Why do Christians believe in a place of torment called Hell?

  • Christian Chat is a moderated online Christian community allowing Christians around the world to fellowship with each other in real time chat via webcam, voice, and text, with the Christian Chat app. You can also start or participate in a Bible-based discussion here in the Christian Chat Forums, where members can also share with each other their own videos, pictures, or favorite Christian music.

    If you are a Christian and need encouragement and fellowship, we're here for you! If you are not a Christian but interested in knowing more about Jesus our Lord, you're also welcome! Want to know what the Bible says, and how you can apply it to your life? Join us!

    To make new Christian friends now around the world, click here to join Christian Chat.
Aug 20, 2021
1,863
306
83
i know some secrets of the bible. yet there are no secrets rather like a hidden treasure
 
Aug 20, 2021
1,863
306
83
it is written do not side with the majority just because it's the majority rather stay true to whats right[hell is wrong] = evil
 

Duckybill

Active member
Aug 16, 2021
659
130
43
The terms "eternal", "everlasting" and "forever and ever" are in the NT concerning torment in fire. Why would God insist that it's "eternal", "everlasting" and "forever and ever" if it will end? To deny the "eternal Hell fire" is totally false hope and can only lead to DIRE consequences.
 

Icedaisey

Well-known member
Jul 19, 2021
1,398
467
83
The terms "eternal", "everlasting" and "forever and ever" are in the NT concerning torment in fire. Why would God insist that it's "eternal", "everlasting" and "forever and ever" if it will end? To deny the "eternal Hell fire" is totally false hope and can only lead to DIRE consequences.
How do you know God did this? You're told by a church that created Hell that God did this.

Think about what they're asking you to accept about a loving creator.
God created imperfect humans after he chose which ones he'd save from himself and before he created the world where they'd come to fall from his grace in the garden he made for that purpose. Then he created a place of eternal suffering to receive those imperfect humans he'd created to be that way, because they weren't the one's he'd named to save in his Book of eternal life.

Christianity is grounded in Judaism which came first. There is no Hell as Christians believe to exist in Judaism.

"The doctrine of hell is an evil doctrine that originated from pagan mythology, but the Roman Catholic church used it to put fear in to the minds of people only for control. It is documented that many Roman Catholic officials would charge fees for the forgiveness of sins and for the indulgence of certain sins."
The Origin of Hell | The Real Gospel of Christ



Retired Bishop Explains Why The Catholic Church Invented Hell
 
Feb 22, 2021
594
167
43
Midwest
The terms "eternal", "everlasting" and "forever and ever" are in the NT concerning torment in fire. Why would God insist that it's "eternal", "everlasting" and "forever and ever" if it will end? To deny the "eternal Hell fire" is totally false hope and can only lead to DIRE consequences.
I had an occasion to ask a JW about "annihilation" once. IF he was right, then I had no incentive to join his religion. IF Scripture {ETERNAL Torment} Was Correct, Then should not he, the JW, Have EVERY INCENTIVE to FIND The TRUE JESUS?
He went away, but I prayed for him, as he headed for DIRE consequences :cry:

Still praying and Hoping all today will find:
God's Simple Will!
 

Icedaisey

Well-known member
Jul 19, 2021
1,398
467
83
WHO Also Has RIGHTEOUS JUSTICE. But, of course, THAT can Also be DENIED, Correct?
Did the Catholic church invent that from a Pagan origin source in order to induce fear in the masses, pun intended, they thought to coerce into belief?
 

Duckybill

Active member
Aug 16, 2021
659
130
43
"The doctrine of hell is an evil doctrine that originated from pagan mythology, but the Roman Catholic church used it to put fear in to the minds of people only for control. It is documented that many Roman Catholic officials would charge fees for the forgiveness of sins and for the indulgence of certain sins."
Jesus was teaching us "evil"?
Matthew 5:22 (NKJV)
22 Whoever says, 'You fool!' shall be in danger of
hell fire.
 
Feb 22, 2021
594
167
43
Midwest
Did the Catholic church invent that from a Pagan origin source in order to induce fear in the masses, pun intended, they thought to coerce into belief?
For 27 years I knew about, and was AFRAID of ETERNAL torment, in RCC, but, I was NOT "coerced into staying IN RCC."

I met The TRUE ONE Mediator, JESUS CHRIST, And, in a moment of time, HE FORGAVE me, AND, I will NEVER "suffer ETERNAL TORMENT"! PRAISE HIM!!

Thanks...
 

Icedaisey

Well-known member
Jul 19, 2021
1,398
467
83
For 27 years I knew about, and was AFRAID of ETERNAL torment, in RCC, but, I was NOT "coerced into staying IN RCC."

I met The TRUE ONE Mediator, JESUS CHRIST, And, in a moment of time, HE FORGAVE me, AND, I will NEVER "suffer ETERNAL TORMENT"! PRAISE HIM!!

Thanks...
If you need to believe in suffering eternal hell fire awaits you if you don't believe in God, so be it.

Islamists believe you're going to Hell for being Christian. You believe they're going to Hell for being members of Islam.
Every religion's believers think every other religions believers are going to regret not being their kind of believer.
But there's only one God.

Humans.
We're funny like that.
 

Magenta

Senior Member
Jul 3, 2015
38,734
15,484
113
The terms "eternal", "everlasting" and "forever and ever" are in the NT concerning torment in fire. Why would God insist that it's "eternal", "everlasting" and "forever and ever" if it will end? To deny the "eternal Hell fire" is totally false hope and can only lead to DIRE consequences.

"Forever"
 

Runningman

Well-known member
Mar 4, 2020
3,212
2,097
113
The terms "eternal", "everlasting" and "forever and ever" are in the NT concerning torment in fire. Why would God insist that it's "eternal", "everlasting" and "forever and ever" if it will end? To deny the "eternal Hell fire" is totally false hope and can only lead to DIRE consequences.
No doubt those words have their place within the Bible, but context and grammar matters. Which verse says all non-believers in Christ are tormented forever?
 

Duckybill

Active member
Aug 16, 2021
659
130
43
If you need to believe in suffering eternal hell fire awaits you
What???
if you don't believe in God, so be it.
That's a very BIG IF.
Islamists believe you're going to Hell for being Christian. You believe they're going to Hell for being members of Islam.
Every religion's believers think every other religions believers are going to regret not being their kind of believer.
But there's only one God.

Humans.
We're funny like that.
Sounds like you are ATTACKING Christianity and the Christian Bible.
 

Icedaisey

Well-known member
Jul 19, 2021
1,398
467
83
No doubt those words have their place within the Bible, but context and grammar matters. Which verse says all non-believers in Christ are tormented forever?
One question never asked in a thread of this nature is: Do you believe everything happens according to God's will?
 

Icedaisey

Well-known member
Jul 19, 2021
1,398
467
83
So explain why Jesus taught "everlasting fire", eternal fire" and "forever and ever" in the fire.
No.
I was clear. And I refuse to enable your behavior toward me further and from your own sense of self-righteousness.
If someone need believe in Hell in order to be a good person, they're not a good person.