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Can you post Bible passages that support any (or all) of these three assertions?

1. That Hell is a place of eternal torment

2. That Hell is merely separation from God

3. That Hell is merely total annihilation

Please feel free to add any other Hell theories that you feel are supported by scripture.

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Asked by kasaloso at 8:31 PM on Jan. 11, 2011 in Religious Debate

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  • Matthew 8:12 but the sons of the kingdom will be cast out into the outer darkness; in that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth."
    Matthew 13:50 and will throw them into the furnace of fire; in that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
    Luke 13:28" In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth when you see Abraham and Isaac and Jacob and all the prophets in the kingdom of God, but yourselves being thrown out.
    Matthew 25:30"Throw out the worthless slave into the outer darkness; in that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
    2 Peter 2:4For if God did not spare angels when they sinned, but cast them into hell and committed them to pits of darkness, reserved for judgment;

    Answer by Shaneagle777 at 8:46 PM on Jan. 11, 2011

  • Revelation 21:8
    " But for the cowardly and unbelieving and abominable and murderers and immoral persons and sorcerers and idolaters and all liars, their part will be in the lake that burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death."

    Answer by Shaneagle777 at 8:47 PM on Jan. 11, 2011

  • Luke 16:23,24; In hell, where he (the rich man) was in torment, he looked up and saw Abraham far away with Lazarus by his side. So he called to him, Father Abraham, have pity on me and send Lazarus to dip the tipof his finger in water and cool my tongue, because I am in agony in this fire.
    Mark 9:43,44; And if your hand offends you, cut it off; it is better for you to enter into life maimed, than having two hands to go into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched: Where their worm dies not, and the fire is not quenched.
    Everlasting punishment (Mt 25:46) Fire unquenchable (Lk 3:17) Indignation and wrath, tribulation and anguish (Ro 2:8,9) Everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord (2Thes 1:9) Eternal fire..the blackness of darkness for ever (Jude 7:13)

    Answer by popzaroo at 11:58 PM on Jan. 11, 2011

  • In Matthew 13:42, Jesus says: "And shall cast them into a FURNACE OF FIRE: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth."
    Revelation 20:15 says, " And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the LAKE OF FIRE."
    Matthew 12:40, Jesus Christ says:
    "For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale's belly: so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the HEART OF THE EARTH. "

    Answer by the_kimmers at 2:37 PM on Jan. 12, 2011

  • There's different levels of Hell. There's a place of torment, where the rich man went (see verses posted above) and where anyone unsaved will go when they die. Then there's the everlasting flame of fire and brimstone, where Jesus will cast the devil and his angels and those in Hell for the rest of the ages, after the Millenial Reign when we return with Jesus and He defeats Satan once and for all.

    Answer by Laura2U at 4:50 PM on Jan. 13, 2011

  • 1. That Hell is a place of eternal torment

    Jesus himself NEVER mentioned anything about hell. It never came out of his mouth.

    Answer by samurai_chica at 9:04 AM on Jan. 14, 2011

  • "Jesus himself NEVER mentioned anything about hell. It never came out of his mouth."

    See above referenced scriptures..the majority of those are Jesus speaking.

    Answer by kittieashy at 11:22 AM on Jan. 14, 2011

  • The passage about the rich man an lazarus isn't proof of anything. It could merely be a parable and doesn't seem to reflect other ideas that might be put across in the bible. Jesus only refers to hell once. The greek word being Gehenna. It is used only once in reference to hell. There is also Sheol and Hades, which aren't hell but might been the place/realm/etc between the time of death and the day of judgment. We could very well be in "spritual sleep" of some sort. What is known is that hell will be a place of torment (above scriptures support this). Though I believe the stuff about fire, etc is merely metaphorical, I do believe that it is separation from God as well as suffering in some form... not necessarily physical pain as we know it-we won't have human bodies, but our spirits.

    Answer by missbreezy214 at 4:08 PM on Jan. 14, 2011

  • Catholics believe in heaven,hell and limbo,a place where the undecided are sent.I remember my teacher all Nuns,yes Catholic school,telling us how bad it would be to end up in limbo!We were asked about becoming nuns in the 6th grade!!I got into trouble as i told them yesterday you said woman could be an astronaut,president,whatever we wanted,but now today you are asking me a sixth grader to consider being a nun..I don't think so .Boy did i get it.Corner standing,mom called in for a conference.All because of one kid .Catholics take that stuff serious now.To a kid limbo was terrifying!!

    Answer by grismelda at 3:14 PM on Jan. 15, 2011

  • interesting ..

    Answer by san78 at 8:54 AM on Jan. 16, 2011

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