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Hell is not the place of eternal fiery torment of pagan and Christian mythology.

We do not possess immortal souls. We are living souls.

Genesis 2:7 And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.

1 Corinthians 15:45 And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul…

Soul is the whole being.

When we die we become dead souls.

When we are placed in the grave our soul is placed in the grave.

Psalms 89:48 What man is he that liveth, and shall not see death? shall he deliver his soul from the hand of the grave?

Death is the cessation of life.

Ecclesiastes 9:5 For the living know that they shall die: but the dead know not any thing,

Psalms 146:4 His breath goeth forth, he returneth to his earth; in that very day his thoughts perish.

Those rejected at the judgment die a second time and perish forever because the punishment for unforgiven sin is death.

Ezekiel 18:20 The soul that sinneth, it shall die…

Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death;

To endure eternal torment, one must possess eternal life.

Only the faithful are rewarded with eternal life.

Those rejected receive eternal death.

The dead remain unconscious in the grave until the day of resurrection and judgment.

This will take place when Jesus Christ returns.

John 5:28  Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice, 29  And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation (condemnation).

Those raised to condemnation are condemned to die again.

The old testament word translated ‘hell’ is ‘sheol’ which means grave.

It is translated ‘grave’ in the King James Version 31 times.

The new testament word translated ‘hell’ is hades which also refers to the grave – in Greek mythology the ‘place of the dead’.

It is translated ‘grave’ once.

The original meaning of the word ‘hell’ in English was a ‘covered’ place, not a ‘fiery’ place.

God is love – he does not send ‘immortal souls’ to eternal fiery torment.

He rewards the faithful with eternal life in the kingdom of God on earth and he punishes the unfaithful and wicked with eternal death.

May I suggest that you read:

After Death - What?

Heaven and Hell:

I hope this helps.

God bless,