What the HELL is Wrong with HELL?
Colossians 1:19-20 tells us that God will reconcile all things on earth and all things in heaven to Himself, having made peace through the blood His Son shed on the cross.
Ponder this question...How could hell, a place of endless torture where the vast majority of people God created because of His love will spend eternity, be considered as the reconciliation of all things, and a means of bringing peace between God and His creation?
Religious Christianity argues that it is God’s justice, which causes Him to throw multiple billions of people into a hell of eternal torture. If this were true, then it would be the sadistic and cruelest type of justice one could ever imagine. What type of justice would it be for an all-knowing, all-loving God who knows the end from the beginning, and foreknew that man would sin, then have the audacity to proceed to create multiple billions of people in His own image, who would be sentenced to being punished in the torture chambers do hell fire by Him eternally for their sins committed in the few years of their temporary existence in this life?
Thankfully, the true God of the Bible is an absolutely just God, whose just plan will ensure that ultimately all people will be reconciled to Him because of the loving sacrifice of His Son Jesus Christ, who died on the cross for the sins of the whole world (1 John 2:2).
Hell believing fear-mongers further argue that Jesus Christ Himself preached more about hell than any other person in the Bible. What Jesus actually spoke about was gehenna, not hell. The Greek word gehenna has been mistranslated as ‘hell’ in most, but not all, versions of the Bible. Jesus never spoke about a hell of endless torture. Jesus and the Bible do not support the traditional Christian teaching of hell. Traditional Christianity has not understood the fullness of God’s Plan to eventually bring all people into the Kingdom of God. In this book, we shall fully discuss God’s Plan of salvation for all people, which Father God is working out in seven biblical ages through His only begotten Son Jesus Christ.
The traditional religious view of hell is a diabolical, illogical and contradictory teaching that a significant number of other religionists believe. This view says that on the Day of Judgement, God will destroy or annihilate all those who have not believed in Jesus Christ during their earthly lives. In other words, they believe that there is no conscious endless suffering in hell, but total destruction of unbelievers, meaning that they will cease to exist.
Some Christians cannot accept that God would torture unbelievers forever, and thus have opted to believe in annihilation. However, this view is also unbiblical and against the character of God that Jesus portrays. Annihilation represents a massive defeat to God, His purpose, and His love for all people, whom He created in His own image, and for whom His Son Jesus Christ died, if He were to end up destroying the vast majority of the people He created out of existence.
The true biblical teaching is neither the traditional religious view of hell...nor is it the view of annihilation. Our loving Father God is neither a great tormentor of people...nor a great annihilator of people...but He is the great Savior of people.
There is not one single scripture in the whole of the Bible, including those spoken by Jesus Christ Himself, which contradicts the Good News of the Gospel that God is indeed the Savior of all people. The Bible, as written in the original Hebrew and Greek Manuscripts, does not contradict itself. All contradictions found in the Bible are due to man’s translation and interpretation errors. The truth of the Bible that Jesus Christ is the Savior of all people and the doctrine of hell cannot both be true at the same time.
How precious is your unfailing LOVE, O God! All humanity finds shelter in the shadow of your wings. (Psalm 36:7 God’s LOVE is never-failing. You are a LOVED child of God!
Most religious fear-mongers are ignorantly unaware or intentionally covering up the fact that the doctrine of hell is due to miss-translations of Hebrew and Greek words.