HELL IS A LIE!!!! And you don’t have to believe it anymore!
Did you know that all those times the scriptures speak of “everlasting damnation” or “everlasting destruction” or “everlasting contempt,” it always means “everlasting DEATH?” As in, you are dead, forever. Never to return.
Look at John 3:16.
“For God so loved the world that he sent his only begotten son, that whosoever believeth on him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
The Greek word used there for “perish” is “apollumi,” which translates: to destroy; destroy utterly.
Or take Romans 6:23.
“For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Jesus Christ our Lord.”
The Greek word used in this scripture, from the manuscript, is “thanatos.” It has one translation: death, physical or spiritual.
Death or Everlasting Life
Death or everlasting LIFE: these two choices are always offered. Pick one or the other, the scriptures say. Death lasts forever. This “damnation” is the “second death,” after being raised up for the final judgment. It is permanent death, no reprieve, so it will be forever. The Second Death of Revelation 20 is not to eternal conscious torment, as pretty much the entire world of Christendom has believed since time immemorial. Catholics and Protestants, Augustine to Calvin to Spurgeon to John MacArthur, John Piper, all of them, every stop throughout the church’s history, even to today. What else would we need to be “saved” from, if not torture without end, without hope, eternally? Sickening.
They are all wrong because of intentional mistranslation, because of holding power over the laity and their treasure. Blind adherence to long-term tradition or lack of knowledge, forcing acceptance of this horrific doctrine and the futile attempt to “love” God honestly in spite of the threat of permanent immolation hanging over their heads like a flaming sword of Damocles.
“Love me or be cooked eternally,” they believe that the Most High God, who loved the world so much that he sent Jesus to SAVE it, is on record as stating unequivocally. He is not. Eternal hellfire is a cruel, wicked lie, and dishonors YHVH to such an extreme that people view HIM as evil!
Will There Be Punishment?
There is punishment, yes. You will be dead forever, as opposed to living forever. But eternal conscious torment is something only SATAN HIMSELF could think up, to ruin the free-will response of God’s beloved humans to his overflowing generosity instead of sheer terror and cruel extortion. False conversions by the millions or billions, over the stack of all those centuries, because of a LIE.
Research it yourself. I have done the work, as have many MANY others, who can now love God in spirit and in truth without white-knuckle terror over wrong beliefs or sin, and thus burning forever. It is not true, and it never was. The “church” is built on a horrific lie. Get free! Look it up! Ask for wisdom! Find true peace away from this truly despicable and hateful falsehood.
Matthew 10:28, Jesus speaking:
“Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the One who can destroy both soul and body in hell.”
Destroy used here is the same Greek word from John 3:16: apollumi.
You think I’m crazy or a heretic, no problem. I get it. But prove me wrong, with something besides “tradition.” The Bible is my source, and we know very well the things Jesus himself had to say on the subject of elevating human tradition over the scripture.
The Word, “Hell”
Bibles have been translated over the centuries by particular people or groups with agendas in mind, to foster specific ideas or impressions to validate sectarian perspectives. The scriptures record four different words that have all been translated “hell,” beginning with the Latin Vulgate, and continued in the King James 1611 Authorized translation.
“Sheol” is the Hebrew word from the Old Testament, which translates “grave,” i.e., the DIRT, where you are just dead and no longer live in any capacity. Dead. In the New Testament, there is “Hades” (where you are dead). Also “Gehenna,” which Jesus uses to describe the place where the unbelievers and wicked will be gathered like dead branches, thrown into the fires of Gehenna, and CONSUMED. “Tartarus” is mentioned one time, exclusively as a prison for fallen angels awaiting judgment. All four of these words are translated “hell,” which is not a word that exists in either Hebrew or Greek.
Most modern versions use the actual words (Sheol, Hades, Gehenna, Tartarus), but the damage is done, isn’t it? EVERYONE knows that hell is eternal fire and brimstone torment, don’t they? And every last one of them has been tricked into believing that God would actually DO THIS to the man he created in his image for no other reason than to KNOW HIM, to commune with him, to have a relationship with him.
Hell Is Insanity
Hell is insanity, and it has driven Christians insane from all of the cognitive dissonance while repelling would-be members of God’s family, who recognize the blatant dichotomy of this message and run as far and fast away from this Christian “god” as quickly as their feet will carry them.
Hell has done incalculable damage to God’s wonderful name, and has twisted the church that says it bears his name into something unrecognizable from the earliest believers and writers of the New Testament scriptures.