I was watching a discovery channel program called "Clash of the Gods". It was a very interesting show about Hades. Towards the end of the show they showed a segment on the end of days. It said that in the book of Nicodemus Jesus comes back and takes everyone from hell and there no longer is death and he sends Hades to the fiery pit to be destroyed.
Now i have a couple of questions. First of all is there a book of Nicodemus in the bible, if so who was he and where is this story? Secondly, if people are sent to hell and then brought back with Jesus then why would they be sent there in the first place?? Wouldn't that be forgiveness on the part of God if he brings those sent to hell back? I'm going to watch this again, just in case I missed something as my daughter was talking to me throughout this show.
I'm just curious. Would appreciate no bashing here, I'm just asking to be a bit educated on the subject. Thank you.
The book of Nicodemus is not one of the 66 books in the bible. It is in actuality a ver early Christian writting. And so you will find very few that even know of is let alone give it any credit. But that doesn't mean it shouldn't be given that credit. Many early Christian writings have been found and have been considered "real" The only reason that this and other writings like it are not seen as "legit" is because it would go against common church teachings.
If you would like to read the book I believe the entire writeing can be found here: http://www.tancred82.org/archive/Nicodemus.html But I can tell you, you won't find many that give it credit here...
Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 11:05 AM on Aug. 29, 2009
Secondly any real study in to the bible and the languages that it was originally written would reveal that there is no mention of HELL in the bible. and that people are not damned to go to hell at all. The bible instead states that EVERYONE that dies is just dead. They are unconscious and know nothing. So how could one both go to hell and be unconscious? In stead what has been commonly translated to hell is the word Hades. Now, Hades in Roman mythology was in fact the underworld, all of it. Both good and bad. It is suspected that those living in those times knew this and would even have believed it partly because it was the common cultural belief. Job, at one point even prayed to be sent in to Hades to End his pain, not to continue it. So, it makes no sense that when they speak of Hades they speak of what we translate as Hell...
Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 11:14 AM on Aug. 29, 2009
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Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 11:28 AM on Aug. 29, 2009
I just found the program online and plan on watching it... So, I'll let you know what I really think once I see just what is said!
Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 12:28 PM on Aug. 29, 2009
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