DO MEN REALLY BURN IN HELL, FOREVER?
No, they do not! This belief that Christianity has is not found in scripture. It has never been in the heart of God to do such a thing. However, there is a place called ‘hell’.
First of all we need to understand the meaning of the word, hell. There are two Greek words translated “hell”. One meaning describes a place called “Gehenna.” This was a garbage pit outside of ancient Jerusalem and it no longer exists so making it “eternal fire” or “eternal damnation” is incorrect. The other meaning is “the grave”. The grave, or death, is where all men end up because of Adam’s disobedience. This condition is not permanent and there is a resurrection for ALL men and ALL men will be redeemed, Romans 5:18.
Second, in Jeremiah 19:5 and 32:35 we read that it was never in God’s heart for men to be burned.
Third, God is love. Love honors and cherishes life, 1 John 4:7 and 8. God loves the world, His creation, John 3:16.
Finally, God sent His Son to die and shed his blood for the redemption of ALL, Romans 5:18.
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