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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
But the Bible speaks of the wicked being tormented 'forever', doesn't it?  
Angels Cast Down to Hell
The simple way to answer this objection is to examine the use of the word "hell" throughout the Bible.  
No eternal fire but yes eternal life? How?
The Bible speaks of everlasting punishment for the wicked, what exactly does this mean? [Doesn't this prove the immortality of the soul?]  
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 Dieth Not ...
The Bible says that hell-fire will not be quenched and that “their worm dieth not.” (See Mark 9:43-48 and Isaiah 66:24). Doesn’t this prove the immort...  
For many years, many people have believed that the fire of hell will continue to burn its victims endlessly. Because so many people have believed this, it must be true, right?
Although it is tempting to believe something because many others believe it, we must look to the Word of God for the basis of our beliefs.  
Is Satan immortal, causing him to someday burn forever in hell?
The Bible states that God “alone has immortality” (1 Timothy 6:13–16). This means that no other creature in the universe is immortal on his own.  


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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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