Doctrine of Hell

We read our Bibles in the light of what we have learned from others and their views. Then we in turn approach Scripture with our minds already formed by popular viewpoints. Blinded by traditions that was handed down, our mind molded to the lager viewpoints and believes. But we will not stay enslaved to human tradition.

God created all men, no one came into being by himself.

Joh 1:3 “All things were made and came into existence through Him; and without Him was not even one thing made that has come into being.”

All men were in sin because of Adam, but Gods saving plan was intended for all.

Rom 5:19 “For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.”

So, is the many (all) now sinners by Adam or Righteous by Christ?

Luke 19:10: “For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.”

The question is, did Jesus Christ really do what He said He came here to do? He didn’t say He came to save some of the lost. He came to save the lost, and that is all (the many).

So did Jesus Savior of the world come to save the human race just to send most to hell later? Or did we miss the Good News (Gospel)?

1Jn 4:18-19 “There is no fear in love [dread does not exist], but full-grown (complete, perfect) love turns fear out of doors and expels every trace of terror! For fear brings with it the thought of punishment, and [so] he who is afraid has not reached the full maturity of love [is not yet grown into love’s complete perfection]. We love Him, because He first loved us.”

 No Hell in the Bible

The problem is that some of the Bible translations generally translating three different words in the Bible as hell: sheol, hades, and gehenna. In the Hebrew and Greek the word hell does not exists.


In the Old Testament, the word for which hell is given in the King James Version is sheol, a word whose root meaning is “unseen.” The King James Version translates sheol as “hell” 31 times, “the grave” 31 times (since someone in the grave is unseen), and “the pit” three times.

Yet in the Old Testament sheol was not exclusively a place of punishment, for faithful Jacob was there (Gen. 37:35, 42:38, 44:29, 31). Righteous Job also longed for it in Job 14:13. David spoke of going to sheol in Ps. 49:15 and Jesus went there, Ps. 16:10 and Acts 2:24-31. In all these cases, these men were “unseen” because they were dead.


The New Testament equivalent of sheol is hades, which occurs only eleven times. Like its synonym sheol, the King James Version translates the word “hell.” However, the correct translation is hades, or the unseen. The Bible doesn’t use hades exclusively for a place of punishment. Luke 16 pictures righteous Lazarus there. Acts 2:27, 31 says Jesus went there. In 1 Cor. 15:55, Paul used the same word when he said, “O grave, where is thy victory?”


Commonly translated “hell.” But Jesus is the first to use this word, Jesus use this term in twelve passages in the New Testament.  Gehenna is a familiar valley on the southwest side of Jerusalem with a big history starting in the Old Testament kings of Judah sacrificed their children by fire and It became a place where thieves and murders was burnt with the garbage of the city, a city people understand this term well in Jesus time. Jesus told them in these passages of an imminent fiery judgment that was coming on the Jews of the generation in which He was crucified.

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