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To: Salvation

I don’t believe in Hell.

Currently, when you die, there is hope of the Resurrection when Christ returns.

Those who deny Christ are “cut off” and cast “into the darkness.”

Permanent death.

The Hell of popular literature still offers eternal life, tormented though the inhabitants may be. To go with that eternal torment, there would be those who inflict the eternal punishment. They would rule in Hell.

Why would God allow such beings to continue to exist as rulers?

9 posted on 04/26/2011 3:49:46 PM PDT by stylin_geek (Never underestimate the power of government to distort markets)
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To: stylin_geek
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11 posted on 04/26/2011 3:51:31 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: stylin_geek

Hell is a place where God is not. God is Holy and those in His presence must also be Holy. Those who have chosen to repent have Christ’s holiness. Those who don’t cannot stand in His presence.

16 posted on 04/26/2011 3:57:30 PM PDT by bopdowah ("Unlike King Midas, whatever the Gubmint touches sure don't turn to Gold!')
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To: stylin_geek

Because He chooses to.

22 posted on 04/26/2011 4:05:09 PM PDT by brytlea (A tick stole my tagline....)
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To: stylin_geek; Salvation
I don’t believe in Hell. Those who deny Christ are “cut off” and cast “into the darkness.”


Matt. 3:12; Luke 3:17 - John the Baptist said the Lord will burn the chaff with unquenchable fire. This unquenchable fire is the state of eternal separation from God, which the Church has called "hell" for 2,000 years. Some Protestant communities no longer acknowledge the reality of hell.

Matt. 25:41 - Jesus says, "Depart from me, you cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels."

Matt. 25:46 - Jesus says, "they will go away into eternal punishment" which is in reference to this eternal fire.

Mark 9:47-48 - Jesus refers to hell as where the worm does not die and the fire is not quenched. It lasts forever.

2 Thess. 1:6-9 - the angels will come with flaming fire and the disobedient will suffer punishment of eternal destruction. It is important to note that "destruction" does not mean "annihilation," as some Protestant denominations teach. It means eternal exclusion from the presence of God.

Jude 6-7 - the rebelling angels, and Sodom and Gomorrah, serve as an example by undergoing a punishment of eternal fire.

Rev. 14:11 - the worshipers of the beast suffer and the smoke of their torment goes up for ever and ever.

Rev. 20:10 - they're tormented in the lake of fire and brimstone day and night forever and ever.

Isaiah 33:14 - "Who of us can dwell in the everlasting fire?" This is a reference to hell which is forever.

Isaiah 66:24 - their worm shall not die and their fire shall not be quenched. We cannot fathom the pain of this eternal separation from God.

Jer. 15:14 - in my anger a fire is kindled which shall burn forever. Hell is the proper compliment to the eternal bliss of heaven.

Judith 16:17 - in the day of judgment the Lord will take vengeance on the wicked and they shall weep in pain forever. Hell is a place that sinners have prepared for themselves by rejecting God, who desires all people to be saved in His Son Jesus Christ. God sends no one to hell.

Hell is a very real place.

24 posted on 04/26/2011 4:06:20 PM PDT by NYer ("Be kind to every person you meet. For every person is fighting a great battle." St. Ephraim)
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To: stylin_geek
What you should be saying is “you don't believe in The Hell of popular literature”. That I would agree with. Satan will not be a ruler of that domain, strutting around with a pitchfork poking people.

How I look at it is, we know there will be different levels of awards in Heaven, so why not different levels of punishment in Hell, with Satan and his Demons receiving the worst possible punishment that can be dealt out, the Lake of Fire, along with the worst of the worst of Humans. With others, you may be right, it may be just separation from God. Just my opinion. I hope I won't the opportunity to know for sure.

26 posted on 04/26/2011 4:13:10 PM PDT by NavyCanDo
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To: stylin_geek

Hell is having knowledge of God and being separated from Him.

38 posted on 04/26/2011 6:35:03 PM PDT by tiki
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