Hell does not exist. It is a made up piece of fiction. (It’s a bunch of malarkey!) There is no fiery place of torment.
Some Bible translations use the word “hell” for the Hebrew word “Sheol” and the matching Greek word “Hades,” both of which refer to the common grave of mankind.
Those in hell are unconscious and so cannot feel pain.“There is no work nor devising nor knowledge nor wisdom in Sheol.”—Ecclesiastes 9:10
Good people go to hell.The faithful men Jacob and Job expected to go there.—Genesis 37:35; Job 14:13.
Death, not torment in a fiery hell, is the penalty for sin.“He who has died has been acquitted from his sin.”—Romans 6:7.
Eternal torment would violate God’s justice.(Deuteronomy 32:4) When the first man, Adam, sinned, God told him that his punishment would simply be to pass out of existence: “Dust you are and to dust you will return.” (Genesis 3:19) excerpted: from article: What Is Hell? Is It a Place of Eternal Torment?
A kid going to heaven. It is a made up piece of fiction. (It’s a bunch of malarkey…literally!)
Nearly five years after it hit best-seller lists, a book that purported to be a 6-year-old boy’s story of visiting angels and heaven after being injured in a bad car crash is being pulled from shelves. The young man at the center of The Boy Who Came Back from Heaven, Alex Malarkey, said this week that the story was all made up.
You would think any body could of gotten a clue…(a context clue) that this Malarkey’s tall/heavenly tale was not true…but rather (as described by 1 on-line dictionary) “speech or writing designed to obscure, mislead, or impress” aka malarkey!🙂
(Tough name for any kid aka immature breathing-fragile-life to live up to (i mean down), eh?)
Check out the rest of the NPR article or read this excerpt: of Alex’s non-fiction writing…(my highlights)
“I did not die. I did not go to Heaven,” Alex wrote. He continued, “I said I went to heaven because I thought it would get me attention. When I made the claims that I did, I had never read the Bible. People have profited from lies, and continue to. They should read the Bible, which is enough. The Bible is the only source of truth. Anything written by man cannot be infallible.” excerpted: thetwo-way/2015/01/15/377589757/boy-says-he-didn-t-go-to-heaven-publisher-says-it-will-pull-book
So, what’s the real deal about Heaven?? (I’ll take Alex’s advice and “read” the Bible (and NOT watch the movie) to find out!)
In a prayer, King Solomon said:”May you yourself listen from the heavens, your established place of dwelling.”—1 Kings 8:43.
Jesus Christ taught his disciples to address their prayers to their “Father in the heavens.”Matthew 6:9.
After Jesus was resurrected, he entered “into heaven itself, now to appear before the person of God.”—Hebrews 9:24. ~excerpt article: Does God Live in a Specific Location?
Millions long for life in heaven. Jesus said that his faithful apostles would live there. Before he died, he promised to prepare a place for them with his heavenly Father.—(Read John 14:2.)
In most lands, only a few people are rulers. Since Jesus resurrects people to heavenly life so that they can rule over the earth, we would expect those chosen to be few. (Luke 12:32 – “Have no fear, little flock, for your Father has approved of giving you the Kingdom.”) The Bible says exactly how many will rule with Jesus.—Read Revelation 14:1…“Then I saw, and look! the Lamb standing on Mount Zion, and with him 144,000 who have his name and the name of his Father written on their foreheads.”
Faithful subjects of Jesus’ Kingdom will enjoy life without end in a restored paradise on earth. (John 3:16 – “For God loved the world so much that he gave his only-begotten Son, so that everyone exercising faith in him might not be destroyed but have everlasting life.”) ~excerpt article: Who will go to heaven, and why?
God originally created man without any selfish tendency. But by choosing to disobey God, the first human lost his perfection. We inherited the tendency to be selfish from him. And yet God will use Jesus to restore humankind to perfection.—Read Romans 7:21,24, 25.
(finished writing 1/17/2015 @ 3:37 p.m.)
addendum 1/17/15 @9:17 p.m. for a kid at heart (aka pure of heart), heaven awaits.:)
“Happy are the pure in heart, since they will see God.” Matthew 5:8
(published 1/18/15 @9:11 a.m.)