The soul dies. Ezekiel 18:20, "The soul that sins, it shall die." A person is not eternally tortured if he commits suicide. Have no worries. I Samuel 31:4, 5 (CSB) records two suicides, "Then Saul said to his armor-bearer, "Draw your sword and run [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
What does perish mean in John 3:16. Does it mean your soul dies and does not suffer or does it mean eternal life in hell's fire?
(NKJV CITATIONS) John 3:16, “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” In the above text the word perish is translated from the Greek word, apollumi. The [...]
My little daughter died at age 9 without knowing the truth. What will become of her on Judgment Day?
This same question may be asked with slightly different words: “What will happen to my loved one who has never been baptized?” or “What will happen to my loved one who never accepted Jesus as her Savior?” The answer to these questions is the [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]
In the Garden of Eden, after the fall, mankind was promised “By the sweat of your brow you will eat your food until you return to the ground, since from it you were taken; for dust you are and to dust you will return.”(Genesis [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
First, let's consider the options the Bible offers in regard to life after death. (All scriptures quoted are from the King James Version Bible.) If Adam had not sinned, he and his descendants could have lived for ever on a perfect earth. After Adam [...]
We are not able to find the specific reference in Revelation that uses those exact words in the King James translation, but we will assume you are referring to verses in Revelation 20: Revelation 20:5 But the rest of the dead lived not again [...]
Do alcoholics go to heaven? My dad passed away last night and I am so worried about him being in the right place… He believed in God but he had addiction to alcohol.
First, may we offer to you our heartfelt sympathy over your dad’s passing. Losing a loved one is of course one of the hardest experiences we face in life, one that almost all will experience. Rest assured that the God of creation is aware [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
If someone is sentenced to hell in the hereafter, what do you think will be the real pain or punishment that one will experience, since we then, will not have a physical body but will have a spiritual existence?
The Bible indicates there is no real pain or punishment that one will experience “in hell” because the person does not exist. It is similar to what we experience when we are asleep. The question makes a couple assumptions that address several different aspects [...]