so much that he will torture them forever for not kissing his butt.
God can eat a dick, it's a good thing he isn't real, just a hateful figment of hateful people's imaginations.
Anybody never hearing about Jesus Christ the Savior of the World will end up roasting in Hell forever!
Some Christians will get a virtual first row seat in Heaven to enjoy watching how ALL their unbelieving relatives and all people who NEVER HEARD ABOUT JESUS CHRIST THE SAVIOR OF THE WORLD are going to be tormented in a sulfuric lake of fire that God created in a bottomless pit below the flat Bible Earth to run, maintenance free, for ever and ever for zillions of years.
After his crucifixion, Jesus Christ was sent to Hell for a 3 day inspection tour and found NO GLITCHES to report.
There is no other clue of what the Hell Jesus ever accomplished in Hell (1Pet3:19).
BTW, in his own masochistic fetish. Jesus calls Hell, PARADISE (Luk23:43)!
Jesus never worked in FIRE AND RESCUE to know anything about saving human life.
He makes a mockery of moron Christians of the wrong Church brand for missing the strait gate or for not finding the narrow way to Heaven, so they end up in Hell (Mat7:13-14).
(Sweet Jesus says) And being in torments in Hell, he*
(*not any gay, atheist, or abortionist, but a GOD CURSED RICH JEW, relative of Jesus that he came to save)
lifted up his eyes*
and saw Abraham afar off*
(*way up in the sky beyond the last seen galaxy)
(*a poor Jewish bum)
in his bosom*
(*thats Heaven! In Christian mythology anybody DOWN in Hell will recognize everybody UP in Heaven, and vise versa! Any Christian that married more than once may see the better spouse DOWN in Hell, not UP in Heaven with them. Jesus was teaching to HATE almost everybody, especially family members, so they can feel comfortable in Heaven -Luk14:26,Mat10:37)
Then he cried and said, Father Abraham*
(*Abraham used to be in charge of Heaven and Hell Rom4:16 until Jesus Christ put Saint Peter in charge -Mat6:19,Rev1:18. Abraham was left out of the new administration)
have mercy on me, and send Lazarus that he may dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame*
(*there is no fresh water in Hell, aka Lake of Fire. God and the Christians in Heaven will have fun sticking a wet big finger up in the air, at them)
But Abraham said, Son*
(*Abraham attempted the murder of his own son Isaac; now he is enjoying the sarcastic torment of one of his Jewish sons in Hell! Nobody in Heaven has the least compassion or sorrow for any relative in Hell! The Clergy is promising Christians that any memory of their families will be erased in Heaven)
(*Oops sorry! but Jesus says that in Heaven and Hell everybody will keep their memory intact for zillions of years; or else Heaven wouldnt be any fun!)
that in your lifetime you received your good things*
(*in this big story, sin is to be rich, unless you tithe 10%, of course!)
and likewise Lazarus evil things; but now he is comforted*
(*for ever and ever because all his life he was PAYING TITHES -Mar12:42-43)
and you are tormented*
(*for zillions of years, so all the Christians, Jesus, and the angels, and God will have fun watching)
(Jesus enemies include the rich bankers) But those enemies of mine who did not want me to be king over them*
bring them here and kill them in front of me!*
(*not even Hitler was that vicious!)
Jesus, knowing that they*
(*all kinds of Jews!)
intended to come and make him KING BY FORCE, withdrew AGAIN*
(*it happened all the time)
to a mountain by himself*
(*God was working on a new Religion for the Roman Empire. Jesus Christ had to show no connection to the Jews)
(God says) YOU ARE UNDER A CURSEthe whole Nation of you*
(*all Israel, all Jews)
because you are ROBBING ME* (*$$$). Bring the whole TITHE*
(*10% of all income)
into the STOREHOUSE*
that there may be FOOD* (*$$$) IN MY HOUSE*
(*no more animal sacrifices!)
(Jesus is shouting at the JEWS that he came to save) Depart from me, YE CURSED*
(*Jesus hates the Jews for robbing God, i.e. shortchanging the Clergy!)
into everlasting fire*
(*not into a hole in the ground like the JW Elders prefer)
prepared for the devil and his angels.
In Christian mythology God, not SATAN, but God will personally supervise the torments in Hell!
(Jesus says) "he, too, will drink of the wine of God's fury, which has been poured full strength into the cup of his wrath.*
(*boozer God talk)
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