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Is Hellfire Real?
According to some surveys, 64 percent of Americans believe there is a hell, but only 34 percent believe it is “a real place where people suffer eterna...  
Eternal Damnation?
The Bible tells us that “the wages of sin is” not eternal life in hellfire, but “death” (Romans 6:23), the same penalty God as...  
Where Is Hell?
Some Christian children are taught that hell is a place located deep within the earth where the wicked burn forever, beginning the moment they die. Ot...  
What Does Hell Say About God?
To misunderstand hell is to misunderstand the character of God, the awfulness of sin, and the love of God for all of His children.  
The Story of the Rich Man and Lazarus
One passage of Scripture that many find difficult to reconcile with the truth about hellfire presented on this website is the story of the rich man an...  


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Hell in the Bible

The word “hell” is used 54 times in the Bible. It is translated from several different words with various meanings, as indicated below:
In the Old Testament:
  • 31 times from the Hebrew “Sheol,” which means “the grave”
In the New Testament:
  • 10 times from the Greek “Hades,” which means “the grave”
  • 12 times from the Greek “Gehenna,” which means “a place of burning”
  • 1 time from the Greek “Tartarus,” which means “a place of darkness”

What is Purgatory?

A tradition held by the Catholic Church that teaches people who are not good enough to be worthy of heaven, but not bad enough to deserve hell, suffer in an intermediary state until their sins are purged.

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