Conducted by a team of more
than 35 pastors, seminarians, authors, and lay persons.
We've created this site in order to help eliminate the fear that persists due to the misunderstood notion that the Bible teaches the concept of hell. Also disavow the revolting idea that our Creator will send people, those He created, into endless torment.
The early church, for the most part, did not teach the concept of hell. This teaching entered Christianity during the 4th century and has remained an instrument of terror for 1600 years sustained through mistranslations, language evolution and by those benefiting from the control of others through fear.
Goal & Purpose
In 1888 a book was published entitled Bible Threatenings Explained by J.W. Hanson. Considering the tools Mr. Hanson had at his disposal at that time, he did a great job.
We're here to continue his objective as well as convert many of his points into an easier to understand format.
Our primary goal is to provide any student of the Bible with a list of "points to consider" as they read or study these passages of scripture that seems to state that there is a hell, particularly if read with a pre-conceived belief in hell.
Some of the many passages that are problematic to the hell concept . . .
For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ ALL will be made alive.
1 Corinthians 15:22
He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours but also for the sins of the whole world.
1 John 2:2
You do not stay angry forever but DELIGHT to show mercy.
And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent His Son to be the SAVIOR OF THE WORLD.
1 John 4:14
For God has consigned ALL to disobedience - that He may have mercy on ALL.
Because we trust in the living God, who is the Savior of ALL men, especially those who believe.
1 Timothy 4:10
And I, if I am lifted up, I will draw ALL men to Myself.
God sent His Son into the world, not to condemn the world, but to save the world.
If anyone’s work is burned up, he will suffer loss, though he himself will be saved.
1 Corinthians 3:15
The Lord’s loving kindnesses indeed never cease, for His compassions never fail.
Jesus was made a little lower than the angels, but we see Him crowned with glory and honor because He suffered death. Through God’s kindness He died on behalf of EVERYONE.
Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good. For His lovingkindness is everlasting.
The next day he saw Jesus coming to him and said, ‘Behold, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the WORLD.’
The Lord is gracious and merciful. Slow to anger and great in lovingkindness. The Lord is good to ALL. His mercies are over ALL His works.
For then will I restore to the people a pure language, that they may ALL call upon the name of the Lord, to serve Him with one accord.
The Law teaches that offerings and sacrifices must be made because of sin. But why did Christ mention these things and say that God did not want them? Well, it was to do away with offerings and sacrifices and to replace them. This is what he meant by saying to God, “I have come to do what you want.” So we are made holy because Christ obeyed God and offered himself once for all.
All of the Bible is for us;
but it is not all directly to
nor concerning us.
– F.H. Robison (1885-1932)
Each of these Hebrew and Greek words with different meanings have been translated into one word - Hell
Our understanding of hell does not match the actual definition of these four words.