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The Rich Man & Lazarus
Doesn’t the story of the rich man and Lazarus in Luke 16:19–31 teach an eternal hell of torment?  
Eternal Fire
Matthew 25:41 speaks of everlasting fire for the wicked. Does it go out?  
Unquenchable Fire
Why does the Bible say that the wicked will be destroyed with unquenchable fire?  
Forever and Ever
The Bible speaks of the wicked being tormented forever, doesn't it?  
Angels Cast Down to Hell
The Bible says, If God did not spare the angels who sinned, but cast them down to hell and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved for ...  
No eternal fire—but yes eternal life? How?
The Bible speaks of 'everlasting punishment' for the wicked. Doesn't this indicate that the soul is immortal?  
Spirits In Prison
Please explain 1 Peter 3:18-20 where it speaks of Jesus preaching to the spirits in prison.  
Undying, Immortal Soul?
The Bible uses the word immortality only 5 times, and the word immortal only once. In this lone instance the term is applied to God:  
Their Worm Does Not Die
The Bible says hellfire will not be quenched and their worm does not die. Doesn't this show that the soul is immortal?  
Does So Many People Believing in Eternal Hell-fire Make It True?
Because so many have believed that hellfire will burn its victims endlessly, it must be true ... right?  
Is Satan immortal, causing him to someday burn forever in hell?
The Bible states that God alone has immortality (1 Timothy 6:13-16). How does this apply to Satan?  


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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.

But is it in the Bible? Click here to learn more.

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