SHEOL - HADES - GRAVE
SO, HOW MANY OF YOU RECALL THIS HAPPENING TO YOU? ______________________________________________________ So, there I was, just doing what you do when you're where I was doing what I did, and God called me in and said,
"Would you like to live on Earth?"
"What is Earth?" I asked.
"Well," God replied, "It's a tiny orb within the universe...you have seen the universe, have you not?
He showed me the universe and said, "It's that tiny blue one, right (and he pointed) there." It expanded before my eyes so that I could see it was teaming with life.
"Oh!" I responded, "What would I do there? Is it as beautiful and peaceful as here?"
"Well," God said and hesitated a bit. "It has its good points and its bad, mostly bad, but if you'd like to try it out you can try living there for a while?"
I smiled, "Sure, why not! If you say it's okay, I'm game!"
"There is one caveat," God went on, "if you do good, then you can come back here, but if you do anything bad, I am going to boil and roast and burn you for ever and ever in a pit of fire where you will be tormented and your flesh will peal off and you will die over and over and over. Is that okay with you?"
"I don't understand. Why would I do something 'bad', as you put it? What is 'bad', anyway. I'm not sure what you mean by that." I said.
"It's difficult, I know, because you've never experienced it, but on Earth, it's something that they, we call them 'people', by the way, something they do regularly." God explained.
"Well, you know a lot of things I don't," I said, "so I trust your judgment. If you think I'll like it, the great! I'm in!"
The next thing I know, everything went dark, and I found myself floating in a pool of warm fluid surrounded by odd sounds: Tumping and gurgling and muffled voices all around me.
Fading in and out of consciousness for some time, I suddenly felt myself being squeezed and tormented as if I was being pushed through a pipe, and then, there I was in a freezing room beneath blinding lights and unintelligible voices all around me.
A strange person wrapped in cloth was poking me and jerking me around and then wrapped 'me' in a cloth and put me on top of someone warm where I could hear the same, familiar thumping and gurgling noises, only now they were much softer and more distant. Once more, I felt safe and comforted. _____________________________________________________ Do you recall this happening? Is this your experience as well? Of course NOT!
None of us were asked if we wanted to be born into this maddening world, but here we are. So can you justify a "GOD OF LOVE" deciding to give us life and then saying,
"if you do good, then you can come back here, but if you do anything bad, I am going to boil and roast and burn you for ever and ever in a pit of fire where you will be tormented and your flesh will peal off and you will die over and over and over. Is that okay with you?"
It is a concoction of MEN, not God.
In 325BC, The Roman Church established it to keep people in fear of them, to control the masses, and keep the people under their thumb when they corrupted the teachings of Christ with their pagan Roman teaching. (The Council of Nicea 325AD). They spoke to the people in a language none could understand or question; they would neither permit them to see the written word nor provide an opportunity to understand it. Just as they do today, concocting lies and calling them "Sacred mysteries," that people simply cannot comprehend.
THERE IS NO SUCH PLACE AS A BURNING HELL!