No Literal Hell?

Discussion in 'General Baptist Discussions' started by th1bill, Apr 29, 2011.

  1. th1bill

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    I have just been surfing a few Christian Forum sites and the things promoted by people naming the name of Christ amazes me. Over the years I have heard the name Rob Bell more than once and in seeking the wisdom of other Basics Grounded Teachers have avoided wasting my funds on the books he pushes as Christian. There is a post on one forum this morning that seeks? to equip other members of this particular forum for the upcoming debate that is, apparently, sure to come. I'm going to attempt to be kind here but the truth is that in his link I did not find the scriptures.By the scriptures, of course, I mean the Bible, the Word of God's personal revelation of Himself.

    The book, it is reported by the poster, is concerning the lack of any real Hell. In all the copies of the Bible that I own Genesis 1:1 points out that it is Almighty God that created the Universe and all that it contains. And when we go to John 1:1-3 we learn that the Son of God, popularly known as God in the flesh and Jesus, is the Creator of all of this. As it is very popular to ignore the Bible and to read the Commentary instead, I'll limit this post, from here forward to that Commentary, the New Testament. In the Four Gospels, Jesus/God taught more on the turth and fact of Hell than He did on Heaven. If any of us then puts it forward that there is no such place as a literal Hell... we are guilty of calling God a liar!


    I know that I will stand, what is popularly known as, the Bema Seat Judgment but I certainly never wish to even be near the Great White Throne Judgment and calling God a liar, directly or by inference, is one sure fire way to get there and to, experientially, find out that Hell is real and that it is never ending. Throughout the scriptures we find that God cannot tolerate sin in His presence and Jesus stated that he was 'the' way, 'the' way and 'the' life. (John 14:6) Not even that He was or might be one of the ways, He is The Way.(Emphasis mine.)



    So my question is this, “Why do we believe that a Finite Man, created by God knows more that the Infinite Creator that has forever been?
     
  2. Alive in Christ

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    They need their ears tickled.


    The scriptures are so clear that there will be people in heaven, those saved by faith alone in Christ, and people in hell, who died willingly rejecting Christ.

    There is a universalist forum similar to this one out there. I have never registered their to try and share the truth, but I have read some of their forum posts, though.

    Those in charge here might not want a link posted to it, so I wont do that, but It should come up close to the top if you google:

    "Universalist forums" or something like that.

    AiC
     
  3. just-want-peace

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    I shudder to think of the "word changers" facing God as He asks:

    "I specifically told you in My Word ------, but you decided I meant ------! WHY DID YOU DO THAT????"

    These folks better be a lot better at thinking on their feet than I expect they'll be!!

    I'd much rather He tell me that I took His word TOO literal, than not literal enough.
     
  4. annsni

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    People continue to think better of themselves. They do not follow the Scripture but instead follow what "feels good" and certainly the idea that God would never punish people feels good.
     
  5. Alive in Christ

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    Rob Bell included in this excerp..

    I'm not posting a link with this, since I'm not sure the ones in charge would want one posted. But after posting this I am going to contact a moderator, and it its OK I post a link.

    This is an excerpt from a post on a Universalist forum. I'm posting this particular part because Rob Bell is included, and he has been a topic of conversation here recently.

    Here is the exerpt...

     
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    I contacted a moderator, and the impression I got is that it would be better to not include a link.
     
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    I read a book once that discussed how Christians often debate whether Hell is real and whether it is eternal. Yet, Christians have no problem at all accepting that heaven is real and eternal.
     
  8. convicted1

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    If hell ain't eternal(or rather, the LoF) then heaven ain't eternal either. So yes, people who die(d) lost, will punish for eternity in the LoF, just as those who die(d) in Christ will rejoice in heaven for eternity.
     
  9. glazer1972

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    I believe that hell is real, hot and the lost will suffer there.
     
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    Just don't go cutting off your hand or plucking out thine eye.
     
  11. Old Union Brother

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    You are absolutely correct. I said something very close to this a couple of months ago and someone jumped all over me and told me I had no idea what scriptures taught.
     

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