Question: When did GOD introduce burning forever in hell?
In the book of genesis God warned Adam that if he ate of the tree that he would simply die.
Genesis 2:17 " but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for When you eat of it you will surely die.”
And later after Adam and Eve disobeyed and ate their punishmet was to eventually die and go back to the ground.
Genesis 3:19 "until you return to the ground, since from it you were taken; for dust you are and to dust you will return.”
When did the burning forever in torment come around? If it came about later shouldn't Adam deserve to burn forever more than anyone else since he had the opportunity to live forever?
If burning in hell was already around wouldn't that be a pretty big detail to leave out of the punishment both before and after they ate of the fruit?
You didnt read whole bible, did you?
You have to read whole thing before asking questions or claiming there is no such thing etc.
Dont be looking for dirt to put on God saying Hell has no prove.
Its not prove that done exist, its you that cant see it.
Luk_16:24 is one of the most obvious examples.
There are more in the old testament, but they are not as straight forward as this.
This part is simply assumed by most... yes you are correct, it says you will surely die.
The bible mentions very little about a hell, which it says has a lake of fire to burn the most wicked.
It's assumed you will be judged upon death...
The bible says Humans where created in the image of God. God considers everyone equal. Heaven is considered perfect and therefore without sin. He offers us a relationship to live with Him in his kingdom, if we so desire. However, to enter Heaven we must first give up our worldly ways and sins. Some will not be willing to do this, it's entirely up to them. It mentions there will be a judgement day for the end of the world.
Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.
It didn't, god never created an eternal torment.
Satan rules earth and is imprisoned on earth: being unsaved on earth, you are in hell. You are under Satans dominion and bondage.
Hell onthe new and old testament is a combination of two diffrent words neither of which mean hell and eternal place of torment.
Sheol in Hebrew, hades in Greek: both mean the state of the dead, or place of ther dead. The dead are to sleep until the return of Christ. Those saved will rise from sheol/ hades ( the grave) with Christ and then the living come after the dead.
After Armageddon, then all the dead not saved will be judged based on the law of Moses. Those who are deemed righteous according to the law come to heaven;those deemed unworthy go to Gehenna the lake of fire and die the second death, which is the final death mentioned in the bible. It never mentions torment, it just says they die.
The saved go to heaven and reign as fellow heirs to the kingdom of god wih Christ, who is our adopted brother ( us being adopted into his family by his sacrifice).
You can't condemn someone to hell, because if they aren't saved they are already there! So we seek Christ for freedom. So many people twist the word out of ignorance and what they think the bible means. But the bible says what it means and what it means it says, very literally, not very figuratively. I do intensive word studies and break the bible apart word by word and contextually to gain the fullness of understanding, and nowhere in any word breakdown have I encountered hell an eternal place of damnation for the wicked, it just says they die in the lake of fire and Satan is tormented forever with the Antichrist. That's no open interpretation, most people will disagree with this, but Unfortunatly most pastors don't even study like this they just pick and choose verses out of context and pump them together and say screw it. Not many people endeavor for truth, and that is all I desire to know. I'm not saying I'm better than anyone, it's just mere truth. I only say this last part to close the mouth of the haters because my god is love. Paul said I speak in tongues more than Ye all, nobody hated on him, truth is truth and it doesn't change due to a hater's opinion. Just wanted to make that clear.
I hope this blesses you as it blessed me to learn my god doesn't seek to condemn me for my sin eternally but rather provides a way out. God bless, in the name of Christ Jesus my (and hopefully your) lord.
You do mean man, not god? No gods or devils exist anywhere outside of any ones properly inculcated mind! The only truth since the bile says you need a (pretend fake) belief of faith on your part to believe any gods or devils are even believable! Brainwashing gives you that "pretend fake belief of faith", not any man made up religious "truth's"!!!
The concept of "burning hell" was invented approximately 3500 years ago near an area called the Valley of Hinnom where burnt offerings of human sacrifice was performed to the god called moloch. The very first Hebrews called it "gehenna" which later evolved into the christian concept of hell.
Prior to the burning hell, people believed in the idea of "sheol" - an abode of the dead where everyone went - good or bad. Sheol was a contemporary of "hades" - the Greek version - and was substituted in the New Testaments following the Greek translation.
God created hell when He kicked Lucifer out of Heaven. Instead of destroying the angels, He created another place for them. Later it became a place for humans that gravely sin and aren't forgiven.
The burning and torment was made up by folks wanting to control christians. hel was from the norse godess and shoal was from the torah and tartarus was from the greek. NONE of them had anything to do with fire and brimstone.
#1- God did not introduce hell . He loves His children.
#2- Hell is fictional anyway.
The catholic church introduced it right after they started touching boys so they would have a way to keep people from leaving the religion.
Sometime in the supposed loving, kind and tolerant New Testament. Jesus Christ came down and lovingly threatened people with the promise of eternal torture.
At first God made all the damned French. But then he decided this was a bit too harsh and he came up with hell as a lesser punishment.
In the New Testament. It took the perverted mind of Jesus Christ to invent a punishment such as eternal torture.
I think that idea was first introduced by Jesus in his parabel about the rich man and the poor Lazarus.
I believe the big guy changed his mind later on....at least, once the chapter of Revelations commenced.
After he realised no one was listening to him
God didn't, fundies did.
first, im just gonna say, lucifer CREATED sin, that is a preface to what im going to say, "burning forever in 'hell" was only for the ones who will bear the mark of the beast, and that's only because they will have thousands of years of warning, adam didn't, and dieing was adams punishment, that spread to us all, if we have a chance to get eternal life, i think that so will adam, for the simple reason that the dead are Only asleep, and god can bring than back. god is INFINITE in everything he does, infinitely forgiving, and infinitely loving, which means that he wouldnt want to just throw away adam
There is no mention of Hell, as such, in the Bible. There is mention of Sheol which is a sort of shadowland where ALL people go when they die (some people tell me Sheol is only the grave, but that's also a place where -everyone- goes, good or bad, believe or not). And Gehenna, which was actually a little valley south of Jerusalem that was used as a trash dump, where the bodies of dead animals and executed criminals were burned in fires for sanitary reasons. There is a mention of 'the lake of fire' in Revelation (I think) that is thought to refer to Gehenna. Today, understand, Gehenna is a pretty, grassy place with picnic tables. 8^)
Most of what Christians 'know' about Hell (and Satan too) are medieval legend, based on a Greek view of cosmology. They believed the earth was at the center of the universe, and hell was at the center of the earth. They saw volcanoes and figured they must be the chimneys of hell, so they knew it was a very hot place, and so of course that must be part of the punishment.
For some reason, it's always pleased people to believe that their own particular religion was the only one approved by God, and that people who believe other things will be grotesquely punished in eternity, forever and ever. Personally I think it's a terrible thing to believe. The belief leads to horrible abuses here on earth, like the Inquisition, genocide, mass murder, etc.