Again with the downvotes. You can call bullshit all you want but it doesn't make it so. I have a Complete Jewish Bible (translates to English using the original Jewish text, meaning some words are very Jewish), and guess what, Hell is nor there. At all. It mentions Sheol, it mentions wrath, it mentions punishment. It may even mention a lake of fire for the end times (but that's destruction not eternal punishment). No, no Hell.
This came from King James Translation which was well into the Middle Ages, and garbled by pagan concepts. A more accurate translation would be "the grave" except where torment is implied. And in most cases, death is simply death.
Go ahead, read this. Romans 8:35-39.
"Nothing can separate us from the love of God."
That doesn't mean nothing, besides Hell. It means nothing. How about you put me at 0, at least. -1 for actual information is rude. Or I'm gonna downvotw you too. In other words, you're suppressing an answer you don't like.
1. If Hell actually exists, it would be a place of eternal separation from God. But we cannot be separated from God, ergo Hell is a figment.
2. Jesus when speaking about Hell, was speaking to Pharisees. A group of moralists who spent all of their time trying to measure up. But when he spoke to sinners, he always mentioned grace. In other words, Hell was what you would get if it were a matter of being good enough for God (you cannot be). But we are not supposed to be. Galatians 3:10-24. The law is not there to be measured up to, but so we'll fail and realize we need Jesus instead.
3. In most versions of the Apostles Creed (before it was excised), they mention "he descended into hell". I was super-confused at one point so I decided to look this up. It leads to a belief known as the Harrowing of Hell. Remember the story of Jesus's death, how all these dead rise and begin speaking to people? Well uh, basically he spent some of his time down there telling people how to escape Hell. And there is a big gaping hole. Even if Hell exists, it's like the least secure prison ever, a wide open door that you just have to walk our of. Some don't of course, they are too busy living in their emotional baggage. But anyway.
One...I have never down-voted any of your posts. Fact is, I have used the "down vote" less than a half-dozen times during the almost 20 years I have been a member here in A2K. . Blame someone else for your down-votes...or better yet, blame yourself for your lame posts.
Two...here is a Bibliography of the books I use for discussions here in the forum when religion is a topic. You will see that I have a four book Jewish Bible in there (with English traslation):
St. Joseph Edition of The New American Bible; Catholic book Publishing, NY; 1968 (Catholic)
The New American Bible; Thomas Nelson Inc, Nashville; 1971 (Catholic)
The Holy Bible King James Version; Thomas Nelson, Nashville: 1984 (Protestant)
The Holy Bible New International Version; Zondervan Bible Pub. Grand Rapids; 1978 (Non-demoninational)
The Scofield Reference Holy Bible (King James Version); Oxford Univ. Press; NY; 1909 (Protestant)
The Holy Scriptures Masoretic Text; Jewish Publ Society; Philadelphia: 1955 (Jewish)
The Holy Bible, St.Joseph Textbook Edition, Confraternity Version; Catholic book Publ: NY; 1963; (Catholic)
The Holy Bible Revised Berkeley Version; The Gideons Intrl; 1984; (Non-denominational Protestant)
The New American Catholic Edition of The Holy Bible; Benziger Bros, Boston; 1950 (Catholic)
The Old Testament; Guild Press NY; 1965 (Catholic)
The Living Bible; Holman Illustrated Edition: A.J. Holman Co; Philadelphia; 1973 (Protestant)
The Holy Bible; King James Version; The World Publ Co: Cleveland; (no date); (Protestant)
The Old Testament; Hebrew Publishing Co: NY; 1916 (Four books English & Hebrew)(Jewish)
**** Also I use
The Common Catechism of the Christian Faith: Seabury Press;NY 1975 (Protestant)
Catechism of the Catholic Church: Libreria Editrice Vaticana; Urbi et Orbi Comm; 1994 (Catholic)
The New St. Joseph Baltimore Catechism: Catholic Book Publish; NY; 1962 (Catholic)
*****Plus, I have (estimated) 40 - 50 other books dealing with the Bible, religion, and philosophy that I use when posting.
Let's see your bibliography, Genius.