Category Archives: Hell

#20 – Gehenna, Part 2

In the last blog we saw how the Old Testament shows the progression of the Valley of Hinnom (Ge Hinnom – Gehenna) how it became a polluted city dump and eventually a symbol of national destruction; the effectual consequence of … Continue reading

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#19 – Gehenna, Part 1

Out of all the words/concepts that most resemble the Church’s current view of hell – “Gehenna” is the one that seems to come closest.  Ironically, Gehenna happens to be the only one that has nothing to do with the afterlife! … Continue reading

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#18 – Tartarus

We have thus far looked at Sheol and Hades in both Scriptural and cultural contexts.  Those two words are basically the same concept, in two different languages.  They convey the concept that men are held in a place or state … Continue reading

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#17 – Hades, Part 2

In the last blog we saw how Hades is synonymous with the concept of Sheol.  We saw that Christ has the keys of Hades, and the gates of Hades will not be able to resist the advance of Christ’s Church.  … Continue reading

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#16 – Hades, Part 1

So far we have looked at the word Sheol in the Hebrew language of the Old Testament as a word that might possibly teach/support the doctrine of Hell.  We saw very clearly how this cannot be the case.  It is … Continue reading

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#15 – Sheol Part 2

The last blog showed us that Sheol is a place where the dead abide.  Everyone who dies goes there and they abide there in a kind of sleep state, where all will await a resurrection or an awakening from the … Continue reading

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#14 – Sheol, Part 1

Having seen that the Old Testament is quite silent regarding our modern concept of hell, there yet remains something that I need to clarify.  In this series on Hell it is not my intention to argue or prove the non-existence … Continue reading

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#13 – Does the Old Testament Mention Hell?

“To hell with it,” lets see what the Bible has to say regarding…hell! 😉 Judgment in the After Life The first issue that needs to be addressed concerns the Old Testament’s complete silence about there being a very serious and … Continue reading

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#12 – Hell: An Introduction

Hell.  Horrifying, agonizing – hopeless.  The mere mention of it creates unease.  Even Christians who believe that their faith in Christ will exempt them from hell have close friends and family whom they fear will end up there, or have … Continue reading

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