A couple of weeks ago it was reported that the Pope himself said that Hell did not exist. Surprising! Not really when you thoroughly study the Bible and the true future fate of mankind.
Even the various translations cannot agree when the word hell is searched with different results per version.
I have read the Bible cover to cover 3x and studied numerous passages to understand its truths. In the end, I find it almost impossible to believe that the loving God of the Bible would torture His children eternally in a pit of fire and brimstone.
It is however, more conceivable that He would annihilate their consciousness as they cannot live eternally without God. This would be done after giving as many chances as possible to embrace the kingdom of God.
The Bible is pretty clear about this once you understand the true translation of Hell in the Bible. Hell is the grave and it is where we all go. It is not a cauldron of despair for the wicked to suffer.
“And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. But rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.
Wait a minute! Destroy both the body and the soul?? I thought the soul burned forever??
It doesn't and neither will the wicked. They will be snuffed out of existence in the second death.
In the infamous John 3:16
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
The word perish here in Greek is apollumi and is translated - implies permanent (absolute) destruction. This would mean that those who do not believe in Jesus will be permanently destroyed, not languishing in a fire infested domain.
This is too long of a subject to discuss in a short post so here are some resources for you to reference to dig more into this subject.
And that is the Whole Truth, God Bless
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