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a place of suffering and punishment in the afterlife

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The Apostolic Fathers on "the Gates of Hell" (Matt. 16:18)

According to Britannica: Apostolic Father, any of the Greek Christian writers, several unknown, who were authors of early Christian works dating primarily from the late 1st and early 2nd centuries. ...
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Would the Serpent (Satan) have dwelled eternally on earth if the fruit was not bitten?

After Lucifer and the fallen angels were hurled away from Heaven and landed on Earth instead of hell, because Earth was once paradise before the fall of man and Satan and his demons were sent there, ...
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In Catholic art imagery, how is hell symbolized?

In Catholic art and imagery how is hell symbolized? If a symbol does exist for it, why was this particular symbol chosen? In other words, does hell have a symbol?
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Do Catholics believe that Nephilim (Genesis 6:1-4) go to Purgatory?

I'm not Catholic, but I want to know the opinion and how Catholics who study the Word of God understand and interpret this passage of Genesis 6:1-4 that talks about a humanoid race of giants and if ...
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Did any catholic theologian argue that hell must be eternal from the fact of Incarnation?

Did any catholic theologian argue that hell must be eternal from the fact of Incarnation? If so, which ones, and how did they argue for it? According to the Catholic faith, hell is eternal. Could one ...
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