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Originally posted by WRabbit
The story's been debunked.
Originally posted by MidnightDStroyer
If I remember my *original* scriptures correctly, there was no place created that fits the modern concept as Hell. The original Hebrew writings called it Sheol, & it meant nothing more than the "realm of the dead", or more litterally, "grave". According to those original Hebrew scriptures, *everyone* who dies goes to Sheol...Not as a punishment, because that's not what Sheol was made for...And spends some time (literally translated, "an age") as a bit of a rest from earthly cares before going to Heaven; Remember, these scriptures were written for *before* the time of Christ.
It was the Greeks who brought the beginnings of the modern concept of Hell into the original Herbrew religion by inserting Hel, the Norse version of the "underworld". The Norse version was where everyone went upon death also, with different areas being reserved for reward or punishment...After some time, Hel became a punishment only, because they came up with Valhalla for the valiant warriors to go for reward.
As the Christian Heirarchy in the Catholic Church inserted their own ideas about Hell, that's where the modern concept sits.
So literally, that recording could not have been Hell...And according to the actual *modern* scripture, Hell isn't supposed to last for eternity & no one *in it* is going to be there for an eternity of punishment either. Punishment in Hell is only for a set amount of time, until the punishment has fit the original sin...The *sins* will be what's "burnt up", then the soul will be rescued by God & reach Heaven. Mainly because a *just* & *merciful* God wouldn't make a murderer who died a thousand years ago suffer for an extra thousand years than a murderer who only died yesterday...Equal punishment for equal crime is what God's justice is.
Once all of humanity has either accepted Christ as their savior or recieved their "appointed sentence" in Hell, then Hell itself will be disolved.
Whether or not it's what most pastors actually *preach* is another matter...They don't all share *equal knowledge* or teachings on the subject.
Whoever believes that it *is* a recording of Hell doesn't know their scriptures very well. Whatever they recorded, it's either been modified or misinterpreted according to their own beliefs.
Here's a source that contains a lot of different links to info concerning Hell:
As a matter of fact, here's a link that traces down the *origin* of that story: