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Oct
4
comment How is it that someone who lived thousands of years ago can “represent” me?
A perfect answer would need to include differentiation as far as a literal interpretation of Genesis vs. a figurative one - the concepts here differ radically depending on which viewpoint one holds.
Sep
21
comment What happens to non-believers or believers of other religions after death?
A perfect answer to this question includes a variety of views, from the common "acceptance of Christ leads to Heaven, all others go to Hell" to Christian Universalism, Annihilationism, and other ideas on the subject.
Sep
19
comment Is it possible for an atheist to be moral?
Isn't the entire point that none are "moral to the point of being accepted by God," without Christ?
Aug
31
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Aug
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revised Is there Biblical support for Hell?
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revised Is there Biblical support for Hell?
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Aug
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comment Heaven/Paradise/Sheol, Hell/Hades/The Lake of Fire
On a related note, see christianity.stackexchange.com/questions/1235/…
Aug
31
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Aug
31
comment Is there Biblical support for Hell?
@Flimzy - I said "Hell as an eternal punishment for non-Christians," not just "Hell," which works fine for all of that. I've changed "core tenants" to "common tenants" as well.
Aug
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Aug
31
comment Is there Biblical support for Hell?
A note on the validity of this question - see a search for "what is the biblical basis for..."; they all seem to fall under the same scope question.
Aug
31
comment Is there Biblical support for Hell?
@djeikyb I can generalize it down to an entire "how do the words translated to 'Hell' in a particular translation (NIV maybe?) compare to the original Greek," even - I see your point about focus.
Aug
31
comment Is there Biblical support for Hell?
None of this is meant to persuade, and "otherwise clear to everybody" is, again, entirely subjective. I'll entertain and investigate any suggestions as far as translations of these passages that lend themselves to the concept of an eternal Hell, but as far as dismissing this question as redefinition of what the Bible means isn't really fair - that's what translations are, and it's why different denominations exist.
Aug
31
comment Is there Biblical support for Hell?
Jude 1:13 uses aiōna for "forever." Luke 16:28 is a good one, actually (I'll +1) - torment (the Greek basanos) is interesting. The "fire" is puros again in Matt. 13:42, Matt. 25:41, and Mark 9:48, but the "worm" in 9:48 is skōlēx - either "worm" or "gnawing anguish," interestingly. John 3:17 can be interpreted a number of ways - you could call that a support of universalism as much as support of Hell.
Aug
31
comment Is there Biblical support for Hell?
"The Bible is plain on most topics" is indicating a big amount of subjectivity; interpretation is everything. That part of your answer isn't relative, and is somewhat argumentative. As far as Matthews 25:46, there's a good challenge to the translation of that here. As far as Rev 21:8 and the Mark passages, "fire" is puriand "brimstone" is theíon.
Aug
31
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Aug
31
comment Is there Biblical support for Hell?
@Flimzy, I can see this maybe not relating specifically to the [heaven] tag, but how is it not [universalism]?
Aug
31
comment Is there Biblical support for Hell?
A good point, @djeikyb - I rephrased a little.