In this thread jmullaney and MEBuckner are having a good conversation about Jesus, but there seems to be some confusion about the nature of hell.
So, for the teeming millions, what is the true nature of hell? How is it described in the Bible, and how is it different than what is described in Dante’s popular description.
Is there unanimity in the religion of Christianity? Or do some believe in annhiliation view versus eternal torture? It torture and torment the same thing?
Are their irreconcilable differences in the OT picture of the grave and the NT picture of gehenna?
did some searching… putting ‘Hell’ in the search engine for the SD archives brings up so many articles of differing topics… I’m thinking that perhaps it is used in a differnt way.
GD’s own DavidB wrote this essay: Who invented Hell?
At least I’m thinking it’s David, if I’m wrong may I be smitten by one of GD’s resident deities.
Dex had this on the subject of ‘fire and brimstone’
[Edited by Gaudere on 03-03-2001 at 10:15 AM]