“And I say to you, My friends, do not be afraid of those who kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do. But I will show you whom you should fear: Fear Him who, after He has killed, has power to cast into hell; yes, I say to you, fear Him! Luke 12:4-5” (Bible)
“This teaching is hard to accept but after some serious thought and prayer it makes sense to me. And I am not just focusing on the requirements and warnings of the faith, I have found a better realization of the blessings also.” (Ken)
“A man holds a gun to his wife’s head and says, “Say you love me or I will shoot you.” What could it possibly mean for her to say she loves him? Is that love? A god holds the fires of hell beneath humanity and says, “Love and believe in me or you will spend eternity in the fire.” What could it possibly mean for humanity to love that god? Is that love? I neither love that god nor believe in him. He never existed except in our own masochistic thinking.” (John)
Oh the fires of hell are raging for this topic…does hell exist and if so, why? What is your take on the ‘hell’ that is mentioned quite a bit in the gospels – how do you deal with interpreting things like ‘gehenna’ and ‘brimstone’? Inquiring minds want to know – and some even want avoid it.