I FOUND THIS: The idea of suffering after death is found among the pagan religious teachings of ancient peoples in Babylon and Egypt. Babylonian and Assyrian beliefs depicted the “nether world . . . as a place full of horrors, . . . presided over by gods and demons of great strength and fierceness.” Although ancient Egyptian religious texts do not teach that the burning of any individual victim would go on forever, they do portray the “Other World” as featuring “pits of fire” for “the damned.”—The Religion of Babylonia and Assyria, by Morris Jastrow, Jr., 1898, p. 581; The Book of the Dead, with introduction by E. Wallis Budge, 1960, pp. 135, 144, 149, 151, 153, 161, 200
So, if Hell was not a Christian teaching then why do Christians want to believe in it?
Answer by Marwill at 3:49 PM on Mar. 28, 2009
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From Reference books like Encyclopedias and Expository (Bible) Dictionarys? Yes I did, why, is it wrong to us Bible Scholars to show my point? mmmm. Bad Scholars!!!! LOL So if they understand that the English word Hell was a bad choice in rendering a translation from Hebrew and Greek then I shouldn't use them...mmmmm..
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