In the original languages
there is no word as 'hell'. None of the three words in the original New
Testament or the one word in the original Old Testament translated 'hell'
meant 'a place of torture'. In addition, there are no scriptures in the
Old Testament about eternal punishment, eternal punishing, etc. and the
ones in the New Testament that seem to talk about these things,
just need better understanding in the context of what Creator-God is really
Does it make sense God would
'kill' em and then 'bake em'? Kill 'em in the flood, then send 'em to hell
to roast on spits of agony? That's a monster, worse that history's tyrants.
Creator-God isn't like that at all!
The Creator tells us to
love our enemies:.Matthew
5:44. Would you think that He would hold a different standard towards,
not even enemies, but just those who don't yet know him?
Would God inspire to be written
to 'turn the other cheek'.(Matthew
not be that way Himself? Well, wasn't
God cruel in the Old Testament as the stories there appear to tell?
Creator-God sent Christ to
bring good things.(Hebrews
9:11), not condemnation.(John
you'll soon see.
David said of God,
that He is good and upright and will teach sinners in the way, not
cast them into an ever burning hell. Also Psalms
145:9. David understood that his soul would not be left in 'hell' or
that a resurrection was going to occur
too, in Romans 5:6-8 tells us that
Christ died for the ungodly. Did He die for them so He could later send
them to hell? Gimmee a break! Get real! Does God bring people to change
by scaring them?.Romans
those who wrote the Bible to describe Himself as a God of love:.1John
Is it loving to create humans
with all the pulls and desires that we have built into us, then place us
in a society that we had nothing to do with, having just come from our
mommy's 'tummy' and into a world with a devil
awaiting every opportunity to drag
us down a little further. Is it loving to let us live some.eighty
years or so, then throw us into an ever burning fire to be tormented
for ALL eternity! Hey brother and sister, the equation doesn't match!
Only a cruel monster, not
a God of love, would have you born into life with these 'three
strokes against you' and then have you live 80 years or whatever and
then cast you into 'hell' to burn, not for equivalent period of time, but
for eternity, because of perhaps a bad eighty!
Does God tell us to forgive
seventy times seven.(Matthew
to go the extra mile.(Matthew
then not do so himself? It would be the height of hypocrisy
for God to throw those into hell who may not have even heard the name of
and to not make provision for the 'second mile'. God is not like this!
God goes after the lost to save 'em, not to condemn 'em. And God is
daily making provision for our 'second mile'. We just need to listen
Does God tell us to visit.(so
as to 'look after' as the original has it).those
that have 'pressing issues' as the original has it.(James
1:27), those in prison.(Hebrews
to look after strangers, but with those same He deals and shuts them up
forever in an eternal prison of torment and never even visits them? What
has been taught by organized religion is just another thrust by the
dark side to encapsulate
you in confusion
and evil, evil being those things not evidencing love.
has been teaching all this crap about eternal torment in hell? It sure
was not from God's heart:.Psalms
Does God tell us to have
yet has none himself to those still strangers to Him?.Matthew
25:43-45; 1Timothy 5:10; 3John
13:2 "Be not forgetful to entertain strangers, for thereby some have
are checking on you by interacting directly with you!
The Creator was concerned
even for the ox or ass that may fall into a ditch. Do you think He would
not have greater concern for the crowning achievement of His creation.(mankind:.Hebrews
not leave them to suffer endless torment in a much deeper pit?.Luke
Should we believe that His
standard is that we should give all to see that others come to know
Him while they live, then expect us to turn around and rejoice with Him
over an endless torture in hell for them if they stop breathing before
they come know Him? Most of us humans would not even do the things to others
that some ascribe as God's standard for the wicked. Clearly, there has
been alternate philosophies at work.
If we think Creator-God is
to those not knowing or even rejecting Him, then we can never develop the
love necessary to have a relationship with Him:.1John
4:16,17 "And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us.
God is love and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God and God in him..Herein
is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day
of judgment, because.as
so are we in this world."