I am elated and thankful that there is a Hell! If there was no eternal torment of Hellfire then all the evil would never be dealt with. There would be no eternal justice.
The evil in us is dealt with by the Holy Ghost in us. He makes us one with Jesus in His obedient life, one with Jesus in His death, one with Jesus in His resurrection, and one with Jesus in His ascension. He is making us into "a perfect man, unto the measue of the stature of the fulness of Christ." (Ephesians 413
) A better or worse state in death is never described in the Bible as what Jesus came to bring us.
People like Hitler and Stalin and that nice little old lady who does great works but denies Jesus Christ as God and only Savior would get to worship their spiritual father Satan and be allowed into Heaven?
The phase, "Go to heaven" never occurs in relation to anything in the Bible. Heaven is not our destination. Rather as I quoted earlier in this thread, heaven is our origin, where we come from, and it is our present dwelling place. We are aiming for a better resurrection. The one thing Paul says that he is doing (so you should know it is very important) is to strive to, "...attain to the out resurrection out from among the dead." (Philippians 3)
How wonderful if Hitler had been saved before He died; but, as Peter says, "For for this cause was the gospel preached also to them that are dead, that they might be judged according to men in the flesh, but live according to God in the spirit." (1 Peter 46
) On the other hand, there is nothing in the Bible that says God's brace ceases once you die. Nothing there says death determines our destiny. God will continue to do whatever it takes to process people until they are purified and can continue on into the glory of God. God is the Father of Spirits. (Hebrews 12) And, He will purify all His creation until "God is all in all." (1 Corithians 15)
Jesus says, "Heaven and earth will pass away." Instead of heaven we are aiming for a better resurrection. The one thing Paul says that he is doing (so you should know it is very important) is to strive to, "...attain to the out resurrection out from among the dead." (Philippians 3) Quote the Bible for what we are to believe or no Christian should believe what you say.
The Lord Jesus paid for all of the sins of all humans but the core issue is belief in Him alone. Don't bother getting into "Original Hebrew" and "Original Greek". I only recognize the Authorized King James Bible as God's preserved words. There are no "originals" around. They were all disintegrated.
Of course nothing in any Bible, Greek and Hebrew or King James English, ever says forget the original languages God spoke with or that the KJV is God's preserved words. You are embarassing yourself!
Jesus said the narrow road to eternal life is narrow and few there be that find it, and the wide road to eternal destruction has most people on it.
He actually said everybody is entering in, either through the broad way of destruction (which is much of how I had to enter) or through the narrow and hard way. The paths and the portals are not the destination; God is.
Most of the human race will end up burning in Hell forever and ever and ever.
Nothing in the Bible anywhere says any of that. Find the verse to quote or you're only another blind guide, repeating the tradition of your Father.
Jesus says "The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one." (Matthew 1338
) Jesus didn't say the widerness was the world. When you see people hoeing they aren't in the middle of the wildernes; rather, they're in a garden. Most of the field is not weeds! It's almost all good grain! You don't see most of the human race. God does, and He never in any way said either that most of them are damned or that there is anything like ceaseless torture forever anywhere for any reason.
They will be in a state of concious, endless torment.
Naughty, naughty...no quotations again! Pitiful the total lack of Scripture to quote for something so horrible for any kind person to ever even think. Remember, God is making us in His image and likeness. That means, since He is the Master Torturer you must become one too. That is what the thought they were doing when we were burned at the stake for having Scripture in our native tongues. But the reality of becoming a Master Torturer in God's image for ever...my conscience won't allow it. Thankfully nothing like this can be quoated from the Bible record.
I deserve this, we all deserve this. But thank God through His Eternal Son the Lord Jesus that each individual who believes in Him and Him alone will be saved from this.
No merit is possible for Adam in whom all die. We are not saved by faith. We are saved by grace through faith. Grace is God acting on our behalf. We cannot get him to do it. He does it because He loves us, all of us. "When we were without strength Christ died for the ungodly." When? He's the potter and we're the clay. All we can offer is an innate resistance. "The first vessel was marred under His hand." (Jeremiah) "Afterward He made a vessel according to His own good pleasure." He didn't say when. "Even as in Adam all die, so also in Christ are all made alive."
Stealing an apple when you're hungry is not stealing, it is provided for under the laws of Moses. However, if you steal a basket of apples you owe four baskets of apples, not a never ending infinity of apples. If all the sins of everybody, every weak, ignorant, sin bent, short lived human was laid on one man to pay for, he'd eventually come to the end of it.
Wait, this actually happened. It says He died and went to hell for three days. So, why do you think our payment would be for ever? Nothing says sin is infinite and cannot be paid for. Jesus did that, paid for all sin, and it was not in vain. If it was for ever then for Jesus to pay for it would mean He would have to be being tortured now and for ever. This just isn't happening. Scripture says death can no longer touch Him.