First off- my title is a little confusing, sorry. I meant degrees of hell and degrees of heaven. Not punishment in heaven Well in my college class "man and sin" we had a discussion last night and it actually is right in line with what I have been studying in a small church group. I heard two views at both places in regards to levels of the afterlife for the condemned. I also added the levels of heaven to make it more interesting hopefully- Main views on Hell 1. All who are condemned in Adam will receive the same level of punishment in Hell (Hitler and the average Joe) because there cannot be any worse degree of punishment when in hell. God is present in His wrath and no love, mercy, or Grace will be obviously. There is nothing that can be worse than the full wrath of God for sin, therefore all will have the full punishment. Furthermore All sin against God is eternally punishable because of the greatness of that sin cannot be any greater in that is against a Holy God. From the human perspective there are various levels of sin in which have worse effects in life, but in this view we are not judged based on our works of sin but rather that we are already condemned in full. 2. We are judged by our works in this view there will be different levels of punishment in Hell. Hitler will have eternal punishment worse than the average good guy who is not a believer, although both are eternal torment. In this view people will be judged finely by their every evil deed they did in its level of evil. Views for heaven 1. in the same way number 1 for hell works above it will be for those with eternal life with Christ. All will have the same level of heaven because there really cant be a greater level of heaven in that all will be under the eternal love and grace of Christ. The most excellent evangelist will have the same degree of heaven as the most unknown small town evangelist. We are all judged by the works of Christ which in turn makes us all equal so to speak being perfect through Him. 2. There will be different levels of heaven based on our works on the earth. Those who have done the most works in Christ will basically have a more heavenly heaven. This view is obvious in how it works. Now my opinion- I hold view number 1 for hell now, I used to hold view 2. I also hold view number 1 for heaven and I always have due to the fact that I couldn't imagine having any greater blessing than it already is, along with the fact that I am not there on my merits to begin with. What is your belief?