You say there is no such place as hell (a place of eternal torment). What the meaning of Matthew 25:41, “Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels.’” (Nigeria)

God’s judgment against unrighteousness is unalterable and eternal. He declared unto Adam that in the day he disobeyed he would die. (Genesis 2:17) The Apostle Paul wrote that the wages of sin is death. (Romans 6:23) Notice that there is no mention of “eternal [...]

If the good and bad will go to the same place, then what is the comeuppance of evil doers? In Isaiah 14:15, God also told the devil: "Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit." Please explain this. (Nigeria)

God does not punish for punishment’s sake. God punishes in order to bring repentance. When beings, whether fallen angels, the devil, or humans, become so hard-hearted that they love sin, when there is no hope of repentance, then that being is eternally destroyed. Those [...]

What is hell fire in the Bible? (Liberia)

In the Old Testament, the word hell is translated from the Hebrew word, sheol.  In the King James Bible, it is translated 3 times as pit, 31 times grave, and 31 times hell. The New Testament Greek word that is often translated hell is [...]

Purgatory proper is not in the Bible, but is the concept?

Since Purgatory is only taught in Roman Catholic doctrine, that will be the source to define the concept. The Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches “All who die in God's grace, but still imperfectly purified, are indeed assured of their eternal salvation; but after [...]

How do we know that a day for a year is correct?

There are 2 direct scriptures which directly teach that one prophetic day represents one actual year. 1) Numbers 14:34 “After the number of the days in which ye searched the land, even forty days, each day for a year, shall ye bear your iniquities, [...]

Do rich people go to hell?

We often ask ourselves because of certain characteristics or circumstances if someone we know, or maybe ourselves, will go to hell. Perhaps this question arises from the reading of Luke 16:19-31, the Parable of the rich man and Lazarus. A couple important points to [...]

Do those who died in Chist goes to heaven immediately?

Yes, we believe the scriptures teach that all those who “die in the Lord” now have a heavenly reward immediately upon death. In 1 Corinthians 15:12-34, Paul addresses the resurrection of the church and the world of humankind in general. “For as in Adam [...]

Will a Christian go to hell for committing suicide?

No, a person is not eternally tortured if he commits suicide. When a person dies, he goes into the grave. The Bible explains that the grave is a condition of unconsciousness. Eccl. 9:5, 10, "For the living know that they shall die; but the dead [...]

Is there a hell?

The traditional meaning of hell is a burning place of torment, where any who are evil (or who simply do not believe in Jesus) go when they die. It is a place of eternal torture. But the character of God is one of grace [...]

When a Christian dies, where does he go?

Jesus promised: “My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? . . .  I will come back and take you to be with me…” John [...]

Where does it say not to cremate?

No where in the Bible does it say that a dead body cannot be cremated.  Though the typical way of caring for dead bodies in the Bible was by burial or placing in a tomb, there are no scriptures that tell us we cannot [...]

Why did Cain hate Abel?

The Lord accepted Abel's offering but not Cain’s. This should not have been considered as a slight upon Cain, but rather as a lesson of instruction. The reason for the acceptance of Abel's offering is apparent--God desired that all offerings should recognize original sin [...]