Hell In The Book Of Revelation

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For as long as there has even been a theological understanding of the existence of God, heaven and the story of humankind’s beginnings, there has been a conversation about hell. The presence of hell hearkens back to the Old Testament and the concept grows throughout the Bible until the great unveiling of its physical manifestation in the book of Revelation. It is this final understanding of what hell will be that sticks in the minds of many Christians and theologians. In fact, what has been described in the book of Revelation is the basis for the characterization of hell in popular culture and represents imagery that has since persisted through the generations.
However, like other aspects of theology, the very concept of hell is one that has
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This view holds that people go to hell that have not repented, but they don’t linger there for eternity. Rather, they are extinguished after the second coming, ceasing to exist at all. This comes as something of a comfort for those that don’t want to think about people languishing in such an existence; it almost seems more human that they simply don’t exist rather than spend eternity in this way. This belief of hell, however, directly contradicts what the Bible says. The Bible holds that heaven and hell are both everlasting and for eternity. This view is in direct contradiction of the very nature of hell. One would have to believe that if there were any physical manifestation of a body in hell or in heaven, then the body would not be the human form that people know here on Earth. Rather, it would be a vessel equipped for an eternity of either heaven or hell. In Revelations, all references to hell and eternity speak to a clear sense of forever. The annihilationist view favors the belief that hell is something to be endured for a determinate amount of time, but this is simply a flawed view in light of further theological …show more content…
They may question how a God that is portrayed to be so loving and forgiving can damn people to eternity in place like hell, such as it is represented in the Bible? This may lead to the need for some to form alternate view that can make the damnation to hell jive with such a forgiving God . For instance, by creating a scenario in which people only linger in hell for a short time and then are simply exterminated seems more humane and in line with what God might do instead of leaving people to suffer in such conditions for all of

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